Dr. Albert Gerard Karam MD
Pediatrician12200 Park Central Dr Suite 405 Dallas TX, 75251
Dr. Albert Karam is a pediatrician practicing in Dallas, TX. Dr. Karam is a doctor who specializes in the health care of children. As a pedicatrician, Dr. Karam 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. Karam can oversee and manage the physical, mental and emotional health of their patients.
Education and Training
La State Univ Sch of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 1981
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport 1981
PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsABP
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Consultation regarding weight gain?
The first thing to ask is what is her Body Mass Index, or BMI. If it is normal, then there is no reason to gain weight. The second thing to ask is why does she want to gain weight? For athletics perhaps? The reason needs to be a good one. Lastly, are there underlying physical or psychiatric issues involved that would prompt her to gain weight, ie celiac disease (that prevents absorption of calories), or depression or anxiety that might affect her body image. Her physician can help sort through these questions to see if indeed weight gain is a good idea or not for her. As far as gaining weight, it's simply a matter of ingestion calories, and of course health calories. Lean protein, complex carbohydrates, and the right kind of fats. A consultation with a nutrition expert is needed for that. Dr K READ MORE
Can a baby start teething at 2 months?
Can a baby start teething at 2 months? The answer is yes, but this is very unusual. If your 2-month-old child is drooling and her hands are in her mouth, this may only indicate normal infant development. But if you see or feel a tooth, then it is teething! There is nothing wrong with this. We consider it a variation of normal, but quite unusual. READ MORE
Baby has a fever?
Most children with fever have a minor viral infection. I would call your doctor's office and ask to speak with the nurse for advice and to see if other symptoms would warrant an office visit. READ MORE
These are Norma's values for your child. Anxiety can certainly cause your child’s symptoms. Please discuss this with her physician. READ MORE
What can I do for my child's ear infection?
Unfortunately, the only effective treatment is antibiotics along with pain relief. If your child is above age 2 and fully immunized then you can wait a few days before starting antibiotics and see if resolves with time For children with multiple infections tubes inserted into the eardrum are your best bet. Dr. K READ MORE
Should my child stay home with an ear infection?
As long as your child does not have a fever or is in such pain that they cannot function at school then. They should attend. READ MORE
Do babies need 2 doses of the flu shot?
All children 6 months of age or older should receive a vaccination for influenza or the flu shot. Children under the age of 9 who have never received a flu shot should receive 2 of them, one month apart. There are several brands of flu vaccines made for small children. Please consult with your doctor to see if they have this available. READ MORE
How can I reduce my baby's fever at home?
Your baby’s fever is the normal natural response to an infection. So if your baby is comfortable, eating, and sleeping well, then giving fever reducers is not necessary. The purpose of fever reducers is to make the child comfortable. It does not shorten the course of the illness or cure the child if you need to use a medication then Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or Acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) can effectively lower (but not cure) the fever. You will need to check with your doctors on the proper dose and time interval for either of these products. READ MORE
What can I do for my child's earache?
For an earache, the best treatment is to call or see your physician determine the reason for the earache. This will determine the best course of treatment for immediate relief oral Tylenol or Ibuprofen is your best bet. Placing drops in the ear for pain relief can be a problem if your child has a ruptured eardrum so be sure to call or see your doctor before using any drops. READ MORE
Can allergy medications cause any side effects for children?
Yes, they can. If your child is on an antihistamine such as Benadryl, then they may become drowsy or in unusual cases hyperactive. Zyrtec can cause nightmares and sleep disturbance in a small percentage of kids nasal sprays such as Flonase can cause nose bleeds. And the medication Montelukast is suspected of causing some mental health concerns in teenagers. Please consult your physician if side effects occur. READ MORE
Do ear infections clear up on their own?
