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Dr. Michael Jelinek

Infectious Disease
Edinburg, TX
40 years experience male

Locations

Office

Edinburg, TX

Address

3108 Center Point Drive, Edinburg, TX
Directions

Fax

United States

About

Bio

I have many years of active practice in Infectious Diseases and love to help patients feel better.

Specialties
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Infectious Disease

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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2 Agrees
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jelinek
Infectious Disease 40 years experience
Pyelonephritis: Untreated bladder infections may progress to involve the kidney resulting in the back pain. A doctor visit will be needed. A urine culture should show... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jelinek
Infectious Disease 40 years experience
Yes.: If a women has a thin white discharge that yellows upon drying and causes itching with a rash it very well could be an STD in a sexually active person... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jelinek
Infectious Disease 40 years experience
Yes: A few patients fail to respond to the antibiotic prescribed for Strep throat. A return visit would help your doctor determine if you are in that categ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jelinek
Infectious Disease 40 years experience
No: It would be okay to go to your Doctor but waiting it out may give your body time to recover without further treatment. However, if the itching worsens... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jelinek
Infectious Disease 40 years experience
See your physician.: Spreading skin lesions can be effectively treated once the cause has been determined. Your physician may be able to diagnose your rash with just a qui... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Jelinek
Infectious Disease 40 years experience
Yes: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is considered a safe medication in pregnancy.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jelinek
Infectious Disease 40 years experience
See your Doctor.: Some people do not respond to antiviral medications right away and some strains of herpes can be resistant to treatment. The neck pain needs your Doct... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jelinek
Infectious Disease 40 years experience
Allergy to soap.: Swelling redness and itching after a simple shower may be associated with a reaction to the soap or shower gel used especially if this was a new produ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jelinek
Infectious Disease 40 years experience
Yes: Steroid medications can frequently cause such symptoms. Your physician will be able to determine this.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jelinek
Infectious Disease 40 years experience
Contact Dermatitis: Use of some hair products can provoke itching even without a rash. Changing to hypo-allergenic shampoos and conditioners may help.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jelinek
Infectious Disease 40 years experience
Grams stain: A rapid test that can show bacteria can be done in just a few minutes.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jelinek
Infectious Disease 40 years experience
Cystitis vs Stones: The lower abdominal pains you are experiencing along with the intermittent need to urinate without urgency are more consistent with the movement/passa... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jelinek
Infectious Disease 40 years experience
Helpful not definite: CT scans are done to help detect PID and its rare complication Fitz-Hugh Curtis syndrome. Unfortunately there are no medical tests that are uniformly ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jelinek
Infectious Disease 40 years experience
Wait and see ENT: It has been determined that for many years ear infections have been treated too frequently with antibiotics when most will resolve without antibiotics... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jelinek
Infectious Disease 40 years experience
No.: Oral genital contact has very little risk for the women because the normal bacteria (called normal flora) are mostly the same in the mouth and the vag... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Jelinek
Infectious Disease 40 years experience
Salt water gargle: Two or three times a day gargle with warm salt water should sooth your throat.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jelinek
Infectious Disease 40 years experience
Not likely Herpes.: A painless lesion of the genital area is not likely to be herpes because most herpes lesions are painful! There are other STD's to consider and you sh... Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Univ centro de estudios tecnologicos (cetec), santo domingo (closed 1984)
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital, Detroit MI
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