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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Nosebleed (Definition)

A nosebleed is a symptom in which there is enough bleeding in the nose for a person to see it coming out of the nose or taste it going down the throat. Nosebleeds are often due to a broken small blood vessel, and stop when a clot forms at the break in the blood vessel. ...Read more


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Whats difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?

Whats difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?

DifferentSpecialties: Each of the doctors mentioned underwent separate residencies focused on their areas of interest. While there may be overlap in particular diseases treated, they would work together to provide optimal care. For example, a pediatric surgeon may be responsible for the surgical removal of a tumor and the oncologist would be responsible for coordinating chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What is pediatric neurology doctor and pediatric oncologist?

What  is pediatric neurology doctor and pediatric oncologist?

Interesting!: I'm wondering about the reason for your question. The one place they will commonly overlap is in treatment of childhood brain tumors. Both pediatric neurologists and pediatric oncologists become pediatric neuro-oncologists, doctors who specialize in brain tumor treatment. And in my experience, they both do an excellent job of it! ...Read more

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Reasons for nose bleeds and headaches, tumor?

Reasons for nose bleeds and headaches, tumor?

I puzzle why you: Have serious issues but ask here first for a conclusion. Nose bleeds can be nothing but nose picking trauma, to low platelet counts, to high blood pressure. Headaches can be noting to high blood pressure. The two together could mean a blood forming element disorder. You need to see a doctor and get a few tests and that might answer or eliminate some things. Cannot diagnose/rule out a tumor. ...Read more

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What causes nose bleeds in kids. ?

What causes nose bleeds in kids. ?

Several possibilitie: It could be dry nostril, frequently picking the nose cause trauma, allergy problem or bleeding disorder, etc. ...Read more

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What?Kinds of?Kids qualify to see ?A pediatric allergist.?

What?Kinds of?Kids qualify to see ?A pediatric allergist.?

Many reasons: Possible causes to see an allergist include food allergy, rash, eczema, asthma, or inhalant allergies. ...Read more

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Is there a big difference in eye testing by pediatric opthalmologist and non-pediatric opthalmologist?

Is there a big difference in eye testing by pediatric opthalmologist and non-pediatric opthalmologist?

Yes: Just like there is a difference between a pediatrician and an internist. A pediatric ophthamologist is most experienced in pediatric eye care. ...Read more

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Do pediatric oncology nurses make about the same as pediatric oncolgist?

Do pediatric oncology nurses make about the same as pediatric oncolgist?

No: Pediatric oncologists are doctors (4 years of medical school after college) with training in pediatrics (3 year residency after medical school) and pediatric hematology/oncology (3 year fellowship after residency). Pediatric oncology nurses usually have 4 years of college (some 2 years, some master degrees with 6 years). Not surprisingly, the doctor makes more than the nurse. ...Read more

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Are frequent nose bleeds a sign of leukemic cancer?

Are frequent nose bleeds a sign of leukemic cancer?

Usually not: Most nose bleeds occur from a network of blood vessels near the tip of the nose, little's area. Most of the time it is due to rupture of one the vessels in the network due to dryness, minor trauma or inflammation. Leukemia can cause nose bleed, but that would not be high on my list if an otherwise health person has nose bleed. ...Read more

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Are there pediatric allergists who specialize in dealing with food allergies?

Are there pediatric allergists who specialize in dealing with food allergies?

Yes: All allergists are trained in both pediatric and adult allergy. Aaaai.Org is website that list board certified allergists in us. Be careful of some doctors who misrepresent themselves as allergists -- ask if they are fellowship trained in allergy, how long was the fellowship (2-3years) and are the board certfied by the american board of allergy and immunology. ...Read more

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Allergies in young children so question about seeing an allergy specialist?

Allergies in young children so question about seeing an allergy specialist?

Please clarify: Yes children have allergies and yes there are specialists.You have not provided enough background information to determine whether the situation needs a doc, much less a specialist.You can start over with the additional info and we may be better able to help you. ...Read more

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When child can start seeing general cardiologist instead of pediatric cardiologist?

When child can start seeing general cardiologist instead of pediatric cardiologist?

Depends: The differences between pediatric cardiology and adult cardiology are not entirely related to age of the patients. Adult cardiologists concentrate on acquired heart disease, most importantly coronary artery disease. Pediatric cardiologists concentrate on congenital heart disease. When transitioning to an adult cardiologist, make sure you find someone with competence in your disease. ...Read more

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Pediatric ophthalmology or optometry or optician or what for 6 year old first visit for glasses?

Pediatric ophthalmology or optometry or optician or what for 6 year old first visit for glasses?

Pediatric ophthal: The entry point for any child needing eye care should be a pediatric ophthalmologist or if none is available, a general ophthalmologist. Opticians can fit glasses from a prescription the ophthalmologist gives them. An optometrist is trained on adults almost exclusively and is not given the skills to deal with the broad range of possible problems a child might have. ...Read more

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Is cetirizine good for children with asthma and runny nose (no fever)?

Is cetirizine good for children with asthma and runny nose (no fever)?

It depends: If the runny nose is due to allergies, Cetirizine (zyrtec) will most likely help. The medication is an anti- histamine that provides 24 hour allergy relief. However, the runny nose may be a symptom of a common cold. This medication may help in if that is the case, but maybe not. Has the child ever been allergy tested? That information would help to determine if allergies are the cause. ...Read more

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65 year old female and frequent, lengthy nose bleeds. Bruise easily -cause?

65 year old female and frequent, lengthy nose bleeds.  Bruise easily -cause?

Bleeding disorder?: I would like to get a thorough history: has this been happening for many years or is it recent? The most common cause is taking an anticoagulant, like aspirin, or vitamin e, garlic, Ibuprofen etc. Would also probably get a platelet count. Usually it's nothing major, but it should get checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Rudnick
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Bloody Nose (Definition)

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