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Dr. Karen H. Harum

Pediatrician

Dr. Karen Harum is a pediatrician practicing in Wilmington, North Carolina. Dr. Harum is a doctor who specializes in the health care of children. As a pedicatrician, Dr. Harum 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. Harum can oversee and manage the physical, mental and emotional health of their patients.
Dr. Karen H. Harum
  • Wilmington, North Carolina
  • MD at University of Miami
  • Accepting new patients

Can I do anything to stop my child from wetting the bed?

New onset bed wetting brings to mind a possible urinary infection, or nocturnal seizures that are picked up only on EEG during sleep. Please see your pediatrician for this evaluation. READ MORE
New onset bed wetting brings to mind a possible urinary infection, or nocturnal seizures that are picked up only on EEG during sleep. Please see your pediatrician for this evaluation. And while it's unthinkable for us, please make sure that he is not being molested at night. Bed wetting becomes a safe deterrent in this type of unthinkable scenario.

Can autism be developed?

Perhaps 1/2 of all parents report normal development in the first year and up to 2 years prior to the loss of skills in language and social communication. This frightening experience READ MORE
Perhaps 1/2 of all parents report normal development in the first year and up to 2 years prior to the loss of skills in language and social communication. This frightening experience is truly dramatic for some and for others it seems more gradual. Regardless, it appears that autism has followed a neurological insult due to inflammation. Even some genetic causes of autism are not apparent until into the 2nd year of life, as the genetic plan shifts into a more mature mode. So, whether genetic or inflammatory insult, it can often appear that autism develops over time.

My son watches the same movie over and over

He should be evaluated by your pediatrician for obsessive behaviors and for a social communication disorder, such as autism. While unusual, he may be experiencing extreme anxiety READ MORE
He should be evaluated by your pediatrician for obsessive behaviors and for a social communication disorder, such as autism. While unusual, he may be experiencing extreme anxiety and he desires "sameness" and comforting repetition in his routine. He needs opportunities for structured play outside and more "green time" to help break this pattern of behavior.

Newborn constipation, what can I do?

It is reassuring that she has been eliminating stool frequently and normally for 2 weeks; the plumbing is all intact. Now with this reduced pattern, it may still be normal, yet READ MORE
It is reassuring that she has been eliminating stool frequently and normally for 2 weeks; the plumbing is all intact. Now with this reduced pattern, it may still be normal, yet you are concerned about a sudden change. First, I would make sure that you are well hydrated and then I would take her rectal temperature to stimulate the anal sphincters to relax, then apply massage with oils to the abdomen in an upside down U pattern to assist with colon and stool movement. Bicycle her legs back and forth. You can also put a teaspoon of flax seed oil into the bottle of formula once daily to soften the stool. A sprinkle of probiotic of lactobacilli into bottle once daily may also help normalize elimination.