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Pediatricians Lithonia GA

Pediatricians are experts in the medical care of infants, children and adolescents. See below to find local pediatricians in Lithonia that give access to eating disorder treatments, infectious disease control, children's growth tracking, immunizations, and common childhood ailment treatment, as well as advice and content on child development.

Usha Bedharay Harichand, MD
Lithonia, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1969

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Fiona V Anderson Blair, MD
(404) 501-8300
5910 Hillandale Dr Ste 355
Lithonia, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1993

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Charmaine Delores Gray, MD
(404) 355-4457
5440 Hillandale Dr
Lithonia, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1983

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Blair Fiona A MD Faap
(404) 501-8300
5910 Hillandale Drive
Lithonia, GA
 
Dr. Iris Diane Buchanan
(770) 482-2166
6067 Rock Springs Rd
Lithonia, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Harry R Foster
(770) 482-8887
7660 Covington Hwy
Lithonia, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Charmaine Delores Gray
(404) 355-4457
5440 Hillandale Dr
Lithonia, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Harry Robert Foster Jr, MD
(770) 482-8887
7660 Covington Hwy
Lithonia, GA
Specialties
Cardiology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1955
Hospital
Hospital: Rockdale Hosp, Conyers, Ga; Childrens Healthcare Of Atlant, Atlanta, Ga
Group Practice: Dr Harry R Foster Jr Pa

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Sandra H Armstead, MD
(404) 365-0966
5440 Hillandale Dr
Lithonia, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dr. Cidjah Rodney
(678) 471-6938
5739 Salem Rd
Lithonia, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Common Infant Ailments

Common Infant Ailments

Most of the ailments your infant may experience are relatively minor, and just a normal part of growing up. In rare cases, it can be the sign of something more serious, but usually, it can be treated easily at home or by your pediatrician. Here are some common infant ailments that many new babies are susceptible to.

Constipation is a common concern for parents, but it's usually nothing to worry about. Babies often cry when they're constipated, so press on your baby's tummy to see if it's causing discomfort. A stool softener can provide relief to a constipated baby. As long as your baby is still having bowel movements the longer a baby goes without one, the larger the stool should be fairly regularly it's probably just gas or abdominal upset.

Colic is one of the most common infant ailments, and causes both parents and child distress. Colicky babies cry frequently, and are fussy for long periods of time. Colic usually starts at about six weeks, and can continue until the baby is around four months old. A colicky baby experiences discomfort that causes the body to become tense, a distended abdomen, and a look of extreme pain. Physicians still aren't sure what exactly causes colic, although it's been linked to allergies, too much milk, or even too small a hole in a bottle nipple. Unfortunately, there's no cure for colic. Parents just have to get through the few months of colic with their baby and cuddling or walking the baby might help.

Another infant ailment that affects a number of babies is jaundice. Jaundice is easily recognizable as the baby's skin and even eyes turn yellow. Although this can be alarming for new parents, jaundice is a very minor condition that will disappear after a few days of breastfeeding. Jaundice is caused by a yellow pigment called bilirubin, which the baby's liver can't filter out. Breastfeeding is the best treatment for jaundice, although in rare cases it may need to be treated with a specia...

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