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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg

Primary Care, Pediatrics
CA
25 years experience female

About

Bio

First generation American born to refugee parents, working hard to serve those who need medical care but can't always get to a doctors office.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

General Practice

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

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4.1K Answers
394 Agrees
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Herpes: A positive IgG means that you have recently or in the past had a Herpes Simplex Virus infection. HSV is not curable as the virus can live hidden in ne... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Normal: Unfortunately, small period like pains (Braxton Hicks contractions) and achy feet/back are all typical for late 2nd/3rd trimester of pregnancy. Try r... Read More
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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Routine: Go to bed the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning. Don't nap during the day. Stop stressful chores or discussions long befor... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: An occasional cough after having Covid is actually very common. The virus most likely caused some superficial damage to your breathing passages and yo... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Exercise: Certain exercises can trim down the size of the fat pad over the gluteus muscles. Cycling, running and swimming are all exercises that specifically wo... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Worth a workup: Sore legs and numb/tingling feet in a 25 yr old deserves a work up by a Dr. Causes can include: overuse, compression syndromes, electrolyte imbalance,... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Take precautions: You all may have been exposed prior to his symptoms showing. Take the proper precautions for everyone in the house, including isolating for 14 days, s... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes, can combine: Advil (ibuprofen) is an NSAID, it works to reduce inflammation and fever. Pepto Bismol has an ingredient that is related to Apirin, which also reduces... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Occasional: A diet high is vegetables, fruit and lean meat and low in sugar and trans fats is always the healthiest. That said, an occasional sweet or treat will ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Probably normal: Symptoms early in pregnancy include nausea, tender breasts, lack of menstruation. Cramps and light spotting are also common in early pregnancy. All of... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
At birth, Try!: Very few women have serious enough problems breastfeeding that they cannot accomplish it. Once your baby is born, take advantage of the hospital setti... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Per the prescribing and appliance use information:" It is not known whether SCULPTRA Aesthetic is radiopaque in humans. The microparticles of SCULPTRA... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Skin nutrition: Healing skin takes 10 days to form. It is vital to keep your skin moist, covered and infection free during this period. Natural compounds have been us... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Week 5: A pregnancy test will be positive as soon as the first day of your missed period. For accurate testing, the first morning urine should be used. You ca... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Mechanical block: Tilting your head back can result in a mechanical blockage of your windpipe and stretching of your vocal cords causing them to not allow air to pass t... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Not Advisable: Not advisable to take naproxen together with omeprazole. Using these medications together may affect the enteric coating of naproxen, causing the medi... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Mental Health: There are a variety of online Mental Health Specific Telemedicine websites that allow persons to engage in Psychiatric Evaluations, Therapy and other ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Itchiness, no rash: Dry skin is a particularly common cause of itching without a rash, especially as we get older. Sometimes people have dry skin due to an underlying med... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Normal: The most common side effect of Zoely is the lack of periods. Because of the elevated levels of progesterone due to the new pills, your body will no bu... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Many women see a disappearance of MS symptoms during pregnancy. These symptoms return within the first 6 months after giving birth. Several studies su... Read More
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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Talk to your Dr.: Low testosterone occurs when a male's testicles do not produce enough of this hormone. Causes include trauma/infection of the testes, drugs (opioids),... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Correct feeding.: Make sure you are mixing the formula correctly ( Concentrated formulas are mixed 1:1 with water. Ready-to-feed formulas do not need any added water. P... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See a Dr in person: Any skin pustule in an infant this young needs to be examined by a Dr in person. The Drs exam will determine whether there is redness, swelling, warmt... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Pregnancy involves huge changes in a mothers body. Hormonal fluctuation, cardiovascular changes, even muscle changes as the uterus stretches and the v... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Universal precaution: Meet outside, Keep the group small. < 10, wear masks and stay 6 ft apart. Use individual containers for food and drinks - don’t share. Try not to t... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Night sweats: Night Sweats are characterized by sweating so profusely that bed clothes are damp. Small-Fibre Neuropathy involves sweating in unusual areas along wit... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Avoid this : Glutathione has not been tested in breastfeeding mothers, so better to avoid it. It is know that glutathione at high doses causes stomach cramps, bloa... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Could be...: Pain in the ovary can be caused by a variety of things. One you already mentioned is very common (Ovarian Cyst) These are typically reabsorbed with no... