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Dr. Vijaya Sikand

Family Medicine
CT
40 years experience male

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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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108 Answers
43 Agrees
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
40 years experience
Tapeworm : You made need to take a different medication to eradicate it. For example, there is one called albendazole and a couple of others if they might be ava... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Additional advice: Irregular sleep is not known to be a cause of nosebleeds. The most common cause of nosebleed is trauma to those veins from picking the nose with your... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
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Smoking risks: It is not known that smokers are more likely to be infected with coronavirus but smokers are more likely to have worse outcomes with Covid 19 infectio... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
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Probiotic: It doesn't matter which time of day you take the probiotic. Usually taking it once daily is OK.
A 49-year-old male asked:
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Church attendance : This is discouraged. Many churches are trying to organize online services. See if yours or a church you can access online has this available. Stay hom... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
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Nasal congestion : Be concerned if persistent or high fever, cough, not feeding well or additional symptoms develop. In that case, return here for further guidance or co... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
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Fever post staples : It is possible that infection can result if staples are not hygienically removed. Also, incomplete staples removal may leave part in as a “foreign bod... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
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Face expczema: Mild eczema on the face if that is what it is is not in need of urgent treatment. When safe to see a primary care or dermatologist, you can have diagn... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
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Covid test: It depends where you live. Check your local health authorities and also ask them if you even need to have the test at all.
A 38-year-old male asked:
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Pain and Erection: Any pain elsewhere in the body, can affect the ability to have an erection because the pain is a distraction that may interfere with the normal neurol... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
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Mitral valve: In general, mitral valve prolapse that is only mild and not symptomatic is not considered a significant underlying health condition. However, if it i... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
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Back injury: If your back injury is not severe or not causing other issues like leg weakness, severe nerve pain , difficulty with passing urine, then it is safer t... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
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BP medicine dose: If your doctor increased the dose of one of the ingredients of your BP medicine, it's probably because she thought you needed better control of the BP... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
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Rectal bleeding : There are many possible causes of rectal bleeding. If he is constipated and straining to pass stool, he might have hemorrhoids. But it is essential t... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
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Cough: 4 weeks is quite a long time for this to persist. If you can contact a primary care provider you can discuss safe options for lung examination and oth... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
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Acid reflux: You should consult with a gastroenterologist or your primary care provider for follow up. This is not urgent Wait until safe to go to clinic or office... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
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Covid 19 symptoms : You received good advice. If you develop higher fever with difficulty breathing hen definitely consult your primary health care provider about need fo... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
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Routine testing: If you have no symptoms, you don’t need to have any cardiac/heart problems. You should, however, have a routine physical with a primary care provider ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
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Quarantine: If your family member has confirmed infection, you should all quarantine for 14 days and those of you who have no symptoms should anyway also keep apa... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Facial rash: The itching and fine rash may be caused by the clindoxyl gel. You could apply it more sparingly or even try stopping to see if it clears up. Also, if ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
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Frequent urination: It looks like you are not a diabetic and do not have any albumin in your urine and creatinine normal, so this test will not be helpful Your frequent u... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Swallowing candy: If you are not having any difficulty swallowing and can drink liquids and eat food normally after swallowing the hard candy, the candy should graduall... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
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Multiple symptoms: You need to have a complete physical exam by a GP. With so many symptoms, there are many possible causes. You should best rest at home and then see a... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
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Sore back: I suggest you try both and see which feels better and stick with that. If you happen to have a foam pillow, try that. But don't go out to buy one now... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
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Neck tightness: If all those tests you mention are normal, you are probably fine and do not need to worry. If the neck discomfort is worse with movement that might in... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Back pain: This is not a symptom of kidney pain. Kidneys don’t usually hurt as a result of food ingestion,
A 44-year-old male asked:
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Facial pain: When safe to go out, start with the internist who diagnosed and treats yur vasculitis and NAFLD. He might diagnose it or possibly refer you to a neuro... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
