U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free

Dr. Vitaliy Krol

Infectious Disease
PORT WASHINGTON, NY
20 years experience male

Locations

Office

About

Bio

I am board certified infectious diseases physician, with special interest in infections in immunocompromised hosts with hematologic malignancies, as well as health care associated infections, post-surgical wound infections, esp MRSA, as well as endovascular infection, joint infections and others

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Infectious Disease

Languages spoken

English, Russian

Doctor Q&A

143 Answers
98 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Coccyx pain: Coccyx pain maybe due to small fracture and pain may persist for several weeks and usually doesn't require any specific treatment and heals on it's ow... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Uti : urinalysis and urine culture would be most important first step to ensure that bacteria is sensitive to Cipro (ciprofloxacin)
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Cough: chronic cough and now right sided back pain is concerning and requires further radiological investigation. There are may be multiple causes, including... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Cough: please see your doctor asap. Your symptoms suggestive of respiratory infection such as pneumonia or bronchitis which requires further testing includin... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
C diff: clostridium difficile or C diff for short has to be ruled out before you start treating yourself with OTC meds. It's intestinal bacteria that commonly... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Rabies: No, you can only get rabies after infected animal bite with open wound or mucous membrane
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Diarrhea : you have at least two reasons that can explain your symptoms. One is stress,can definitely cause so called "gut-wrenching" experience and certain emot... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Rash: its very hard or almost impossible to determine causes of rash without seeing it. If it's truly fungal rash, like ringworm, then you would need an ant... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Foliculitis : staph folliculitis is common and can form into large cyst filled with pus, and will requires local incision and drainage to prevent further spread of ... Read More
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Norovirus: Can cause abdominal cramps, some people even get muscle and joint pain and even headache, especially when feverish
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
GI Bleeding : bleeding from gastrointestinal track is never normal and has to be evaluated. It can be as simple as inflamed hemorrhoids or more serious form of coli... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Fever and abd pain: usually suggestive of some intestinal infection and diagnosis depends on other factors or symptoms duration. Any nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, poor appe... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Cyst: no antibiotic is the best and most of the time cystic lesion like you describe may need to be lanced and drained, try some warm compresses also, it ma... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
M. Avium: non- tuberculous mycobacterium such as avium and many other mycobacterial species are not transmitted from person to person
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Blood culture : you should try to do blood culture during or shortly after febrile episode, this will improve yield of culture results.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Pharyngitis : could be viral uri, mononucleosis or strep throat, please take her to her pediatrician for thorough exam and possible rapid strep, throat culture and ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Gi bleeding: Blood in a stool may be from inflamed hemorrhoids or rectal fissure or sign of internal gastrointestinal bleeding, such as ulcer or bleeding colonic p... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Uvulitis: Please seek medical help immediately since utilities may be due infection such as strep and needs antibiotics treatment. Sometimes it can also be reac... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Foliculitis : staph folliculitis in a groin or pubic area is common, and sometimes requires local incision and drainage. Please seek medical care to prevent further... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Uti: not unless you also have kidney stones which sometimes can cause back pain, groin pain and referred leg pain
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Scabies: classical scabies usually affect mostly skin: folds area, groin, web spaces. Crusted scabies, also called Norwegian scabies- more serious form, can af... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Rash: next measure would be to try to figure out what causes this rash and try to eliminate offending agent, which could possibly be some kind of allergic r... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Ringworm : I'm not sure if you mean ringworm infection, if so topical medications at your local pharmacy may help.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Cyst: This could be Bartholin's cyst, and requires evaluation by gynecologist for culture and treatment. May try Sitz baths twice-three times a day for 3 da... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
TonsIlitis: Tonsillitis can have different etiologies including viral, bacterial or fungal, depending on your overall health and other risk factors. You need to s... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Syphilis: no. It can only be transmitted from skin to skin contact
