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Dr. Justin Alvey

Pediatrics
UT
26 years experience male

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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

44 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Treatable: This is common at this age and could be caused by either a virus or a bacteria. If you have already seen your provider, appropriate treatment is avai... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Could be: Usually in IUGR, the head growth is not that far ahead. This could be a sign of a more serious condition such as congenital hydrocephalus. You may wa... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Worried, but ok: It sounds most likely to be a respiratory virus. This should hit it's peak around 3-5 days, with cough and congestion going away after 10-14 days. W... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes, it's ok: Yes, it is ok to paint your nails and to cut your hair while pregnant.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Normal puberty: As you go through puberty, the pubic hair that is growing will often turn over and be replaced quickly. This is likely normal, especially if there ar... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Multiple methods: There are a number of ways that you can help with these. There are some topical medications such as mederma and vitamin E oil that will help. Laser ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Not typical: This could represent a normal reaction to the Plan B, but also could represent either an ectopic or intrauterine pregnancy. I would recommend that yo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Probably: You are probably fine. But not definitely. Whenever you miss a pill, use a back up method such as a condom.
A female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Not advisable: Ativan will commonly cause amnesia. You should not drink in combination with the Ativan, the result can be as you found, but can be more serious incl... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes it will: The majority of ear infections (70-80%) will go away on their own over 3-4 days. After that time, especially if you have a fever, you should be seen.... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Options: This is common and there are a number of options. There are medications that will bleach or decrease the hyperpigmentation. There are UV/laser based... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Long list of things: There are a large number of things that could cause this, with a wide variety of treatments. Please attach a photo for more accurate help.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Wrong medication: Ringworm, despite it's name, is actually caused by a fungus. Antibacterial cream will not help. An antifungal such as miconazole or clotrimazole will ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
A few options: Use an astringent cleanser that contains salicylic acid. These are available over the counter. Use non-comedogenic soaps and lotions.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Possiblly: If the object broke the skin, then yes you are at slight risk for tetanus. You should get a tetanus booster every 10 years, but every 5years in the ev... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: The most common adverse reaction are allergic reactions. These reactions are more likely against components of the cream rather than the active ingre... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Consult your physici: There are a number of things that can cause this ranging from a yeast infection, to chlamydia, to other infections. There are also allergies, irritan... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
It depends: It really depends on the type and location of the cyst. If it is in the skin, a dermatologist will likely be able to help. Some cysts are deeper dow... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Bedrest: you should take it easy. Not too much activity. Frequent doctor visits and close monitoring. May be best to avoid sexual activity during the final ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No evidence: These have not been shown to be particularly effective for scar reduction. Try Mederma, Vitamin D, or consultation with a cosmetic dermatologist, or p... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Possibly none: Initially there will be no symptoms and no physical findings when your physician looks in your mouth. Over the long term, HPV can cause wart-like le... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: Yes you can, but will likely get uterine cramping.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Likely a viral infec: There are a number of viral infections going around that will cause these symptoms. For the fever, it is ok to give ibuprofen (10mg for every 22lbs w... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Get this checked: The pains may likely be uterine contractions. These can sometimes be normal if occasional, but this may be pre-term labor starting and needs to be lo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Tough to say: Ectodermal dysplasias are a class of diseases, not a specific disease. Find out what type your first baby had, and your specialists will be able to g... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Small chance: The likelihood of you being pregnant is low, but not zero. You should get a pregnancy test in the next two weeks to be sure. This is not a good stra... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Get this checked out: This could be caused by a large number of things, but is not likely normal. Most likely, this is a symptoms of an electrolyte abnormality which is co... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
A few ideas: Rehydrate, eat a quality source of protein, stretch out well, and consider meditation.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Unlikely from vaccin: These symptoms are extremely unlikely to be due to your recent vaccine. You likely have something else going on. It is ok to try a bland diet, ginge... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes, be concerned: This blood pressure is not going to cause symptoms, but as you get older, it will get higher and will likely start to cause issues. You should focus... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Other symptoms?: If your baby is otherwise well, this could normal, and may just be the venous blood that you are seeing through the baby's thin mucous membranes. If y... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Unlikely: It's unlikely that you could be pregnant with those precautions. Take a pregancy test in 2 and 4 weeks to be sure. Resume your OCP as planned. In t... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: Mono is caused by the Ebstein Barr virus. It is moderately contagious through body fluid contact. It can be transmitted by kissing and by oral sex. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Same as formula: Pedialyte is an oral rehydration solution that will give your baby electrolytes and fluids. It is meant for hydration and not for nutrition and is no... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Not easy: Tetanus is relatively hard to get, but if you do get the infection, it is very serious and usually deadly. The tetanus vaccine is very safe and effe... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
NO: It does not in terms of the pills contraceptive ability. That type of pill does help with acne in many patients, and will have an additive effect wit... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Get checked: Yes, she could be pregnant and needs to get that checked out. I'm sure that with that amount of hormone exposure, that she is very out of balance wi... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
This may be normal: This amount of growth is close to normal for a child of this age. If she is otherwise healthy, eats well, and has not other symptoms, I would recom... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Not always: It depends on your fat distribution, muscle mass, and body type. For your age, it is more ideal to have a body fat percentage in the 10-12% range. T... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Probably not: If your growth plates have fused (and at 21 they most likely have), then growth hormone will not provide any growth at all. It can have serious side... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Time is variable: You could be able to get pregnant now, but more likely it will take 3-4 months until you are fertile. The time varies from person to person and depen... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Could be a week: The decrease in hearing is due to fluid in your middle ear behind the ear drum. With the antibiotic, you should start to have resolution of pain with... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No exercise or food: There are not any exercise or foods that will stop your growth. There are medications that can prematurely fuse the growth plates, but the side effec... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Be careful: This is an experimental treatment that is showing a lot of future promise. The overall efficacy and side effects are still being evaluated That bei... Read More

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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Temperature got higher to 40. Saw the Doc and got antibiotics. Hopeful
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Thank you so much. Was very worried, now all that is gone. Thank you thank you thank you!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1995MD

Awards

Top Pediatrician, First Place, Utah - Spring
2015
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