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Dr. Richard Paula

Emergency Medicine
Tampa, FL
26 years experience male

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Emergency Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Get checked for STD: "leaky" penis usually indicates an infections, most likely a sexually transmitted infection. Getting treatment quickly is important, as is getting ch... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Infections: The medications individually treat a variety of infections. When given together they are usually used to treat sexually transmitted infections, parti... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Viral diarrhea: Vast majority of diarrhea episodes in children are due to intestinal viral infections which are self limited. Meaning, it should go away on its own. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Light: Death, coma, eye injury, weak light source.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Flare: Sounds like you are having a crohn's flare-up. I would advise you to call your physician to start treating it quickly.
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Impetigo: Impetigo is caused by a bacteria. The lesions can become "super-infected" and may require oral antibiotics. If they have not resolved with topical t... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Depends: It depends if the sperm are inside your vagina. They don't have to be above average strength if they are in the right place at the right time.
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Pleuritic pain: The type of pain you describe is called "pleuritic chest pain" it can be caused by a variety of conditions, most of which are not serious. I would r... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Could be: Often vial illnesses which cause diarrhea and vomiting start off as chills and nausea. Take it easy, small amounts of fluid, and wait it out.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Yes: When semen is introduced into the vagina pregnancy is often the result.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Change in flora: Oral contraceptives can change the natural flora in the vagina. It is important not to use douches as they can worsen the problem. Add some yogurt t... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
See a dermatologist: Do not try and remove these yourself. The blood supply in your fingers is very close to the surface and are easily injured. Dermatologists have vari... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
A burn: Yes. Water can certainly get hot enough to cause a skin burn. The red mark may develop into a blister if the water was hot enough. Kept it covered and... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Yes: It is much easier to swallow pills with some sort of liquid, drinking water or some sort of juice will help you swallow the pill.
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
You will regret it: Metronidazole can cause a rather unpleasant reaction from even small amounts of alcohol. Expect projectile vomiting, abdominal pain, chills and aches.... Read More
A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Honey?: Honey helps cough by suppressing the cough reflex. It also sweetens tea nicely.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Get checked. : Normally injured joints should not be red and painful after a week. You may have a joint infection or bone or ligament injury. Please get it checked a... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
No: Now normally the answer is no. Considering you have taken the time to ask, you are likely experiencing other symptoms which are concerning you which ... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately yes. Pet scans do not detect all cancer in the lymph nodes.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Swallowing : Please get checked for a condition called myasthenia gravis which often initially presents with afternoon difficulty with vision or swallowing.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Relax: Judging from your last 2 questions you are going to have a long, nervous pregnancy. Humans have managed to survive the last few million years without... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Get off the john: 1. Keep hydrated, plenty of water, it will help avoid hard stool 2. Fiber such as citrucel or metamucil every day. 3. Do not sit for more than 5 to ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Your baby: It is your baby. The father apparently is one of 2 men, the only way to tell is a dna test. I suggest you tell them both pronto.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Cause unknown: Now the first thing you need to do is make sure to see a physician, preferably a headache specialist who will probably do an mri, as well as thorough... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Maybe not dandruff: Dandruff is a fungal infection of the skin and should respond to otc shampoo like selsun blue. Mistakes i see are not using the shampoo regularly, yo... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Infected Cyst: If by "risen" you mean abscess, yes definitely possible. There is a particular type of abscess which occurs in that area which develops from somethin... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Depends: Most of the h1n1 vaccines do not contain thimerosal: http://www.Fda.Gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/vaccines/questionsaboutvaccines/ucm186102.Htm eve... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Good question: Many times it is an intense psychological state of denial. The symptoms are there, but the mind refuses for some reason to acknowledge the pregnancy,... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Yes: You can catch "crabs" or pediculosis pubis from close contact with anything harboring the crabs. Clothing, sheets, couch, someone else's crotch, etc.... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Not usually: Unless your behavior calls for it , thc testing isn't routinely performed.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Hormones causing: They will feel normal over next couple of weeks. When you have a miscarriage your body secretes a hormone to help your uterus stop bleeding, unfortun... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Get help: It is difficult to loose weight, especially on your own. You should consider weight watchers, or a local group where you can do it together. I have ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Cant fix: A skin abrasion can't be fixed. You can keep it form itching by keeping it moist with vaseline, or zinc oxide. Best to avoid sunlight, will help pre... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Yes: Well, since they are called genital warts they appear on your genitals. Alcohol on these regions will cause burning and irritation, and will not cure... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Avoid alcohol: Alcohol can bring back your pancreatitis, it is dangerous and should be avoided. There is also an association with smoking and pancreatitis as well. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Depends: Depends on if he is ejaculating in your mouth or vagina. Clearly if you are swallowing the semen that is a direct cause, and i would avoid swallowing... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Thirst: Excessive thirst can be caused by many things, most immediately concerning is diabetes. Please get yourself checked.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Infection: Most pimples will resolve on their own, or heal after being "popped". However, there is a common bacteria you may have heard referred to as "mrsa" th... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Infection: This is likely a yeast infection, but it also may be a sexually transmitted infection or another type of infection called bacterial vaginosis. Gettin... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Night shift: Humans can have difficulty adjusting to night shift work. There is some evidence melatonin helps, as well as aroma therapy. Give it a try.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Hot pizza: Is it burned? Common reason for palate pain is burn from hot food. Without a clue, its just a guess.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Paula
26 years experience
Get help: Not a good venue for an answer to such a complicated problem. Find help in your community, look for a woman's shelter, or counseling center.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Paula is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Paula is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! And how could I stop if this help me relax for strees anxiety then I start craving masturbating help....
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