Doctor Q&A for Dr. Matthew Parker

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Parker
18 years experience Family Medicine
Raynaud's Phenom?: What you're describing sounds a little like Raynaud's Phenomenon - a blood vessel disorder that causes your fingers and toes to become red, then often ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Parker
18 years experience Family Medicine
Shouldn't be a prob: I believe you got a very accurate test result. I also don't think u did any damage to yourself. I may be wrong, but it sounds like you were expecting ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Parker
18 years experience Family Medicine
Timing is everything: Couple of possibilities: (1) sometimes an infection simply requires a little more time on antibiotics to completely resolve. (2) Sometimes the antibio ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Parker
18 years experience Family Medicine
Liver: In the old days before all our fancy tests, a patient's breath was often viewed as a clue about their health. Breath that smells like you describe can ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Matthew Parker
18 years experience Family Medicine
It'll be okay: I don't think this should be a problem. I would recommend NOT taking tomorrow's dose (the one you accidentally took this afternoon). Then just get bac ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Parker
18 years experience Family Medicine
No worries: This skin rash could, I suppose, be caused by yeast, and could, therefore, be contagious, but I doubt this. Most penicillin rashes are just a mild all ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Parker
18 years experience Family Medicine
Concerning: I can't tell if this is you or someone else, so I'm not sure about the age of the patient, etc., but the following things concern me: I'd be wanting t ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Parker
18 years experience Family Medicine
Hmmm...: Short answer is yes: there are low-estrogen oral contraceptives. Not sure you'd want to do that, though. First, the ovarian cysts can only be controll ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Parker
18 years experience Family Medicine
Possibilities: Might be the white ulcers that go along with Strep Throat. If throat is still very sore this must be ruled out. See your doc for an exam and antibioti ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Parker
18 years experience Family Medicine
You & baby are fine: I know it is so frustrating trying to know what is safe during pregnancy. I think the best general advice I can give you is this: (1) be aware of the ... Read More
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