Dr. Sanjay Jhawar M.D.
Pulmonologist (Pediatric) | Pediatric Pulmonology2315 Stockton Blvd Ucdmc Sacramento CA, 95817
Dr. Jhawar is a Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine specialist. In Pulmonary field he offers care for Cystic fibrosis, Asthma, Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)of prematurely born infants, Chronic respiratory diseases of Neuromuscular children, Children with scoliosis and Ones with cerebral palsy. In Sleep area he provides care for children with Obstructive sleep apnea, Insomnia, Parasomnia and Narcolepsy. Dr. Jhawar's research interests are in Cystic Fibrosis, respiratory problems of children with neuromuscular disease, chronic inflammatory conditions of airway and lungs. Furthermore, he received the Outstanding Teaching Award from Pediatrics UC Davis Medical Center in 2004.
Education and Training
Gandhi Med Coll, Bhopal Univ, Bhopal, Mp, India 1989
American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Pulmonology (Pediatrics)
Sleep Medicine (Pediatrics)
PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsABP- Pediatric Pulmonology
Dr. Sanjay Jhawar M.D.'s Expert Contributions
She might have asthma. READ MORE
It is important to make sure that the asthma is well controlled. Swimming, as the air is moist and warm. READ MORE
Yes, inhaled allergens can cause asthma. READ MORE
Asthma symptoms are recurrent in nature compared to chronic bronchitis where symptoms are present most of the time. Cough in bronchitis is usually moist with sputum production. READ MORE
No. There are different types of medications in different inhalers, just like different medication pills, although they look similar, but are different. READ MORE
No. Asthma related wheezing is recurrent and gets better with asthma inhalers such as albuterol. READ MORE
All Cystic Fibrosis patients should be seen at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of North America accredited CF centers. They might have different type of CF mutations and the treatment options may differ. READ MORE
Yes. She should be seen by a lung specialist for further evaluation for problems such as asthma or immune insufficiency. READ MORE
Yes. Evaluation for asthma or allergy related upper airway symptoms would be needed. READ MORE
My son died of cystic fibrosis when he was a teenager. Is it possible for his brother to get it too?
Yes, CF is a genetic disease. READ MORE
There is effective treatment for most childhood asthma. For true asthma, a cure is less likely. READ MORE
CF related cure is not available yet. Care under supervision of CF center team is the best way to go. READ MORE
It is treatable, and there are good chances for symptoms to get better as they grow. There is no cure for true asthma. READ MORE
Keep him busy elsewhere. Distraction helps, besides the other strategies suggested by his physician. READ MORE
Yes. The type, dose, frequency of inhaler use, need to be carefully looked at. READ MORE
He might have uncontrolled asthma. He will need to have a spirometry with exercise challenge for best diagnosis. Contact your pediatrician for help. READ MORE
Yes, there is a significant component of family history for asthma in childhood. READ MORE
Yes, childhood pneumonia can be serious on presentation, but if treated adequately there are no significant problems afterwards (given the potential for lung growth in a child), provided there are no other medical issues onboard. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Professor UC Davis School of Medicine 2000 - 2018
- Director Pediatric CF Center UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento 2013 - 2018
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Croup and asthma are two conditions that involve organs, which are responsible for breathing. Since both conditions affect the respiratory system, it is highly advisable to learn their differences to be able to approach each condition properly.What Is Croup?Croup is typically caused by a virus. It...
- Children Who Have Low Levels of Vitamin D Are at Risk for Infection
A new study has shown that infants who are 3-months-old and have vitamin D levels lower than 25 nanomoles per liter (nmol/L) are two times more likely to have respiratory infections, when compared to children who have levels above 75 nmol/L. In this study, published in the journal Pediatrics,...
- What Are the Causes and Symptoms of Croup?
Croup is a common viral illness that affects children, and is characterized by symptoms that include a runny nose and an extreme cough. This viral infection affects the voice box and the wind pipe and may lead to obstruction in breathing. The vocal cords are swollen and as air is forced through this...
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