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Dr. Susan Lynn Robbins, MD

Pediatrician

Dr. Susan Lynn Robbins MD is a top Pediatrician in Hattiesburg, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to her specialty, Dr. Susan Lynn Robbins MD is an expert in changing the lives of patients for the better. Through her expertise in Pediatrics, Dr. Susan Lynn Robbins MD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. Dr. Susan Lynn Robbins MD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. She embodies the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Dr. Susan Lynn Robbins MD is a true asset to her field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
33 years Experience
Dr. Susan Lynn Robbins, MD
  • Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • University of Arkansas Children's Hospital
  • Accepting new patients

What helps a teething baby sleep?

Tylenol or motrin for pain and low dose benadryl can be given to help him for sleep.

How do you treat a hyperactive child?

Remove distractions, sit near the teacher, organize the work, smaller classroom size. If this fails, then stimulants.

Do babies ears hurt when teething?

Pain from teething can be referred to the ears. However when they are teething there is more of a risk of having an ear infection. If fussiness persists he would need his ears READ MORE
Pain from teething can be referred to the ears. However when they are teething there is more of a risk of having an ear infection. If fussiness persists he would need his ears checked.

Can teething cause a sore throat?

Usually not. He could be cutting 1 year molars which are in the back and could make it seems like the throat is hurting.

How long does a sore throat last for a child?

It is according to what is causing the sore throat. Most are viral and last a few days. Mono is viral but can last weeks. Strep throat can last several weeks especially if it READ MORE
It is according to what is causing the sore throat. Most are viral and last a few days. Mono is viral but can last weeks. Strep throat can last several weeks especially if it is not treated/ Some cases of sore throat can come with nasal drainage from allergies or from reflux. These can continue until underlying problem is treated. If symptoms persist she should be checked

When should I take my child to the doctor for a sore throat?

If there is fever, rash, or sore throat persists he should be evaluated

How do I know if my baby has an ear infection?

He would have to have his ears checked by a doctor. Some infections are middle ear some or external ear and need different treatment.

How can I help my ADHD child without medication?

Sit near the teacher. Organize her work. Reward good behavior. Avoid distractions

Are there different flu shots for different age groups?

Several different companies make flu shots. Some are for 6months to 36 months and another shot for above 36 months. There is also a more potent shot for the elderly. Another READ MORE
Several different companies make flu shots. Some are for 6months to 36 months and another shot for above 36 months. There is also a more potent shot for the elderly. Another company has the same shot for 6 months and above.

Does my child need an antibiotic for strep throat?

Yes, strep throat can cause rheumatic heart disease if left untreated. It is rare but can occur.

Can a child get over strep throat without antibiotics?

Yes but they are contagious before this occurs and rarely rheumatic heart disease can occur with untreated strep throat.

Can having seasonal allergies make hearing difficult?

If there is a lot of mucus and swelling it can affect the eustachian tubes and cause fluid in the middle ear which can cause trouble with hearing.

My daughter is slightly allergic to cat?

Make sure cat hair is vacuumed up. Give your daughter claritin or benadryl. Do not put the cat near her face

Should my child have the flu vaccine?

All children should have the flu vaccine except those severely allergic to eggs

Do all children experience bed-wetting around age 9?

No, Most children have outgrown bedwetting by this age. If this is new I would worry about diabetes or UTI

How often should I be experiencing hand spasms?

This depends on potassium in your body. If your muscles are overused or underused they can spasm. There are several diseases that can cause spasm. If it persists you may need READ MORE
This depends on potassium in your body. If your muscles are overused or underused they can spasm. There are several diseases that can cause spasm. If it persists you may need workup for these

Will ADHD medication change my child's personality?

It usually makes them calmer and more subdued. Some children are more irritable. The dose has to be adjusted for maximum benefit and least side effects

What should I do if my child has the flu?

If treated early he could take antiviral such as tamiflu Keep him hydrated You can use tylenol or motrin for pain and fever

What are the signs of a hyperactive child?

Inability to sit still, usually very fidigity. They cannot keep their hands to themselves. They interrupt frequent and usually easily distracted. They have trouble finishing READ MORE
Inability to sit still, usually very fidigity. They cannot keep their hands to themselves. They interrupt frequent and usually easily distracted. They have trouble finishing a task.

What is the best ADHD medication for a child?

Stimulants have proven to be the most effective. The dose is adjusted individually.