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Dr. Zahida Khan

Pediatrician

Dr. Zahida Khan is a pediatrician practicing in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Khan is a doctor who specializes in the health care of children. As a pedicatrician, Dr. Khan diagnoses and treats infections, injuries, diseases and other disorders in children. Pediatricians typically work with infants, children, teenagers and young adults up to age 21. They practice medical care as well as preventative health care. Dr. Khan can oversee and manage the physical, mental and emotional health of their patients.
Dr. Zahida Khan
  • Brooklyn, New York
  • Lady Harding Medical College
  • Accepting new patients

Do 3 year old children still need diapers?

It is possible that the 3 year old has some behavioral issues at this age. He might be shy to be Potty trained and out of diapers. Do not force the child but try to find out the READ MORE
It is possible that the 3 year old has some behavioral issues at this age. He might be shy to be Potty trained and out of diapers. Do not force the child but try to find out the behavioral issues and try to address them

Are probiotics safe for kids?

Yes, probiotics improve the gut functions. The good bacteria improve the common GI symptomology.

What can be done to control anger in small children?

Children from two years to 5 years have behavioral issues by showing their authority in the form of temper tantrums. Best thing is to ignore in a safe environment and when the READ MORE
Children from two years to 5 years have behavioral issues by showing their authority in the form of temper tantrums. Best thing is to ignore in a safe environment and when the child calms down, then explain in a friendly way why at times it is not possible to have his way.

My daughter has a persistant fever. What should I do?

The best thing is to record the fever over a period of time from your observation and have a primary care doctor run a series of tests for other conditions which cause persistent READ MORE
The best thing is to record the fever over a period of time from your observation and have a primary care doctor run a series of tests for other conditions which cause persistent fever, including some autoimmune diseases, and then make a referral to the appropriate specialist.

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

No, it is better to give shower with tepid water - not so cold, not so hot.

Is Motrin safe for a 3 year old?

It is safe to use Motrin per kilo of body weight every 6 hours in proper dose, but I prefer Tylenol in proper dose; it has less side effects.

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

She should be taking controller medication to prevent asthma on a daily basis.

Is it normal for kids to feel a little disoriented after a flu?

It is not common to feel like that, especially when you are recovering from the flu.

Why is my daughter getting a fever without any infection?

It could be fever without a focus. A urine infection can cause that.

What can I do to get rid of chickenpox scars for my little one?

Most scares will fade over a period of time so give some time and if they are bothering then there are lots of options like laser or micro abrasion.

Are preservatives in infant food safe?

No. Any preservatives for any age is not safe and can have side effects.

Why does my child get the hiccups so often?

It is commen for newborns to have hiccups do not worry about it

Should I be worried about my daughter's weight?

If the weight loss is sudden then it is important to find out what is causing it and run some tests

Is the pneumococcal vaccine important?

Yes it is very important to protect from bacterial diseases

Can steroids make my daughter overweight?

Yes strerpids can cause increase in weight and obesity

As my child grows, what should be her intake of milk?

After the age of one year too much of milk is not good reduce to eight ounces instead give milk products like yogurt and Cheese and variety of vegetables fruits and meats

Is it okay if my daughter missed certain milestones?

There is a lot of variation. It is okay, a fat child might not crawl altogether.

My child refuses to drink milk. Will it cause any health issues for him?

After one year, a child does not need too much milk. Give milk products like yogurt or cheese instead.

When is the earliest time per year a child should get their flu shot?

At age 6 months and a booster 28 days later.