Dr. Zahida Khan is a pediatrician practicing in BROOKLYN, NY. Dr. Khan is a doctor who specializes in the health care of children. As a pedicatrician, Dr. Khan 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. Khan can oversee and manage the physical, mental and emotional health of their patients.
Education and Training
Lady Hardinge Med Coll- Univ Of Delhi- New Delhi- Delhi- India 1963
American Board of Pediatrics- Pediatrics
PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsABP
Dr. Zahida Khan MD's Expert Contributions
It is possible that the 3 year old has some behavioral issues at this age. He might be shy to be Potty trained and out of diapers. Do not force the child but try to find out the behavioral issues and try to address them READ MORE
Yes, probiotics improve the gut functions. The good bacteria improve the common GI symptomology. READ MORE
Children from two years to 5 years have behavioral issues by showing their authority in the form of temper tantrums. Best thing is to ignore in a safe environment and when the child calms down, then explain in a friendly way why at times it is not possible to have his way. READ MORE
The best thing is to record the fever over a period of time from your observation and have a primary care doctor run a series of tests for other conditions which cause persistent fever, including some autoimmune diseases, and then make a referral to the appropriate specialist. READ MORE
No, it is better to give shower with tepid water - not so cold, not so hot. READ MORE
It is safe to use Motrin per kilo of body weight every 6 hours in proper dose, but I prefer Tylenol in proper dose; it has less side effects. READ MORE
She should be taking controller medication to prevent asthma on a daily basis. READ MORE
It is not common to feel like that, especially when you are recovering from the flu. READ MORE
It could be fever without a focus. A urine infection can cause that. READ MORE
With water alone. READ MORE
Most scares will fade over a period of time so give some time and if they are bothering then there are lots of options like laser or micro abrasion. READ MORE
No. Any preservatives for any age is not safe and can have side effects. READ MORE
It is commen for newborns to have hiccups do not worry about it READ MORE
If the weight loss is sudden then it is important to find out what is causing it and run some tests READ MORE
Yes it is very important to protect from bacterial diseases READ MORE
Yes strerpids can cause increase in weight and obesity READ MORE
After the age of one year too much of milk is not good reduce to eight ounces instead give milk products like yogurt and Cheese and variety of vegetables fruits and meats READ MORE
There is a lot of variation. It is okay, a fat child might not crawl altogether. READ MORE
After one year, a child does not need too much milk. Give milk products like yogurt or cheese instead. READ MORE
At age 6 months and a booster 28 days later. READ MORE
Dark circles under the eye could be allergic shiners. Check her for other manifestations of allergies like congested throat, running nose, sneezing, and cough. READ MORE
No, you should clean the bleeding area with hydrogen peroxide or alcohol. Turmeric is not a good choice. READ MORE
Strep throat should always be treated with penicillin for 10 days. Natural products will not work to prevent the complication of strep. READ MORE
Asthma does not have a set duration; it varies. Some people get over it completely while in others it remains the same or gets worse. READ MORE
When the fever lasts more than 7 to 8 days, then it is a cause of concern. Also, if fever is high in a child from 6 months to 6 years, it can cause febrile convulsions. READ MORE
My 9 year old son wheezes a lot and requires frequent nebulizer treatment. Will this impact his health in the long run?
Studies have shown there is no long-term impact on health for frequent neutralization. READ MORE
Help your child to pick up vegetables from the market and then engage her in preparation like making them, cutting into different shapes, and even cooking them to make it an interesting dish she will take pride in and be interested in tasting and enjoying the vegetables. READ MORE
Give him a lactose-free diet and he will catch up and will grow normally. READ MORE
Cough syrups do more harm than good. They should not be given to children. A good substitute for cough syrup is good old honey. READ MORE
My 2 year old daughter has been detected with scabies and medication doesn't look like it's helping yet. What should I do?
itching can last for some time after treatment for scabies even though the scabies is cured. READ MORE
As long as the baby is eating other food mixed with formula and is healthy, you should not worry; at six months, you can offer fluids by a baby cup also with rounded edges. Yogurt is a good substitute for calcium-rich food. Make the feeding time pleasant and enjoyable; do not force baby to take a bottle. READ MORE
My son is 2 months old and tends to poop once every 4 days. The doctor says its normal but I am worried.
