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Pediatricians Metairie LA

Pediatricians are experts in the medical care of infants, children and adolescents. See below to find local pediatricians in Metairie 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.

Richard M Doskey, MD
(504) 738-1604
9605 Jefferson Hwy
River Ridge, LA
Business
Physicians of River Ridge
Specialties
Pediatrics

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William Edward Blake, MD
(504) 883-3703
2nd Fl 4740 S I-10 Service Rd
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1971

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Dr. Elizabeth Hazard Fritz
(504) 296-4760
2313 Belmont Pl
Metairie, LA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Tammy Mendoza Senentz, MD
(504) 897-4242
3040 33rd St
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1995

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Farber Stuart D MD
(504) 887-1133
4770 South I 10 Service Road West
Metairie, LA
 
Jerry P Casey, MD
(504) 883-3703
2nd Flr 4740 S I-10 Service Rd
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Lakeside Hosp, Metairie, La; East Jefferson Gen Hosp, Metairie, La
Group Practice: Lakeside Children's Clinic

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Doctors' Hearing Services
(504) 454-3277
4740 South I 10 Service Road West Suite 320
Metairie, LA
 
Dr. Keith Charles Kappel
(504) 883-3703
4740 S I 10 Service Rd W Ste 200
Metairie, LA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. George Harry Bauer
(504) 883-3703
4740 S I 10 Service Rd W Ste 200
Metairie, LA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Adams Elizabeth MD
(504) 883-3703
4740 South I 10 Service Road West
Metairie, LA
 
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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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