Dr. Michael Ein

Infectious Disease
Concord, CA
50 years experience male

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Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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1.5K Answers
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Fish tape worm: The main one is sushi worm or diphyllobothrium latum, the fish tapeworm. It is acquired by eating raw or undercooked freshwater fish such as salmon.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Yes: Male gender, cigarette smoking, chronic heart or lung disease , renal failure, organ transplant, any immunosuppression, some forms of cancer and age o... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Common world wide: Listeria monocytogenes is widespread in nature, found in soil, decaying vegetation and water and as fecal flora of many mammals. It is distributed wo... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
See below: Improve food safty practices through political action. Do not eat raw or undercooked eggs or meats. Food handler hygene is vital to prevent cross co... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Yes and no: Rheumatic fever is a sequella of a group a streptococcal infection such as pharyngitis. An anaphylactoid reaction is one that mimics a true anaphalyt... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Yes: Scabies is a disease caused by an ectoparasite mite. It is highly contagious.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Yes: Lock jaw is a lay term for tetanus. This is a serious, life threatening infection. There are no home remedies. It can be fatal.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
See below: Tss is a group a streptococcal infection or staphylococcus aureus infection or colonization associated with the sudden onset of shock and organ failu... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Not Bioterrorism: Bioterrorism is a very rare cause of infection. Most infections are caused by microorganisms naturally invading the body through a break in the skin,... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
No: Salmonella enteritis infection usually resolves without the need of any antibiotic treatment. For severe infections or infections in immunocompromise... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
ID doc: An infectious disease specialist would be best along with a podiatrist. You also need to be under the care of an endocrinologist or other doctor who ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
See below: Pneumonia causes cough, fever, sometimes shortness of breath and chest pains. Rales are heard on auscultation of the lungs and an infiltrate is seen o... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Antibiotic takers: The primary risk for c. Difficile disease is taking antibiotics which cause dysbiosis and allow overgrowth of this toxin producing bacteria in the gut... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Antibiotic takers: The primary risk for c. Difficile disease is taking antibiotics which cause dysbiosis and allow overgrowth of this toxin producing bacteria in the gut... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Yes: Salmonella enteritis usually resolves without the need of any antibiotic treatment. For severe infections or infections in immunocompromised patients... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
See below: Most cases of mono resolve over a 2-3 week period. The sore throat lasts 3-5 days then resolves over the next 7 days. Fever usually lasts 10-14 days ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Boric Acid?: I would recommend the standard treatment of oral or vaginal flagyl. Intravaginal boric acid 600 mg at bed time provides symptomatic relief. The freq... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Not very: Patients with sars are most contagious only after lower respiratory disease developed.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Infected ovaries: In chickens, salmonella infection can localize to the ovaries and upper oviduct tissue and can be transmitted to the forming egg before shell depositi... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Not definitely: Untreated women who acquired infection in 1st trimester in 10-25% had congenital infections in their babies. In the 2nd trimester its 30-54%. In the... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Alot: Group b streptococcus or streptococcus agalactiae colonizes or is part of normal colonic and vaginal flora. It can be transmitted to neonates at birt... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
See below: Thoroughly cook raw food from all animal sources. Thoroughly wash raw vegetables before eating. Keep uncooked meats separate from other foods(avoi... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
See below: In immunocompetent persons toxoplasmosis infections leads to a chronic latent infection without clinical consequence. 10-20% can develop a self limite... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Yes: Penicillins and cephalosporins are generally considered safe during pregnancy.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
See below: Group b strep. Or streptococcus agalactiae is a beta hemolytic streptococcus or chain forming, ball shaped bacteria. They commonly colonize the fema... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
