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Dr. Michele Richards

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
FORT PIERCE, FL
25 years experience

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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

19 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
25 years experience
Yes: An otitis media on one side and the inflammation associated with the infection can cause an increase in temperature.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
25 years experience
Swelling: Any type of unusual swelling or skin lesions with ulceration or continued growth in size should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
25 years experience
Popping ear: Hold nose and gently blow.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
25 years experience
Anxiety: Adhd is a chronic condition, the symptoms return after the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) wears off, ringing in the ears typical... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
25 years experience
Ear: Ear thermometer's are more accurate.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
25 years experience
Maybe: Any persistent irritation or sensation that is different should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist. The majority of the time a 'globus sensation' is ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
25 years experience
Yes but: Yes but more likely to be due to low grade infection.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
25 years experience
Sometimes: Both are thought to be autoimmune related.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
25 years experience
Not typically: Tonsil stones form when mucus and food debris get stuck in crypts of tonsils, typically shouldn't occur if tonsils completely removed.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
25 years experience
Yes: Nasal saline sprays and flushes are helpful for patients with allergy or sinus symptoms and typically very safe. Always use distilled water if making ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
25 years experience
Yes: The smoke is an irritant.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
25 years experience
Yes: Particularly you can take an Allegra (fexofenadine) in the am and benedryl in the pm.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
25 years experience
Maybe: You can take Claritin once a day and if symptoms are severe add a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
25 years experience
No: Not yet. Are able to reproduce ear like structures in mice.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
25 years experience
Obtain audiogram: To assess for the causes of tinnitus, you need to see an otolaryngologist and have an audiogram performed.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
25 years experience
Nothing: You may either become sedated or it could make you jittery. Overall the otc allergy medications are very safe and you would have to take many to have ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
25 years experience
No: But both work in a similar fashion to block histamine.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Richards is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Richards is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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This made me feel good. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

SHANDS HOSPITAL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Awards

Top Otolaryngologist, Third Place, Florida - Summer
2013
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