Hema Nirmal
Hema Nirmal, M.D., FAAP

Hema Nirmal, M.D., FAAP

Hema Nirmal, M.D., FAAP
Specialty

Pediatric General Medicine, Primary Care

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Adolescent Medicine, Attention Deficit Disorder, Newborn Care, Pediatric Care, Preventive Medicine, Primary Care

  • Accepting Children: Yes
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
Insurance Accepted:

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Personal Interests

Reading, cooking, gardening, spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Medical School

Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore University, India

Residency

New York Methodist Hospital, New York, NY

Board Certifications

Board Certified in pediatrics

Languages:

English, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil

Professional Associations:

Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

My baby has a cold: What can I do at home and when should my baby be seen by the doctor?

This is a question that parents typically ask during this time of the year. Common cold or upper respiratory infections are common in children during the first few years of their life. Some children may have about 8-10 colds by the time they are two, and may experience many more if they are in daycare or if they have older siblings attending school.

Children generally show symptoms that differ from that of adults. Usually, parents notice that their child has runny nose, cough, sneezing and nasal stuffiness. The nasal discharge is clear at first, but may become yellowish-green in color. A low grade fever may also be present the first few days. These symptoms usually last for about 10 days and then improve. However, complications sometimes occur, including bronchiolitis, croup, ear infections, sinusitis and pneumonia.

Unfortunately, there are no medications that can cure the common cold. These colds are caused by viruses, and antibiotics have no role in their treatment .The best thing that parents can do....

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Offices

Swedish Snoqualmie Primary Care
37624 S.E. Fury St.
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Phone: (206) 320-7293
Fax: (206) 320-5170

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


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