No: Oral antibiotics are not recommended for treatment of endocarditis due to any organisms. Treatment requires 2 to 6 weeks of intravenous antibiotics so... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Possibly: Ps. Aeruginosa infections are most commonly acquired in the hospital setting. They are very common in cystic fibrosis patients. Some compromise in th... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Yes: Your body and immune system are undergoing changes to allow you to be a host to your fetus. You are more prone to certain infections such as listeria... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Not usually: Sepsis is defined as systemic inflammatory response syndrome, sirs (2 or more of fever, rapid pulse, rapid breathing, elevated white blood cell count)... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Yes: The spore is encapsulated and inactive. The spore can germinate into the toxin producing bacteria.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Yes: They can breed where ever there is stagnant standing water.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Not rare: The annual rate is 180 to 360 cases per million population, or 56, 000 to 112, 000 cases per year in the usa. Only about 2% to 5% of us cases are curr... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Stay healthy: Eat right, exercise, take a multivitamin. Antioxidents such as teas, colored fruits and berries, chocolat and a little red wine. Probiotics such as ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Boil,red skin: Most staphylococcus aureus infections are in the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The skin is red, hot, swollen and tender. There could be drainage of ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
10 days: Group b strep soft tissue infections are treated for 10 days of penicillins to achieve cure. Penicillin is given during labor until delivery to coloni... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
NONE: You do not get bacterial infections from antibiotics. Antibiotics do produce dysbiosis of your normal bacterial and yeast flora. This can allow over... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Rarely: Very elderly and immunosuppressed patients can have severe infections without fever. This rarely occurs in immunocompetent young patients. Symptoms... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
You're better: It means that what ever was causing the swollen gland has resolved and the gland has returned to its normal small size.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
No: But maintaining good hygene helps prevent skin infections.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Usually: Blood poisoning is a lay term for lymphangitis. Lymphangitis is an infection of the lymphatic channels in the subcutaneous tissue. It usually occurs o... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
See below: Vre is vancomycin resistant enterococcus. Enterococcus is a type of streptococcus that normally colonized the colon and stool. Most strains are kill... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Nothing: You can eat what ever you like when you have a kidney infection.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
About 2 weeks: Keep applying it until 1 week after the rash resolves.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Kissing: Epstein barr virus the cause of mononucleosis is spread by kissing. Once you are infected you shead virus in your saliva for 18 months, long after yo... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Rarely urinary sxs.: Gardnerella infections are exceedingly rare in men. It has been recovered from the male urogenital tract and has occasionally been associated with di... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
See below: Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in the usa begins as a febrile illness and generalized myalgias. 4-5 days later this is followed by the lungs filling... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Yes: Bacterial resistance is steadily increasing. There are already strains of bacteria and tuberculosis that are resistant to essentially all antibiotics.... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Gethim into hospital: He should be an in patient in the hospital on intravenous antibiotics and IV fluids. Insist that he is seen by a pediatric infectioius disease specia... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
INSECT REPELLANT: Use mosquito repellant that contains 20 to 40% deet or picardin. Use mosquito netting at night and keep the windows closed. Avoid being out between d... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Yes: Tobramycin might be given to leukemic patients with chemotherapy induced lack of white blood cells and fever. It is only used if a patient is felt to... Read More
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Jun 22, 2013
have enjoyed reading his comments. he is an asset to Healthtap
Sep 19, 2013
Dr Ein Provides Knowledgeable answers. an asset to health tap.
Sep 16, 2013
Thanks for your contribution at Health Tap
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you, I am severely allergic to penicillin and was given tetracycline for a possible Lyme disease causing dead bone in my knee area and was very worried, you set my...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks very much I was worried it might be giardia due to some wierd smelling burps but hopefully will pass soon...thanks again
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Thanks for your quick reply! I am in Ghana which is more of a malaria infected zone.what type of medicine would you prescribe for me now that I have the malaria. Thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

McGill University Faculty of Medicine, QC
Graduated 1973MD

Residency

Kaiser Foundation Hospital, San Francisco
Completed undefined

Awards

Fellow, American College of Physicians
Best Doctors in the Bay Area by San Francisco Focus Magazine September 1992
Area's Outstanding Physician Specialists by Bay Area Consumer Checkbook 1998-1999 Vol.8 No.3

Affiliations

Member, IDSA
Fellow, American College of Physicians

Publications

In Vitro Sensitivity and Synergy Studies of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis
Susceptibility and Synergy Studies of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis
Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis-Like Syndrome consequent to Aspergilloma
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