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Dr. David Higgs

Emergency Medicine
CA
15 years experience male

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Emergency Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

18 Answers
63 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Higgs
15 years experience
Get tested.: your blisters may be caused by ingrown hairs, razor burn, friction or other trauma. just for your reassurance, however, you should get tested for her... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Higgs
15 years experience
Sounds like a UTI: ...urinary tract infection. painful urination and "urgency" of urination are common symptoms. see your doctor to be evaluated; you may need antibioti... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Higgs
15 years experience
Testing available: asthma is a condition where the airways in your lungs narrow. typically this presents with chest tightness, shortness of breath, wheezing and/or coug... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Higgs
15 years experience
Yes. : If you are sexually active, you could he pregnant. If you are curious, use a home pregnancy test as directed for your likely answer.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Higgs
15 years experience
Just be healthy.: there is no way to know how long it will take for you to get the gap, or even if it's possible for you to obtain it. body shape is decided largely by ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Higgs
15 years experience
Hard to tell.: hard to tell from your description. mid-upper abdominal pain that is worse with lying down might be GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), also known... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Higgs
15 years experience
Brush tongue/palate: your bad breath is probably not due to mucus in your stomach.... bad breath is most commonly caused by the mouth itself. make sure when you brush to ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Higgs
15 years experience
Could be cellulitis: Typically cellulitis is tender and warm to touch. It may also be associated with swelling but not necessarily. Given your history, you are at higher... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Higgs
15 years experience
Get it checked out: may be a boil, which may need draining. particularly if it's tender.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Higgs
15 years experience
Hard to tell...: ...would need more detail or a picture. given how long it's been there, my best guess is either a sebaceous cyst (not dangerous although at times the... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Higgs
15 years experience
Be proud.: although i admittedly don't know much about skin lightening procedures, i have to recommend against them on principle. stick with what you have and b... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Higgs
15 years experience
Yes.: if you feel you need both, they can be taken together.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Higgs
15 years experience
Yes.: if your only potential to HIV ever was three years ago, particularly since you used a condom, and you tested negative for HIV four months ago, you do ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Higgs
15 years experience
Stuffy nose?: mouth breathing when you're asleep with a stuffy nose dries out the throat, making it more painful...
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Higgs
15 years experience
May be normal: heart rate increases normally in pregnancy. if you have other symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain or leg swelling, however, you should b... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Higgs
15 years experience
Technically, no.: a period is a sloughing of the lining of your uterus when you do not become pregnant. so technically, if you have a period, you are not pregnant. yo... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Higgs
15 years experience
Avoid narcotics.: Chronic pain can be depressing. For some, the only thing more depressing than chronic pain is chronic pain with associated dependence on narcotic pai... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Higgs
15 years experience
AAA very unlikely.: Hi CoryA, thanks for the question. I'm happy to discuss this with you. Without knowing anything about you, I can say the likelihood that you have a ... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Sep 15, 2014
Best Doctor on HealthTap by far... seriously was the most caring Doctor I've ever come across! A++++++
HealthTap member
Feb 15, 2015
He was absolutely helpful and wonderful to work with. This is a great service to have.
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Higgs is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you. I thought it might have been, as I had one about 3 years ago, but I had burning & swelling last time. I just wanted to make sure first :)
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I was told to eat a banana that helped when my sis got a fish bone in throat . Could it be cat hair in my throat or something else. It's been 3days. ?
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Thanks for your quick reply! Yeah its causing problems between me and my wife and physically imlazy
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