Dr. Usha Vallamdas is a pediatrician practicing in Brentwood, CA. Dr. Vallamdas is a doctor who specializes in the health care of children. As a pedicatrician, Dr. Vallamdas 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. Vallamdas can oversee and manage the physical, mental and emotional health of their patients.
Education and Training
Texas Tech University MD Pediatrics 2007
PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsABP
Dr. Usha Vallamdas MD's Expert Contributions
Hello, Painful urination, increased frequency urination, urgency of urination, with or without lower abdominal pain, with or without fever usually need to be investigated to rule out urinary tract infection. Please see your doctor asap to evaluate. Usha READ MORE
Hi, Time out is one way of showing a consequence for unacceptable behavior. You could also try some relaxation techniques, not at the time of anger, but as a general practice to reduce his frequency of anger. There are many relaxation techniques online through Youtube, but I prefer Heartfulness relaxation technique since I personally used it on school kids and patients in my clinic. Try it :) READ MORE
Yes, it is safe to use inhaler at age 5yrs. In fact inhalers are given to patients as young as 2 months old for bronchospasm( tightness in chest due to narrowing of airways). children could also use a nebulizer to give the same medication, if not in an inhaler. you have a choice to pick which way medication could be given. Nebulizer needs an electric outlet to use, inhaler is more portable and does not need to use electricity. Hope this helps. READ MORE
Hi, Cold shower depends on the age of the child, how cold the water is, and also on the activity level of the child. If the child is older, acting more or less normal, and is well hydrated, you could try cooler showers. But it is always safe to use cold rags on the forehead, arm pits, and groin if the fever is not going down with medication. Hope this helps. READ MORE
Hi, Strep throat is diagnosed either by clinical exam or by lab test by swabbing the throat. Strep throat always needs to be treated with antibiotics to prevent cardiac and possible neurological complications later on due to untreated strep throat infection. Strep throat is caused by a bacteria that can lead to Rheumatic fever with severe cardiac complications, which could be prevented by prompt treatment. Hope this helps. READ MORE
Hi, Turmeric is used not to stop bleeding, but to help prevent serious infection in the wounded area. Turmeric has the capacity to stop bacterial growth in a wounded area. READ MORE
Hi, Fever is a cause of concern if it lasts more than 3 days at a time and has other signs of infection or fatigue or loss of appetite. It is also of concern if it is recurrent and follows a certain pattern with any other associated symptoms. Fever is also a concern if it causes seizures with a sick looking child. Fever itself does not kill anyone, but could cause dehydration or poor oral intake due to fatigue. Fever is a cause of concern in any sick looking child. Hope this helps. READ MORE
Dry fruits are perfectly okay for kids. Fresh fruits are preferred for more water content. Dry fruits like dates have high iron content and are used to supplement for iron deficiency in kids and adults. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Kidney Problems
- American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter
- Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
- Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
- Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Amarillo
- Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
- Nephrology, Stanford University
Professional Society Memberships
- American Academy of Pediatrics
What do you attribute your success to?
- Her patients, they are the motivating factor in being her best.
Hobbies / Sports
- Meditation, Relaxation techniques, Walks
Dr. Usha Vallamdas MD's Practice location
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- What Are the Factors that Contribute to Autism?
The causes of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are still unclear. Even though research shows that genetic factors are predominate, they are not the one and only cause. In fact, it’s much more likely that there are multiple causes rather than just one.1. Genetic FactorsThere are multiple studies...
- The Burden of ADHD
Although a child might not feel any different after being diagnosed with ADHD, the diagnosis truly affects his or her parents. For parentsYou will probably require special training by a specialist in ADHD to learn how to cope with your child’s condition. The specialist who diagnosed your child...
- What to Expect After a Hydrocelectomy
Hydrocelectomy is a type of surgery that aims to correct the swelling that occurs in the scrotum. This procedure is done to repair a hydrocele.What is a hydrocele?A hydrocele is a fluid-filled sac that is located around the testicles. The accumulation of fluid in the testicles is common, especially...
- Urinary Tract Infections in Children
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are often thought of in regard to adults, and cases of UTIs in children seem unusual. They are not. The mechanism by which UTIs develop does not discriminate by age, and the same E. Coli bacteria can affect a child just as easily as an adult. However, UTIs affect 2%...
- How to Get Rid of Smegma?
What is Smegma?In uncircumcised males, smegma is a sebaceous matter made up of oil and dead skin cells, which accumulates under the foreskin. In females, it accumulates around the folds of the labia. It is not a serious condition and not a sexually transmitted infection. However, a smegma buildup...
- Why Do Some Vaccines Have to Be Injected Twice?
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