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Dr. David Nelson

Family Medicine
Houston, TX
35 years experience male

Locations

Office

Houston, TX

Address

9511 Huffmeister #100, Houston, TX
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Northwest Family Practice Associates

Houston, TX

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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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231 Answers
18 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Follow up regularly: It is not uncommon to have leaky valves. At your age, you were probably born with them. The main concern is is that it can cause your heart to enlarg... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
It is full: After you eat or drink, the food goes to your stomach for processing to begin the process of digestion. It will stay in your stomach for an hour or tw... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
I wouldn't : when you have a collapsed lung, the changes in air pressure in flying could cause it to get worse or collapse entirely. Unless it is absolutely necess... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Nebulizer: Since you are dizzy and short of breath, the nebulizer will work quicker and better. Advair does not help acute asthma attacks. The inhaler will help ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes, but....: Toradol can help pain but can't be taken regularly. It is very damaging to your kidneys. It is better to find out what the underlying problem is and ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: The two medicines should work together. However, don't use afrin (oxymetazoline) more than a few days or you will become dependent on it.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: You will flush out old blood and clots for a while. If the blood become bright red or if the mucus starts to smell really bad, see your ENT sooner.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Well....: Technically, i guess it's ok but everyone around you would appreciate it if you bathe more often. Not washing your hair will cause your acne to get wo... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Hard to say : Get your liver checked asap. Usually you nails would only be yellow with long term liver disease. Get it checked out.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Soap and water: Wash your face regularly ith soap and water.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Maybe: It could be due to anxiety. Medications and caffeine may also cause problems.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Could be either: You are obviously very concerned with your health. See your doctor and get checked out. A number of meds can help.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine): Both of these meds are used to treat chronic idiopathic urticaria (hives without cause).
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Clumping: Agglutination is the clumping up of substances your blood. It can be platelets or blood cells, fatty cells or some proteins.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Early thyroid issues: A high thyroid peroxidase level is a sign that your body may be attacking your thyroid. Over time, this can cause your thyroid to shut down and you to... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: The severe dryness of your eyes can damage and scar your corneas. This might require corneal transplants.
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A female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Baby powder: Baby or talcum powder do a good job absorbing moisture. Tinactin (tolnaftate) and other otc powders will add an anti fungal medication with the powder... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Many possibilities: It could be a pinched nerve or pulled muscle but with the burning, i'd worry about shingles. Get your doctor to check it out.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Lithotripsy pulverizes a stone but you still have to pass the sand like sediment. Instead of passing a 5mm stone, you are passing very tiny particles.... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Anytime someone has cancer needs to be checked out to make sure the cancer has not spread. It helps determine they course of treatment.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
No: Just going through the day will burn calories. The key is to burn more calories than you take in.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Depends: A high white blood cell count is usually a sign of an infection. A high red blood cell count is usually due to asthma or other breathing problems. Occ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Would not trust it: Rhodiola is mainly used for anxiety. If your symptoms are stress related, it might help. Otherwise, i wouldn't trust it for arrhythmias. They can be l... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Be patient: Pharyngitis can be painful for a few day. If it is not much better by monday (1/17/13). Get your doctor to look at it again.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
A couple of thoughts: Pain like you describe is usually seen with enlargement of the spleen. This is typically due to a viral infection, such as mono. Constipation and pock... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See doctor ASAP: The coldness of the hand and the pain are worrisome for a blood clot or narrowing of one of the arteries either problem can be very serious. Sometime... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
It is possibly: Mid-cycle is when you are most likely to become pregnant. Sometimes, women will have bleeding with implantation of an embryo or due to a possible misc... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See a neurologist: I don't have an answer for you but this is most definitely not normal. See a neurologist asap. This could be a life threatening problem.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Can be: Most people have diarrhea after eating fatty foods once their gall bladder is removed. Some people will be constipated. It is simply how your body rea... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Stop it: Go ahead and stop it. You will initially retain fluid but that should improve over time.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Time and patience: Typically this is due to a painful experience in the past. Make sure your partner uses lubrication and doesn't' try to force things. Sometime using so... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Can be: Used occasionally, laxative are not a problem. If you use them regularly, you can damage your colon.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
We don't know: Every few years, the numbers for track stars get faster. With continued improvements in conditioning in nutrition, who knows? We'll never be as fast a... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Most: Most otc treatments dry oily skin and tries to open pores.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
It: Myth: aging gracefully is only due to having "good genes.".
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Chocolate: Fact: chocolate really doesn't affect acne.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Severity: True contractions are extremely painful. They come very regularly and become progressively worse. False labor is painful also, but not as frequent or... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Normal: During the day, you are constantly taking in food and liquids and going to the bathroom. It is very common to have your weight vary 3-5 pounds over th... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes!: We once had a patient drop by our office having a heart attack on his way home from a normal stress test. Go to your nearest emergency room immediatel... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Reflexes: We are checking reflexes. The knee jerk is easy to cause. Hyperthyroidism can make the reflex much stronger and damage to nerves can make the reflex w... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Maybe normal: Many people begin to grey in their 20's. Get a physical exam to look for thyroid disease and any other chronic medical problems.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See an ob/gyn: Bleeding may be due to an infection or some remaining tissue in the womb. Sometimes your hormones will be off after childbirth or an abortion. Get che... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
No: You will probably have a period and it may be heavier than usual. When you are taking the placebo, you are not receiving any hormones. This causes a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Possible shingles: Based on little info, i would be concerned about shingles. You would get painful patches of red blisters generally on just one side of your body. I'd ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See your doctor: You might spit up blood for a few days with an infection but definitely not for 2 years. I would suggest seeing a pulmonologist as soon as possible.
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A member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Symptoms: During an anxiety attack, some one will feel very uneasy. They might have a rapid heart rate and rapid breathing. They might become very shaky and swe... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Go to ER now!: Not being able to feel one side of your face is very suspicious for a stroke. It could be something minor, but it is in your best interest to see some... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Fluid in ears: Typically, it is not a big problem. Many groups feel that we should only treat it with decongestants. If it becomes very painful or your hearing is se... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Somewhat: Long courses of antibiotics can lead to c. Diff. It is usually seen when taking broad spectrum antibiotics but it is possible with penicillin.
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A member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Cellulitis: Your wife probably allowed bacteria to get into the wound and caused an infection. Taking tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen will help with the pain... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Nelson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nelson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! youre right, thanks, i ended up tossing it, it had white streaks in it so i didnt feel safe about drinking it
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Thank you for the response and semi food Cher. Although, I do have to say I think I was wrong about the flexor. Quad piece for sure- ifront
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Thanks! I use the lotion am & pm; some nights I'm prescribed BOTH medicine. My question is about the order: use which 1st? Lotion or cream?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Texas Tech University School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

MEMORIAL HERMANN HOSPITAL SYSTEM

Awards

Top Family Physician, First Place, Houston, TX - Winter
2013
Top Family Physician, Second Place, Houston Region - Summer
2014
Top Family Physician, Second Place, Houston Region - Fall
2014

Affiliations

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