Dr. Eric L. Weiss

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

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Woodside, CA

Address

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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Hope not, but maybe: Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer killing many every year, however if caught early it is entirely curable. Sunburn increases & sunscreens (pro... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
No: Pruritis ani can be very frustrating (and itchy!) but rarely causes serious trouble. However if ignored, and scratched, it is possible to develop loca... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Yoga!: Often the best exercise for your low back doesn't involve exercising the low back at all. Stretching the back, and strengthening the abdominal and obl... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Regular Doctor: "bronchitis" is usually a viral upper respiratory infection, but can be caused by irritants (eg: smoke), allergens, & sometimes bacteria. Your doctor ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Yes!: Poison oak rash, a "contact dermatitis", is like an allergic reaction to the oil in the plant. Although an individual's sensitivity can vary over time... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Yes: Both poison ivy and poison oak cause the same kind of allergic rash, meaning that they are indistinguishable from each other.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Sinus Pressure: You probably have pressure in your sinuses from the air pressure change. As airplanes descend from 30, 000 feet to sea level there is a change in the ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
No (urban myth): There is no data to support coffee stunting your growth (this myth grew out of a concern that caffeine may be a risk factor for poor bone health, it i... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
No: (unless he is in your car ; ) suggest he sit in front, avoid reading or gaming on his iphone, or consider preventive medication (dramamne or transde... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
This is up to YOU: There is no easy treatment for alcoholism. This disease is more common than you think. The first step towards recovery is as simple as you deciding yo... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Rest and Ice Therapy: Achilles tendonitis can be frustrating! rest, avoid aggravating activity, use aggressive ice therapy, gentle stretching and anti-inflammatory rx. Con... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
No, but DENTISTS do: If by doctor you mean your primary care md, then no. We are familiar with, but do not typically manage dry (dental) sockets. There are doctors who do ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Maybe: Unless you are known to be vitamin B12 deficient, there is much debate about whether or not you'll get any energy benefit from supplementing b12: ther... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Yes!: Dengue fever, the viral infection spread by tropical mosquito, also goes by the nickname "breakbone fever" for a reason!
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Regular Doctor: Your regular doctor should be able to guide you through a re-hydration strategy, starting with exploring, and treating, why you are dehydrated in the ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Your doctor's office: Tb skin testing (ppd test) is commonly done at your doctor's office. It may also be offered at the county health clinic, your school, or sometimes eve... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Uncommon, but maybe: Lamotrigine (lamictal) can (rarely) cause serious, even life-threatening, rashes, but these usually occur within 2 to 8 weeks of starting treatment, b... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Contagious!: Most "pink eye" in adults is a viral infection, caught from someone else with pink eye, or something that person touched! good hand washing, separate ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Perhaps: Some, but not all, county health departments provide clinics where you can receive travel vaccines, sometimes at subsidized prices. Best to do your ho... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Side effects: Spraying and use of insecticides to get rid of mosquitoes has been tried. It can be expensive (note most countries with malaria do not have large publ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
I prefer scop patch: I find that transderm scop (scopolamine) is both well tolerated and effective. Perhaps even better is half a scop patch, but if you do this, carefully... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Yes!: But it would be almost certainly malaria caught while traveling in another country. In 2005 - 2009 there were 7379 cases of malaria reported (us cdc) ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Plenty!: A travel medicine expert will focus on preventive advice, rx, and immunization to keep you safe and healthy on the road. Note that this field is much ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Prompt evaluation: Reach out, try to establish trust. Address issue directly, ask if the patient has a formal plan: if s/he has access to lethal means/poor judgement & s... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Plenty!: As you know, many challenges can be overcome by spirit and attitude. Other tips include exploring programs designed for the mobility challenged: there... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Some, but GO visit!: The field of travel medicine is dedicated to encouraging travelers, but educating, immunizing, and preparing them to have a safe and healthy trip. Ris... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Very good, if...: You seek appropriate care. There is only one effective treatment for rattlesnake envenomation and that is "antivenom" which will be given to you, if n... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Awful!: ~ 20 minutes after a toxic dose, the body's muscles begin to twitch and spasm, leading to nearly continuous convulsions and then increased body temper... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Jet lag -> fatigue: Sleeping 14 hours is likely simple exhaustion and sleep deprivation. Although a few days of "jet lag" can surely cause both! jet lag more typically ca... Read More
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A 80-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Pain worsens high BP: Pain by itself can significantly raise blood pressure. Getting your pain under control may be all the blood pressure control you need. If not, be mind... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Yes: But use the neti pot (or neilmed bottle) properly. Saline sinus rinsing can be very effective for sinus irritation / congestion. Water must be clean, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Yes: Pruritis ani is a fairly common, and frustrating, irritated skin condition which causes a lot of itching of the delicate skin around the anus. Causes ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
No!: Although malaria is transmitted by the "bite" of a mosquito, it is only one (out of many) mosquito species which can transmit malaria and even in an a... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
No, but consider Rx.: Assuming you are not sick / fever / symptomatic, you do not need "testing". However, depending on where you were you may wish to consider "terminal pr... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
I'll say no...: Air travel remains one of the safest ways to get around. At the spry age of 60 you should be fine! remember to be mindful of hydration, get up and wal... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
"No" (very rare!): Chagas disease is caused by the parasite t. Cruzi and spread by the triatome bug (aka "kissing bug"). These bugs live in mud walls and thatched huts i... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Immunization: There are two types of typhoid vaccines, an oral version and a "shot". There are pros and cons to each, but the biggest is that one is a shot (!), but... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Yes: After college, the typical path to being a pediatrician involves 4 years of medical school and then 3 years of residency training. Further training, a... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Yes!: There are two basic types of freckles, "simple freckles" and "sunburn freckles", and this should help answer your question. Freckles are more common i... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Healthy Choices: High blood pressure and poor blood sugar control are games of small numbers over time. By that I mean that these are chronic conditions which need to ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Giardia?: May things can upset the balance in your GI tract causing gas, bloating, and even changes in stool. Infection (recent antibiotics?), giardia (travel h... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 years experience
Prostate, testicles: Most health problems are equal opportunity offenders, but some are more common in men (and some in women). Obvious ones include prostate disorders, ge... Read More
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Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 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
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Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 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
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Internal Medicine, Travel Medicine, Men's Health, Wellness 39 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
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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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