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Dr. Tamara Lyday

Family Medicine
WI
16 years experience female

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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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48 Answers
29 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Important K: Potassium is integral for muscle contraction - when too high or too low it causes problems like muscle cramps. As the heart is a muscle it is also ver... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Minimum: The biggest consequence is the need to stop it slowly. As a beta blocker it slows your heart rate. If you stop it cold turkey it can cause rapid heart... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Exfoliate: Try a face scrub to remove sebum and oil. Also try a nightly over the counter ointment with benzoyl peroxide.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Yes: As long as you can tolerate liquids and are not taking controlled medication you are safe to work if you feel up to it.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Either: Either high or low. Typically with low you will notice a lot of cramping.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Breast?: Do you mean breast? The best thing for firming breast tissue is to strengthen underlying muscles like the pectorals and wearing good supportive bras.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Exfoliate: Best thing for acne and dandruff is exfoliation with a facial scrub to remove dead skin and extra oil.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Irritation: The drainage down the back of your throat causes irritation that your body wants to get rid of leading to your cough reflex.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Many things: The first thing we would want to rule out is anything serious with your heart muscle. It could also be an inflammation of the cartilage of your rib ca... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Side effect: Dry mouth is a very common side effect of any anti-histamine however chest pain is not. You should see your doctor about the chest pain.
A female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Very commoe: In panic attacks people normally have changes in their breathing patterns. You should see about starting yoga, meditation or taking a medication as th... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Hold: If you hold the product your skin should heal itself. The redness was probably just an irritation. Not much works well for scar improvement.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Depends: On how long you were taking it regularly. Up to a month for withdrawal to resolve.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Ignore: Do get plenty of protein with nuts and legumes to maintain energy kevels.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Uti?: Are you sure you have a UTI? It may be something else such as another type of infection or structural abnormality. I would see your primary for furthe... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Painful: A painful rash is probably a sign of an underlying illness. You should see your doc.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Sore: That feeling will stay for a day or two. Just like a bruise of the throat from irritation.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Exfoliation: Try a skin care product with a natural exfoliant. That will help remove any dirt or oil that may be causing breakous. You can also try benzoyl peroxid... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Allergies: Have you thought of allergic headaches? If it is worsened by dust I would see your doc for a nasal steroid or allergy test.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Stay out of the sun: Blisters will naturally pop when the new skin underneath is ready. Just keep the area moist with natural aloe and your body will do the rest.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
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Side effects: If your heart rate falls too low it can lead to fainting. Metoprolol is usually reserved for people who have heart issues that need a stable heart rat... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Not UTI: UTIs don't normally get better without treatment. Probably just had symptoms of dehydration. Spotting can happen during stressful times or if your cyc... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Yes: Moist likely a lipoma. Or maybe mini tears in your muscle that may be inflamed. Try resting the muscle and anti inflammatories like Advil (ibuprofen) ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Bursitis: If the fluid is causing the pain you could see Ortho or your primary to have it drained. That can relieve the pain almost instantaneously.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
No: The skin has the highest levels of mercury and should be avoided.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Yes: You can drink it in moderation. The key to maintaining your Coumadin (warfarin) levels is eating the same amounts of vitamin I containing products dai... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
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Healthy lifestyle: The best thing to ensure a long healthy life is to take great care of your body. Get 7-8 hours of sleep every night, eat a lot of fruits and veggies s... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Yes: One of the most common places for melanoma is on the sole of the foot - an area that doesn't get much sun at all. Sometimes we don't think we've gotte... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
No: You should never feel like your head is going to explode. You may have an elevation in blood pressure but should stay within normal parameters.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Problems?: Are you having any side effects from drinking the tea? You can certainly go to the ER to be checked out (they will send you to L&D) but you did no... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Infection?: Any chance you could have contracted a sexually transmitted disease? That sounds like it could represent herpes or similar infection.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Anxiety: Meditation works great for nerves. You can purchase a guided meditation for those high stress times.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Dehydration: It could be that your dad is dehydrated for the alcohol. Try fluid replacement with electrolytes like Gatorade and reducing alcohol intake.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Thick: It is probably too thick. Try to drink a lot of water, spend some time in a steam room to help get it out.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Exercise: Usually people with hyperthyroid have lost weight at diagnosis. Weight loss will help with your diabetes but only if you are overweight now.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Of course: Your discharge papers show anything that was done or discussed during your hospital stay. You might not realize you had an antibiotic if it was done t... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Normal: You shouldn't be cleaning your ears with a q-tip as that can injure your ear canal and drum. Hold the cleanings for a week to let it heal.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
No worries yet: Bladder spasms are common after stent removal but so are additional stones. If the pain isn't improving please see your urologist.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
No: Usually a new mole is a sign that you should have a skin check. You can see your family practice doctor and they may take it off for you or refer.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Try it: Easiest answer is to try dandruff shampoo over the counter. If no improvement see a dermatologist.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
No: You should never use more than one tampon at a time and always pick the least absorptive for your needs.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Yes: Biggest side effect is killing off the good bacteria as well as the bad which can lead to things like yeast infections. If you are concerned you can a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
No: And unless it's something like a cleft palate that should be held until over the age of 18.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
Exercise: Try to decrease your intake of carbohydrates (sweets, potatoes, pasta, bread, fruit) and increase your aerobic activity.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lyday is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lyday is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for the info. We are getting right to it now :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I do have panic attacks, maybe thats it.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank god I was on it for 29 months

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Medical/Graduate school

Des Moines University
Graduated 2006MD

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