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Dr. Henry Bloom

Family Medicine
University Heights, OH
49 years experience

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University Heights, OH

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20620 North Park Blvd. 208, University Heights, OH
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Family Medicine

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English

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
No: Many people may stay the same, or improve, with control of their blood pressure, wieght loss, etc.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
No: This is a potentially life threatening infection that requires treatment with specific antibiotics that will treat the specific mrsa, and requires cl... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: All the same viruses that can cause the common cold, as well as others, (influenza virus, measles, etc.) can cause lowere respiratory infection (bronc... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Children and family: Children in daycare, and starting in new school often spread respiratory germs (bacteria and viruses) to each other, and then bring the germs home to ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
No: But aa, for the vast majority of alcoholics, helps.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Spread : Can spread elsewhere on the skin, to deeper tissues (cellulitis, abcess, lymphangitis, blood infection) respiratory infection, kidney inflammation (gl... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Yes, Staph, no MRSA: Young children, especially, who have close contact with others in daycare and ealy school, often bring home staph, (impetigo, respiratory, ear infecti... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Appearance, culture: It often is obvious, but though many experts do not reccommend culture, often one is needed to see of the diagnosis is correct, and what bacteria, sta... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Skin infection: A local bacterial skin infection, caused by staph or strep or both. Most commonly seen in kids or their families.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
No: Children, especially in daycare or early grades, where there is a lot of close contact, may often bring home staph. But MRSA is still not that common ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Family, close contac: It is spread by direct physical contact with those infected or carrying it, or from their items of close contacr- towels, clothes, bedclothes, dishes... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
No: Causes of chronic fatigue are many, and infection is not the most common. Some common causes are depression, which, of course can effect the rest of ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: It can spread to other areas of the skin, to deeper tissues, causing cellulitis, abcess, lymphangitis, which can spread to the blood. It ialso can spr... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
No: Though many experts reccommend only local treatement, without culture, our studies in families show that a culture is needed to see if impetigo is sta... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Not usually: Achild can get bronchitis as part of an MRSA repiratory infection, but is not likely to get pneumonia, unless there is underlying asthma, or immune di... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Chronic lung disease: Anyone with chronic lung disease, such as asthma, smokers, those with immune problems, and elderly people, are more at risk.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
No: Pulmonary fibrosis is a very uncommon condition, but many common reasons for excercise intolerance are, for instance asthma, obesity, being out of sh... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Can cause seizures: Alcohol can cause withdrawl seizures, and may effect the seizure threshhold in the brain for other types of xeizure. It may also interact badly with s... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: Bronchitis and pneumonia can be caused by many viruses, many bacteria, and all the same infectious agents that can cause one person a simple cold, sor... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Inflammation: Inflammation in the lung triggers reflexes that cause cough. Also mucous caused by the inflammation does the same. The lungs are trying to clear the g... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
It could: The most common cause of shortness of breath is asthma or other causes of wheezing, or chronic obstructive lung disease in smokers. Simple poor condit... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Usually not: Often lingers, spreads, and may become more serious, causing cellulitis or abcess. If caused by strep, it can cause glomerulonephritis, or, if spreadi... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: For most people, after around 7 years as a nonsmoker, the lungs do heal.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Mostly smoking : Though family history and genes always can play a role in susceptibility to cancer, the biggest factor is tobacco in any form, and alcohol contributes... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
No: Plain old soap and water, which is antibacterial, does help in prevented spread in the patient and to others. Also washing clothes, bedding, towels, a... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: Without treatment, often spreads to other areas of skin, or causes more serious infection, such as cellulitis or abcess, respiratory or even joint or ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Usually one: Although many experts do not reccommend culture, one way to be sure of both the diagnosis and that the one antibiotic given is correct, is to do a cul... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
That depends: For those with episodic or excercise-induce, or cold-induced asthma, for instance, they may only need to take their inhaler once before encountering t... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Hygene and culture: Good hygene, washing with plain soap and water, of the impetigo, hands, clothes, towels, bedclothes. But our studies in families show that others ofte... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Likely contribute: Both smoking and alcohol are risk factors for almost all cancers, impair immunity, contributing to growth of cancers. And alcohol contributes to weigh... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
It depends: Most infections are simple bladder infections, although sexually transmitted diseases (which can sometimes cause sterility or serious or overwhelming ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: If a teen girl is sexually active, she may get either a urinary tract infection or a sexually transmitted infection, that may have similar symptoms. S... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Sore or crust: An open sore, especially in a child, or one with a heaped up yellow crust, is nusually impetigo.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
They do more: Midwives are skillful deliverers of babies, and knowledgeable and compassionate care providers. But they are not fully equipped to deal with the often... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
More dangerous staph: Mrsa stands for mehticillin resistant stapholoccus aureus. A staph that is resistant to many common antibiotics. Often it is also more aggressive than... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
A nasty Staph : Mrsa stands for methicillin resistant stapholoccuc aureus, and is a staph that is resistant to many usual antibiotics (and each one has different anti... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: Air pollution (of which smoking is one kind) can damage and destroy the lungs, and therefore cause emphysema.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
No: Simple impetigo doesn't usually have fever, but if there is deeper involvement of tissues (cellulitis, abcess, lyphangitis) or respiratory infection o... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
No: Though alcohol is probably not a major factor, it is a toxin to the nervous system and impedes healing.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Absolutely not: This is an extremely dangerous, potentially life threatening infection, that requires treatment with the specific antibiotics to which the MRSA is sen... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 49 years experience
It can: Usually it will not, but if it invoves deeper tissues, as cellulitis or abcess, it may well. Of course, people who form keloids (large scars) are much... Read More

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Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1973MD

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