Dr. Steven Fine

Infectious Disease
NY
33 years experience

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Infectious Disease

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A 73-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Depends: It would depend on what type of bacterial the infection is, but most, in particular, staph aureus, are nearly impossible to cure without removing the ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Could be: Could be musculoskeletal, muscle spasms, lung problems or many other problems. However, any chest pain (even if it doesn't occur during exercise) cou... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Lungs, skin breaks: Breathing in droplets containing them can lead to infection of the lungs (pneumonia). They can enter through breaks in the skin. Through the urinary... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes: Salmonellosis is infection with salmonella.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
No, but other worms: Pinworms only can come from other people. Other types or worms like "roundworms" can be contracted from pets, but it is pretty rare.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes: There are several different problems with chromosomes that lead to severe combined immunodeficiency disease (scid).
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Mono, fatigue: Usually gets better on its own, but not until days or weeks of swollen glands, severe fatigue, muscle aches and fevers. Epstein barr virus infection ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Werner is a type: Werner syndrome is one type of progeria (premature aging syndromes), often called adult onset progeria because it doesn't show up until adulthood.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Bacterial endocardit: Sbe stands for subacute bacterial endocarditis. Infection on the heart valve. People who have abnormal (or artificial) heart valves may need antibio... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
No: If it enlarges or does not go away in a few days, would get it checked out.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Antibiotics, soap: Antibiotics kill bacteria inside the body, but different ones kill different types of bacteria. Soap or alcohol hand gel kills most of them on the sk... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes often relapes: If not given 2 weeks of primaquine, up to a third to people treated for vivax malaria relapse. You need to be treated again by an infectious diseases... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Ceftriaxone, azithro: Ceftriaxone plus azithromycin.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
A variety of herpes: A variety of herpes viruses including hsv-1 (oral herpes or cold sores), hsv-2 (genital herpes) and varicella zoster ( chicken pox or shingles).
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes: Although not officially tested, it is generally felt to be safe and effective to split Crestor (rosuvastatin) with your doctor's permission.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
No antibiotic: You may be reacting to something used on your hair.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Depends where: Dog bits on hands or face generally require antibiotic (amoxacillin/clavulonate) Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a good choice. Elsewhere,... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Usually: Usually resolves on its own. Antibiotics are not usually needed, often overused, and can be dangerous.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Should be OK: Should be ok when used as directed. Always a good idea to notify your doctor or pharmacist when using over the counter products.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes: There are several different strains, so children often get rotovirus several times before developing immunity to most of them.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
No: Mostly infected by contact with cuts, scrapes, or nose or mouth contact with infected animal urine or water or soil contaminated with infected animal ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Doxycycline: African tick bite fever caused by rickettsia africae is treated with Doxycycline (or tetracycline). Usually with good recovery.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Treat immediately: See an infectious disease specialist immediately. Go to an emergency room if you can't be seen same day. Malaria can be serious and even fatal very ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
It can be deadly: Usually mild, in people with weak immune systems or sometimes in normal hosts, it can be a severe or even deadly disease.
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A 75-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Daily cleaning: Daily cleaning of the eyelids gently with water, or diluted baby shampoo and water will help.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Unless in blood: Unless the salmonella is in the bloodstream or severe enough to require admission to a hospital, antibiotics will not help. May make the illness last... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Depends: Depends on the cause. There are very many causes for loss of smell. Needs to be checked out. Some say that taking zinc tablets may help if zinc defi... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Europe and Asia: Tickborne encephalitis is found in central and northern europe and central asia.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
It could: Severe food poisoning, including salmonella could cause a miscarriage and pregnant women are advised to avoid certain foods that more commonly cause t... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Ticks: It is spread through being bitten by infected ticks.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Fever, HA, drowsines: First a fever and muscle aches, later, fever, headaches, stiff neck, meningitis, drowsiness, confusion, paralysis.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes, a little: Yes there are weak antifungal and antibacterial properties in sebum.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Discharge or none: Sometimes a discharge either white or clear from the tip of the penis. Sometimes a burning feeling during or after urination. Sometimes there are no... Read More
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A 80-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Topical option: Topical Clotrimazole (over the counter athlete's foot cream) rubbed into the cuticle twice a day can sometimes control the effects but it will not cur... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Liver and nerve: Can cause liver problems and nerve problems (neuropathy) like numbness and tingling. Need to monitor these things.
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Medicine or time: It might be a cold sore (herpes simplex). They usually go way by themselves and taking some Ibuprofen (motrin) can help the pain. Doctor can prescrib... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
It is good.: After exposure to hiv, most people who become infected will have a positive HIV RNA test by 32 days. The 2d generation antibody test is also usually ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Usually like a cold: Cough. Stuffy or runny nose. Mild sore throat, earache. Fever, can lead to pneumonia with cough, shortness or breath or wheezing.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Not HIV: Also the barbar should be using some type of cleaning of instruments between customer to eliminate any risk even though tiny, of hepatitis c.
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Wash hands, sleep: After getting a checkup and being sure you don't have an immune problem that needs treatment (such as HIV infection or other immune problem), you can ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Depression: Can worsen depression in some people.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Generally not: Won't help for viral or many bacterial sinusitis. May be harmful.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
No: Vicodin will not interact with antiviral or antiretroviral drugs. The biggest problem with vicodin is that it contains a lot of Acetaminophen (tylen... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes, close contact: Pediculosis is lice (head lice, body lice or pubic lice) and they are spread from person to person by close or direct contact (skin to skin) or in som... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 33 years experience
Yes: It can be deadly if not treated early.
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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
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Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1990MD
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