Dr. Ayodeji B. Otegbeye, MD
Pediatrician844 N Thornton Ave Orlando FL, 32803
Education and Training
Univ of Ibadan, Coll of Med, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria 1980
Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen Faculty of Medicine 1980
University of Ibadan College of Medicine 1980
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM
PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsABP- Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Ayodeji B. Otegbeye, MD's Expert Contributions
Yes he or she can. Sinuses develop at different rates in children> At that age, the sinuses above the nose called Ethmoid sinuses are developed and can get infected. This may manifest as nasal congestion with yellowish nasal discharge that lasts more than 7-10 days. It is prudent to distinguish other causes of nasal congestion such as allergic rhinitis when both nostrils are involved or a foreign body in the nostril where the discharge is on one side only. READ MORE
The treatment dependa on the cause. Most cases are due to Viral infections and resolve on their own with gentle cleansing with a wet rag but most providers will prescribe an atibiotic eye drop or ointment. I recommend that toddlers with an "eye infection" see a provider especially if affects only one eye, if there is associated pain usually manifested by irritability or just redness alone. Blockage of the tear duct, abrasion of the cornear by a foreign body or in rare instaces glaucoma may need to be ruled out in such cases. Another cause of "eye infection" that needs to be treated aggressively is Herpes infection. READ MORE
Most ear infections in this age group may resolve on their own but you seek medical attention if she has severe or prolonged symptoms including fever over 101 degrees F, pain unresposive to OTC analgesics like Tylenol or Ibuprofen, symptoms persist for more than 2 days or if she has been swimming a lot. READ MORE
Fever usually lasts for 4-6 days (Average 5 days). He should be re-evaluated if the fever lasts more than 5 days or if he has respiratory difficulty to make sure that he does not have complications. READ MORE
There is no way to tell for sure whether your son has Flu without testing because Flu symptoms overlap with that of many other virual infections which do not have a specific treatment. That being said, Flu usually presents with fever, headache, malaise, cough with or without running nose or sore throat. READ MORE
Night aweats can occur for many reasons some of which are benign (environmantal, night terrors) and others are serious (infections and cancer). You will need to provide more information about age, travel, exposure or interaction with animals, sick contacts and any other symptoms in order to narrow down the possibilities. Better still, see a physician especially if she is having drenching night sweats. READ MORE
Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine is an effective and safe vaccine for most normal children. It is contraindicated in children with history of allergic reaction to components of the vaccine such as neomycin and gelatin, immunosuppressed children such as those with blood or solid cancers, or those taking medications that suppress immunity. Caution is advised in those on Aspirin or who have received blood products containing antibodies in the last 3-11 months. READ MORE
The first signs of Chicken Pox are fever, malaise or fatigue and loss of appetite. This is followed by a rash which usually starts on thr trunk (body) and spreads to the extremeties. The rash usually itchy and occurs in crops so different stages (raised areas, fluid filled and crusted lesions) will be seen over time READ MORE
The first thing is to be sure that it is allergies. If thatt is indeed the case then it depends on whether the cause can be identified and avoided. That being said, nasal steroid sprays, antihitaminics such as Claritin, Zyrtec and Allegra will be first line options. This is best done with supervision of your child's pediatrician. READ MORE
Ear pain is not synonymous to ear infection. The first thing is to ascertain whether your child truly has an ear infection and if he/ she does whether it is the external ear canal (Swimmer's ear) or middle ear. Antibiotic ear drops work well on extrnal ear infections but they have to be prescribed by aphysician. Most pain relieving ear drops for children have been taken off the market so we use oral Ibuprofen or Tyleno until the medication kicks in. It is prudent to keep your child out of the pool for about 4-7 days if it is indeed an external ear infection. Middle ear infections require oral antibiotics if severe enough to be treated. It is probably best to get your child's ear examined by a Pediatrician.. READ MORE
Small fever is a relative term and the cut off temprature for treatment may vary with age. I recommend that the temprature be checked with a thermometer rather than touch. Treatment is generally recommended for temprature more than 101 degrees Farenheit but babies under the age of 3 months may be treated at 100.4 degrees F. Tylenol (Acetaminophen) can be used in all age groups but Ibuprofen is only recommended for chidren 6 months and olde and should be avoided if COVID 19 infection is suspected. READ MORE
It depends on the severity and cause of the headache. Tylenol (Acetaminophen), Ibuprofen or Naprosyn (Aleve) in appropriate doses are usually acceptable initial first steps for mild to moderate headache. Physician should be cosulted if headache is very severe at onset, associated with other symptoms, does not respond or responds on;y temporarily to one of the medications stated above. READ MORE
