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Dr. Michael Ein

Infectious Disease
Concord, CA
49 years experience male

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Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See below: Most cases of bronchitis are caused by respiratory viruses that do not respond to antibiotics. Bacterial bronchitis is usually caused by strep. Pneum... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Yes: Stomache virus infections do not last that long and symptoms do not only occur after eating. . Get checked out by your doctor.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
1% Hydrocortisone : Any over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone hemorroidal cream will provide relief until the sensation resolves.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Yes: You can smoke while taking zithromax but the best thing you could do for your health is to quit smoking. Get nicotine patches at your drug store and ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See below: If you take Amoxicillin when you have mononucleosis 90% of the time you will get a rash. This is why Ampicillin and Amoxicillin are not used in patie... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See below: You can have mononucleosis or ebv infection with a negative mono spot test. An ebv antibody panel will be diagnostic in these cases. A number of oth... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Nothing: Entamoeba coli is considered a commensal organism that does not cause disease and does not need treatment.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See below: Scabies is treated with a topical scabicide such as 5% permethrin. It is applied over the entire body from the chin to the toes and left on for 8 to ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: Sexually transmitted diseases especially transmitted by drug abusers include hiv/aids and hepatitis b and c. As well you would have a higher risk of ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Yes: Erythromycin is considered safe to take during pregnancy.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (amoxicillin/ clavulanate) would be better than any of the 3 you listed. Note, if MRSA involved Clindamycin wo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Sore arm: The pneumonia vaccine is very well tolerated in the vast majority of cases. Mild arm soreness is the most common reaction.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Any Time-See Below: Inh hepatotoxicity can occur at any time during treatment but generally occurs after weeks to months of therapy rather than days to weeks after treatm... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: It's more related to cigarette smoking, high cholesterol, obesity and hypertension.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: Influenza will not resolve after only one day. Illness lasts 7-10 days. Lay persons incorrectly use the word "flu" to describe any and all viral infe... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: Herpes labalis is a benign self limited disease. Herpes simplex encephalitis can be fatal.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See below: This antibiotic failure suggests the infecting organism is resistant to the antibiotic or that the antibiotic was given in inadequate dosage, was not ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Use another Abic: Amoxicillin is not an appropriate antibiotic for treating boils as it does not cover any strains of staphylococcus aureus, the most common cause. Dic... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: C. Difficile colitis frequently causes a marked increase in white blood cell count. Your hemoglobin would only drop if you had associated GI bleeding... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See below: Coughs can sometimes persist for 4 weeks or more after a severe viral bronchitis or influenza. The cough is usually worse at night. Cigarette smoke ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See below: Entamoeba coli is generally accepted as a commensal organism that colonizes the colon. It does not cause disease and does not need treatment. The co... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See below: Ampicillin and Flagyl is an inadequate antibiotic choice because so many e. Coli and other intestinal gram neg bacteria are resistant to ampicillin. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Use azithromycin: Azithromycin(zithromax/z-pak) causes much less GI distress than the older forms of erythromycin.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Yes: No problem taking Azithromycin with alcohol but keep it in moderation as you must have some type of infection to be on an antibiotic to begin with.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: 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 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See below: There are many possibilities including gasstroenteritis, gastritis, gastric or duodenal ulcer, pancreatitis, cholecystitis, hepatitis etc. He should ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See below: 5 days of treatment for sinusitis/bronchitis may be enough. Your infection may be viral and not require antibiotics at all. You could stop your Clar... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Oral vs Genital: Herpes simplex virus 1 causes 90% of oral herpes infections and 10% of genital herpes infections. Herpes simplex virus 2 causes the exact converse pe... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: I have never heard of hsv2 infection shortening life expectancy.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See your doctor: You have acute arthritis of your knee. This is not a symptom of dengue. You should see your doctor and have your knee x-rayed and tapped for starter... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Maxillary sinusitis: It sounds like you have maxillary sinusitis. You may need treatment with decongestants and antibiotics. See your md.
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A male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Ceftin, (cefuroxime)Vantin,Aug.: I presume you have acute sinusitis. This will frequently resolve without antibiotic treatment. Alternative antibiotics would be Augmentin or Ceftin ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See below: Cephalosporin antibiotics are frequently used to treat uti's. They are usually very well tolerated and do not generally prolong the qtc interval.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Eat: Eat foods high in antioxidants such as berries, teas, dark chocolate, red wine and grape juice.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: It would be very unlikely that this would be caused by amoxicillin.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See below: Varicella zoster is reactivation of the chicken pox virus that has been latent in your body since you had the disease as a child. It can happen at an... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
HSV 2: Herpes simplex virus type ii or genital herpes is the most likely cause. Frequent recurrences can be prevented by oral acyclovir, valacyclovir or fam... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
None: Stop drinking alcoholic beverages while you are recovering from viral gastroenteritis. You have plenty of time to drink after you are fully recovered... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: Yeast infections require antifungal treatment and bacterial vaginosis is usually treated with metronidazole. Coconut oil will not cure either.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
?thrush: It could be thrush due to yeast overgrowth in your mouth and throat from your antibiotic treatment. Nystatin liquid suspension swish and swallow or C... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See below: Cancer dosen't cause uti's. Cancer of the prostate can cause urinary obstruction with large post-void urine residuals that can predispose to uti's. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: Taking iron containing preparations or peptobismol or having blood in your stool will make it black.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: You need to take a penicillin for 10 days to prevent the sequella of a strep throat. Ampicillin will be eliminated 6 hours after being given. One shot... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See your MD now: The symptoms you describe could indicate a serious disease such as colitis, dysentery or hepatitis. See your doctor or go to an emergency room immedi... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Coldeze: There is no cure for the common cold.The zinc in coldeze may shorten the duration of a cold by a day or so. Symptomatic treatment will make you feel b... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
You don't: Hydrogen peroxide is not a treatment for bv. Bv is treated with metronidazole, Clindamycin or tinidazole. You could try oral and/or vaginal administr... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
10 days: The sore throat usually gets better in a few days but the strep is not eradicated until after 10 days of penicillin treatment. The pharyngitis usuall... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: Tapeworms live in the intestines or they invade and form cysts in muscles or organs they do not live on the skin or scalp.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: It could be influenza, mycoplasma infection, pneumonia etc. Take her to see her pediatrician.
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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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