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12yo son's doc thinks he has meckel diverticulitis. Doc wrote keflex for 7 days then maybe surgery. Wbc 19k and low fever. Wait or go to children er?

12yo son's doc thinks he has meckel diverticulitis. Doc wrote keflex for 7 days then maybe surgery. Wbc 19k and low fever. Wait or go to children er?

GO TO ER: Go to the er diagnosis of meckel diverticulitis is always confused with appendicitis i will not treat this condition with oral antibiotics need evaluation by a surgeon and possible exploration. ...Read more

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Dr. Mathew John
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Bunion Removal (Definition)

Bunion removal, bunionectomy, or correction of bunion deformity all refer to the same group of surgical procedures. Depending on how severe the deformity is a determination is made as to which procedure would work best. A bunion deformity is a deviation of the 1st metatarsal towards the opposite foot and of the great toe towards the outside of the foot. Correction can involve ...Read more


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Child with strep still has fever after 5 days on antibiotics. Also has phlemy cough doc prescr inhaler for that, does he need to go to ER for fever?

Child with strep still has fever after 5 days on antibiotics.  Also has phlemy cough doc prescr inhaler for that, does he need to go to ER for fever?

No: A phlegmy cough indicates a probable viral infection, which the antibiotic will not affect. He should be seen by his pediatrician, not the ER. That should be reserved for very serious situations only. ...Read more

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Son14, cough/hacking/runny nose,sore throat, fever vary to 100.6, dr didn't med,rapid strep norm.Is he contagious? How do I know if needs re-eval?

Son14, cough/hacking/runny nose,sore throat, fever vary to 100.6, dr didn't med,rapid strep norm.Is he contagious? How do I know if needs re-eval?

Otc treatments: if son responds well within 72 hours he probably had a viral ailment--if fever breaks,assuming he rests takes otc's for his s/s and he hydrates and eats 3 meals per day. Contagious if someone else in household gets sick--if he maintains fever and worsening of symptoms, get re-eval ...Read more

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Sore throat,HA,neck pain/stiffness,malaise,&fatigue x1 wk. Dr. at Urgent Care said it's encephalitis based on symptoms&low WBC count.What should I do?

Sore throat,HA,neck pain/stiffness,malaise,&fatigue x1 wk. Dr. at Urgent Care said it's encephalitis based on symptoms&low WBC count.What should I do?

Viral? Cause?: What is the cause of encephalitis? Is there any viruses going around where you live? It seems as if the symptoms are mild enough that you're at home typing on your computer. If you develop seizures, numbness, tremors, &c, then you need to go back to the ER for more treatment. In the mean while, TTYD & drink plenty of fluids if it's viral. Meds causing encephalitis need to be eval by your doctor. ...Read more

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Ankles/Feet swolen & diarrea​ 4 a week. No heart or breathing problems, no pain or fever. Been to doc 2x. Gave referals 2 podiatrist & dermatologist​?

Ankles/Feet swolen & diarrea​ 4 a week. No heart or breathing problems, no pain or fever. Been to doc 2x. Gave referals 2 podiatrist & dermatologist​?

Something isn't: quite right about your history and symptoms with regard to the referrals you received. I think you should see a different doctor for a reevaluation and second opinion before seeing the podiatrist and dermatologist. ...Read more

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If you had a 56y/o patient call for appt stating he had crushing chest pain & sweating last night (gone this am), would you see him or send him to ER ?

If you had a 56y/o patient call for appt stating he had crushing chest pain & sweating last night (gone this am), would you see him or send him to ER ?

ER: Definitely er, if he would insist i would still see him, but in office cardiac evaluation is limited and consequences of missing a heart attack, or not treating it in time can be grave, so hopefully my patient would have enough common sense and wouldn't risk his life and would trust his doctor judgment, because if you don't trust your doctor than you definitely need to find the one you will trust. ...Read more

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Symptoms include vomiting, blur vision, weakness, head ache, bit fever need a prescription.I don't trust the doctor.

Symptoms include vomiting, blur vision, weakness, head ache, bit fever need a prescription.I don't trust the doctor.

WELL! : Ur not well & lack of confidence in ur pcp is a poor combination. U need 2 find a new md soon. 1 who u r comfortable with & have confidence in & get going with his plan of attack of ur illness. Good luck & do it soon. ...Read more

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3 viruses conf by cult. Fever. Hov @ 101. Day 4. Pulmicort caused fever. Dr wants to keep giving it. Should he be hospitalized? Help please.

3 viruses conf by cult.  Fever.  Hov @ 101.  Day 4.  Pulmicort caused fever. Dr wants to keep giving it.  Should he be hospitalized?  Help please.

Depends: Whether one should be hospitalized or not depends on the severity of the asthma. Although Pulmicort is not expected to cause a fever, there many other inhaled steroids available and thus it does no harm to just switch it to something else including inhaled steroid. Consider seeing a pediatric allergist . ...Read more

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Wife had severe psych reaction to prednisone 60mg/5 days. Er gave 5mg valium, but she needs something more, urgently. What is best course of action?

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Wife had severe psych reaction to prednisone 60mg/5 days. Er gave 5mg valium, but she needs something more, urgently. What is best course of action?

Go back to the ER!: Steroid-induced mental changes usually improve after discontinuation of steroids. In some cases, antipsychotic drugs are used to control symptoms temporarily. It might depend on the presence or absence of pre-existing psychiatric conditions. Several antipsychotic medications are found effective in treating steroid-induced psychosis. Some medications like tricyclic antidepressants may worsen it. ...Read more

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If your child had a fever, at what temperature should you worry about calling the doctor?

If your child had a fever, at what temperature should you worry about calling the doctor?

Both temp and durati: Temperature elevation in absolute concern is very important, and need be treated (alcohol sponge baths), nsaids, but duration, even if the temps are low grade (99-100) that go one for more than a week, is more important in your taking a child do a doc. ...Read more

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What bronchiolitis symptoms should I watch out for that warrant a hospital visit?

What bronchiolitis symptoms should I watch out for that warrant a hospital visit?

Difficulty breathing: Bronchiolitis tends to be more severe in children under 1 year of age, babies born early, or children with underlying medical problems. One worrisome sign is retractions, when a baby is breathing so hard that s/he is pulling at her/his skin and you can see the ribs as s/he breathes. Any hard, fast breathing, flaring of the nostrils, or high fever over 3 days should also be checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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My 1 yrold has a high fever vomiting no ear or throat infection I took him to the dr and he prescribed amoxilin for fever don't understand why?

My 1 yrold has a high fever vomiting no ear or throat infection I took him to the dr and he prescribed amoxilin for fever don't understand why?

Excellent concern: Do to the unfortunate over use and inappropriate use of antibiotics, bacterial resistance is prevalent. Antibiotics should not be prescribed simply for the presence of fever alone. HOWEVER, it is occassionally acceptable to Rx antibiotics with particular patterns of fever (prolonged, increasing in degree with time, association with other physical findings such as pneumonia/bronchitis, etc.) ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more