Dr. Myra Skluth

Internal Medicine
NORWALK, CT
37 years experience female

Locations

Office

NORWALK, CT

Address

10 MOTT AVE SUITE 3A, NORWALK, CT
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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About

Bio

Dr Skluth is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College with honors in history. She received a Ph.D from Columbia Univeristy Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in modern European intellectual history.She decided that she was not destined for life as a college professor and returned to school to fulfill her destiny as a primary care physician for adults graduating from Einstein in 1986. She completed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. As a board certified internists with added qualifications in geriatrics,she has served in many leadership positions in the Norwalk medical community. In the past several years, she has developed expertise in integrative medicine and nutrition in addition to her focus on womens health, diabetes, cardiovascular disease. Since 1997 she has been Chief of the Section of General Internal Medicine at Norwalk Hospital. She is associate medical director of Connecticut Hospice. She is a founding member and program Co-Chair of the Women's Medical Association of Fairfield County. She has been listed in Castle Connolly's guide, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area since 2000. In 2011 she was also named a Top Doctor by US News and World Reports.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

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283 Answers
107 Agrees
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No: Don't buy online drugs without a doctor's prescription. It may be counterfeit. If it does not work you will not know if it is your medical problem, re... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: It depends on how weak your abdominal muscles are to start out with and how much excess body fat you have. It probably will take many months.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes but: If he is overweight, he can lower BP by losing weight. Increasing exercise. Using less salt. Eating more fruits and veggies. Getting 7-8 hours if slee... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Medication: There is anti-fungal medication which is taken by mouth. There is topical anti-fungal medication. There also a laser treatment for fungal toenails whi... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Question not clear: Patients do not usually have total thyroidectomy because of hashimoto's thyroiditis. We need more information to answer your question.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Fungal infection: Sounds like you have a fungal infection in your toenails. This will only get worse if left untreated, see your physician or podiatrist. There are oral... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Infection or sugar: You may have urinary tract infection. Drink lots of water. You may have high blood sugar .T his can also cause frequent urination. Are you very thirst... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Depends what you eat: If you eat a meal which is high in protein--meat, fish , chicken, dairy products, beans- and fiber--whole grains you will not be so hungry. When you e... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No: It prevents platelet aggregation(clumps) and therefore blood clots.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Are you sure ?: Many women think that all vaginal irritation is a yeast infection. It could be bacterial vaginosis, and std, or some other issue. Chronic yeast infect... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Use pills properly: Using 1 birth control pill does not protect against pregnancy but disrupts the normal hormonal cycle. She should go back to her prescriber or health c... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Is boot too tight?: Pain can persist for a few days even when the foot is immobilized especially in this weather. Call your md to reevaluate your condition.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Don't worry: Vitamin was mostly absorbed, .
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
See MD: A 'popping' sound is often associated with a ruptured tendon or ligament. It is very painful to walk, i think you should be seen at an urgent care cen... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Our food is not as nutritious as it used to be because of how it its grown, when it is picked and how long it is stored before we eat it. Processed fo... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Insulin resistance: When you eat processed foods made from white flour, your body release lots of Insulin which causes fat storage and hunger. Eat protein and vegetables.... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No: There are other drugs in that class that are available in generics. Discuss with your doctor.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
You may be anemic: There are multiple reasons that you may feel tired and weak. You may have anemia, a low red blood cell count because of blood loss due to your menstru... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Maybe: Ground chia seeds swell up in your stomach and make you feel full with less food. Lentils are high in fiber. You also need green vegetables. That shou... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
See your MD: You could have an acute viral illness, or lyme disease, collagen vascular disease, such as acute arthritis, or possibly some form of cancer. Swollen l... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes, many: Rhodiola is an herb that has calming affects. Valerian also quiets nerves. L-tryptophan and l-theanine are precursors of serotonin which is a calming ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
