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Dr. John Froude

Infectious Disease
Kingston, NY
54 years experience male

Locations

Office

Kingston, NY

Address

360, Washington Ave, Kingston, NY, United States
Directions

Fax

8453387141

About

Bio

Have practiced Medicine in the UK, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe and a short stint on a hospital boat on Lake Titicaca on the Bolivian side. For the last 30 years have practiced in the USA in the subspeciality of Infectious Disease, in New York City for 20 years and for the last ten in Woodstock NY in a busy group practice. Nothing human is alien to me.

Specialties
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Infectious Disease

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

157 Answers
18 Agrees
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Might well be: You don't say what your gastrointestinal issues are, but candida or other intertrigo is a strong possibility. Are you on antibiotics? In any case, dr... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Keep your tonsils: Tonsils exist for a purpose. They are huge lymph nodes stationed where they are as this is one way bacteria get into the body, through the mouth. Mak... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Yes: I know of no contraindication to the use of minerals and vitamins with antibiotics.
A female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Yes: Urine has a characteristic odor familiar to us all, so if it smells bad either you have eaten something, asparagus is notorious for instance, or it is... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
ER or Doctor ASAP: headache and stiff neck raises possibility of meningitis. Even if it is unlikely, it is MANDATORY to have it excluded by a physician, either a pediatr... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Flu is bad: Influenza this year and most years is a very nasty experience and it lasts five to ten days. Any infection may be followed by a period of convalescen... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
5 to 7 days: Most allergic rashes clear up fairly quickly
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Good result.: Your CD4 count is the important number. Yours is over a thousand. Anything over 350 is excellent and means your immune system is working. If you are ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Supportive treatment: Menstrual symptoms definitely include flu like symptoms. The symptoms may be due to leukotrienes released at the time of your period which are importa... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Several causes: Could be strep. Just as likely viral. Think of mono. This is caused by eb virus but occurs in a younger age group when kissing begins. There are other... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Not shingles?: The fact that these lesions recur suggest that they are due to Genital herpes. Don't worry about it over fifty percent of americans over the age of th... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Yes: All ulcerative genital lesions facilitate the acquisition of HIV infection. For this reason safe sex, using condoms should always be used until the pa... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
No. But see a doctor: If you are otherwise in good health these nodes may have been there longer than you think and may well represent old healed infection. It is impossibl... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Safe but avoid. : You should avoid dairy for three hours for maximum benefit. Grapefruit juice and dietary supplements may also dampen the absorption of the antibiotic.... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Possibly: IgM pos, IgG neg means as you know means active infection. In immunocompetent people such as you I am assuming, it causes a mono syndrome. The eye is ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Rule out antibiotics: The mucus suggests coliitis. Are you taking antibiotics? If so you would be at risk for c diff colitis which needs specific treatment. if you have no... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
No: Our latest tests will be positive at four weeks. You have seven days to wait. If you test negative you should have a further test at three months jus... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Drink fluids/ER: Sounds like gastroenteritis. Note you took your BP. Are you a health care worker? Most cases of gastroenteritis do not require special treatment, the... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
1 to 3: Good question. Mild symptoms get better within a week. Some persist for up to three weeks. Then convalescence. Tiredness, apathy, flat for a couple of... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Yes, but...: Yes they can but so can antibiotics and other medicines you may be taking. Does this apply to you? Review your medicaments .
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
A/biotics key: I hope you are on antibiotics. Thereafter, try copious fluids, tylenol, (acetaminophen) cranberry juice and Vitamin C. Mostly, antibiotics.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Don't worry: The lymph nodes are doing their biological function, so their presence is a good thing. Canker sores will get better in seven to ten days. Can try tr... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Coccidioidomycosis: The medical name for valley fever. Do you live in the San Joaquim valley? As you are aware it causes an acute febrile illness that is usually self li... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Exclude other causes: I assume you are well.There are many causes of impaired liver function I note you are a nondrinker so that removes a common cause. Fifty pounds overw... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
See neurologist: Your unpleasant symptoms have a wide number of possible causes. The best way to deal with this is to see a neurologist and XRays or other imaging stud... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Get a Chest X ray: It is probably post bronchitis cough which may last a long time but since you didn't have an obvious cold I would go to see your doctor and see what a... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Acute infection: Your symptoms are typical of an acute infection. It could be trivial meaning a viral sore throat or it could be symptomatic of something requiring mor... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Are they discrete?: Lymph nodes usually identifiable by rolling them, maybe tender or not. Knots usually represent spasm and are tender and more diffuse
