Dr. Willam Lau

Infectious Disease
Aiea, HI
12 years experience

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Infectious Disease

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English

Doctor Q&A

229 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Probably not: Listeria has been associated with milk and milk products like, brie cheese, and most recently cantalope, but not peanuts.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Rare: Mononucleosis is usually an uncomplicated viral disease.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Not much: you should try not miss a dose of medication, if you miss a dose of PEGinterferon your side effects might lessen and the serum drug level will decreas... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Wash your hands: Wash your hands to help stop the potential spread of the virus if the shingles vesicles are broken and weepin infected fluid.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
NO: Glycerol is a osmotic dehydrating agent.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
By insects: The causative agent of chagas disease (t. Cruzi) is transmitted by bloodsucking insects or kissing bugs.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
When symptomatic: Virus is shed and transmitted in the respiratory secretions of the symptomatic patient (sneezing, fever, chilling, coughing).
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Yes: The majority of the adult population have had epstein-barr infection (mononucleosis) and have positive serological markers of past infection, but are ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Yes: Yes, if you mean staphylococcus aureus which can cause severe disease like cellulitis and abscesses transmitted by contact.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Yes: Yes, with the right antibiotics, unsually ampicillin.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Yes: Go to a doctor who specializes in treating HIV disease. It need not be an infectious disease specialist since many other practitioners (internist, fps... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Lung disease: Essentially bronchiectasis is a weakening of the wind pipes within the lung usually caused by repeated viral/bacterial infections such that breathing ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Lung infection: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissue, usually caused by bacteria, but could be viral or parasitic.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Yes: Usual transmission occurs with chicken, turkey, eggs, turtles, and contaminated foods.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Possibly: if the CBC has elevated WBC possible infection best test would be a scrotal ultrasound or physical exam
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Low risk: low risk unless the work has contaminated your package. you should wash your hands with soap and water before and after taking the food out of the pac... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Isolation: Isolate the infected patient routinely vaccinate all young children.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Usually nothing: Bk virus is usually asymptomatic, but in renal transplant recepients can cause kidney graft failure in 1-5%.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Hypostatic: Hypostatic pneumonia usually occurs when the patient is not mobile enough to expand the lung by deep breathing so that the atelectatic or collapsed lu... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Yes: One could be colonized or a silent carrier of the virus.
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A female asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Ask your physician: Prednisone will help decrease the inflammation in your sinuses, but Levaquin (levofloxacin) might not the the best drug for your situation.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Yes: Yes if you think you need it.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Ask dept. of health: Community MRSA rates may be hard to get, but hospital rates should be available through the infection control office.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Yes: Especially if there are chancres (sores) in the area contact.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Headaches: Headaches are very common symptom of brain abscess, but can be associated with many conditions. Fever, visual disturbance, nausea and vomiting are som... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Nothing is 100%: If the children are taught proper hygiene and to avoid incidents that may involve blood handling or exchange, it should be safe.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Try cranberry juice: Try to acidify the urine with cranberry juice and/or vitamin c. Plenty of water. Too.
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A member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Probable infection: Your penis is probably infected by bacterial, virus or fungus. You need to rule out sexually transmitted diseases. Seek treatment and help prevent spr... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
See your doctor: You should make an accurate diagnosis with blood and/or culture results. They will help your doctor decide which is the correct medicine to prescribe.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Check it out: If you have a strong family history of inflammatory bowel disease early detection and treatment will save you a lot of trouble.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Yes: Try cutting across its middle-guts will spill out if its a parasite.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
I don't know: Depending on the type of malaria, the disease may present itself months to years after leaving the endemic area.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
NO: Sniffle and cough are not typical symptoms of strep throat, a sore throat is more common.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Bowel disease: See gastroenterologist, you might have an inflammatory bowel disease and need work up especially if you are losing weight.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Yes: If you are a diabetic, 80-85 am blood sugars are very good. Any infection or stress may cause your bs to be not well controlled on your usual regimen... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Could be: See you md to check it out, could be yeast, bacterial infection or parasitic.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Possibly: Yeast can rarely infect hair follicles. Good hygiene should clear up the infection.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
A wart?: Its not scabies. The skin on the side of the foot is probably too hard for scabies to penetrate. Scabies usually leaves a trail of nodules as it burro... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Oils: It is probably no the popcorn that is giving you diarrhea, but the oil and fats added to the popcorn that irritates you intestines.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
No: You are probably immune with a positive rabies titer and have no symptoms of rabies by now.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Depends on symptoms: If only temp of 100.8f probably not, but if your child has cough or diarrhea or red skin or stiff neck or other serious symptoms that may be a part of... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Possibly thrush: If you were prescribed broad spectrum antibioics, they may have killed off the friendly bacteria and left you with a fungal or bacterial secondary in... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Probably not: Hiv is transmitted via infected blood. If the glove barrier is intact there should be very little risk of transmission.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
See urologist: There are many causes of difficulty in urination, not all are infections and not all respond to antibiotics. See a urologist for better advise on what... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
May have wrong meds: Check with your clinic about your urine culture result. You may need a different antibiotic if your infection is due to a bacterium not susceptible to... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Yes: See your doctor. The Levaquin (levofloxacin) may have caused you to develop a colitis that may need treatment.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Sores: May still have active sores causing the bleeding.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Medicine: Depending on the type of fungus, topical creams or ointments or oral medicine can cure skin fungus.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
Nothing: Your stomach acid digested the mold and bread.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 12 years experience
No: coronavirus is the name of a family of viruses, but each one can cause disease. coronavirus COVID-19 is one specific virus linked to the present pande... Read More
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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
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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
MD

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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