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Every night while laying in bed my circulation feels sluggish, HR counts down from 58 to 51, then there is whoosh of dizziness, followed by electrical shock to sternum area, and HR goes back up to 63. What is going on here?
I have been getting numbness but not quite all across my forehead. Worse on the top right of forehead. As well, headache frequently. I’m worried it’s brain tumour. My forehead also gets warm when the “numb sensation” is there?
No cure but control: Most people with hepatitis b actually clear it with their own immune systems, but if there is evidence of chronic inflammation in the liver, there are medical treatments that can bring this under control. Talk to a physician who specializes in hepatology (usually a gastroenterologist). ...Read more
I guess.....: So your problem is that you have over used or otherwise irritated or inflamed areas of your foot and back due to excessive running? ...Read more
Hi there are you able to help. Me please Dr. Eric Kelts? I think I have a trapped nerve and its traveling from the bottom of my back down my legs, which I think may be siataca I'm not quite sure but I'm in agony. Cant move at all with my back! I struggled
That is a tough one: Is this in both of your legs? Do the symptoms go farther down than your knees? Numbness and loss of reflexes can be symptoms too. Do you have these? Have you had any examination so far? Or treatment? Was this caused by an injury? Do you have any bowel or bladder symptoms? ...Read more
Dizzinessvertigo that seems to come from back of head for 4 days after I had a headache for a week. Should I go to eror just see doc what could I have?
Hello, I'm Eric I got eyes problems, I can look very well but my eyes ate becaming very red. I don't know why. I don'tb drink and smoke?
Hi I still have a slight bump and pain near my eyebrow after an eric fall 6 weeks ago, which left me with an awful black eye. Should I b worried?
Head trauma: If this is the only residual I would wait a few more weeks and this should show signs of lessening and clearing. If not then it would be wise to see your family doctor for any further care. ...Read more
Dr Eric Chevlen stated right sided bowel cancer does not cause loose stools. Can any other Health Tap doctors validate this?
Is there any over counter medicine can treat neurodermatitis? I have ointment containing hydrocortisone 1% here. Thank you very much! Eric
Antihistamines: Most important thing is to stop scratching, itching or rubbing. Break the itch-scratch-rash cycle. Helps to take antihistamines (allegra, atarax, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, claritin), dozepin (oral and topical), topical steroids (prescription strength). Sometimes hypnotherapy can help. ...Read more
Hello Doctor. I have got a problem with my scrotum sack, it get swelling everytime when I go to the toilet and I get a cold reaction to my glans. My scrotum sack also get swelling when I work on my car, exercises, play football. I'm also suffered with ere
Hi Eric. Maybe you can advice me or point to some other site for help. I live in new zealand n have had treatment for pulsatile tinnitus in my left ear. My diagnosis was venous sinus stenosis. After stenting noise has almost gone from ear but I get really
Healthnavigator: Hi there. Venous sinus stenosis is pretty uncommon. Http://www. Healthnavigator. Org. Nz is a great NZ website which has good information on tinnitus but there isn't much patient information about your condition. I would suggest you talk more with the doctor who diagnosed you or see your GP for more advice. ...Read more
I lost my appetite about a month ago. I've been forcing myself to eat, but have kept my weight. Is there any reason for concern?
Should resolve: Would see your primary care physician if it continues for a thorough evaluation ...Read more
Sure, but...: Eating omega-3-rich proteins like low-mercury fish is very healthy for pregnant women, but make sure wild salmon is well cooked (at risk of undesired parasitic infections like anisakis worms). ...Read more
I keep throwing up every time I eat for past 24 hrs. Only kept two crackers and one cup of tea. Never went to the bathroom today?
Kept overnight in ER. Have a gallstone 4mmx8mm im still in pain, should I go back to the er? Do I have to have surgery or will it go away?
Relax gallbladder: Go see your family doctor. They can give some medication to take before meals to relax your gallbladder. Usually you end up having your gallbladder removed. ...Read more
Severe allergic reaction to food, rushed to the ER and being kept for blood pressure being low. What questions should I be asking?
Epi: Must know and avoid specific food. Need epi-pen with you at all times. ...Read more
I had a tooth removed about 5 hours ago and it is still bleeding, should I go to the ER I have kept gauze with pressure and it will not stop
Check with dentist: Are you an anticoagulant medication (aspirin, coumadin, (warfarin)? If not, bone fracture may occur during extraction, which cause mall amount of blood combines with saliva may look like a lot of bleeding. If bleeding persist with sweating, tremor, fainting or lightheaded, you may want to go to the er. Examination at the er for possible arterial bleeding points where it could be tied/laser. Don't panic. ...Read more
Can mag oxide cause a rapid HR? Took it at bedtime, woke up as HR kept increasing, bp went up, dry mouth. Next day at ER level was 2.5, normal 1.8-2.4
Oh Mg?: No. What else are you taking and why? ...Read more
Have nsvt. Went to ER with severe crushing central chest pain that kept coming and going for about 10 minutes. Dr. Said EKG was normal and sent me home, what happened?
Not sure: If you are having non sustained venticular tachycardia and crushing cp, I am surprised, they sent you home with checking ekg only? . I am not sure I have all the info. Typically CP and nsvt together we do admit pt, r/o for heart attack and then do ischemia evaluation with stress imaging or cardiac cath, if symptoms are convincing. ...Read more
What can I do if my eyes kept getting stuck together while I was asleep is that a sign of pink eye?
Blepharitis: More likely, it is a sign of blepharitis or other similar conditions. Information about blepharitis is available online. We recommend that you see your eye doctor to ensure that there is not a more serious condition. ...Read more
Yesterday my bfbf couldn't eat. He kept having episodes of sweating/nausea. Didn't eat much day b4 either. 2 day he had a seizure! What is this?
