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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.
32 years Experience
Dr. Susan Lynn Robbins, MD
  • Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • University of Arkansas Children's Hospital
  • Accepting new patients

What should I do to help my child recover from surgery?

Make sure he drinks plenty of fluids. Give Tylenol as needed and make sure he is not too active before his throat heals.

What is the emergency treatment for hyperglycemia?

Does she have diabetes? If so, check for ketones, if small you can increase water and give her regular insulin by the sliding scale you and endocrinologist have determined. If READ MORE
Does she have diabetes? If so, check for ketones, if small you can increase water and give her regular insulin by the sliding scale you and endocrinologist have determined. If ketones are moderate or large you need to call the doctor about the need to be seen while you push low calorie fluids.

Calves ache when daughter runs. Why is this happening?

Her calves are a muscle in the back of her leg that is stretched when when runs or crouches. This can cause pain and spasm if they are overstretched or inflammed. She needs READ MORE
Her calves are a muscle in the back of her leg that is stretched when when runs or crouches. This can cause pain and spasm if they are overstretched or inflammed. She needs to do stretches before she runs and can take an anti-inflammatory drug like motrin if pain persists. If pain worsens she needs to be checked in case she has pulled a muscle or stress fracture.

Why is my child's asthma worse at night?

It is common for asthma to be worse at night and with exercise. But reflux and worsen nighttime symptoms and allergies to dust. These is a lot of dust hidden in the mattress. READ MORE
It is common for asthma to be worse at night and with exercise. But reflux and worsen nighttime symptoms and allergies to dust. These is a lot of dust hidden in the mattress. You may need a mattress cover that zips around the mattress that is hypoallergic. But if the cough continues you need to increase asthma therapy instead of just doing more rescue therapy at night, This means the asthma is not under good control

Son has nasal polyps. What's the best way to get rid of them?

Is he taking allergy nose spray and possibly allergy shots? If they become obstructive, they may have to be surgically removed.

What should I do for my son's bedwetting?

Some children do not stop bet wetting until puberty. The most common reason is lack of DDAVP a hormone the body makes naturally. Some children do not make enough until they are READ MORE
Some children do not stop bet wetting until puberty. The most common reason is lack of DDAVP a hormone the body makes naturally. Some children do not make enough until they are older so they wet as much at night as they do during the day. There is replacement therapy with a pill until the child makes it on his own., There has also been success with alarms. These can be ordered online

Daughter is constantly having mood swings. Is this from her period?

There is more moodiness close to the period but this is a common attitude for teenagers. Peers are more important than parents and they will not confide in you as before. You READ MORE
There is more moodiness close to the period but this is a common attitude for teenagers. Peers are more important than parents and they will not confide in you as before. You need to make sure she is not depressed or having problems at school with bullying. Fortunately most get less moody around 17 just 4 more years to go.

What can I do for my child's nightmares?

When did the nightmares start? Did he watch something scary? Sometimes if you can know what caused them and discuss that the nightmares will go away. You need to reassure him READ MORE
When did the nightmares start? Did he watch something scary? Sometimes if you can know what caused them and discuss that the nightmares will go away. You need to reassure him that the nightmares are not real. Benadryl 1 tsp before bed can make him sleepy and get into a deeper sleep where he is less likely to have nightmares can be given temporarily

What should I do if my child refuses to use the toilet?

He may need a daily laxative like 1/2 cap of miralax in juice so he is not straining to go. Do little steps rewarding each time. First leave pullup on and reward him for doing READ MORE
He may need a daily laxative like 1/2 cap of miralax in juice so he is not straining to go. Do little steps rewarding each time. First leave pullup on and reward him for doing inside the bathroom. Then reward for sitting on toilet with pullup on. Then reward if he goes in potty. Do not fuss if he does not go in toilet or soils pants. Make sure he has mastered each step before pressing on. A high fiber diet also makes stools easier to pass.

Why do some teens get kidney stones?

There is usually a genetic component. Then if you eat certain foods drink tea or get dehydrated a stone will form. If they are not passed they can grow so large they cannot pass READ MORE
There is usually a genetic component. Then if you eat certain foods drink tea or get dehydrated a stone will form. If they are not passed they can grow so large they cannot pass and you either have to have surgery or lithotripsy to break them up. He needs to stay hydrated with plenty of water and no tea.

What are some signs of heart issues in children?

Failure to keep up with the other children, poor growth , color changes with exercise., Most heart issues are caught on physical exam before school age. Some can be missed. READ MORE
Failure to keep up with the other children, poor growth , color changes with exercise., Most heart issues are caught on physical exam before school age. Some can be missed. However, asthma is much more common and usually occurs with exercise. Either way he needs a check up

Can my daughter outgrow juvenile arthritis?

She can have long periods of remission, especially with treatment. But she still needs to be followed closely. This is a chronic condition.

How long does pink eye typically last?

If it is viral, which most are it can be red for 3-4 days. If it is bacterial, the eye drops should help by 2 days in decreasing the redness and drainage.

What can I do if my baby is considered colic?

Swaddling sometimes helps. It usually gets better by 4 months. Is he gaining weight well? Make sure he is getting the hind milk which has less lactose so he will not be as gassy. READ MORE
Swaddling sometimes helps. It usually gets better by 4 months. Is he gaining weight well? Make sure he is getting the hind milk which has less lactose so he will not be as gassy. So totally empty one breast before going to the other instead of feeding a short time on both.

Should I consider physical therapy for my daughter?

Physical therapy can usually help with pain and endurance. She will have to strengthen her muscles because she has not been using the broke ankle like before

What are the best ways to strengthen my child's bones?

You can give a calcium with vit d chewable for his age. Make sure he is exercising and not drinking carbonated beverages. These weaken his bones

Type 2 diabetes in children. Is it because my child is considered obese?

It is getting much more common in children than type 1 because of obesity. This causes insulin resistance instead of lack of insulin as in type 1. Most can be managed with diet READ MORE
It is getting much more common in children than type 1 because of obesity. This causes insulin resistance instead of lack of insulin as in type 1. Most can be managed with diet and exercise. Limit helping size, limit carbs in diet, and limit screen time. If it persists, it can need meds like metformin and sometimes insulin.

Ways to prevent a baby from getting a UTI?

Make sure he drinks plenty of fluids. Make sure he has a good bowel movement. Make sure he is urinating frequently esp at school. Avoid sugar drinks and soda. If they become READ MORE
Make sure he drinks plenty of fluids. Make sure he has a good bowel movement. Make sure he is urinating frequently esp at school. Avoid sugar drinks and soda. If they become frequent he needs further workup with renal ultrasound and VCUG

When is it the right time to talk to my daughter about sex?

Yes you should have already had the talk by 11 or 12. She has probably been given information by her friends but this may not be factual. IF you need help her doctor probably READ MORE
Yes you should have already had the talk by 11 or 12. She has probably been given information by her friends but this may not be factual. IF you need help her doctor probably can assist you.

Chronic migraines in children. Is it serious?

Migraines can occur at this age and younger, If you are treating them more than 2 times a week and they are causing her to miss school or activities you need to see about preventative READ MORE
Migraines can occur at this age and younger, If you are treating them more than 2 times a week and they are causing her to miss school or activities you need to see about preventative meds. She needs to be on a migraine diet also