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Dr. Ari Judah Goldsmith, M.D.

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Dr. Ari Judah Goldsmith M.D. is a top Ear-Nose and Throat Doctor (Pediatric) in brooklyn, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Ari Judah Goldsmith 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. Ari Judah Goldsmith M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Ari Judah Goldsmith 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 brooklyn, ny, Dr. Ari Judah Goldsmith M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
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Dr. Ari Judah Goldsmith, M.D.
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Son has nasal polyps. What's the best way to get rid of them?

Unfortunately, there is no natural remedy for polyps. Assuming all the testing was done, your doctor may try some oral steroids and nasal steroids, but if they do not shrink or READ MORE
Unfortunately, there is no natural remedy for polyps. Assuming all the testing was done, your doctor may try some oral steroids and nasal steroids, but if they do not shrink or disappear, he will require sinus surgery. This is very safe, but it does have a chance of reoccurrence.

Is it easy to misdiagnose strep throat as tonsillitis?

In general, if the symptoms are there and the rapid strep is positive, you have a diagnosis of strep. If the rapid strep is negative, then you wait for an overnight culture up READ MORE
In general, if the symptoms are there and the rapid strep is positive, you have a diagnosis of strep. If the rapid strep is negative, then you wait for an overnight culture up to two days to see if that is positive. This approach has a very low level of misdiagnosis. The only scenario would be if the patient is a strep carrier and happens to have a viral tonsillitis, in which case the testing will be positive, but the patient doesn’t really have a strep infection. This would be very difficult to discern.

Are there any home remedies for ear infections?

Unfortunately, evidence-based medicine does not show that any home remedies are effective, though clearly they are used extensively. The thing to remember is that antibiotics may READ MORE
Unfortunately, evidence-based medicine does not show that any home remedies are effective, though clearly they are used extensively. The thing to remember is that antibiotics may not be necessary for children over two years of age, if they did not have high fevers, are not very sick, and do not have severe ear pain.

My daughter's throat is always scratchy. Who should I take her to see for some help?

You should take her to an allergist first being that a scratchy throat is typically an allergic symptoms. If the allergist finds nothing, they will send you to an ENT.

My daughter has a lot of wax in her ears. How can we clean them?

Q-tips are definitely a no-no. Wax that comes out can be cleaned gently with a washcloth from around the outside. The best thing is to visit your pediatric otolaryngologist who READ MORE
Q-tips are definitely a no-no. Wax that comes out can be cleaned gently with a washcloth from around the outside. The best thing is to visit your pediatric otolaryngologist who will very easily and safely remove any obstructing wax and carefully examine the status of the ear. There are over-the-counter methods, but these are sometimes not safe and may not work.

My 3 year old shoved a bead in his nose and I can't get it out!

You need to go to the emergency room. There is always a slight possibility that a foreign body in the nose will fall back and the child can aspirate the foreign body into the lungs. READ MORE
You need to go to the emergency room. There is always a slight possibility that a foreign body in the nose will fall back and the child can aspirate the foreign body into the lungs. The adage is that the sun should never set on a foreign body of the nose. Good luck.

Is there a natural treatment for strep throat in kids?

Strep throat has a very small risk of causing rheumatic fever which can be very dangerous. Antibiotics are necessary to prevent it. In addition, antibiotics make the child get READ MORE
Strep throat has a very small risk of causing rheumatic fever which can be very dangerous. Antibiotics are necessary to prevent it. In addition, antibiotics make the child get better faster, and make them not contagious after 48 hours. Finally, it prevents other complications such as abscess formation or more serious complications.=20

What does strep throat look like in a child's throat?

Usually, it looks reddish with white spots or debris, and there are often swollen lymph nodes that are tender, located in the front of the neck. But it can appear very close to READ MORE
Usually, it looks reddish with white spots or debris, and there are often swollen lymph nodes that are tender, located in the front of the neck. But it can appear very close to normal which is why a culture is so important If you suspect strep throat.

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My daughter has a pimple in her nose. What should I do?