This is...: Go to the emergency department time! Those symptoms are too severe to waste time on line. ...Read more
I have the chills and my head feels hot I'm not sure if I also have a fever. Also, I have a headache and my ears kept ringing and making a noise.
I'm having severe pain on my left side jaw before I went to bed I had pain under my left ear. It's woken me up and kept me awake for the past hour.?
Was sitting down with headphones then my ear started to hear a heartbeat sound and it went to super fast and then it stopped and kept on when I yawned?
Ear: Great question. Couple of things could cause that. Sometimes the headphones alter how your eustachian tube equalizes air pressure and you are hearing the tube opening and closing; sometimes with the headphones on, you are hearing your heartbeat and there is a little tendon attached to one of your ear bones that contracts in response to loud sounds. See an ENT to check it out ...Read more
Squishy soft spot on eyeball? I had bump on eye so I kept pressing hard on my eye. It is squishier than the other eye. What is it? Is it dangerous?
Localized allergy: This can be from internal disease process usually auto immune but is more commonly from airborne surface allergy reaction. See an ophthalmologist first. ...Read more
Dehydration: daughter 7 mth pregnant hospitalised 2x dehydrated. She moved in- vomiting I took her er-kept over night, IV now home vomiting im worried?
Patch of vision in left eye kept disappearing, more if I bent over or beared down. Opthamologist said back of eye looked normal, might be vascular but wasn't concerned. Worried could be aneurysm?
Get a second opinion: This is not to be ignored. See another ophthalmologist and soon. ...Read more
Should a 20 month old be kept out of the wind with a ruptured ear drum? Anything else other than cigarette smoke and loud noises to beware of?
No special care: The kid will heal under treatment regardless of exposure to wind. Smoke, fumes, fragrances, and dust all increase frequency of ear infections in infants. ...Read more
Carrying 2 tires above head, knelt to put down, back went out. Severe pain mid bk, can't straighten up, move arms much or lower head. Disk, muscle? ER?
Should I wear glasses everyday? Do my eye sight get worse if I don't wear them everyday? My friends and teacher kept telling me that if I don't wear my glasses everyday, my eyes would get worse, is that true? Doesn't it get worse when u wear ur glasses als
Niece found on floor unconscious&foaming at mouth. She was glassy-eyed&kept passing out afterwards.911 called. Prognosis? Scared. My uncle died of seizure
Do not be scared:
I can understand your fear in seeing your niece in this state, especially given the family history of death in your uncle.
It is important to know the cause of the seizures, hence get your niece diagnosed and treated.
Seizures are usually scary to watch, but are eminently treatable. With the right care and treatment, your niece will very likely do well and have the seizures controlled. ...Read more
My daughter got bit by a mosquito and her eye swelled up. I gave her some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and I kept a warm towel on it. This morning, her eye was still swollen. What should I do?
Sinus, caught a cold, medicine I was kept in a very cold temperature 2 weeks ago. After that I got a heavy pain on my whole back. I coughed and sneezed and had a headache and some germs in my ears in a way that one of my ears blocked and I could not hear
This: This may be a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Typically, those will improve within 10-14 days. If it has not improved, you may now have a bacterial infection/sinusitis. Those will also clear on their own but may get better faster with an antibiotic. Other medicines that may help clear the congestion are afrin/oxymetazoline nasal spray (never longer than 3 days in row no matter how you are feeling), over-the-counter decongestant pills (sudafed), and never forget the nasal saline irrigation (neti-pot, or neilmed sinus irrigation are common). The sinus irrigation can clear out the thick mucous and make you feel better quickly. If things get worse rather than better, you may need to go to the doctor. ...Read more
I am currently 25 weeks pregnant and had some bleeding last week. My husband took me to the ER where the kept me for two days. After many vaginal exams, ultrasounds, and blood work.....they couldn't identify where the bleeding originated or why is was con
Ans: Not necessarily abnormal. If all your testing was fine just relax and rest. Don't do a lot of activities and keep all of your ob appts ...Read more
I want to know how much risk for cancer I am at since last year I had 7 CT abdominal pelvic scans, kept going to er, finally had gallbladder out?
Too small to measure: "Scare" websites will tell you that CT scan radiation greatly increases cancer risk. In fact, each CT nowadays involves the extra radiation equivalent to living in Denver rather than Topeka for a few months -- an increased cancer risk that's not even measurable between cities. Life's hard enough without people frightening you. Glad you got the cause of your pain sorted out. Best wishes. ...Read more
Severely dehydrated and haven't kept food down in 10 days. Also can't stomach antibiotics for strep infection. What can I expect when I go to the er?
Why don't: You give your doctor a call for an appointment and anti-emetic instead of the er. However, failing that you can expect to wait in the waiting room, then be triaged, then taken to an exam room where you will be seen depending on the census in the order of importance. Beyond that I can't answer for what the er physician will do. ...Read more
Had bad anxiety/depression last night, my sleep was weird it kept feeling like I was floating. This morning my head feels like it floating ears ringing and stomachs upset. Anxiety or my labyrinthitis?
This answer might...: ...not be helpful because, based only on the information you provided, it's impossible to answer your question with any degree of confidence. It could be either one or neither one. Alcohol, some viral infections, exposure to very load noises, drugs that affect your brain (narcotics, marijuana, psych meds) are other possibilities. Please get medical care! ...Read more
I've had left ear pain from 10yrs. It goes off if heat pack is kept. Ent did all hearing tests & diagnosis. Need help?
If: Swollen, relapsing polychondrits may be a cause. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more