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Rest, cold, stretch: Osgood Schlatters pain is due to inflammation because of over use, esp running or jumping. Rest, Ice, Stretching, and Ibuprofen can alleviate immediat... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See a Urologist: A hypertonic pelvic floor occurs when the muscles in the pelvic floor become too tense and are unable to relax. Many people with a tense and non-relax... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Viruses and bacteria: Historically, pandemics are caused by viruses/bacteria that can easily spread. Some of the viruses/bacteria have been spread via human to human contac... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Go to Emergency: Oxygen saturation levels below 92% require emergency medical evaluation. Take her to the local Emergency Department for a thorough exam and appropriat... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes-normal: Progestin only birth control pills contain 28 days of active ingredients, resulting frequently in no period. Occasionally, there may be spotting. Comb... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Normal side effect: In high risk pregnancies, the OB dr may choose to inject the mother with steroids to help in the maturation of the baby's lungs in case the baby is bo... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Finasteride and hair: Because Testosterone is not converted to DHT, there is more free testosterone in the circulation. This leads to reduced prostate growth, but also incr... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends on results: It depends on whether you are doing the exercise as part of a cardio routine in which case you want to do the 300 at one time in order to keep your he... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Oily Stool: Eating a meal high in fats and grease can cause oily stools. This excess oil may excreted in the stool causing oily discharge to float in the toilet w... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
HPV/Tattoos: Many cases of human papilloma virus (HPV) infections associated with tattoos have been reported. It is believed that HPV infection in tattoos is attri... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No, don't use: Out of date medications not only have less active ingredient, but they can contain breakdown byproducts which can be harmful for your health, especial... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Telemedicine: For non emergent care, you might consider Telemedicine. You can speak to a Dr face to face or via text on a secure system and you can receive lab test... Read More
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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Not needed: Because of the extraordinary efforts of people, quarantining and wearing masks, there is no place currently in the US that is experiencing the need f... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Not proven: Currently there are very few stem cell therapies that have been proven effective. All of these are hospital based. they are used only for cancer, park... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Hormones/steroids: Penis shrinkage can be caused by a variety of things, but is mostly temporary. Factors such as age, weight gain, prostate problems, meds/drugs (addera... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See a Dr ASAP: Nausea accompanied by pain on neck flexion can be a sign that you have a serious infection. See a Dr ASAP. They will examine you and perform tests to ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Can indicate problem: Tandem gait (heel to toe) test failure can indicate a vestibular (inner ear) problem, a medication side effect, muscle weakness, MS, or a lesion on yo... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Wrong use: Zinnia P pills are a combination hormonal contraceptive that prevents pregnancy. You do not take them only after unprotected sex, you take them one pi... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Missed period: Causes of an irregular period include: pregnancy, hormonal fluctuations due to stress, too much exercise, thyroid imbalance, uterine fibroids or wall ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Hydration: Diarrhea typically lasts 5-7 days. Use of Imodium may relieve immediate symptoms, but makes the illness last longer. Drink lots of fluids/electrolytes... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See your Dr.: Pink or brown spotting is common in the first trimester of pregnancy. if you note bright red blood or have cramping, there may be a problem. Talk to y... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See a Dr ASAP: Severe lower abdominal pain with swelling can be caused by: kidney stone, Urinary tract infection, or even appendicitis. If it is so severe you are st... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Jan 7, 2022
I would strongly not recommend this provider. I asked a question about what a lab test meant and she told me to seek treatment for a disease I do not have. Not only was it wrong but I was pompous of h...Read More
HealthTap member
Apr 15, 2022
Hi Dr.kratzberg thank you for your comments on my question , but I actually uploaded pictures of my labs in my profile.
HealthTap member
Aug 23, 2020
Wonderful answer short cart useful information and advice answer I really got benefit Thank you Dr Yvette
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Thnk u so much doc for adressing my worry and you are right 60k is 60000 IU.And i more thing Should i stop the med of vita d3 which i am givin to my baby for the time being or should i continue..
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! Not sure why my doctor chose to ignore this. Sounds like it could be serious- thank you for taking the time to answer my question.
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thank you so much I was a bit nervous. So the inside bump on my nose should start healing through out the days right? Sorry I’m just really concerned

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of California, Irvine, United States
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE MED CENTER

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Virtual Visit Ratings

5.0
481 ratings

20 top reviews

34-year-old female
Oct 18, 2022 Upland, CA
56-year-old female
Oct 17, 2022 Willits, CA
Dr. Kratzberg listened to issues and made me feel hard and understood. Thank you, Dr. Kratzberg.
37-year-old male
Oct 17, 2022 Sacramento, CA
Very helpful
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