If It is just localized to the inside of the nose, then simply apply bacitracin with a clean finger three times a day until the pimple is better plus another two days. If there READ MORE
If It is just localized to the inside of the nose, then simply apply bacitracin with a clean finger three times a day until the pimple is better plus another two days. If there is redness on the outside you will need antibiotics.

What could be causing my ear pain?

If there is no infection, the pain can be from three things: 1. There can be some wax against the ear drum that is causing pressure and would have gotten worse if water saturated READ MORE
If there is no infection, the pain can be from three things:

1. There can be some wax against the ear drum that is causing pressure and would have gotten worse if water saturated it.
2. TMJ is an inflammation of the joint between the skull and the jaw, and if that is irritated, it will present with ear pain.
3. If the eustachian tube (drainage tube between the ear and the nose) is intermittently blocked, it can cause some ear discomfort without actually causing an ear infection or ear fluid.

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Hyperacusis

Hyperacusis is a very difficult problems in children with sensory issues. Typical therapies such as sensory integration therapy or ABA are ineffective for this issue. Conditioning READ MORE
Hyperacusis is a very difficult problems in children with sensory issues. Typical therapies such as sensory integration therapy or ABA are ineffective for this issue.

Conditioning with white noise at night may help. Apps are available that produce white noise, for the iPhone or android.

Cotton balls coated with Vaseline may be more comfortable than earplugs even if not as effective in reducing noise exposure. They may however be better tolerated than traditional earplugs.

Finally, auditory integration training is a somewhat controversial mode of therapy for this problem, but you may want to search for a provider in your area, and discuss the situation with them.

I wish you well.

Is steam safe for kids?

Regardless of the controversy, steam may not be the best option for preventing sinusitis during upper respiratory infections. The better option when a child is developing a cold, READ MORE
Regardless of the controversy, steam may not be the best option for preventing sinusitis during upper respiratory infections. The better option when a child is developing a cold, is to use a nasal irrigation that is appropriate for their age, and these can be purchased from any Pharmacy. This will clear out any mucus and prevent obstruction of the sinus openings, and it may also be beneficial in helping the nasal cilia work better. Try it.

Relapse tonsillitis

This is not a relapse unless he was having infections and then was doing much better, and then started again. This is simply a pattern of recurrent tonsillitis over several months. READ MORE
This is not a relapse unless he was having infections and then was doing much better, and then started again. This is simply a pattern of recurrent tonsillitis over several months. This should get better into the warmer season, but you can ask your pediatrician about prescribing clindamycin for the next Infection. It has been shown to cut down on strep in several studies. There are no other secrets.

What could be the cause of the amount of ear wax my daughter has?

The amount and type of earwax that is produced by a person is genetically determined. Your wax is supposed to come out on it’s own from the ear canal where it is produced. If one READ MORE
The amount and type of earwax that is produced by a person is genetically determined. Your wax is supposed to come out on it’s own from the ear canal where it is produced. If one uses a Q-tip to “clean” the ears, they can push the wax deeper in where it will be no longer able to come out on it’s own and will require a visit to the ENT doctors office. The best thing to do is to leave the ears alone, and use a washcloth only to clean off any wax on the outer ear.

Can you get strep throat without tonsils?

It is still possible to get strep throat after your tonsils are removed, though it is much less likely. The tonsils are the main area for the Group A Strep that causes tonsillitis, READ MORE
It is still possible to get strep throat after your tonsils are removed, though it is much less likely. The tonsils are the main area for the Group A Strep that causes tonsillitis, but strep can also attach to the back of the throat which can cause infection known as pharyngitis. By removing the tonsils, you also help increase the good strep which protects against the bad strep. Hopefully this answers your excellent question.

My child has frequent ear infections. Why is this happening?

If there is ear pain, but the ear is normal, then the two possibilities are either TMJ, or Eustachian tube dysfunction. A good history and physical exam can distinguish between READ MORE
If there is ear pain, but the ear is normal, then the two possibilities are either TMJ, or Eustachian tube dysfunction. A good history and physical exam can distinguish between the two. I hope this answers your question.