Dr. Vitaliy Krol

Infectious Disease
PORT WASHINGTON, NY
21 years experience male

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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

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Infectious Disease

Languages spoken

English, Russian

Doctor Q&A

143 Answers
98 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
A. Baumannii : A. baumannii has also been called 'Iraqibacter' since its been frequently isolated in military staff during the Iraq War. Its been causing problems in... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Uti: urine culture results would be important to know. Multiple antibiotics maybe useless if bacteria shows resistance. Blood in urine maybe a problem, but... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Fatigue : The symptoms may be suggestive of wide variety of illnesses including: subacute infection such as endocarditis, endocrine problems such as hyper- or ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Stamina : There a few things you can do: sleep, rest and eat well. Exercise regularly and avoid harmful habits such as smoking or drinking excessive alcohol
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Steven Johnson : Signs and symptoms of Steven Johnson syndrome usually pretty severe and include fever >38°C (100.4°F), skin tenderness, blistering rash and infla... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Clindamycin: Once or twice a day at most, sometimes depends on formulation or strength of solution
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Immune deficiency : immune deficiencies have multiple reasons. Some people born with it. Some are acquired or induced by different medications or conditions. These topic ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Hfm disease : Since hfm disease caused by coxsackie virus, specific blood test can be performed to prove it
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A female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Uvulitis: Please seek medical help since uvulitis may be due bacterial infection such as strep or viral infection such as herpes. Sometimes it can also be react... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
High bilirubin : dark colored urine and increased bilirubin may be due to some form of hepatitis. Usually it's accompanied by right upper abdominal pain and jaundice-y... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Folliculitis : Folliculitis most commonly caused by staph, and we've seen a lot of MRSA lately. Don't let it "run its course ". Please see you doctor or go to urgent... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Conjunctivitis : conjunctivitis can be due to bacterial, viral infection or allergic reaction. It's usually treated with topical eye drops. However, if there severe pa... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Transaminitis: number of conditions can cause abnormal liver enzymes including viral causes such Cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr, HIV, even herpes. Some medications or... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Ringworm : Ringworm is a fungal infection and should be treated with antifungals creams. There's no data on hydrogen peroxide use
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Temporal arteritis: High fever and inflammed blood vessel, especially if associated with headache or visual problems may be a sign of condition called temporal arthritis,... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Cough : Should see a doctor and get at least chest X-ray and blood work. Pneumonia is not uncommon complication after viral illness.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
COPD: Changes in mental status in an elderly with COPD maybe caused by multiple etiologies including CO2 retention, new medications, relapse of infection s... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Persistent cough: this requires further investigation, perhaps Chest x-Ray or at least good exam by physician by lung auscultation to rule out bronchitis or pneumonia
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Hand numbness: hand numbness after deep arm cut may indicate some minor inflammation from edema or more serious problem such as compartment syndrome which usually re... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Tb screening : Tb screening should be done first. If there's any concern of underlying untreated active infection such as active TB then live vaccines such as chicke... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Chest pain: could be number of things: starting from self-limiting viral illness to more serious problems such as pneumonia, pericarditis or thyroid problems. You... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Hepatitis: blood in a urine is always abnormal and has to be thoroughly evaluated, it may be sign of something simple like infection, trauma or kidney stones or ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Parvovirus : Hydrops fetalis which is abnormal fluid collection in fetus body maybe caused by Parvovirus B-19 and can lead to fetal death. Highest risk between 11... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Hand numbness : please see your doctor or neurologist as soon as possible, these symptoms may be nonspecific or maybe a sign of serious problem in your neck area
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Hsv: Most likely HSV- herpes simplex virus, you should visit your primary physician for evaluation and treatment
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Tonsillitis : you may need to see an ENT specialist since it may be a sign of abscess in a tonsil or peritonsillar area, which may not respond to antibiotics unless... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Abscess : You may need to repeat imaging studies such as ct scan, to rule out an intraabdominal abscess
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Antibiotics : there are multiple causes of fever, which is a natural body defense to fight infection or inflammation. Antibiotics should not be used routinely unle... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Cold sores : Most herpes HSV-1 or HSV-2 are acquired from infected but asymptomatic person. Herpes labialis or cold sores most common form of recurrent HSV-1. 50-... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
TB lymphadenitis : Patient with diagnosis of TB must be placed in airborne isolation until pulmonary TB is ruled out. If the patient doesn't have pulmonary TB then infec... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Pneumonia : You need to see your doctor and have at least chest X-ray and blood work done. You may have pneumonia
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Lymph nodes : generally means inflammation or some chronic infection like virus or atypical bacterial infection, but more serious conditions such as lymphoma need t... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Fevers: Abnormal temperature: too low or too high may indicate some kind of bacterial infection. Pain in the left leg along with chills and vomiting may be du... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Granulocytes: Also called neutrophils. Elevation is not specific and maybe normal variation, or it can be elevated during stress, inflammation, infection, endocrine... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Allergy: You might be developing allergic reaction to sauce in which chicken is prepared or some particular spice in it
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Jaw osteomyelitis : multiple causes. Some of the more common would be untreated dental or sinus infections. Also injury, injections or prior surgery to repair jaw may cau... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Salmonella typhi : According to literature about 1-4% of patients with salmonella typhi infection become chronic carriers and hence can be contagious for up to a year or... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Pyelonephritis : your symptoms highly suggestive of pyelonephritis, which is a kidney infection. This requires prompt evaluation with urinalysis and urine culture and ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Chronic prostatitis: Pain associated with chronic prostatitis is often non specific and can vary in location and intensity. You need close follow up with urologist to eval... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Lymphocytes count is: nonspecific and unrelated. Hair loss may be due to a number of conditions, for example thyroid gland problems or other inflammatory conditions such lu... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 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.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Blood culture : you should try to do blood culture during or shortly after febrile episode, this will improve yield of culture results.
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A male asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 years experience
Uti: not unless you also have kidney stones which sometimes can cause back pain, groin pain and referred leg pain
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 21 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
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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
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Krol is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Krol is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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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 :)
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You make me feel really better. Thanks you doctor. Your service is very much appreciated. You are a wonderful man. Thanks again.
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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
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