This is a tough question because it depends on the cause of the chest pain. The good news is that most chest pain in 7 year olds are benign (non-life threatening) and usually resolves over a few days to weeks.. With that being said, one needs information on how long it has been going on, whther it is intermittent or constant, the location of the pain when it occurs, whether it spreads anywhere else, nature of the pain (sharp, burning, squeezing), how long it lasts, what precipitates it and what makes it better if any and whether there are associated symptoms in order to provide an informed opinion. Anything short of that is a wild guess. READ MORE
It depends on how long the running nose has been going on, color of the drainage, what is causing the running nose and your child's age. For purposes of my response, I am going to assume that your child has had clear running nose for less than a week. Vitamin C and honey may be helpful. Saline rinses and nasal decongestants are alternatives in older children. Running nose may also be due to environmental allergies which may include dust mites in mattresses and pillows and animal dander. You may consider covering the mattress and pillow with vinyl covers. Presence of sneezing, itchy nose or eyes or watery eyes will lend support to an allergic cause. Consult your physician if any of these symptoms are present with the running nose. I hope this helps. READ MORE
Stomach Virus is a broad and generic term that can mean many different thungs. For an informed advice, kindly describe your child's symptoms including the ones that have resolved and the ones that are lingering. READ MORE
It depends on whether he looks sick, difficulty with breathing or if he has fever. He should be seen promptly if he has any of the above with the sore throat. You can otherwise wait for a day or 2. Strep accounts for 15 to 30 percent of all cases of sore throat in children between the ages of 5-15, so most cases are due to viral infections that don’t require antibiotic treatment. Confirmation of strep throat before initiation of antibiotic therapy helps to prevent the unnecessary use of antibiotics in children. READ MORE
It depends on the tooth that is erupting. Referred pain to the ear may occur when the molar is erupting or carious, but usually not the front teeth (incisors). READ MORE
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Get to know Pediatrician Dr. Ayodeji B. Otegbeye, who serves patients throughout the State of Florida.
Dr. Otegbeye, better known as “Dr. O”, is the President and Founder of Pediatrics Intensive Care Specialists (CFPICS) and Night Lite Pediatrics Urgent Care (NLP) in Orlando, Florida, USA. NLP is a premier innovative Pediatric Urgent Care outfit with 13 locations in Florida. It is the biggest Pediatric Urgent Care outfit in Florida which has revolutionized the emergency care delivery process for children.
He has been the Medical Director of the Pediatric Hospitalist Program at UF Health Leesburg Hospital since 2006. Specializing in pediatric critical care with special skills and interest in pulmonary medicine, he can also be found on staff at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Advent Health for Children also in Orlando.
UF Health Leesburg Hospital, formerly known as Leesburg Regional Medical Center and acquired by University of Florida Health in January 2020, has been serving the health care needs of the Leesburg community for more than 55 years. The mission of UF Health is “to promote health through outstanding and high-quality patient care; innovative and rigorous education in the health professions and biomedical sciences; and high-impact research across the spectrum of basic, translational, and clinical investigation.”
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is a 158-bed pediatric hospital in Orlando, Florida, United States. It is part of Orlando Health, and is supported by the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation. Advent Health for Children is a 198-bed pediatric hospital in Orlando, Florida, United States. It is part of the Adventist Health System.
Among his various roles, Dr. Otegbeye is the President of GlobalMed Consulting, as well as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. Prior to his current endeavors, he was the Medical Director of Children’s Medical Services in the Central Florida Region (Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Brevard Counties) from 2004 until 2019.
Dedicated to his profession, the doctor is triple board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics, which is an independent, nonprofit organization whose certificate is recognized throughout the world as a credential signifying a high level of physician competence. In addition, he is board-certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, which is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.
A 1980 graduate of the University of Ibadan, College of Medicine in Nigeria, Dr. Otegbeye relocated to the United States to further his education. He completed his residency in internal medicine / pediatrics and his fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.
Among his professional affiliations, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as a member of the American College of Physicians and the Society for Critical Care Medicine.
Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that involves the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends people be under pediatric care up to the age of 21. As a pediatrician, Dr. Otegbeye provides medical care to people ranging in age from newborns to young adults. He is trained to examine, diagnose, and treat children with a wide variety of injuries and illnesses through all their developmental stages, as they grow and mature.
Recognized in Orlando Magazine as one of Central Florida’s “Best” Pediatric Physicians, Dr. Otegbeye is passionate about the care of children with special needs and medical mission trips to developing nations.
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