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Dr. Myra Skluth

Internal Medicine
NORWALK, CT
36 years experience female

Locations

Office

NORWALK, CT

Address

10 MOTT AVE SUITE 3A, NORWALK, CT
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8.00am - 5.00am
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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.

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Internal Medicine

Doctor Q&A

283 Answers
107 Agrees
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Go: Go to restroom every 2 hrs, even if you think you do not have to go. This avoids accidents.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Iodine, zinc, seleni: Sea vegetables--kelp, nori , are rich in iodine. Selenium and zinc are important for the conversion of T4 into t3 (liothyronine). Selenium is in brazi... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Part of brain: It is part of brain positioned above the occipital lobe and behind the frontal lobe. Its function is to integrate sensory information from the visual... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
use it 2-4wks: Need to use it for 2-4 weeks until rash has completely gone away. If rash persists see your doctor for oral medication.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
TMJ: You may have inflammation of the temporomandibular joint. This can be treated by your dentist with a bite guard, certain exercises, muscle relaxants, ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Maybe: I'm concerned that your sugar may be too low. Recent studies have shown that low blood sugar can be more dangerous than higher blood sugar. Are you ha... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Dyspepsia: You could have many different problems, inflammation of your stomach called gastritis. You could have an ulcer, you could have food sensitivities. You... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
See your doctor : You may have a problem with how your stomach empties. This is called gastroparesis. Your doctor can do some other tests to see if this is the problem.... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: I don't know your issues with touching. You need to see a psychiatrist to explore this further. It should be a very treatable condition with medicatio... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Its's possible: Get a pregnancy test. White fluid from the vagina is not a sign of pregnancy. It is normal discharge.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
No: Most beta blockers cause hair loss. You can check with your doctor, or pharmacist--perhaps some cause less than others. It may be that the stress of p... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
See your doctor: A simple cold or sore throat should have resolved by now. You may need antibiotics. See your doctor.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Possible wax?: See your doctor. Your ear may be plugged up with wax. It may need to be cleaned out. Or you may have an infection which needs treatment with antibioti... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
2-5 lbs: Most people do not gain more than 3-5 lbs.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
New clot is possible: Although you are anticoagulated with lovenox, (enoxaparin) it is still possible to have a another clot. The fact that you have a ivc filter should pro... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Try for 5-7 days: After 7 days, you will start to notice that your feel much better, have more energy, sleep better, are less irritable. That's what motivates you. It f... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Get 2nd opinion: That is a lot of medication! perhaps another approach such as transcranial magnetic stimulation ( a form of low dose electroconvulsive therapy) may be... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Hormones, salt: Hormones affect fluid retention. In the week before menses many women get fluid retention. Salt intake can also affect how much fluid your body retain... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Almonds: Almonds are a good source of calcium. Sardines are good too, as well as yogurt.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Hot flashes: Hot flashes, night sweats, sleep problems--frequent awakenings are all typical symptoms of menopause which can last for several years.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Perhaps: They probably are safer than a tanning bed which exposes you to the risk of developing skin cancer. I am not sure exactly what the ingredients are in ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
See a surgeon: You may need to have such an abscess surgically incised and drained. There may be a cyst which keeps filling up with sebum and pus. The sac of the cys... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Eat: Eat whole foods, not fast food. Don't drink soda except selzer. Walk 30 minutes daily. Sleep 7-8hrs.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Can't compare: 50mg of diclofenac is a lower dose. It is probably equivalent to 400-600 mg ibuprofen. People respond to different medicatons differently.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Don't worry: This brownish discharge is the final remnants of your periods. The final tiny bits of endometrial tissue that are being shed.It should stop soon. If n... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
No: There is no treatment to reduce exopthalmos in graves's disease.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
rule out infection: A swollen parotid gland could be caused by mumps, (were you vaccinated?). It could also be caused by a stone impacted in the salivary gland which coul... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Doctors do urine and blood pregancy tests. Urine tests are positive or negative. Blood tests can tell how long you have been pregnant.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Improvement: Myth: improvement is only possible for a limited amount of time.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Low glycemic diet: A diet made up of vegetables and lean protein(meat, fish chicken, eggs) with 1-2 pieces of fruit per day will help to lose belly fat.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Complex question: Sorry about your mom. How old is she? Why is she on a ventilator? What other diseases does she have? Was she a smoker? Does she have heart disease? Ho... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
SEE A GI SPECIALIST: You may have an esophageal ulcer or a stricture . Do you smoke cigarettes and or drink alcohol? Then you might have a more serious problem--a tumor. Y... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
? wax: Try wax softener. Use bulb to flush ear with water. You probably need to see your doctor.
A male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Clear liquids: A clear liquid diet--gatorade, coconut water, gingerale, coca cola, broth--is the best thing. Keeping well hydrated is the key. Probiotics will help t... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Antibiotics, diabete: Frequent yeast infections can be caused by elevated blood sugars. You should be screened for diabetes. Also frequent use of antibiotics disrupts the b... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Cardiovascular disea: Coronary artery disease, which leads to heart attacks and strokes are a consequence of hardening of the arteries.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
At least 30 mins/day: Probably 60 minutes is a better number. It is not just how long you walk but your speed is important too. You should try to walk at a speed of 1 mile ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
May be due to meds: You need to review your medication. Some medications such as ace inhibitors used to treat high blood pressure can cause high potassium. Eat less fruit... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Clear liquids: If vomiting is uncontrollable and you cannot hold anything down, may need to go to ed. I see you have a history of gastritis--if vomit is brown or bla... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Walking: Walking for 5-10 minutes each day to start. Increase your time and speed every 2-3 days. That's a good way to get your strength back.
A member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Sleep is important: Getting enough sleep 7-8 hours per night is essential for good health and mental sharpness. Sometimes worrying about sleep makes it even harder to get... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Probably not a worry: A cyst is a fluid or sebum filled nodule encased in a membrane. It can have characteristics which suggest that it is harmless or that it may be cancer... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Have a new problem?: There are 2 types of sleep problems. Problems getting to sleep can be caused by worrying, not being able to relax and turn your mind off. Sometimes l... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Not really : You clearly have an infection which is difficult to treat and is resistant to many other antibiotics. You probably have no choice but to take the zyvo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Not a good idea: Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus can dry up your breast milk.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
No: In the usa antibiotics are not available over the counter. Excessive use of antibiotics leads to bacterial resistance.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Should be better: Hip pain should be greatly reduced by now. Sometimes scar tissue can cause problems, especially if you were not very vigilant with post op physical th... Read More

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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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