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Abdomen pain: If all those tests are normal and you are not having any GI symptoms like vomiting, this is probably a muscular pain from the awkward trampoline landi... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
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Ferti Boost: Ferti Boost is simply a combination of vitamins and minerals that are not indicated for humans. It is mostly for cows and buffaloes. If you are gene... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
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Immune booster : There is no known immune booster. If your throat soreness gets worse and/or you develop additional respiratory symptoms, you could have a number of ro... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
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Bilirubin mono: You should not worry and no need to go out now for any testing or exam. The slightly high bilirubin may be from the recent mono infection. If you have... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Chest pain: If you have shortness of breath associated with your pain, you probably need the chest xray your doctor advised sooner rather than later. But if it r... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
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Itchy rash: Patients who have red spots like that that disappear with antihistamines like Cetirizin usually have something called urticaria or hives. It is common... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
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Additional advice : Since possible chlamydia exposure is NOT an urgent serious situation, you can safely wait to consult your local primary care provider or gynecologist.... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
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Rash requires more i: There are many different kinds of rashes that have different treatments. Please provide a detailed description of how the rash started and what it fee... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
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Different advice: There is no recommendation to cover your eyes. In fact, masks should mostly only be worn by patients with active respiratory symptoms and health care... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
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Valproate dose: If she takes 500 mg in the evening instead of the usual 400 mg (2 x 200 mg), that would be ok for now. The usual adult dose range for valproate is 100... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
40 years experience
Kidney pain: You can try to increase your fluid intake and also take acetaminophen (paracetamol) to help with pain. Increased fluids might help. Whe safe to have ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
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Pap test: The Pap test looks for abnormal cells from your cervix. At the same time testing can also be done to see if there is evidence of previous infection li... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
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Pregnancy : First, congratulations! Kicks are healthy evidence of your baby’s development. Follow precautions to social distance and hygiene to avoid Covid 19. Go... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
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Nose rash: Yeast is not known to cause either of those skin cancers. See how that rash progresses and wait to have it looked at by a doctor when safe. If you abi... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
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Also...: If the pregnancy test is negative and you still do not have your period, I suggest you repeat the test about a week later. There are other causes of n... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
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Postoperative : You really should be in contact with the surgeon who did this procedure or a member of his staff for postoperative advice. This does nor require going... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
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Mouth corner rash: This is quite common and not serious. It is best for you to later when it is safe to go out consult local primary care provider to see which treatment... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
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Hand gripper: These are most suited to exercise and mobility of finger joints and wrist, not tennis elbow. When safe to go and see primary care provider, you can th... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
40 years experience
Yes and No: No two type 1 diabetics are the same. So you could have mild symptoms only. But unfortunately all diabetics are more likely to have more severe proble... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Glutathione: at all that glutathione pills will lighten hair.
A 35-year-old female asked:
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Prednisone/corona: Higher doses of prednisone for prolonged periods (weeks or months, not just 7 days) cause immune suppression. That would make you more susceptible to ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
40 years experience
Progesterone: If you are generally healthy, there is no need for you to take anything to increase the amount of progesterone in your body.
A 39-year-old female asked:
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Multivitamin safety: If you are not having any problems taking Nutrafol, you should have no problem taking a multivitamin. Your best routine nutritional routine is to eat ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2020
Dr Sikand is helping me through a very difficult time and I greatly appreciate his support and would recommended him to anyone seeking help from a thoughtful physician.
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Mar 30, 2020
i think i am haveing seizures agian
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This saved my life. Thank you. Hello Dr Sikand. I have decided to seek treatment but would you be able to answer my last remaining question on what causes the symptoms of withdrawal? I’d greatly appre...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Hello, could you explain how excitotoxicity is not implicated in benzodiazepine withdrawal? Does low GABA during withdrawal not lead to excessive glutamate or would it n...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Hello Dr, would you be able to answer my question. I don’t know why you can’t answer me if I’m already seeking help and assuming I’m not, but I’d really appreaciate you...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Karnatak University, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, India
Graduated 1982MD

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