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Dr. Eric L. Weiss

Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness
Woodside, CA
38 years experience

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Woodside, CA

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The Village Doctor, 2979 Woodside Road, CA
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Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness

Travel Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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124 Answers
313 Agrees
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
"No!" (well, maybe): The usual advice for cleaning ears is "nothing smaller than your elbow" goes in your ears. Eg; NO Q-tips, Bic pen tops, chop sticks, etc. However, you... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Yes: But which treatment depends on the cause of your diarrhea. There are non-specific treatments like over the counter Imodium (loperamide) which slow the... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Probably: Sars was a scary wake up call, but the international medical and public health community has since been vigilant in its monitoring and there seems no ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Probably pills: For more severe poison oak contact dermatitis even prescription strength steroid creams are not sufficiently effective. I recommend fairly aggressive ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Not perfect vaccine: The two available (us) vaccines are not perfectly effective (only approx 75%) and each can cause mild side effects, not to mention cost. So if the ris... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Diff't VIEWS on RISK: Antimalarial rx in india: depends on where you're going and how long you'll be there. It also depends on your (& your doctor's) view on risk: some exp... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Yes, but not in USA: I believe donnagel is available in canada but is no longer available at us pharmacies.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
"yes": It is possible to have typhoid fever or malaria and have a normal CBC (complete blood count).
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Bowel fluid absorber: Donnagel is an over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medication which is no longer available in the us, i believe it is still available in other countries in... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
All about motivation: I prefer 'positive' messages rather than the usual fearful ones (your cholesterol is clogging your arteries, your sugar/diet is leading you to diabete... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Edema: Having both feet swollen is typically a sign of edema, resulting from relatively poor circulation (sometimes poor veins, rarely poor heart pumping) an... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Stretch / PT / Yoga: Pain in a shoulder or arm can be the result of muscles or nerves being "pinched" higher up. We all tend to spend too much time on the computer (typing... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Not common...: ...But, there are some dangerous spiders out there. In north america the more common are the black widow (pretty immediately painful bite) and the bro... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
"none": There is no natural treatment for a rattlesnake bite assuming the bite is not "dry" (no venom). Up to 50% of rattlesnake bites involve no venom, howev... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Food hygiene/vaccine: Typhoid fever is a common (worldwide) infection with salmonella typhi bacteria caught via fecally contaminated food and water (human poop in your food... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Minimally so: "travelers diarrhea" is common in areas of poor infrastructure, where your fook or drink may become contaminated by someone elses feces due to contami... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Yes: If by travel you mean can the bacteria travel from their current location, bladder, where they are causing a uti. Not uncommonly, if untreated, UTI ca... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Dehydration: First, i would question the diagnosis - most healthy travelers do not get cholera due to their healthy stomach acidity defense. However, if you have c... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
1 day / hour change: How long jet lag lasts depends on a variety of factors including how far you've traveled, strategies you're using to help recover, and simply how you,... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
(more info please): Happy to help, but the ht community needs a little more information first!
A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Plenty: > 500mg: Good question. Vicodin is a good pain medication, but it is important to know that it is a combination of tylenol (acetaminophen) and a narcotic (hydr... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Graduated therapy: I'm a believer in *treating* travelers diarrhea (td), which is common & often bacterial. Mild symptoms can be controlled with otc Imodium (loperamide)... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Not a lot...: ...But, there are some dangerous spiders out there. In north america the more common are the black widow (pretty immediately painful bite) and the bro... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Plan, don't worry: Travelers diarrhea is a common (~30-50%) ailment in those visiting destinations with poor infrastructure (and hence increased risk of fecally contamin... Read More
A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
No: Vicodin, if used appropriately, is generally a very safe medication. The active ingredients are metabolized, or broken down, in the liver, not the kid... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
