Doctor Q&A for Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: The influenza vaccine is specific for the influenza virus and its strains. The common cold is usually due to rhinovirus, and often other viruses. If o ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Immunization: We're you fully immunized? If so, you should be protected. If you don't know and cannot access your immunization records, you can have blood testing d ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Disguise it: Mix the antibiotic with ice cream or yogurt. If this is not feasible, ask your pharmacist to flavor the medication.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Need more: You need a topical antihistamine to act locally at the sit of the allergic reaction. Apply topical benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and consider taking a B ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Usually acid reflux: Most often it is due to acid reflux. The lingual tonsils can become swollen due to reaction to infection as well as allergic reactions.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: That medication is an antibiotic, and not a cough medicine. It should not be given to anyone, especially a child, if it was not prescribed for her. Pl ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Endocrinologist : You may have xerostomia, or dry mouth. You may have diabetes insipidus, which is very different from diabetes mellitus (the type that is most common a ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Soft tissue: If your ct showed some abnormalities, then sinonasal polyps are among the top considerations. Polyps are usually, but not always, associate with sever ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possible acid reflux: Intermittent throat pain can be a sign of acidic regurgitation into the throat. This can happen silently, without a sensation of the acid moving into ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Try various things: There are ingestible substances which ahve an unpleasant odor or taste. You can try using a sock or mitten to cover the thumb at night. You can also h ... Read More
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