What's the question?: We will be glad to answer once you ask a more specific question. Some people with irregular periods have polycystic ovarian syndrome.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Acid reflux can also affect the larynx and cause cough. Then it can be called laryngoesophageal reflux.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Need more informatio: Antibiotics are selected by doctors to cover infections caused by specific bacteria. When looking for alternative medications, you must know what bact... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Pseudoephedrine: Sudafed is the best i think. It is available as an otc but behind the pharmacy counter, not on the shelf.Not indicated for people with high BP or palp... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Tmj: The process of getting your wisdom tooth extracted may -having your mouth wide open for so long--may have irritated your left jaw at the temporomandib... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Muscle spasm: Tension headaches are associated with muscle spasm. When you feel the knots, it is a sign of muscle spasm. Try warm compresses or massage. You may hav... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Need activated folat: You need to take methyl tetrahydrofolate (folic acid) to bypass your genetic abnormality or take massive doses of folate (folic acid)--such as 3 grams... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No problem: Don't worry. It will pass through your GI tract and come out in the feces. Humans don't usually have worry about hair balls in their stomach like cats... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Taper off gradually: Do not stop caffeine cold turkey. Taper off caffeine slowly. Have half regular coffee and half decaf for a few days . The drink 1/4 regular and 3/4 de... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Whole foods: Eat lots of vegetables and fruits. Whole foods. Not processed foods. Drink 8 glasses of water. Your body is 70% water.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
See an oral surgeon: How long have you had this? If it is new it could be a melanoma. See an oral surgeon or ENT doctor to see if it needs biopsy and removal.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Urine pregnancy test: You must take a pregancy test to confirm if you are pregant. There is not necessarily a difference in how it looks. How long ago was your last period... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Individual servings : Many foods are packaged in individual servings. That should help you.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Plan B one-step: There is a pill you can take after unprotected sex. It is called Plan B one step. You must take it within 72 hours of the episode. Remember it is impo... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Go to dermatologist: You may need oral antibiotics and specialized treatment for pustular acne.It is possible that your pcp may order this or see a skin specialist.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
HYPOTHRYOID: Your thyroid gland is underactive it is not producing enough thyroxine. The pituitary gland is working overtime to try to get the thyroid gland to pro... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Wash your hands.: Washing hands with soap for 2 minutes(singing happy birthday song to yourself twice) is what you should do.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No: It is medically necessary for all people that work with patients with c. Difficile to be aware that they have it so that they can take the necessary p... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Probiotics: You must try to avoid the offending agent such as gluten and or dairy products. Then you need to repopulate the gut with healthy bacteria so that the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Based on weight now: If you are very obese, you will lose more weight on such a low calorie diet, than if you are only 10 lbs overweight. You need a deficit of 3500 calori... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a sulfa drug. Levaquin is a quinolone. They are totally different classes of antibiotics.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Need more informatio: Problems with hair can be the result of zinc or magnesium deficiency. Thryoid problems also need to be ruled out. Biotin is another issue.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Empty bladder after: The best way to prevent UTI after intercourse is for you and your partner to take a shower before intercourse and to empty your bladder immediately af... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes it is low: The optimal level of vitamin d in blood is 40 or more. There is a lot of variability in the vitamin d receptor genetically. So there is a wide range o... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Daily: Once daily is ok.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: It blocks the release of substance p from pain fibers.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Prednisone and: Monoclonal antibodies such as enbrel, humors, cimzia (certolizumab pegol). It is used when the immune response is excessive and causes damage to the b... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Whiplash; weightlift: A mva causing a jolt fro behind can cause it. Heavy weight lifting can lead to cervical strain or can cause herniated disc. If you have tingling or n... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No: Anyone with metal in their body cannot have mris.
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Jan 4, 2014
Thank you for helping both the patients and the doctor with your accurate caring responses! Keep up the great job!
Jun 27, 2013
Very accurate and timely responses
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Skluth is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I did not take insulin bcs it was less than 10 carbs. However I take lantus every night to cover for the whole day.
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Thanks, but no - not even on form. When I asked, they have said they're only interested in maternal side. Just thought the thkg changed.
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Thanks, but i have symptom like hair fall, constipation, intolerance to cold, and my fT4 is at the low end of normal. Is it ok?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, NY
Graduated 1986MD

Medical/Graduate school

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, GSAS
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

castle and connelly top doctor in ny metro area since 2000
top doctor US News and World Report 2012
top doctor fairfield county 2013

Affiliations

NORWALK HOSPITAL
CONNECTICUT HOSPICE
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