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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia

Primary Care, Family Medicine
IL
15 years experience male

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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Aesthetic Medicine

Sports Medicine

Urgent Care

Licenses

United States: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Languages spoken

English, Gujarati

Doctor Q&A

163 Answers
5.9K Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Shunt: That is not uncommon to have these symptoms after shunt. But if it intolerable then yes you need to see doctor.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Heart Attack: It is not that common unless there is family history of heart attack or sudden death before age of 40. If patient is smoking cigarettes or eating unhe... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Numbness: Most of times it clears it improves in few hours. Sometimes it takes this long.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Fingerprint: Yes. That is reflex response of skin to react to temperature changes.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Defecation: Is she eating balance diet. She may try over the counter constipation relief medication in addition to balance diet. She may also try aerobic exercise... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Eggs: Eggs are healthy and very good diet, but not absolute necessicity. Try other substitute as well. Let him eat when he likes.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
DM: uncontrolled diabetes can cause it. Check your blood glucose frequently. Do exercise. Eat small portion at a time, healthy food. Gastroenteritis (Stom... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Knee pain: Can be due to hamstrings. Needs to stretch it. Get physician to learn exercise.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Lymphoma???: Many reasons for enarged lymph nodes i.e. Infection, lupus, lymphoma, medications etc... Stmptoms can be fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Timoneum Methylsulfa: Yes it can be. Tiemonium methylsulfate is an antispasmodic drug that reduces muscle spasms of the intestine, biliary system, uterus & urinary blad... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Viral Infection: That is the nature of common cold or viral infection of upper respiratory tract infection. Continue Ibuprofen round the clock for few days and steam i... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Voiding: Holding urine is not good idea. Make urine when you get reflex or urge.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Bladder Infection: Any burning sensation when you urinate? Cloudy urine can be sogn of bladder infection. Drink lot of water. If no improvement, see doctor for urine che... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Soft stool: Likely can happen with artificial swtnr. Irritable bowel syndrome or colitis or gastroenteritis can cause it too but usually they are present with oth... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Sore Throat: Please get evaluated. Meantime continue gargles,and Ibuprofen when needed.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Concor-Bisorolol: This class of medications is well known for causing a loss of libido, longer ejaculation times and erectile dysfunction. Can also cause depression on ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Arm pit pain: Any swelling or rash? Any strenous activity? If no swelling or fever or weight loss then likely pulled muscle.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
CHF & Spinal Issue: My advice will be you can work or do activity with some restriction. Dicuss with your orthopaedics or spine surgeon who has done surgery for more deta... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Mebiz: This medication is a musculotropic antispasmodic agent without atropic, prescribed for irritable bowel syndrome, and GI tract spasm. It should help u ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Pain in belly: Depends. If it occurs during period, can be ligament (ovarian) strain or irritation. fever? May be appendicitis. Get ultrasound.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
BP issues: Yes. BP needs to stay under control. Please follow up with your physician closely.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Medication: Both contain side effects of increase sleepiness. Taking together is not good idea. Take Lexapro (escitalopram) 2-3 hours before sleep and Zispin arou... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Itching: Any other family member is affected? Did you start any new medication? What have you tried?
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Thumb pain: Seems to be inflamation of sheath tendon or sprain of tendon. Do not do any activity that makes your pain worse. If it does not get better in 2-3 week... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Bacillary Dysentery: Your symptoms seem to be dysentery. Usually it clears in 1-2 weeks. You may need to be evaluated by your physician as stool culture and blood work may... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Lung Resistance: Best bet will be to have lung function test(PFT), to be evaluated by lung doctor (pulmonologist). It will identify if you have any problem. Regarding ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Folliculitis Decalvs: Folliculitis Decalvans (FD) is a rare neutrophilic infammation of the scalp characterized by painful, recurrent purulent follicular exudation resultin... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Neutrophil: When we do routine blood work, it gives specific numbers of individual blood cells. Neutrophs are primary defense sysrem. Usual numbers are between 3K... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
GERD: It may. Needs to be treated and also needs to be checked for H Pylori.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
No: Not really. UTI increases risk of prostatitis but vise versa is less likely. Avoid anal intercourse should be avoided.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Puffy Eyes: The common causes are lack of sleep, kidney disease or thyroid dysfunction. Better to check out earliest possible.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Spasm: Seems to be spasm of neck. Try ice or heating pad.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Fucidin H: Fusidic acid belongs to a class of medications known as antibiotics. I do not see any benefit for itching if you apply it. Try oral Benadryl (diphenh... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Dizziness: Check your blood pressure and glucose. Did you take any medication? Did you eat anything unusual? Check this if you can. Go to ER if symptoms do not r... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Nop: Take it easy. You judt eroded skin. It should be fine.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
IVF: Yes you can. It is not contraindicated.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Sore Throat: Try gargles with warm water and salt . Also try Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) on full stomach. May also try OTC cough medicine. If no improvement the... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
TMJ pain: This seems to be TMJ syndrome. Try night guard or bite guard. No activity that makes your pain worse. If no better in few days, may need physical ther... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Observation: If symptoms and swelling are improving, I recommend observation. If no improvement in symptoms at all, then need further work up.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Wait: Most likely it is viral infection which can take upto 7-10 days. You have taken antibiotics which will stay in system for few days after you finish it... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Fexofenadine: Pompolyx = Dyshidrotic Eczema. Causes blisters or itching. It responds to Fexofenadine for itching and topical steroid. Try Allegra (fexofenadine) OT... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Possible: It depends how much underlying dermis/epidermis are damaged and scars are formed. If deep scars are formed it is cery difficult to get reversed.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Wait: How did it start and what did start first? May last for few days If it is viral infection. You need supportive treatment to control your symptoms and... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Rosacea: It takes time, sometimes 4-6 weeks. Wait for 4 weeks total.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Hip Pain: Have u ever been evaluated before? Most of time physical therapy helps. Needs to have xrays or MRI to better evaluate if long term proem. Any history ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Finger pain: seems you have sprain your finger. Do not do any activity that makes your pain worse.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Knee pain: Any injury or trauma? Seems to be Patellar tendon problem. But needs physical exam to rule out ACL or PCL injury.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Progynova: Less likely. I assume that you had enough discussion and weighing risks vs benefits before you started this medicine.

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Apr 1, 2015
In my opinion being a good doctor is all about bedside manner, personality and communication skills. Dr. Hirenkumar Italia is the role model of yesterday and today. Highly recommended.
Oct 10, 2014
I endorse Dr. Italia. He clearly has a wide breadth of knowledge in medicine & is providing a valuable service to the public via Healthtap.
Sep 5, 2014
Respected specialist in Family Medicine. Valued asset to the Health Tap community. Highly recommend.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your answer, If it doesn't get better soon, I will definately go see my my doc. I'm wondering if it might be refered pain from my back?
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This made me feel good. Thanks! No numbness or tingling. I'll try what the dr says and if it's still there in a week I'll get a MRI thank you so much
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I had an MRI. They said it's a mild muscle(not nerve related) and i'm going to see doctor for pain mgt. It hearts so bad move my arm, type, etc.

Awards

Master Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
Thought Leader, Second Place, Illinois - Spring
2015
Top Urgent Care Specialist, Second Place, National - Spring
2015

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