If you are speaking of a middle ear infection, which is the typical infection that a child gets, then the answer is yes. If we are speaking of “swimmers ear” then the answer is noMost infections of the middle ear will resolve on their own, however, if your child is under age 2 or has not completed his/her immunizations, then waiting for resolution on its own may result in very severe disease for the child, including pneumonia, bone, and joint infections and possible meningitis. Please discuss with your doctor if your child is old enough and current on shots before deciding whether or not to “wait and watch” or to treat with oral antibiotics. READ MORE
How can I clean my baby's ear wax at home?
You should not routinely clean was out of a child’s ears. To clean the ears simply use a washcloth with water and soap and gently wipe the ear including the outer part of the ear canal. Never stick anything into the ear canal. READ MORE
Can childhood seasonal allergies be fixed?
The only thing to fix childhood allergies is through immunotherapy also known as allergy shots. You must go through a reputable allergist for this otherwise you can try to control allergies by avoiding them, oral antihistamines, or intranasal steroids. There are other options also. Consult your doctor for these. READ MORE
How do I know if my child has bronchitis?
This answer is in response to the question “how do I know if my child has bronchitis” Children rarely if ever get what is classically known as “bronchitis”, which is almost always an adult disorder. If your child has a cough, there can be many reasons, including the common cold, croup, asthma, post-viral cough syndrome, pneumonia, etc. More rare causes would be the aspiration of a foreign body, congenital malformations, etc. If your child’s cough has persisted for more than two weeks or is accompanied by fever or trouble breathing, then you need your doctor or NP asap to see your child and listen to the chest. READ MORE
When should I be concerned about my daughter's cough?
You should be concerned about your daughter’s cough if she has asthma, fever, trouble breathing or the cough has been present for longer than 3 weeks. Some physicians would not get concerned if the cough was less than 6 weeks, but my rule of thumb is 3 weeks. READ MORE
What medicine is good for a child's sore throat?
Medications such as Tylenol or Advil are good for any pain, especially sore throats. Also one can use an over-the-counter product such as Cepacol or Choraseptic which come as lozenges. More importantly, why does your kid have a sore throat? Please call your doctor and see if this illness warrants an office visit to make sure that your child does or does not have a Streptococcal sore throat, which can in rare cases be serious and requires antibiotics. READ MORE
When should I take my baby to the doctor for the flu?
You should take your infant to the doctor for possible flu if he/she is under one year of age, has underlining medical complications (such as heart, lung, or kidney disease), is having trouble breathing, or may be dehydrated. Remember, you can always call the doctor’s office first. READ MORE
How do I know if my toddler is nauseous?
There is no way to know if a small child is nauseous. Infants at a young age cannot localize pain very well, so placing their hands on their tummy means very little if anything. If you think your child is nauseous, then have a conversation with her doctor. READ MORE
You have nothing to worry about. If the initial head injury was not accompanied by loss of consciousness, seizures, or vomiting, then the chances of something bad has happened is almost zero. And now at age three if the CT is normal, then there is certainly no concern Now enjoy your beautiful young child! Dr. K READ MORE
Why is my toddler throwing up at night?
There are multiple reasons for a toddler to vomit at night. Some are mild and of no concern, a few are worrisome. Without more information, I cannot help you. You would need to see your physician for an exam. READ MORE
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Get to know Pediatrician Dr. Albert G. Karam, who serves the population of Texas. Dr. Albert G. Karam is a highly respected and experienced physician, having been in practice for over three decades. His career in medicine began in 1981 when he graduated with his Medical Degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine. After medical school, Dr. Karam completed his residency and fellowship with Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Karam is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, and has dedicated his life to delivering compassionate care. He is determined to enhance his patients’ quality of life, providing high quality, individualized care in order to ensure the most optimal results. With a passion for his work, Dr. Karam is noted for his expertise in pediatrics. He currently practices with his private practice and is affiliated with Medical City Dallas and Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Pediatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with the health and medical care of infants, children, and adolescents from birth up to the age of 18. A paediatrician is a child’s physician who provides not only medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill but also preventive health services for healthy children. A paediatrician manages physical, mental, and emotional well-being of the children under their care at every stage of development, in both sickness and health.
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