Doctor Q&A for Dr. Philip Ewing

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
19 years experience Pediatrics
Inflammation: EE is an inflammatory condition of the esophagus that is caused by eosinophils, a type of blood cell often associated with allergies. Treatment can be ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
19 years experience Pediatrics
Very unlikley: HIV infection can occur after body fluids from an infected person come into contact with your mucous membranes - mouth, genitals, rectum, etc. Safe se ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
19 years experience Pediatrics
Watch out for asthma: You are probably taking these meds for asthma, so stopping them may bring back your asthma symptoms - cough, difficulty breathing, wheezing, etc. If y ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
19 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: Since a chalazion is a fluid collection as opposed to an infection (hordoleum, stye), antibiotics are not likely to help. Antibiotics could be conside ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
19 years experience Pediatrics
Scar tissue: Left to heal on it's own, a chronic chalazion may cause a scar or discoloration. A chalazion that does not improve with warm compresses or antibiotics ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
19 years experience Pediatrics
Gastroenteritis: Fever and vomiting are often caused by gastroenteritis viruses. Some children will have diarrhea later. Keeping hydrated and monitoring for pain are t ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
19 years experience Pediatrics
About 45 cm: At 253 days (eight months, give or take), your son's head circumference should be about 45 cm although the normal range extends from about 43-47 cm. ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
19 years experience Pediatrics
Foreign object: This sounds like a metallic object was seen on one of the two X-ray pictures that was taken. When a finding like this is not seen on both X-ray views, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
19 years experience Pediatrics
BMI 18: Given the information that you provided, your BMI is about 18 which is underweight. While the formula alone is not a perfect measure of health, it sug ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
19 years experience Pediatrics
Less than 50 IU/L: Normal values may differ between laboratory services, but less than 50 IU/L the range for the SGPT, also known AST.
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