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Dr. Chris Hayes

Family Medicine
Lafayette, LA

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Lafayette, LA

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ULL Student Health Services, P.O. Box 43692, Lafayette, LA
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Family Medicine

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English

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not likely yeast: Uncircumcised men can occasionally get yeast infections under the foreskin, but if your symptoms are in the urinary passage they probably aren't yeast... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Read the bottle: You should follow the bottle's instructions, but if afrin is wearing off before it's supposed to, then you're in trouble. The use of afrin (or any oth... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
May be ovulation: Many things can cause an increase in vaginal discharge. If your discharge when fresh is clear and of egg-white consistency, you may just be ovulating,... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
It only takes once: Sperm can live up to 3 days in the fallopian tubes of a woman after sex, but women only make eggs once a month. This is called ovulation. You want liv... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Anti-inflammatories: The pain of menstrual cramps and the body aches from flu can both be improved with over the counter anti-inflammatory medications such as advil, Motri... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pseudoephedrine: Pseudoephedrine is the most effective nasal decongestant. It's available in most areas without a prescription from behind the pharmacy counter. Ask y... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
See your doctor: The answer to your question depends on several factors. If you didn't finish your meds the first time you may now have a resistant organism. If so, re... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Estrogen containing contraceptives are contraindicated in smokers 35 and over because studies show that the risk of blood clots, strokes, and heart at... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get a second opinion: I'm assuming you mean bronchitis, which is usually a viral illness. Since viruses aren't treated with antibiotics, you may want to ask your doctor wha... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Antibiotics don't treat viral illnesses. Mono is caused by a virus.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sometimes it's not: It's possible to eat healthily at many fast food places. Choose grilled items and salads and pass on the bacon and cheese. Limit salad dressings. Stay... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get out and have fun: Many communities have adult social centers and shuttles to get to them. Or you could look online for a local group doing something you enjoy. Once you... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hyperventilation: If it only happens when you exhale it may be a symptom of hyperventilation. When you breathe more deeply or more rapidly than normal your lungs elimin... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
See your doctor: Iud's can cause pelvic pain, but pelvic pain can also be caused by bladder or pelvic infections, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and many other things. ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
See your doctor: Skin lesions are impossible to evaluate without looking at them. I'd recommend that you see your doctor for an opinion.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Lower abdominal pain: Pain in this area could be from abdominal wall muscle injury, bladder or pelvic infections, kidney stones, ovarian problems, endometriosis, menstrual ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Cortisone cream: An over the counter anti-itch cream containing cortisone will help the itching. Flea bites should heal within a few days. Dog and cat fleas generally ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
More info needed: A woman has many structures in the left pelvis that can be sources of pain. Ovarian cysts, abcesses, or tumors, pelvic infections or endometriosis, bl... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
See your doctor: If you have a discharge you need to see your doctor. There is a prescription oral medicine for yeast, but you can't assume that this discharge is yeas... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
No. Sorry.: I'd advise avoiding sex for a week to let things heal. There's no way to get rid of yeast permanently, but if you avoid douching, take a probiotic eve... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Usually not: If you have a discharge with stomach pain, then you should see your doctor. Yeast infections generally don't cause stomach pain. You may have a more s... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
See your doctor: Even if you have a history of fibrocystic disease (which is a hereditary condition and not life threatening), if you have a new breast mass that appea... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
May be temporary: Myopia is usually caused by an abnormally shaped eyeball. Since it's a structural abnormality, using a lens wouldn't be expected to permanently cure i... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Insufficient info: I'd recommend that you see a doctor for evaluation. He/she will want to know how long you have felt unwell, what symptoms are associated with your con... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Many ethnic groups with native healing traditions have views which may seem unorthodox to euro-american physicians. It is common among these peoples t... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
See your doctor: Sinus infections are often viral, and viral illnesses last 7 to 10 days. You can take meds for symptoms, but there is nothing that can be done to shor... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
What is oddly?: Echinacea is an herb. Herbs can be allergenic, so your symptoms could be allergy related. If you are experiencing rash, shortness of breath, or hives ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many possible causes: If you have blood in your urine i wouldn't call it a negative urinalysis. Your symptoms could be caused by a number of conditions of the urinary or ge... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ask your OB doc: I am not aware of any antibiotic recommendations for staph exposure in a healthy pregnant woman, but your circumstances may be high risk for reasons I... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Chlamydia is a bacterial infection transmitted by contact with the infected secretions of a sexual partner. It can affect the genitals, the rectum, or... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Likely a chalazion: Unlike styes (hordeola), chalazia are usually not on the border of the eyelid, but farther up on the lid. They sometimes will drain (usually under the... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Easily grossed out: Someone who is squeamish is easily disturbed by blood or disgusting things.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Irritability can be a symptom of a number of medical conditions. It is a common symptom of depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. Sleep deprivation... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
STD testing: Based on your symptoms i would recommend that you see your doctor or go to your local public health department for std testing. Pain with urination in... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends on patient: The answer to your question depends on the patient and the medical condition being treated. The term "medical team" simply means a group of medical pr... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Continuous pills: There is a way to take your birth control pills that enables you to skip a period for a special occasion like a honeymoon or a beach vacation, but on... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Weak ankles: Ankle weakness is more common in previously injured joints. If an ankle is sprained and doesn't get properly rehabbed afterward, it will remain weaker... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Check the scalp: You might ask your brother how often he washes his hair and find out if his hair products have an odor. If your brother isn't going too long between w... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Chlamydia can cause serious complications. An untreated person may have no symptoms, but he or she remains contagious and at risk for these complicati... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Anything that irritates your nasal membranes or causes excess dryness can cause nosebleeds. Colds, sinus infections, allergies, cold dry air, nasal po... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Eat after meds: I'm assuming that you're probably taking doxycycline, since it's the usual first choice antibiotic for lyme disease. Doxy capsules can irritate the es... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
See your doctor: COPD causes sputum production and cough even in the absence of bacterial infection. This is called chronic bronchitis, and there are inhalers and othe... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
See your doctor: Sinus infections are often viral. Sinus blockage can also be caused by allergies or other non-infectious conditions. None of these will improve with a... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Different causes: Flu is caused by a strain of influenza virus. It usually is sudden in onset and causes high fever and chills. Antibiotics won't make it go away any fa... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
See your doctor: Vomiting can cause dehydration. You'll need meds to stop the vomiting so you don't get dehydrated, and you may need IV fluids if you are already dehyd... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
See your doctor: Clindamycin use can occasionally cause diarrhea due to a bacterial overgrowth in the colon with a bacteria called c. Difficile. C. Difficile makes a t... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibly: If your girlfriend is late with her period, i would recommend a pregnancy test. If conception occurred two weeks ago, a urine pregnancy test should be... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Take as prescribed: There are usually well-established and scientifically documented reasons to take prescription medicines as prescribed. If a medicine is not prescribed... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
It may need drainage: Boils usually have to be drained before they heal. If the er doc didn't think your boil was ready to be drained yet, but now it's redder and more swol... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
Time and rest: Flu lasts about 7 to 10 days. If you see your doctor and get on antiviral medicine within the first 48 hours you might decrease the length and severit... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hayes is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hayes is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My mother has Parkinson's for over 10 years and has had 2 hip fractures in 3 months. She seems to be responding well to this medicine.
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Thank you so very much but there's no scaly or red or anything with my skin and in both arm pits and I use Irish spring bar soap every day
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I take 400mg at night for Bordeline personality disorder

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Lafayette, LA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Lafayette, LA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Lafayette, LA - Winter
2013
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