Steroids in Children

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. My son is two. He had a bad cold and began to wheeze. We called our doctor and were told to take him to the ER. At the ER, he was given four breathing treatments. They did a chest x-ray,…

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Reducing Allergies

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. I am eight weeks pregnant and would love to know if there’s some way to minimize the chance for allergies in my new baby. My whole family has everything from hay fever to eczema and asthma. What can I do…

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Plagiocephaly (Flat Head)

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. “My friend’s baby has always slept on her back in her crib as her doctor recommended.  The back of her head is extremely flat and now they’re telling her mom that she may need a custom made band to…

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Metatarsus Adductus (Bowed Legs)

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. My daughter is almost a year of age, and a friend of ours (whose children have this problem) was examining her feet/ankles yesterday when she explained to me that she believes she has Metatarsus Adductus. She explained to me what…

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Jaundice in Newborns

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. Can you give me the latest information on what the acceptable levels of jaundice are for a newborn before they need to be on bili lights? Our last doctor had our baby on the bili lights at home for levels…

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Ibuprofen a Concern?

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. “I have read about a lawsuit involving ibuprofen and severe allergic reactions.  Is this a medicine which I should completely avoid for my teething baby?” A. A tough question. All medications can cause allergic reactions and we should hesitate…

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Encopresis

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. My son is six years old and has been potty trained since 3.  In the last several weeks he has had many, many instances of poopy underwear that he seems to have no control over.  Someone mentioned encopresis to me,…

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Crying and Pain

  • Posted by Dr. Jay Gordon

Q. If a baby seems like she is in distress or pain, how long do you let her cry before calling the doc? A. If a baby can’t be consoled by feeding, walking, hugging, bouncing, a warm bath with dad or mom…

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