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Dr. Toni Alexis Richards-rowley, M.D.

Pediatrician

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22 years Experience
Dr. Toni Alexis Richards-rowley, M.D.
  • Valrico, FL
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Accepting new patients

My baby blinks excessively. What's wrong?

You need to have him evaluated by his pediatrician. It could be many different things, so without evaluating him, it would be hard to say.

My daughter sits in a W position most of the time. Is it really bad for her?

It is not that it is bad for her, it is that it may indicate that there is another problem. Children who tend to sit in a W position tend to have "low tone" and can have other READ MORE
It is not that it is bad for her, it is that it may indicate that there is another problem. Children who tend to sit in a W position tend to have "low tone" and can have other neurological issues. I would recommend that you talk to your Pediatrician about it.

Motion sickness in children?

You can try special pressure point bracelets that he can wear to help with motion sickness if you do not want to give him medication.

Why does my child have a consistent fever?

99.9 is not considered a fever. Normal people can run temperatures up to 100.3 and not be sick, so I would be concerned until it goes above 100.4.

Why does my child wheeze every morning?

He needs to see his pediatrician to make sure that he does not need medication to make the wheezing go away.

My little one is passing extremely watery stools for the last 2 days. Could it be diarrhea?

Without knowing if your little one is breast fed or bottle fed or having any other symptoms, it would be hard to know.

Is it wrong for small children to do yoga?

I am not aware of any specific reason why a child couldn't do yoga.

What are the symptoms of the flu with children?

High fever, cough, runny nose, body aches, decreased appetite and sore throat are all symptoms of the Flu. Make sure she doesn't became lethargic, have a bad cough or starts with READ MORE
High fever, cough, runny nose, body aches, decreased appetite and sore throat are all symptoms of the Flu. Make sure she doesn't became lethargic, have a bad cough or starts with vomiting or diarrhea.

My baby has been passing extremely yellow urine. Could it be jaundice?

More likely a sign of dehydration rather than jaundice

Newborn constipation, what can I do?

Mylicon is safe to use for gas, but you need to discuss the change in pooping patterns with your Pediatrician. Most of the time (especially in previously solely breastfed infants) READ MORE
Mylicon is safe to use for gas, but you need to discuss the change in pooping patterns with your Pediatrician.
Most of the time (especially in previously solely breastfed infants) once formula is introduced there can be a notable change in stooling frequency, Formula tends to slow the stooling frequency. You may want to eliminate the nighttime Formula and see if your baby goes back to more frequent stooling. That is safer than giving medications to help the pooping.

Is nebulization safe? How does it work?

Nebulized Albuterol is safe to give kids every four hours. If you child has recurring wheezing episodes, you may want to talk to your child’s doctor about the possibility of asthma, READ MORE
Nebulized Albuterol is safe to give kids every four hours. If you child has recurring wheezing episodes, you may want to talk to your child’s doctor about the possibility of asthma, and the need for “preventative mediations” (meds that will prevent recurrent wheezing), and help to keep your child’s lungs healthy.

My baby is in her rolling phase. However she didn’t roll for an entire day. Is everything okay?

No. Totally normal for her to take a break. Hey, if it lasts for more than a few days, have her evaluated by her pediatrician.

After a head injury my daughter is not able to speak. What could it be?

Your daughter needs an immediate evaluation by a Neurologist.

Can autism be developed?

Most children have certain characteristics that show up from early in life (babies) that would be concerning to a parent and pediatrician for autism. Most normally developing children READ MORE
Most children have certain characteristics that show up from early in life (babies) that would be concerning to a parent and pediatrician for autism. Most normally developing children don’t wake up one day with autism, but there can be situations where children develop a skill, and then lose that skill and other milestones (developmental regression). That would need a work-up by a pediatrician/developmental pediatrician or a pediatric neurologist.