NSAIDs with food: All NSAID anti-inflammatory meds (such as advil (ibuprofen) & motrin) can cause stomach irritation. Using smallest effective dose, and taking with foo... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Maybe: Many are anxious flyers, even knowing full well that it is very, very safe. Nearly 3 million people fly every day... Safely! Xanax (alprazolam) can he... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Rehydration: Most healthy people don't get into trouble from cholera - in fact most healthy people, due to their healthy stomach acidity, don't even get cholera. I... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Unlikely: Remember that you don't "catch" bedbugs, rather you are bitten by them. In order to bite you they need access to bare skin. For this reason, in genera... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Fiber and hydration: Sorry, but you sound constipated. Hydration is important as is fiber in your diet. Many require a fiber supplement (see metamucil) which also requires... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Bloody nose / mucus: Recurrent epistaxis (bloody noses) should be investigated, especially in older patients, or those who smoke. Sometimes nasal cavity cancer can cause a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Might be malaria!: The more severe form of malaria typically causes symptoms within 2 to 4 weeks (longer if you've been taking anti-malaria rx), but there are other spec... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Sure: You can get a lifelong illness living in any country ; ) std's come to mind, hepatitis c, herpes, and HIV last forever. I believe you are referring t... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Maybe: Depends on where you are going and how long you'll be there. It also depends on your (and your doctor's) view on risk: some experts recommend "standby... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Can be, and yes: However a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) can also be relatively mild needing only close monitoring (chest xray) or peraps needle/valve drainage. Occass... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
"no": Malaria is not spread person to person, but rather spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Depending on where you are, it is not impossible for th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Fiber, Exercise, H2O: Assuming the pb has stopped, it can be constipating! other current medications can have constipation as side effect. Fiber (with enough water) very he... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Go to the hospital.: There is only one effective treatment for rattlesnake envenomation and that is "antivenom" which will be given to you, if needed, in your local emerge... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Hydration & Exercise: There are many reasons for relative constipation. Have your md review your current medications for constipation as side effect. Fiber (with enough wat... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Perhaps, if dry...: There are many reasons for relative constipation. Have your md review your current medications for constipation as side effect. Fiber (with enough wat... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Yes: Constipation is a bummer! long term prevention is much better than treatment: high fiber diet, plenty of fluids, or even fiber supplement (eg: metamuc... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Be smart: The old adage is "boil it, peel it, cook it, or forget it", but data shows that no matter how "careful" we are, we are still subject to "travelers dia... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Takes time : Jet lag recovery takes time, some say a full day for every hour of time zone change to fully recover. Use morning coffee, daylight exposure and exerci... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Once healed: Shaving should be ok once there is no longer any redness, blistering, or scabbing remaining from the dermatitis - in other words once your skin has he... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Office, if lucky: Hopefully your doctor's office has maintained his or her medical records and you could request a copy from them. That said, depending on the doctor... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
No: Mosquito bites, by themselves, should not cause fever. Bites become "inflamed" commonly (not infected) and can be red and a bit swollen, but again no ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Nausea / vomiting: Motion sickness occurs when your "inner ear" gets out of balance causing symptoms of nausea and sometimes even vomiting. Avoiding reading, playing on ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Yes: Jet lag symptoms can include headache, mild nausea, and of course fatigue. Feeling "awake" and unable to sleep when you should (eg: in the middle of t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
No: Assuming your gf was effectively diagnosed and treated (and not re-exposed), she, and you, need not worry about either infection coming back.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 38 years experience
Yes: 'jet lag' represents a body clock out of sych with the physical time at your current location, so yes, your diurnal rhythym can be, as you say, messed... Read More

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Mar 9, 2014
A concise answer, compassion and experience is what you will get when Dr Weiss answers one of your questions. Such a great value to the HealthTap community!
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Jan 25, 2013
Hello Dear, my name is Jenifer, I am, very happy to contact you today and i wish to be in good relationship and partnership with you, also i will be very happy if you can reply me through my priv...Read More
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Jan 25, 2013
Hello Dear, my name is Jenifer, I am, very happy to contact you today and i wish to be in good relationship and partnership with you, also i will be very happy if you can reply me through my priv...Read More
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Awesome answer! Will help me, too. :) I have DDD, and am cleared for any sort of exercise.
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Thank you for your prompt response. I will try milk of magnesia and monitor results.
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Thanks for your reply! I will continue taking it and see if symptoms improve!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, CA , 1984
Graduated 1984MD

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