A male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Animal bite: Any animal bite most of the time requires proper washing and prophylactic antibiotics. Depending on the location of the bite wound, it may cause loca... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Oral candidiasis : Patients who take antibiotics commonly develop candida infection or thrush that cause burning pain in the mouth and tongue. Eating yogurt or taking pr... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Ignore: Most common causes: viruses and heartburn. Antibiotics are not helpful. Treatment: voice rest.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Mononucleosis : The Epstein-Barr virus infection aka mononucleosis forms different sets of antibodies against different parts of the virus. Blood test can easily diff... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Enlarged spleen: left upper back side pain maybe an indication of enlarged spleen, maybe due to viral illness such as mono, or possibly related to muscle injury or spa... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Tb: Tb will usually not be detected on regular blood cultures, but if you have active pulmonary tb, then chest X-ray would be the first step
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Ringworm: most commonly, but sometimes may have atypical shape, especially in patients with weak immune system
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Abscess : You should not pop it, sometimes you can introduce pus deeper into the tissue, when you apply pressure. Next time try to use gentle warm compresses an... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Kidney stones : Bloody urine and lower back pain maybe due to kidney stones. Ct scan is appropriate and diagnostic. Hope she feels better soon.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Listeria: The incubation period for Listeria gastroenteritis is substantially shorter than other gastrointestinal illnesses, mean incubation period is 24 hours ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Scabies: Permethrin cream (5%): apply to all areas of body from the neck down and washed off after 8-14 hours. Pretty safe, other treatments such as Lindane an... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Herpes: No, since hsv prone to lay dormant, you can get periodic flare up of the virus, independently of the area of the body
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Scabies: In general, scabies mites cannot survive for more than two to three days away from human skin
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Leishmaniasis : Diagnosis is mostly by biopsy, culture and PCR. As far as treatment there are several regimens depending on form of leishmaniasis and and other underl... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pain after open heart surgery is not uncommon, it could be something minor such as incisional pain, or more serious problems such as pericarditi... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Ignore: Avoid antibiotics, unless serious infection.take probiotics or yogurt if antibiotics are unavoidable.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Ito: you need to have urine culture, preferably clean catch specimen. Many common urinary pathogens are now resistant to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and other co... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Osteomyelitis : Chronic osteomyelitis requires proper surgical debridement by vascular surgeon or podiatrist and requires prolonged courses of antibiotics directed sp... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Chronic hepatitis C: Chronic hepatitis C is more accurate term, it means that you still may carry virus in your blood, so you may still transmit it to other people through... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Scabies: Itching or rash may persist for 1-2 weeks after treatment. Clothes, bed linens must be decontaminated by machine washing at 60°C or higher. Insecticid... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Rash: hard to say without seeing the rash Or more information. It may not be Std. Some viral illness like chicken pox is also a possibility
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Folliculitis decalva: there are other treatment options regimen that don't include clindamycin, which may definitely cause exacerbation of IBS. See a dermatologist or infec... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Rabies Vaccination : immunosuppressive drugs and corticosteroids may reduce the immune response to vaccines. Also chloroquine may reduce the antibody response to intraderm... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Sinusitis : Certain viral and Bacterial infections can cause systemic illness that may attack multiple organ systems including gastrointestinal and respiratory. T... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.

Ask doctors free
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

3
Recommendations
128
Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Oct 11, 2014
thanks sir my urine culture is normal only stap aurea couglase positive mssa found any good medicine to treat it here in pakistan there is no urologist who can help me can u pl, help here my id basha...Read More
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Krol is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Krol is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you, Dr. Krol. I have been using Hydrogen Peroxide on my ringworm and it looks like it is recovering rather speedily and well :)
HealthTap member
You make me feel really better. Thanks you doctor. Your service is very much appreciated. You are a wonderful man. Thanks again.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Krol for taking the time to provide this very helpful information! Best wishes.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

NORTH SHORE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Infectious Disease Specialist , First Place, New York - Fall
2014
Thought Leader, Third Place, East Long Island Region - Fall
2014
Top Infectious Disease Specialist, First Place, New York - Spring
2015

Affiliations

St francis hospital
North Shore - LIJ Medical Center
Glen Cove Hospital
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less