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Dr. Willam Lau

Infectious Disease
Aiea, HI
11 years experience

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Infectious Disease

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229 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
narrow vaginal?: See you gynecologist, you may have a stricture or anatomic narrowing of the vagina near your cervix.
A member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Dermatitis: Could be a skin reaction to a medication or contact with clothes, etc.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Coma: High blood glucose may be signs like blurry vision, increased thirst, increased urination. Headache and perhaps coma.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
No: H. Pylori is associated with gastritis and gastric ulcers. Gerd is caused by reflux of gastric acid into the esophagus.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
No and yes: Spinal degeneration usually causes localized or one sided motor (weakness) or sensory (feelings) deficits. Fibromyalgia is a recognized diagnosis.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
See ID or rheumatolo: See infectious disease or rheumatology specialist infectious disease may be a third and collagen vascular disease another third with malignancies the ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Yes and yes: Lymph nodes often enlarge as your body's response to an infection. If the infection persists so may the lymph nodes. Some infections (more viral) tha... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Probably not: Single blisters are usually traumatic. Herpes are usually in bunches.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Fever: A few days after a cat scratch, you may develop fever, lymph node swelling, or even cellulitis.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
DEPENDS: Your physician (hopefully an id) can guide the workup of your disease, which may be infectious, malignant, inflammatory, or reactive. Blood tests may ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Yes: But throat pain is not a common flu symptom.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
No: Lymph nodes can be biopsied using fna (fine needle aspiration), but it is easier to take the entire node out, subtotal or wedge biopies may not heal a... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Tests: Blood tests like hepatic profile are helpful, but imaging tests and biopsy may be necessary to determine the stage of cirrhosis.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Yes: Why would you pierce your belly button? You should prep the area with antiseptics and use sterile equipment if you do it.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Sometimes: The bacteria that cause utis may not be the same as the ones causing vaginal infections.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Yes: It is an irritation of your eyelid, so your body tries to wash it away by blinking and often tearing.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Possibly: A person can contract chickenpox, but not exhibit very much of a rash. If pregnant there is a risk of transplacental transmission of the virus to the ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Not required: You could get tested, but parasites may not be circulation in your blood. Better wait until you are symptomatic.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
No: Mono or mononucleosis is normally a self limited viral disease of children or adolescents without sequellae, and you usually do not get it again, even... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Diarrhea: Norwalk virus usually causes diarrhea accompanied by abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Yes: Most people with aids do not have any specific symptoms of the disease.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Wash and clean area: There are bacteria in the mouths of cats that may give you cellulitis in the area of the bite or cat scratch fever with adenopathy.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Probably not: Undercook eggs may contain salmonella, but usually cause gastroenteritis more frequently than fever.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Fever: Fever is very common with empyema, but watch out for non productive cough, one sided chest pain especially with breathing.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Nothing: Roseola is a viral illness which is most often benign and self limited.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Very little: If the facility has a good infection control program the operating room would not be a reservoir of mrsa.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Chemotherapy: Either radiation or chemotherapy or both are used to treat hodgkin's disease depending on the cell type and stage.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
When symptomatic: Virus is shed and transmitted in the respiratory secretions of the symptomatic patient (sneezing, fever, chilling, coughing).
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Contact: Group a streptococci are part of skin flora and can be spread person to person by skin contact.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Yes: Yes, but it has to be transmitted via sand fleas.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Yes: Leprosy is transmitted by contact with patients infected with mycobacterium leprae. Not common in the United States today.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
No: Stevens-johnson syndrome or erytema muliforme is a dermatological reaction, usually allergic to something.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
No: Amphotericin is an antifungal agent, has no effect on viruses.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Yes: Usually via the blood stream, but direct extension from the scalp, skull, or sinuses have occurred.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Very little: Usually very little in the general population. Higher risks groups are military recruits in barracks and college students in dorms.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Yes: Bartonellosis can be caused by a family of bartonella organisms. The most common one being cat-scratch disease.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Yes: Yes, if you heat it hot enough to kill the listeria.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Yes: Boiling will kill of some parasites, and if you are in the U.S. Most public water systems are safe.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Yes and no: Hodgkin's disease can be "cured" or put in remission, but may relapse months or years later.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Its possible: Like the listeria outbreak, if the cantalope is contaminated with salmonella it can be transmitted to humans.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Brain: Prions, which causes cjd, infects the central nervous system mainly the brain.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Spinal tap: Lumbar punctures or spinal taps obtain cerebrospinal fluid for analysis including cultures which usually identifies the causative organism.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Contact: Erysipelas is caused by staph and strep organism in the skin. Transmission is by direct contact.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Yes: Even with proper sterilization techniques, pirons which cause cjd can be transmitted by infected instruments.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
No: If you are on the internet, cdc, your department of health, randy white foundation, life foundation all have web sites.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Probably not: Cefaclor is usually inidcated for respiratory and skin infections.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Depends: What type of hep-c discomfort are you concerned about? If you have tense ascites, then paracentesis can be performed.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Bleeding: If not monitored carefully, Coumadin (warfarin) may Prohibit proper clotting of blood, causing easy bruisability and bleeding.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Yes: Staphyloccocal organisms are part of the normal skin flora of both man and beast. So if your dog has an infection treated properly and take precaution... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
What u can tolerate: You need good nutrition and hydration if you have the flu.Lots of fluid and what you stomach can tolerate.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lau is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lau is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Jan 16, 2013
the answer to my question was upto mark and may help my mom
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Hi Dr.that would mean 40 Tbsp leafket in box or online it states 10-20mls which is just over 1 tablespoon looks like not possible with the amount of powder as can only ...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. I just found out last night. I woke up yesterday morning weezing really bad and severe chest wall pain.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks - have FUO 12mos+, tests -ve, doctors now dismissive. Fed up!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated 2011MD

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
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Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Honolulu, HI - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Hawaii - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Honolulu, HI - Winter
2013
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