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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

My daughter has dark circles under her eyes and she is just 3 years old. Why is this happening?

Dark circles under the eye could be allergic shiners. Check her for other manifestations of allergies like congested throat, running nose, sneezing, and cough.

To stop my child from bleeding is turmeric considered a good option?

No, you should clean the bleeding area with hydrogen peroxide or alcohol. Turmeric is not a good choice.

Do natural remedies help in treating strep throat or do you need medicine?

Strep throat should always be treated with penicillin for 10 days. Natural products will not work to prevent the complication of strep.

How long does childhood asthma last?

Asthma does not have a set duration; it varies. Some people get over it completely while in others it remains the same or gets worse.

When is a fever a cause of concern?

When the fever lasts more than 7 to 8 days, then it is a cause of concern. Also, if fever is high in a child from 6 months to 6 years, it can cause febrile convulsions.

My 9 year old son wheezes a lot and requires frequent nebulizer treatment. Will this impact his health in the long run?

Studies have shown there is no long-term impact on health for frequent neutralization.

My daughter is 7 years old and is a fussy eater. How can I supplement her nutrition?

Help your child to pick up vegetables from the market and then engage her in preparation like making them, cutting into different shapes, and even cooking them to make it an interesting READ MORE
Help your child to pick up vegetables from the market and then engage her in preparation like making them, cutting into different shapes, and even cooking them to make it an interesting dish she will take pride in and be interested in tasting and enjoying the vegetables.

If my child is lactose intolerant, will he be weak?

Give him a lactose-free diet and he will catch up and will grow normally.

Can cough syrups be harming my child?

Cough syrups do more harm than good. They should not be given to children. A good substitute for cough syrup is good old honey.

My 2 year old daughter has been detected with scabies and medication doesn't look like it's helping yet. What should I do?

itching can last for some time after treatment for scabies even though the scabies is cured.

6 month old not getting enough ounces

As long as the baby is eating other food mixed with formula and is healthy, you should not worry; at six months, you can offer fluids by a baby cup also with rounded edges. Yogurt READ MORE
As long as the baby is eating other food mixed with formula and is healthy, you should not worry; at six months, you can offer fluids by a baby cup also with rounded edges. Yogurt is a good substitute for calcium-rich food. Make the feeding time pleasant and enjoyable; do not force baby to take a bottle.

My son is 2 months old and tends to poop once every 4 days. The doctor says its normal but I am worried.

It is normal for babies not to have bowel movements every day, but if they do not have a bowel movement for more than 4 days, then we have to find the cause.

Does sleeping with a bottle cause a problem?

Yes, do not make the baby sleep with the bottle in the mouth, it can become a habit and cause dental caries once the teeth erupt around 6 months.

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

If there is no respiratory distress like chest retraction or tucking in, there is no cause to worry because enlarged adenoids and enlarged tonsils can make noises while child is READ MORE
If there is no respiratory distress like chest retraction or tucking in, there is no cause to worry because enlarged adenoids and enlarged tonsils can make noises while child is sleeping.

My baby makes a whistling sound when sleeping. What does it mean?

It is because of upper airway obstetrics from either enlarged adenoids and positional. If baby has no respiratory distress, nothing to worry about.

Is it okay if my baby has swallowed Vaseline?

Vaseline is inert and not toxic. Clean the mouth with water and give water. Watch for any symptoms like vomiting.

How long should my son be at home with pink eye?

As soon as the eyes look normal, going to school should not be delayed.

Can diapers cause UTI in children?

Diaper does not cause urine infection. Urine infection is because of short urethra in girls and from fecal contamination.

Bad behavior?

It is because of lack of social skills and lack of communication skills in autism disorder.