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Dr. Michael Silverman

Infectious Disease
Cochecton, NY

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Infectious Disease

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93 Answers
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
No: Generally not in otherwise healthy individuals but in infants and the elderly it can be serious if they cannot maintain adequate hydration-so the key ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
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Yes: I would say most people would have no residual effects it is not lethal except in very very very rare situations.
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Breathing issues: This is a severe respiratory condition which can lead to respiratory failure and severe lung condition usually caused by a viral organism.
A 27-year-old member asked:
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Months plus: Most acute disease is asymptomatic, more severe disease in immunocompromised pts is associated with reactivation disease - as in acquiring or being ex... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
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No: Given that it's a x-linked recessive condition it affects men ...Women will be carriers.
A 28-year-old member asked:
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No and yes: Lyme -no, amd ehrlichia yes as abnormal liver tests can be seen.
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Yes and no: It is not likely contagious but if you have a GI infection with e. Coli and somehow it can spread via fecal-orally then you might be susceptible and t... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Viral syndrome: Sounds like you could have had a flu like illness with fever that broke during the night.
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Viral infection: This could be lymph node swelling from viral process, dental process, acute onset does not indicate that this is a lymphoma at this point ..Best follo... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
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Genetic: Rare genetic disorder- autosomal dominant, though some other types are associated with alcohol use, smoking, hepatitis c, hiv, etc.
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Form of: Highly contagious form of scabies.Affecting immunocompromised and institutionalized patients.
A 47-year-old female asked:
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Sounds like it: Although it is hard to understand long term prophylaxis is appropriate to prevent recurrences.
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Possibly: If a biopsy is done at an early point and treatment initiated very early the outcome is obviously improved.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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2nd choice: Somewhat depends on the symptoms and signs but generally antibiotics should be reserved for only bacterial infections though some viral infections do ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Yes, but: Missing a couple days should be ok but symptoms of hypothroidism will slowly return if you don't restart your meds.
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Possibly: That's a little difficult to answer but if someone has been exposed to someone who is not infected (no signs of active infection) so viral shedding of... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
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No: There's no data that says that steroids are associated with cancer or that they contribute to a diagnosis.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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No: Not at all ...It probably means you need to more careful when you're in the sun to prevent risk for developing skin cancer.
A 18-year-old member asked:
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Many choices : Unfortunately there are many possibilities but think muscular type pain but hard to tell with little information.
A 31-year-old male asked:
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Appears normal: It sounds like it is in the normal range, although if you were to have hepatitis c (or maybe b) then the pain in the right quadrant should be evaluate... Read More
A member asked:
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No: It sounds like a contact dermatitis so get a good shower and pat it dry and if still persists visit your doctor.
A 41-year-old member asked:
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CAT scan: Good history and physical exam labs and if needed a cat scan to confirm diagnosis.
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Infection: Inflammation or infection of adenoids.
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Warm compresses: Apply hot to warm compresses round the clock.
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Yes: There should not be any problems being around him..If you are ill, just make sure you are carefull with good handwashing, cover your mouth if coughing... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Rare: But it does happen and if strong family history and symptoms, blood in stools, etc., get it checked out.
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Fiber: Good general nutrition with added fiber in your diet will be helpful.
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Diet: Good nutrition and exercise and weight control.
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Several: Decrease risks that are known to be associated with inflammation of the rectum- infections, toxins, .
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Sure: Yes both viruses (herpes and west nile) and bacteria ( bacterial sepsis with microabscess) but clearly more associated with viral causes.
A 40-year-old member asked:
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No: Not likely but if the illness persists i'm sure the hg level can drop.
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Fecal-oral: Mainly by fecal-oral route via contaminated hands utensils food and drink.
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Agree: Parasitic infections occur more commonly in 3rd world countries where financial resources and conditions are less than optimal in dealing with these ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
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Can be significant: Myocarditis can be associated with heart failure and therefore can have serious detrimental effects on the body.
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Infectious Disease
Unlikely: Human to human causes almost all infection ..Mites are the host so i guess if they survive on your sofa you might be able to get from that source.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
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Varies: Depends on the severity of the infection but milder disease can last between 3-7 days.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Easy: That's a difficult question to answer given brain infections are rare..So to avoid them just live a good healthy life and get regular check-ups.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Tick bite: Infected tick bites a human and patient at risk for developing infection.
A 25-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Infectious Disease
No: No evidence of an association.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Yes: It is found in soil and when animals come in contact can become infected and humans can infrequently become infected after coming into contact with in... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
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Yes, but: But - encephalitis is an extremely rare diagnosis to be associated with eb virus.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
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No: No there is no data on this at all.
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Clinically: It's frequently a diagnosis of exclusion as it's generally a self limited illness - lasting less than 24 hours or so.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Yes and no: Good hand hygiene with any type of food that you ingest..Make sure it is well cooked - otherwise the illness can occur in outbreaks and sporadically.
A 25-year-old member asked:
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Ok: It does not appear to be significant from the results you mentioned.
A 26-year-old member asked:
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Hold tight: Its not clear that you need antibiotics- if that is what you're asking- tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil as needed, salt water gargles should do the tri... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Doubtful: Lymph nodes under your chin do not clinch a diagnosis of hiv, but to be safe i would recommend you go for a routine HIV test.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
1 week or so: Depending on the severity it can last a couple days to 10-14 days but usually less ...Depends on how long you took the med and when you stopped it in ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Doubt: Only a single small lymph node present does not suggest to me a HIV diagnosis, but worth a HIV test to be done - for routine screening given your age.

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Dr. Silverman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Silverman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks, this checklist made me feel good Thanks again for listening, the antibiotics are helpful
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Thank you..I had a bad 16 hr. stomach bug I believe
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