Dr. Mazen Kherallah

Infectious Disease
Burr Ridge
36 years experience male

Locations

Mazen Kherallah, MD, LLC

Burr Ridge

Address

9640 Pacific Court, Burr Ridge
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My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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About

Bio

American board certified in internal medicine, infectious disease and critical care medicine. Critical care consultant at Sanford Health System, Fargo, ND

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Infectious Disease

Critical Care

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

260 Answers
157 Agrees
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Different cultures: Urinalysis and urine culture diagnose a urinary tract infection. In order to diagnose STD a different exam and culture should be done on the cervical ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Brain Tumor: We usually confirm or rule out by ct scan of the head, an urgent referral to a doctor is needed if suspected.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
3-4 days: Most individuals with streptococcal pharyngitis usually appear to recover in 3-4 days. Cephalexin is an appropriate choice for this infection. If no i... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
EBV: The test results you are providing are indicative of previous EBV infection. However, EBV can reactivate and the early antigen will convert positive ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Yes: Normal lymphocytes count between 15% and 40% of the WBC, yours is on the low side as it is 14%. That is considered ok though
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Astrocytoma: Anaplastic astrocytoma is a rare malignant brain tumor. Astrocytomas are tumors that develop from certain star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes. G... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Brain Tumor: Get examined by a physician you may need to get a ct scan of the brain or mri.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Low Oxygen: Yes, the red blood cells and hemoglobin increase.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Yes: While the infection heals, the area in question will begin to dry up and the redness will subside. It is not uncommon for skin to flake and peel as it... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Brain Bleed: It is usually acute and cause severe headache, requires immediate medical attention.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Fungal Infections: It contains isoconazole nitrate and used in the treatment of fungal infections of hairless and hairy skin, eg in the region of the hands, the interdig... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
See below: It is a constellation of signs and symptoms that arise from retrograde (reversed) flow of blood in the vertebral artery or the internal thoracic arter... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Unlikely: Antibiotics may cause diarrhea and unlikely to be the cause of constipation.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Necrotizing fasciiti: Media reports have popularized the term "flesh-eating bacteria" to refer to a type of very rare but serious bacterial infection known as necrotizing f... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Hyperventilation: The most common symptoms of brain tumors that people first go to the doctor with are headaches and fits (seizures). But do remember that brain tumors ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Not necessarily : Most commonly presented with shortness of breath.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Needs to be seen: More information is needed to determine the etiology of the pains and would rather seek a medical advice from your local doctor.
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A male asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Yes: Prostatitis requires treatment with antibiotics and for longer duration than the ones for epididymitis
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Unlikley related: BV is linked to an imbalance of “good” and “harmful” bacteria that are normally found in a woman's vagina. BV is associated with having multiple male ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Vaginitis: Bad odor from vagina indicate vaginitis that can be caused by bacterial vaginosis or trichomonas vaginitis. Recommend to check with your PCP.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Class C: Terconazole is class c in pregnancy. Since terconazole is absorbed from the human vagina, it should not be used in the first trimester of pregnancy un... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Inhibition: Unfortunately, the available medications inhibit the virus and put it in a dormant state that can be reactivated with multiple factors including traum... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
3-5 days: You will start seeing improvement very soon after initiating therapy but on average it may take 3-5 days before clearing of symptoms. Patients should ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
He may get yeast inf: If you have an infection when you go into labor, though, there's a chance that your newborn will contract it as he passes through the birth canal. If ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Maybe None: most of upper respiratory tract infections are caused by viruses and do not need any specific treatments other than good hydration. If you have sore t... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Difficult Swallowing: Weight loss associated with Achalasia is usually due to difficulty swallowing. Patients often experience the sensation that swallowed material, solids... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Do not advice!: Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication and it is not recommended to be used on your face for the mentioned rash. I advice that you seek a medical ad... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
See below: Your immune system can control viral replication but elimination of dysplastic lesions is the goal in treating squamous intraepithelial lesions (SILs)... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Consider it: Keeping the vulva clean and wearing loose, absorbent cotton clothing that allows air to circulate can reduce vulvar moisture and fungal growth. Topica... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
See PCP: It seems that you may have hidradenitis suppurativa is a disorder of the terminal follicular epithelium in the glands under your armpits. This conditi... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
See below: You are describing symptoms of gastroenteritis and food poisoning that usually resolve without specific treatment and require adequate hydration and s... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
They are sedated: When someone is put on the ventilator, we usually keep him sedated, the level of sedation varies based on the underlying illness, but in most cases w... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Possible: In general antibiotics may decrease hormonal contraceptive efficacy; nitrofurantoin induces hepatic microsomal enzymes and decreases the contraceptive... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Yes: In certain situations where we need the individual coverage of both agents.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Yes: In certain situations where we need the coverage of both.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
UA and urine Cx: You need to have urinalysis and urine culture to confirm UTI and identify the organism and its sensitivity pattern that will help in modifying antibio... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Depends: It depends on the clinical syndrome caused by the staphylococcus aureus. Skin infections may require drainage only without antibiotics and heal within... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Viral Illness: If your symptoms have been for short time and recent for the past 2-3 days or so; it might indicate upper respiratory viral infection that do not need... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Fatigue: Low cardiac output will lead to fatigue and shortness of breath. High cardiac output failure caused by severe anemia or paget's disease have similar m... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Anemia and others: Severe anemia, beriberi, hyperthyroidism, paget's disease and arteriovenous fistulas.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Maybe: The majority of women with retroverted or tilted uterus have no symptoms. Some may have pain during intercourse or periods. Other rare conditions may ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Drainage?: it may need to be drained and better check it again with your doctor
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
No worries: Amoxicillin and other penicillin like antibiotics are excreted via kidneys and can cause dark urine and sometimes smelly urine. Lack of smell dose not... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
I would not: Every medication has side effects and should not be used unless a specific indication exists.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
See details: The main side effects of Augmentin include diarrhea (3% to 34%; incidence varies upon dose and regimen used), skin rash, urticaria, abdominal distress... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Rotavirus: Rotavirus is a contagious virus that can cause gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines). Symptoms include severe watery diarrhea, ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Get Seen: Genital ulcers require to be tested to rule out HSV
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Unlikely: A diagnosis cannot be made without direct examination, but If the pumps are on hair follicles, they would most likely be folliculitis and can result f... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
See below: Having fever and vomiting in a diabetic person mandates finding out the reason and would recommend that you do not delay seeing his PCP. The most impo... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Unlikely: Varicella infection can cause a decrease in sperm production in male because of fever but it is temporary. The testicles can be involved directly by t... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 8, 2015
Dr Mazen Kherallah is an excellent physician, very knowledgeable,passionate, and on the top of his field. He is a great value to the people of ND, and to the family of health tap.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kherallah is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kherallah is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Well he said that I have a small virus and it will go away soon but I didn't need antibiotics and still the side of my throat is red.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! It was just a virus in my throat but I never had symptoms the only thing was that it was red. That's it! :(
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :) I have taken antibiotics & I'm better now. Now on some strict diet.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, Syria
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS HOSPITAL
Completed 1992

Awards

Top Critical Care Specialist, First Place, National - Spring
2014
Most Influential, First Place, North Dakota - Spring
2014
Thought Leader, First Place, North Dakota - Spring
2014

Affiliations

American College of Chest Physicians
Society Of Critical Care Medicine
Middle East Critical Care Assembly
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