Dr. Usha Vallamdas MD
Pediatrician2400 Balfour Rd 302 Brentwood California, 94513
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
Yes, absolutely! Otherwise, it would have cardiac consequences causing Rheumatic Fever and possible cardiac failure in future, also could cause neurological complications. Hope this helps. Usha READ MORE
Hi, first we have to figure out the reason for coughing and then treat it. Cough is a protective mechanism that the body uses to throw out foreign bodies including bacteria and viruses. That's why cough is contagious. The underlying cause for cough is treated, but not suppressed. Cough also happens when airways are tight as it asthma patients, so it is treated differently with bronchodilators. Hope this helps, Usha READ MORE
Yes, please. Usha READ MORE
About 1-2 weeks. First thing to resolve once flu medicine (Tamiflu) was given is fever, then followed by activity and improvement in appetite, then runny nose/stuffy nose. Last thing to resolve is cough, which might take 1-2 weeks to resolve. Hope this helps. Usha READ MORE
There are usually 2 types of diabetes in children- Type 1 and Type2. At age 9yrs, Type 1 is more common, unless child's weight severely over than normal. Type 1 Diabetes is diagnosed by blood test and also urine test. Please see your physician as soon as possible if you suspect Diabetes, because Type 1 can lead to life threatening situation if delayed. Hope this helps. READ MORE
He needs to be evaluated by Optometrist and if needed by an Ophthalmologist. Optometrists usually do not need a referral from PCP, if Optometrist is concerned, he would recommend to see an Ophthalmologist depending on the need. Hope this helps. Usha READ MORE
I am hoping whoever diagnosed you kid with Staph infection, they should have given antibiotics - either topical or oral antibiotic depending on location of infection. Usha READ MORE
Constipation could predispose a child to UTI. Please check if your child passes stool daily, does he have soft stool and does not strain to pass stool. Hope that helps. usha READ MORE
He can be evaluated by speech therapist at school. Please ask for one at school. Usha READ MORE
With advance technology, we can check for vision problems starting 6 months, but with patient's co-operation, eye testing is started at age 3yrs. From then onwards, it is recommended every year once minimum , unless child has issues. Hope that helps. Usha READ MORE
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
- 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
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Patient Experience with Dr. Vallamdas
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