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Dr. Ew Schnyder

Family Medicine
NC
male

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Family Medicine

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English

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HIV transmission: Although use of a condom greatly reduces the risk of HIV transmission, it is still possible. There can be breaks in the condom or bodily fluids can m... Read More
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HIV transmission: HIV can be transmitted by methods other than unprotected sex. Any exposure to blood infected with HIV, particularly exposure of the membranes such ... Read More
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Could be temporary: Tinnitus, or ringing sensation in the ear, is often experienced after exposure to a sudden or prolonged loud noise, such as a gunshot or even being a ... Read More
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Possible infection: Patrick535, What you are describing could be represent several different conditions, from reaction to a foreign body like a splinter to a small local... Read More
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Concerning findings: Muscle wasting, increased appetite, pancreatic beta cell dysfunction, high post prandial blood sugars with low insulin levels can be signs of type I d... Read More
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Generally no.: The vast majority of the time common colds are self limited and cause minor symptoms only which fully resolve. Occasionally secondary infections may ... Read More
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Likely normal: Member756, Irregular periods are often normal when stopping a birth control pill. In addition, you had an IUD placed which for the first several ... Read More
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Normal effects: Burning and drying are common normal effects of use of Tretinoin topically, but can be worsened with sun exposure or if you have underlying eczema. I... Read More
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Side effect: Antwanj, Normally side effect from this type of medication will resolve within 2-3 days of stopping the medication. That being said, chest pain is... Read More
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Needs further tests: Roger, A high white blood cell count is normally indicative of an infection of some sort, but depending on the level can indicate other more serio... Read More
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Recommended amount: CarolynM208, For your age and gender, it is recommended to take about 1200-1500mg of calcium per day along with about 1000 IU / day of Vit D. In a... Read More
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Not normal: AhmadM799, Changes in urine odor are not a common side effect for doxycycline. Doxycycline can rarely cause problems with the kidneys or have oth... Read More
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Could be responsible: MaggieM, Plan B is intended for use as emergency contraception. It contains a very high amounts of hormone which can produce symptoms such as brea... Read More
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Not recommended: Ibuprofen is not usually recommended under the age of 2 unless prescribed by your doctor. Tyelnol is generally safe and there are infant drops availa... Read More
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Infection: JeffM838, Sounds like a minor skin infection that has developed into what is known as a carbuncle - an infection larger than a boil with several ... Read More
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Unexplained: Sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, is the sudden death of an infant not predicted by medical history and remains unexplained despite full investig... Read More
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Not usually: Vitamin B complex does not usually make a person sleepy, but you may have a unique reaction to this vitamin or the other ingredients it contains. If... Read More
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Ensure follow up: Recovery from an ankle dislocation can be lengthy as there was likely significant disruption of the supporting structures of the ankle. I would assum... Read More
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Eating breakfast: It is not necessarily "bad" to wait over an hour to eat breakfast, but the body has been without food or liquids since your evening meal. Breakfast i... Read More
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Tear possible: FirstA211, If your knee pain has not responded to draining, injection, medications and icing for a 6 week period, it is possible that there is some... Read More
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Poss med adjustment: There are a number of different oral medications for diabetes and each works in a unique manner. If you are having elevated post prandial sugars on ... Read More
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Uncommon symptom: GagandeepM, "Itching on the inside of the chest" is not a very common symptom. It sounds like this is really bothering you. If these symptoms hav... Read More
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Likely normal: Angel, the middle ear space and the throat are connected by the eustachian tube. If you have an ear infection of the middle ear space - called otiti... Read More
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Avoid meds: Ronald, I would not recommend meds at this point. If you just had mono, you could possibly have some liver injury and many medications are processed ... Read More
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Variable: Dianefuru, Viral gastroenteritis can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Symptoms can persist even after the viral infection has cleared due to... Read More
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Likely normal: Nipple tenderness is a common finding in a young woman near puberty or shortly after, and is the result of hormonal changes in the body and breast dev... Read More
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Sleep aids: Ambien (zolpidem) is generally a very safe medication when used as prescribed ensuring that you don't consume alcohol or take with other sleep meds. ... Read More
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It is possible: SidG, It is possible to get pregnant from penile / vaginal contact, even without penetration. The risks are less, but still possible. I would recom... Read More
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Usually not.: Unless you have some unique reaction to the epsom salts in the bath they are normally not a problem. Once or twice a day should be plenty.
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Possible infection: There are many possible reasons for this and more information is needed to help guide you. If the skin is hot and red, this could related to a skin i... Read More
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Normal finding: Tonsils stones, or tonsilliths, are common findings and are not associated with a disease process. If removed, they tend to recur and are the result... Read More
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Possible problem: Sean750, Joint aches, fatigue with low grade fever are most often symptoms suggestive of a viral infection, which is normally self limited lastin... Read More
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Fluid in ear: Even though you have finished the antibiotic drops for your swimmer's ear, the tissues will still need some healing time. The ear canal can remain m... Read More
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Usual dosage: The usual dosage prescribed from Nuvigil is 150 - 250mg per day depending on the underlying condition. Modafinil is normally 100-200mg daily. We usu... Read More
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Not likely.: I cannot find any data to indicate that marijuana has any appreciable effects on uric acid levels (although there are also no studies that demonstrate... Read More

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Dr. Schnyder is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. Schnyder is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you! Wish i could send a pic. I understand it is hard without it
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Top Family Physician, Second Place, North Carolina - Summer
2014
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