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
? ? Flu: I need to know more about you. Your illness is consistent with ' flu. We are still seeing cases in May this year. The diagnostic test is a nose swab... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Tinnitus. See ENT: I think it is quite important for you to see an ENT doctor. If there is fluid it needs to be removed. There are other causes of humming in the ears c... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Yes, rarely.: Guafenesin, the real name for mucinex, (guaifenesin) is more likely to cause drowsiness or dizziness. It does cause nausea and rarely diarrhea.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Medical help needed: It is impossible to say from your description why you have pain. What is the lymphoid hyperplasia ?Was that seen on a blood test or a CT scan. Your p... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Rule out hepatitis: A number of possible causes, but two weeks of nausea and yellow stools with a low grade fever for two weeks suggests hepatitis. Although jaundice is a... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Dont be anxious: It should probably have been explained to you at the time. In future always insist on an explanation of things that you don't understand at the doctor... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
After unsafe sex: you are at risk after unprotected sex particularly if it is anonymous. The number of partners increases the risk. Symptom of discharge or burning urin... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Fever: Typhoid starts with a low grade fever that gets steadily worse. You will start to feel unwell with the nonspecific symptoms of fever of all kinds. Fee... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Wash it....leave it.: 1. What sort of tick was it? You need to be concerned about deer tick bites and these are very small. Easy to miss. 2. Do you live in Lyme territory?... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
More details: Unusual. Could be acid reflux but only a full medical evaluation can get truly to the bottom of this.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Not sure.: Neither antibiotics nor sinusitis should really cause numbness in the face. If you are feeling otherwise in good health it is reasonable to wait a ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Is he healthy?: He has an elevated lymphoctye count the most likely explanation for which is infection most likely viral. It is not dangerous in and of itself. Has h... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
It is not serious unless it happens repeatedly. If it continues at its present rate you should see an ENT doctor. I am assuming you are perfectly happ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Possible cellulitis: Sounds like early orbital cellulitis which requires treatment with antibiotics. Very important. So you will have to go to your doctor or the emergency... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Seek medical care: Is this acute? if so and you feel generally unwell it could be an infection and you should see a doctor
A female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
It is treatable.: I assume you have vaginal infection. Good diabetic control is essential to beat this. Dryness of the area is an advantage. So after showering make su... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Wait: You would probably survive but how do you feel? It is usually better to wait for an infection to be over before extreme exercise. Your body will appre... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Inflammation: This is such an interesting question and I can't answer it in 400 words. Rickettsiae are gram negative bacteria, yet they cannot live outside of a cel... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Bad. You are young.: Long term use of any drug to be avoided. These two are potent. Bromazepine, Lexotanil is addictive, you become tolerant and withdrawal is a big proble... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Will slowly improve: Like most other diseases there is a recovery or convalescent phase. is it in your hand? Unusual to feel pain. if symptoms dont start to settle down so... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Normal: I don't know how old you are but nocturnal emissions are commoner in the adolescent or young, but its true they can occur at any age. Not having orgas... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Gastroenteritis. : Gastroenteritis. Anyone else in the neighbourhood or family with this problem? It is from contaminated food and drink or contact with other infected ... Read More

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Jul 4, 2017
Dr. Froude answered all of my questions very clearly and with the right amount of detail. He provided excellent advice. I highly recommend consulting him if you have questions you need answered.
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Jun 3, 2017
Dr Froude has extensive travel providing his professional expertise to many countries with very good answers in detail and very helpful too.A great asset to Healthtap.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Froude is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have had 2 years of bone pain. Just restarted Methotrexate 2 days ago after many years. Diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease/Myalgia, HBP.Fatigued& Lightheaded also. N...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Hi Dr Froude thank you for your kind professional advice i'm from the UK and am suprised the Boots pharmacist in Thailand advised me to take charcoal capsules ,I did tak...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. Yes I'm healthy. My eye is better now, it was just a one time thing I guess. I think it was because I didn't get enough sleep. But I'm okay now. It happened t...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of London, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals, England
Graduated 1968MD

Residency

Guys Hospital Medical School

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Albany Region - Spring
2016
Most Influential Doctor, Third Place, Albany Region - Spring
2016
Top Infectious Disease Specialist , Second Place, New York - Spring
2016
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