It is normal for babies not to have bowel movements every day, but if they do not have a bowel movement for more than 4 days, then we have to find the cause. READ MORE
Yes, do not make the baby sleep with the bottle in the mouth, it can become a habit and cause dental caries once the teeth erupt around 6 months. READ MORE
YES IT IS NORMAL READ MORE
If there is no respiratory distress like chest retraction or tucking in, there is no cause to worry because enlarged adenoids and enlarged tonsils can make noises while child is sleeping. READ MORE
It is because of upper airway obstetrics from either enlarged adenoids and positional. If baby has no respiratory distress, nothing to worry about. READ MORE
Vaseline is inert and not toxic. Clean the mouth with water and give water. Watch for any symptoms like vomiting. READ MORE
As soon as the eyes look normal, going to school should not be delayed. READ MORE
Diaper does not cause urine infection. Urine infection is because of short urethra in girls and from fecal contamination. READ MORE
It is because of lack of social skills and lack of communication skills in autism disorder. READ MORE
Regular milk is given at one year age according to recommended action of American Academy of Pediatrics. READ MORE
No, nothing to worry, baby goes through these phases. READ MORE
No, antibiotic is not recommended for any cough especially if the cause of cough is viral or allergic. READ MORE
It could be serious. Call 911 and make sure she is seen in ed while keeping neck immobile READ MORE
It is true the chances of urinary infection are less for circumcised boys, but it is a painful procedure and traumatic procedure and should be done under anasthesia. READ MORE
It is ok. Most overweight children do not crawl at all. Perfectly normal. READ MORE
There is no test for diagnosing ADHD, it is from observation alone. Treatment is not initiated before 5 years. READ MORE
No, at this age, bones are growing and too much of weight training can cause strain on growing bones. READ MORE
Only serve healthy food, do not buy or serve junk food. Be a role model and encourage the whole family to eat together 3 meals and 2 snacks at a proper time with lots of water in between. READ MORE
No, I do not recommend any immunity boosting unless the child's immune system is compromised. Offer a healthy diet with natural macrobiotics, like yogurt. READ MORE
99.9 is not a fever. It could be a normal variation in temperature. I would get worried if fever is 101 or over. READ MORE
It is concerning as the baby can get dehydrated fast and dehydration is a problem and water along with electrolytes should be replaced fast. READ MORE
Quite possible flu-like all viral infections cause fever with congestion, nose, throat, and pain all over the body. She should be tested for flu and treated as soon as possible with Tammie if the test comes out positive. READ MORE
No yoga can cause strain on kids growing bones. READ MORE
Dengue like all viral infections causes high fever and the fever lasts longer and there is history if exposure to mosquitoes. READ MORE
It could be the baby is dehydrated and not taking in enough liquids. READ MORE
Certain poses in yoga can harm children growing bones by putting stress on them. READ MORE
Antibiotics should not be given for cough unless there is X-ray documentation of pneumonia or bacterial infection. READ MORE
it could be cough-induced bronhospasm, nebulisation with bronchodilator like albuterol will help. READ MORE
Continue breastfeeding, alone if possible. It is normal for baby, not to pass stools for 3 to 4 days. No intervention needed. READ MORE
Give him lemon juice prior to travel and keep him seated in the middle and do not make him look sideways. READ MORE
It is normal for a baby to blink. Wash eyes with warm water to remove anything irritating the conjuctiva. READ MORE
Offer him a healthy diet appropriate for the age and consistency. There is nothing wrong with finger feeding. READ MORE
No, do not let the child miss school. Talk to the child as to what is making him so anxious. READ MORE
My 1 month old baby sleeps for long hours and even doesn’t wake up for feeds unless woken up. Is it normal?
Do not worry, babies at this age sleep a lot. READ MORE
No, give lots of liquids and use saline nose drops or a humidifier with cool mist. READ MORE
Give lots of warm liquids and eat a high fiber diet, and if possible, stimulate the anal area. Try these things before you use a suppository. READ MORE
Usually, there is a doctor who covers the doctor. If not, then call the urgent clinic. READ MORE
No, do not give him cough medications, these are not safe and have side effects. Give him warm soup and if more than one year old, honey is a good substitute for cough medicine. READ MORE
Before stretching, kids should do a low intensity aerobics like walking. Stretching cold muscles leads to injuries. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Preceptorship to Instruct Residents from Different Medical Schools -
- Hay Fever (allergic Rhinitis)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (copd)
- The American Academy of Pediatrics
- American Medical Association
- St Luke'S-Roosevelt-St Lukes D, Pediatrics; Long Island Jewish Med Ctr, Pediatrics; Barberton Citizens Hosp, General Practice
- Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center Program
- queens general hospital in affiliation with long island jewish hospital city hospital elmhurst queens in affiliation mount sinai hospital
- preventive care,vaccinations,physicals for school,camp.sports and job physicals.
- barberton citizen hospital barberton ohio
- St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in affiliation of columbia presbyterian hospital
What do you attribute your success to?
- Hard work
Hobbies / Sports
- Reading, Gardening
Favorite professional publications
- AAP participated in office research
- Wyckoff Heights Medical Center ( Brooklyn, NY )
- The Brooklyn Hospital Center ( Brooklyn, NY )
- Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center ( Brooklyn, NY )
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- How Oxytocin, a Natural Hormone, Could Improve Social Skills in Children with Autism
Ocytocin is often called the 'love hormone' or the 'cuddle hormone.' It has many effects, from appetite suppression to inhibiting the release of cortisol. More famously, it is important for every kind of relationship.Basically, this hormone is released by any loving physical contact, including...
- Does My Baby Have Acid Reflux?
Spit out what they have just been fed; this is known as reflux or posseting. This is not vomiting. It is important to learn the difference between vomiting and reflux. In vomiting, the muscles contract to forcefully expel the contents of the stomach, whereas in reflux, it is a spontaneous expulsion...
- Facts About Autism
Autism affects both boys and girlsAutism affects one out of every 42 boys in America, and in total, 1 in 52 children in America is diagnosed with autism. As the disease is growing globally, it is important to know that treating the disease can be costly, both financially and...
- How to Protect Your Child from Getting Head Lice in School
Head lice are grayish insects that feed on human blood extracted from the scalp. Female lice release sticky substances that attach all eggs to specific hair shafts. Eggs are laid a few millimeters from the shaft - an environment that offers the idyllic temperature for incubation.Everyone who comes...
- Can You Get Mumps More than Once in Your Lifetime?
Mumps is a highly contagious viral infection that’s preventable by vaccination. The virus is usually spread by coming in contact with infected individuals. It’s common for newborns, children, as well as young adults. Symptoms associated with the condition include:...
- What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia refers to a disorder characterized by disability in reading. This is a very common learning disability and is found to affect a large percentage of people in the country. Children with this learning disorder are found to have normal vision and intelligence. In many cases, the condition...
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