Dr. David Wong

Emergency Medicine
Houston, TX
23 years experience male

About

Bio

Board Certified Emergency Medicine physician who sees how the system fails everyday decided to create a solution to make care more affordable and accessible and... transparent -- empowering patients and doctors. www.snaphealth.com. If I provided an answer to a question that helped you, please help me by liking us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/snaphealth. Thanks!

Specialties
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Emergency Medicine

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

81 Answers
0 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Not usually: Hemorrhoids usually either cause rectal pain, itching or bleeding. Rarely causes groin pain.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Probably not: Lead poisoning is typically from eating the paint. If it just chipped off and you can vaccumed it up, it's probably very low risk.
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A female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Cystic acne: Probably a deeper more severe kind of acne.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Pain: Pain with urination, blood in urine, having to go more often.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
No: Moles don't disappear nor does melanoma -- so that's a good sign.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
See a GI: Or gastroenterologist, you may need an endoscopy (fiberoptic camera) to take a look down there and see what's going on.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Not likely: But user error seems to happen often when people are putting it on in the heat of the moment - backwards, not making sure there's a reservoir at the e... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Try hydrocortisone: You might be allergic to the shaving cream -- if it's an allergy the Hydrocortisone cream should make it less itchy within an hour.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Probably: A lymph node. You can look on images.Google.Com "lymph node" and get an idea of where they lay anatomically. If it's not bigger than 1 cm and it's n... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
See an eye doctor: You may just have dry eyes, but typically that response to the contact lens means the cornea (surface of the eye) is irritated and should be investiga... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Pregnancy test: Unfortunately, the only way will be to take a pregnancy test.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Stitches at the time right after it happened would have prevented this, but there's no going back in time now. And yes, a gynecologist can repair it ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Depeneds: It can represent many things - generally over-sensitivity or hypersensitivity means that your nerves are excessively sensitive to stimuli like touch. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Over the coutner: You can try over the counter vaginal medication (just ask the pharmacist) or one pill of Diflucan (fluconazole) -- prescribed - will also take care of... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Rest/motrin: Try taking it easy, temper your workout - try an anti-inflammatory like Motrin or aleve (naproxen).
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Maalox: That will coat your esophagus and give you more immediate relief - Omeprazole turns off the acid completely in your stomach but takes more time to wor... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Paresthesias: Any injury whether it's a tattoo (deliberate), a cut, a broken bone can injure nerve endings and cause them to be hypersensitive and give tingly, pric... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
No: It would make you anemic.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
No: You won't get aids that way but please use condoms if you're going to partake in high risk behavior.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Not high: If you have a regular menstrual period, it's not very likely that you were ovulating at that time, but in the future, try to use contraception if you ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: It's called "female ejaculation" but it's mis-named since there's no ejaculate in the discharge. The exact source of the fluid is still up to medical... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Probably not: Taking it halfway can actually breed antibiotic resistant bacteria and now that you've taken half the course, you probably don't have sufficient pills... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Balanced diet and regular exercise will definitely help - stick with it though - it may take a few months.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
General medicine: For adults. I know it's confusing, but think of them as specialists in adult medicine that don't operate. The way pediatricians focus on children. ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Not much: Most of the cough medicines for children less than 2 years old have been banned by the fda because they've never been shown to help and some children ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
It varies: But generally it's very expensive.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: It could be. Try some over the counter neosporin - it could help. You might have folliculitis which is infection of the hair follicles.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: It won't hurt or interact with antibiotics.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
No: The reason they're keeping him/her in the hospital is that a baby's oxygen saturation should be above 97% so they're probably giving him/her extra oxy... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Surgery: An orthopedic surgeon (bone doctor) can tighten the muscles and ligaments that hold the shoulder in place with a surgical procedure.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Abrasion?: Hard to say without seeing it. Did you scrape the skin off? Otherwise, sometimes just banging it can make the nerves hypersensitive.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
A cyst: If you're describing a recurrent abscess - meaning a big pimple keeps coming back - it's possible you have a cyst there that keeps getting infected an... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Not much: If you're otherwise healthy, tamiflu which works against the virus only shortens the course of the illness by one day. The bloodwork would not be hel... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Depdends: Not sure how you can tell that the pain you're having is from gas -- but no - extreme abdominal pain after an abortion is not normal.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
You could get sick: But usually orange juice that has spoiled tastes bad (rancid). If it's been a couple days and you don't have abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting, yo... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Maybe: But very unlikely. All that has to happen for pregnancy to occur is that the sperm needs to contact the egg. While very unlikely that the sperm mana... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Don't: If he's hungry, he'll eat. Your focus as a parent is to get him to eat nutritious food -- there's an epidemic of obese kids in the country and you nee... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Reactive: Usually those are reactive to a recent or present infection - and yes usually lymph nodes.
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A member asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Surgery: It's likely a minor procedure but it would need to be cut out.
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: It's considered first line therapy for uncomplicated urinary tract infection.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: Among the things that can cause the symptoms you describe are kidney stones (yes, many have a normal ua), collapsed lung, pleurisy, pulmonary embolism... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Possible: Unfortunately, though rare, you can still develop a clot even on medication. The filter doesn't prevent clot it just prevents it from shooting up to ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Dry skin: Try moisturizing more often - take less hot showers (the heat dries out your skin) and it could be mild eczema.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Anxiety, arrhythmia: The best way to tell is to wear what's called a holter monitor - basically an ekg that's always attached to you so it monitors your heart all the time... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Sounds like you may have a second degree burn.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Could be: Go see a doctor - ideally a breast specialist for an examination.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Could be: Kidney stone, urinary tract infection, pitched nerve among others.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Probably shingles: Look up "shingles" or herpes zoster. It's a re-activation of chicken pox - hard to tell without seeing it, but that's what it sounds like.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Not very high: It's always a possibility - after all, the sperm just has to touch the egg, but that's a long distance for the sperm to swim, so it's not very likely ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Hard to say: It's very difficult to diagnose rashes without seeing what it looks like but it may be a fungal infection (sort of like jock itch). You can try looki... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wong is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wong is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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We do have an appt at the end of the month. He is in good shape. Bikes and walks a lot. Thank you :)
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Thanks for your quick reply! I don't have insurance but I'll try to find a cheap doctor. Thanks
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Thank you. That's what I was thinking but when they tested my urine it didn't show it.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Emergency Medicine Specialist , First Place, Texas - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

american college of emergency physicians
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