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Dr. Howard Lelvowitz

Internal Medicine
Alvord, IA
28 years experience

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Downstate Medical center NY medical. Intern and residency Wilmington Medical Center Wilm Del Hahnemann Hosp Phil Nephrol fellowship training worked Pine Ridge Hosp 1 years Redfield Commun Hosp 1.5 years hobbies fishing dog training old houses

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Internal Medicine

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87 Answers
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Sinus or cough: Most common is rhinits less common is cough asthma bronchitis see your doctor.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Used topical in small areas impossible if you have a large area needing treatment see your doctor.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Moseley hair center. I believe the cost is high.Propecia may help.This med is topical and any physician can write a prescription for it.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Voiding is a vagal maneuver. If your heart rate is low or blood pressure is low or you are elderly you are at risk of fainting usually incombination... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Ultrasound can eval size of kidneys. Any renal stones. Hydronephrosis (enlarged ureter reflux can some times be seen. Your doc may order a voidin... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: I am guessing 10.5 is your hemoglobin. Iron deficiency is common when pregnant due to fetal growth and supporting maternal and fetal growth simultan... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Welcome the elderly are very challenging often live alone or in nursing home dementia memory loss common. With significant dementia or move or dis... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Usually void first discard then save all urine for 24 hours.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Usually oral surgeons remove impacted molar teeth. They are difficult to remove.With local anesthesia ie lidocaine when you are young.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Dehydratiion will not cause frequent urination as the specific gravity will go up and urine output decrease in the absence of diabetes mellitus and hi... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Bronchitis is usually an acute infection.It can be bacterial or viral like influenza. Usually with bronchitis you have some abnormal breath sound... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Welcome the best way to loose weight is diet and or exercise. One way to loose weight is a nigh protein low carb diet. Lots of veg are very low in ca... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: You can do exercises to strengthen the bladder muscles. If this continues you should have your doc see if you have a cystocele weakness of the wall o... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Aldactone (spironolactone) is a weak k sparing diuretic treatment is IV fluids and treat hi k if pressentinsulin kayexalate.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: No listing re sexual dysfunction can cause dryness of mucous membranes so need more lubricant for sexual activity to avoid irritation or pain.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Vital signs ekg chest x ray blood work to eval pulmonary function and acid base eval for prob with lung function IV fluids.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Depends on the antibiotic and its metabolic pathway liver or renal.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: If you are sexually active with unknown partners withoutprotection you can develop a sexual disease like gonorrhea or chlamydiae. These infection... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: It might work not the greatest for anaerobes penicillin Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) better.
A member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Hyperthyroid can cause ptosis prom eyes hi metabolic rate pre tibial edema swelling does not cause tongue swellong.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Posture and phy therapy and exercise to help correct theabn back.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Echo checks for wall motion ie prior heart attacks and contractile function of the heart. Can have abnormal rhythm like atrial fibrillation or card... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Depends on your pcn allergy 2-3 % cross allergy usually ok be careful if you have a bad reaction to pcn.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: They are they same Duoneb has albuterol and atrovent (ipratropium) 2 neb meds for chronic asthma you should be on a steroid inhaler.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Best not to pick or scratch ask doc for Bactroban (mupirocin) Ointment often works for MRSA if mild.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Pneumonia undertreated infections and scarring smoking or occupational exposure gerd can also contribute to asthma see pulm doc for treatment incl... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See,below: U an take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Celexa together Valium also id doc pres ribes Valium best fot short term use.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Not more then 6-8 a day.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Bactrim does not cause urgency usuallu from infection. Hi resistance to Bactrim Cipro (ciprofloxacin) might be better choice.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: If you have a complete heart block you need to see a cardiologist for a pacemaker.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Ace inhibitor angiotensin convert enzyme inhib lowers vasoconstriction in the kidney.
A member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Welcome most common is infection urine or sinus or lung or any infection less likely is blood disorder see your doc for work up and treatment.
A member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Get cxr and some blood tests get pulm funct tests try singular and Flovent or asmanax see pulm or allergist for further testing.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: The first day would be the onset of brown drainage can last 3 perhaps 4 days. If continues you should see your doctor to see why.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Frequency can be do to a urinary tract infection treated with antibiotics. Can be a sign of kidney problems see your doc to get lab work and a phy exa... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Unlikely if eat balanced diet and no GI surgery ie short bowel.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Discuss with your doctor if in labor dont eat can have doc examine you to see if you need an enema dont do with out doctors ok.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Usually much more pollution in city.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: For info only not for treatment plica are from the patella membrane incompletely resorbed during development and overuse and injury not infrequently n... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Lots of videos promote partying and getting high appropriate selected videos are best or no videos. I prefer classic jazz wonderful and nothing to d... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Talk with your father. Try to counsel him. Teach him fiscal responsibility.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: To loose weight no sugar no processed foods apples great sliced salad with vilegar vegetables chicken breasts fish radished 1pound is 8 calor... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Most common is hearing loss related to loud noises loud bands construction shooting etc protect ears from loud noises less likely is scarring f... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: Mrsa is very contagious however usually need irritation or broken skin to spread. Maybe more easily spread mucuous membranes eyes and or perineal ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: See doc get antibiotics and decongestant and or singular if pain continues then sinus x rays and or ct and eval by ENT doc.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See below: See your doctor usually Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps if severe reaction your doctor should treat you with steroids prednisone.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lelvowitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lelvowitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I can barely bare to put pressure on it... Nor can I barely run my finger over it without being brought to tears. I have a high pain tolerance. But thanks for your answer!(:
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GBY for being detailed on types of infections. My 7 yr old has a high wbc count & im terrified. She got an appt w hematologist. Gave meHope!
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So taking the wife out on the town is OK, but the drinking in moderation. Plus, don't wanna get home & just fall asleep after taking it rite

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Graduated 1994MD
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