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Dr. Christopher Hoffmann

Infectious Disease
Baltimore, MD
20 years experience male

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Infectious Disease

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

29 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Yes: The apocrine sweat glands are found in the armpit. These can become infected. When infected a pustule or boil forms which is red, painful, and may e... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
It depends: Severe symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea should be resolved in less than a week. However, gastroenteritis can cause injury to the lining of the small... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
No: There are lots of types of molds - the one that makes penicillin is just one. The amount of penicillin is very small (too little to do anything) and ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Yes: The term antimicrobial would be better. Famciclovir is an antiviral medication for treating herpes simplex infections.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Topical alcohol ok: You can use topical alcohol (usually isopropol alcohol) when taking metronidazole. Drinking alcohol can lead to a very unpleasant reaction.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
You can't: Natural immunity does not develop to intestinal worms. Prior infection will not prevent future infection.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Fevers/more redness: Drainage of a boil (rupture) is the key to resolution. Keeping it clean and washing with soap & warm water is usually sufficient. Fever, increasing r... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Yes: Doxycycline and Amoxicillin can be safely taken together. They work in different ways on a bacteria and are usually used to treat different types of ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Celiac incurrable: Gluten allergy / celiac disease is managed by eliminating gluten from the diet. Removal of gluten can lead to normalization of laboratory abnormaliti... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Depends on what sex: Risk of HIV transition from an untreated hiv+ partner without condom use: penile-vaginal sex is around 1 in 1000 for the man and 1 in 500 for the woma... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Avoid fat: Fatty foods (like pizza) can make symptoms of gastroenteritis worse. However there is no specific harm - just more discomfort for you. The usual man... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Maybe another cause: Group b strep is commonly found among bacteria in the vagina (bacteria are normal). Other conditions such as a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Yes: I assume you are using a topical antifungal for the ringworm (a fungal infection of the skin and not actually a worm despite the name). If you are us... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Syphilis and hiv: Advanced HIV is associated with dry and itchy skin. Syphilis leads to a rash which can appear to be dry. However, dry and itchy skin is usually not f... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Immune to hep a: You either had an infection with hepatitis a or were vaccinated. If you are being evaluated for recent hepatitis a infection in the setting of high l... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
HIV disease : Hiv refers to human immunodeficiency virus. Infection by HIV always causes disease. This is commonly referred to as HIV disease. Aids is a term tha... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Contact your PCP: If you have headache, decreased urination, blurry vision, or chest pain then the er is the right place to go. Otherwise contact your pcp right away. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Not right treatment: Most colds are caused by viruses (coronavirus, rhinovirus, etc). Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections. There are no agents that specif... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Yes: Hpv is a form of human papillomavirus that causes cancer. In men it can cause cancer of the penis, anus, and oropharynx.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Variable: Symptoms of malaria depend on type of malaria, use of any prophylactic medications, and history of previous malaria. General symptoms are fever, head... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Healing without scar: Warts are typically causes by a virus infecting the skin. Wart removal involves destruction of infected cells and the affected area leading to resolu... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Yes: Three day topical treatment is a standard treatment for vaginal yeast infection. However, the treatment will only work if the correct diagnosis has b... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Kills pathogens: Boiling for 1 minute will kill gastrointestinal pathogens and is the best way to decontaminate water from pathogens. However, it will not remove chem... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Complex symptoms: The symptoms you describe can be caused by a variety of conditions. Infection or inflammation of joints, tendons, nerves, or muscles can all cause pa... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Evaluate further: Chronic bronchitis is serious inflammation of airways as a result of years of smoking. It is unlikely that a 34 year old would have "chronic bronchit... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Probably not: The monovirus (ebv) can remain in blood cells from which it can reactivate. This is detected by testing ebv dna or "viral load" in the blood and bloo... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Protected from hep b: If you are immune or immunized to hepatitis b it means that your body is protected from infection from hepatitis b. Immunity can occur either followi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
Vaccination: Completing the 3 shot vaccination series provides the best protection, protecting 96% of people receiving the vaccine. Not sharing blood (via injecti... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
20 years experience
No: Amoxicillin / clavulanate is a penicillin-type antibiotic. The clavulanate increases susceptability of some bacteria to the amoxicillin. Bactrim (su... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hoffmann is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hoffmann is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, OR
Graduated 2002MD

Awards

Top Infectious Disease Specialist , First Place, Maryland - Summer
2013
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