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Dr. Catherine Remus, M.D.

Pediatrician

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36 years Experience
Dr. Catherine Remus, M.D.
  • Saint Louis, MO
  • Rush Med Coll of Rush Univ, Chicago Il
  • Accepting new patients

My child isn't hitting their milestones properly. Is this okay?

Sitting upright and bearing weight on her legs is close to a 6 month development - what has your pediatrician said about her development? Children don't all do everything in the READ MORE
Sitting upright and bearing weight on her legs is close to a 6 month development - what has your pediatrician said about her development? Children don't all do everything in the correct order - if she is progressing and there is nothing physically that would point to an issue, give it a bit more time. If she has other neurologic signs or not progressing, this is a problem and she should be seen by a neurologist.

My daughter is complaining of some pain when she passes urine. What could be wrong?

She may have a urinary tract infection or she may just be irritated "down there." You need to get her urine tested. If it is okay, then try some dilute vinegar sitz baths. But READ MORE
She may have a urinary tract infection or she may just be irritated "down there." You need to get her urine tested. If it is okay, then try some dilute vinegar sitz baths. But get her urine checked for infection.

Is it safe to give my child a cold shower in case of a high grade fever?

Not a cold shower - that would just get him shivering and drive up the temp - shower or bathe in tepid/warm water.

Is Motrin safe for a 3 year old?

Motrin is safe for a 3-year-old and good for relieving the pain. Dose is 10mg per kg of weight every 6 hours.

Is being underweight bad?

If she has a normal physical exam and plenty of energy and growing appropriately in height and no other complaints, being svelte is fine.

What can I do to help ease my child's asthma?

It sounds like you need to have your daughter seen by a pulmonologist and/or an allergist. Well controlled asthma should not interfere with her play and activity or her quality READ MORE
It sounds like you need to have your daughter seen by a pulmonologist and/or an allergist. Well controlled asthma should not interfere with her play and activity or her quality of life. There are many treatment options out there. Not knowing what she has tried or currently taking restricts further suggestions.

How long does it take for bronchitis to go away?

It can takes weeks and weeks for the cough to resolve. If he isn't having trouble breathing and seems to be gradually improving, you may just need to be patient and give it more READ MORE
It can takes weeks and weeks for the cough to resolve. If he isn't having trouble breathing and seems to be gradually improving, you may just need to be patient and give it more time. If he is having any trouble breathing or seems to be worsening or you are worried, he needs to be seen by your pediatrician again.

Is the pneumococal vaccine really necessary?

Yes - the pneumococcal vaccine is "necessary" - it helps prevent diseases caused by the pneumococcal bacteria which can result in pneumonia or ear and blood infections or meningitis. READ MORE
Yes - the pneumococcal vaccine is "necessary" - it helps prevent diseases caused by the pneumococcal bacteria which can result in pneumonia or ear and blood infections or meningitis. All of these infections have dramatically decreased in the population since the instigation of this vaccine. I highly recommend you giving this vaccine to your baby.

My baby sounds like he is wheezing. Should I be worried?

You need to have your pediatrician listen to the baby. Some babies make noise when they breath "in" which is called stridor and can be related to a soft larynx/windpipe and is READ MORE
You need to have your pediatrician listen to the baby. Some babies make noise when they breath "in" which is called stridor and can be related to a soft larynx/windpipe and is something they outgrow, but this should be checked by your doctor. If you take a little video of the baby when he is sleeping and making this noise, this will make it easier to diagnose the issue

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

She needs to get evaluated asap - children's hosp. ER or neurologist - this isn't right!

Are there any home remedies to treat diaper rash?

A half-and-half mixture of Maalox and cold cream (eg Pond's) works well for diaper rashes.

Can you get strep throat without tonsils?

Oh, yes. Taking out the tonsils cuts down on the incidence of strep throat but it is still possible to become ill with strep throat. Fever and sore throat - get checked.

Diabetes affecting my baby

Possibly - Newborns born to diabetic mothers will need to have blood sugars regularly checked for at least the first 12 hours after birth. He/She may have low blood sugars initially READ MORE
Possibly - Newborns born to diabetic mothers will need to have blood sugars regularly checked for at least the first 12 hours after birth. He/She may have low blood sugars initially that might need to be addressed with either extra feedings or IV fluids with sugar depending on the degree of hypoglycemia. Some babies born to diabetic mothers have feeding difficulties. Very occasionally there may be some cardiac issues but that is pretty uncommon.

My son watches the same movie over and over

this can be a very normal behavior in a 6 year old - they enjoy the movie and enjoy watching it over and over. They point is that you only allow no more than 1 movie per day - READ MORE
this can be a very normal behavior in a 6 year old - they enjoy the movie and enjoy watching it over and over. They point is that you only allow no more than 1 movie per day - keep the screen time to a minimum. He should be engaging in activities that engage his mind - reading - puzzles - or physical activities - riding a bike - exploring the backyard - jump rope - etc.