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Dr. Norris Sheldon Payne, M.D.

Pediatrician

Dr. Norris Sheldon Payne M.D. is a top Pediatrician in Fort Worth, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Norris Sheldon Payne M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Norris Sheldon Payne M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Norris Sheldon Payne M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Fort Worth, TX, Dr. Norris Sheldon Payne M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
41 years Experience
Dr. Norris Sheldon Payne, M.D.
  • Dallas, TX
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas
  • Accepting new patients

Is a Zyrtec regimen safe for kids?

Yes, giving daily Zyrtec in the proper dosage is a very safe and effective way to manage allergies in most children. Be careful not to overdose and keep the medicine out of her READ MORE
Yes, giving daily Zyrtec in the proper dosage is a very safe and effective way to manage allergies in most children. Be careful not to overdose and keep the medicine out of her reach to avoid overdosing.

My baby blinks excessively. What's wrong?

Your baby needs an office visit for a complete history and exam with your pediatrician to see if the eye blinking is part of a larger problem or just a normal variant.

How can I treat frequent ear pains in my 5 year old?

The most common cause of ear pain in a 5 y/o would be a middle ear infection secondary to a cold or respiratory infection. Your daughter needs her ears checked by your pediatrician READ MORE
The most common cause of ear pain in a 5 y/o would be a middle ear infection secondary to a cold or respiratory infection. Your daughter needs her ears checked by your pediatrician to rule out ear infection or a collection of middle ear fluid after a cold. In addition, sore throats (either strep throat or a viral throat infection) can cause ear pain due to the proximity of the throat and the middle ear as well as causing the deep lymph nodes under the ear to be painful during a throat infection.

What can I give my child to gain strength during loose motions?

If your son is becoming very weak after vomiting and diarrhea, then he may be dehydrated and may need IV fluids. He needs to go to an ER with expertise in managing childhood illnesses. READ MORE
If your son is becoming very weak after vomiting and diarrhea, then he may be dehydrated and may need IV fluids. He needs to go to an ER with expertise in managing childhood illnesses.

Can watching a phone screen for too long cause any problems in my child?

No, excessive watching of videos will not in and of itself result in health problems, but there are other things she should be doing for her overall mental and physical health. READ MORE
No, excessive watching of videos will not in and of itself result in health problems, but there are other things she should be doing for her overall mental and physical health. Use some of the video time by reading to her, taking her to the park to play and exercise, let her help prepare meals, and playing educational games with her which are suitable for her age.

What is the treatment for nighttime cough?

Frequent coughing in a 3-year-old is commonly a sign of a mild type of asthma called "cough variant asthma" and should be treated by her pediatrician with appropriate prescription READ MORE
Frequent coughing in a 3-year-old is commonly a sign of a mild type of asthma called "cough variant asthma" and should be treated by her pediatrician with appropriate prescription medications if such a diagnosis is correct. If not, then other illnesses causing frequent cough need to be investigated, as a constant cough at night is not normal in a 3-year-old.

My daughter got hit on her head with a wooden swing. Will an ice pack help?

If your daughter is completely lucid after the trauma and has no other symptoms, then an ice pack to the injured area of the head will help reduce the swelling and allow her to READ MORE
If your daughter is completely lucid after the trauma and has no other symptoms, then an ice pack to the injured area of the head will help reduce the swelling and allow her to heal more quickly. Do 5 minutes on and 5 minutes off for the first couple of hours. If she develops nausea, dizziness, severe headache, vomiting, trouble walking or talking, or excessive sleepiness, then she should be checked in an ER to make sure there is no bleeding between the skull and the brain.

How often should I get a complete body scan done for my son?

If your son has been released with a clean bill of health by his cardiologist and cardiac surgeon, then he needs to have an annual well child exam by your pediatrician who can READ MORE
If your son has been released with a clean bill of health by his cardiologist and cardiac surgeon, then he needs to have an annual well child exam by your pediatrician who can tell you if you have anything to worry about and to make sure your son stays healthy.

At what age is childhood obesity usually noticed?

All children should be consuming a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meat and low fat milk products. All children should participate in daily activities READ MORE
All children should be consuming a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meat and low fat milk products. All children should participate in daily activities involving some kind of exercise such as playing in the park. He should see his pediatrician for a well check at 2 yrs, 30 months and then yearly to monitor his weight, height and growth.