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

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

Houston, TX

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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

231 Answers
18 Agrees
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Probably: Without a lot of information, i would suppose that your ENT thinks the symptoms are from acid reflux and is checking for it.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Get it checked: Typically cancerous lumps are hard, painless and does not move around. It is probably a boil or a swollen oil gland called a sebaceous cyst.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
No: Quitting alcohol will make you feel bad going through withdrawal. It won't cause glands to swell or changes in your blood count.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Normal treatment is 1g once. You easily exceeded that dose.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Maybe: It usually takes some time to develop dependency on a medicine but it depends on the person. Some people become addicted after 5 days and some never d... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See your physician: With RA and possibly myasthenia, your immune system will be weakened and you will get sick easier. The medications for these problems will suppress yo... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See you doctor: This may be something as minor as a bladder infection. However, anyone who urinates that often at night should be checked for diabetes. If those are n... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Try: Try a new hobby or learn a musical instrument.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Maybe: If your kids have any chronic medical problems (like asthma), definitely get them checked. If the fever is over101 and won't come down with tylenol (a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
No.: Your thyroid dose may be too low. These are common symptoms of hypothyroidism. Get your doctor to check it out.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Use: Use benzyl peroxide after washing your face to dry the oily parts of your face.
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A female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
OTC meds: sudafed, Mucinex (guaifenesin) and afrin nasal spray for a couple of days should help. If the pressure wound let up, go see your doctor
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Hold on a few days. : The cigar would probably irritate the tissue.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Follow up: It is common to have pain while healing. Also, some of the dissolving sutures used may be dissolving. Have your surgeon check the wound just to be saf... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Possibly: Low magnesium can do all these things. Take an over-the-counter form of magnesium and see your doctor asap.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Catch a stone: Try to recover a stone after you pass one. Take it to a urologist and they will find out what it is made of. Most stones are made of calcium oxalate. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
No set answer: There isn't a straight answer for you. If you are having vomiting and diarrhea, it can happen in in just a few hours. If you have cotton mouth, aren't... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Not sure.: Not much to go on. The first thing that comes to mind is a kidney stone. That is usually just on one side and radiates from you mid back to testicle. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Seborrhea : Washing your hair daily with a dandruff shampoo. The condition is caused by having too much oil on your skin. Even though you skin feels dry and flaky... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Many things: It could be caused by a pinched nerve in your neck when your neck tightens up. Heart pain is usually in your left arm but it can be in your right arm.... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Leave it alone: If it is a node or a boil, it could cause a worsening infection. Leave them alone. If they start draining or you run a fever, see your doctor.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Probably: Tranquilizers can have stress relieving and muscle relaxer properties. Your body is probably missing that.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Unknown: Taste is strange. It can be due to a sinus infection. It can be caused by medications, especially nose sprays.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See doctor: if you had a normal X-ray and ultrasound, it still could be your gallbladder. It also could be muscular. You need further work up
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
No: while coffee with sugar and cream will definitely raise your sugar level, 140 is a bit high. Go see your doctor and get checked out.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Possibly: Spotting can be a sign of pregnancy or miscarriage. I would suggest getting tested.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: nausea is a very common side effect of buspar (buspirone). It tends to get better with time.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Neither: It is neither good or bad. It's just a painful way to remove hair. Will sometimes lead to an infection.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
A couple of days: Usually it takes 1-2 days for an antibiotic to work. Using tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin will help the fever.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Sort of...: Bullae are basically hyper expanded area of your lung. That part of your lung will not contract. It forces the rest of your lung to expand to compensa... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Probably: Strep will cause swelling of the lymph nodes in your neck and jawline.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Treatment.: You have to get to the underlying cause. Get a physical and see a psychologist. It may be due to an medical problem, so it needs to be ruled out.
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A member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Usually not: Typically, alopecia refers to the loss of hair from your head. There is one form of alopecia where a person has no hair at all (not venen eyebrows!). ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Probably none: Having the same blood group is not a problem. The rh factor is important. If one parent, is negative and the other is positive, there is a chance for ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Possibly: This was certainly the best time to try and get pregnant. It may be too early to check a pregnancy test. Try testing your first morning urine. Otherwi... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
It is possible: Some women enter menopause early. It is more likely if your mom did the same thing. However, sometimes your ovaries will quit producing hormones for o... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Rest: Sit in a hot bath for 20-30 minutes a day. Take a fiber suppliment so you don't strain too much going to the bathroom. Finally, stick to vaginal inter... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Probably: The wax will cause water to be retained in your ear canal and lead to the swimmer's ear infection. Unfortunately, removing the waxdoesn't get rid of t... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Maybe: If you are shedding virus, you could potentially spread the disease. Still, in a tub of water, it would be very diluted and would not survive for long... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See your ob tomorrow: Back pain could be either false labor or the beginning of labor. The high blood pressure is a much bigger worry. Get it checked out as soon as possibl... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See a dermatologist: I would strongly suggest seeing a dermatologist. This is obviously a very troubling issue for you. A dermatologist can use meds and techniques like de... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Absolutely: Meningitis can be caused by viral or bacterial infectios. The meningitis of a newborn is normally caused by a different infection than that seen in co... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
No,: Fatty liver is typically painless. Losing weight should help, no matter what. Sometimes you will develop gallstones when losing weight. This would cau... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Nerve damage: If you have never had pain relief after your surgery, the nerves involved may have been too damaged to repair themselves. If you did have relief for a... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See gastroenterology: Even though your gall badder was removed, it is possible to develop and try to pass more stones. A GI doctor can use a scope to get small stones out.... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Heat: Use heat over the area on the back of your hand. More importantly, quit shooting drugs. It is very dangerous and could easily kill you.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Many choices: There are many antibiotics that arecsafe with fatty live. Penicillin, cephalosporins, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and Levaquin should ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Maybe nothing: Many people have elevated bilirubin levels. If there are no other liver abnormalities, it is called gilbert's syndrome. People with this may turn yell... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Lots: Stress can cause hair loss. Hypothyroidism is a common cause. Girls who twirl their hair or pull it back too tightly can also lose hair. A numer of nu... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Pain from your back: A pinched nerve in your back or sciatica will frequently feel like hip pain. The pain is referred from the damaged nerve.Occasionally a hip will be so... 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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