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Dr. John Chiu
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Rhinitis (Definition)

This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more


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Side has thyroid problems. What else could cause low thyroid and hormonal imbalances besides thrush?

Not a cause: Trush (candidal or yeast infection) does not cause thyroid problems nor hormonal problems. ...Read more

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Should hormonal factors, like thyroid function, be considered in cases of non allergic rhinitis?

Should hormonal factors, like thyroid function, be considered in cases of non allergic rhinitis?

NonAllergicRhinitis: Comprehensive medical history and physical exam is often sufficient. A long list of things are implicated in nonallergic rhinitis, hormonal being one. If presentation suggests hypothyroidism, appropriate labs should be performed. Tests to rule out systemic causes that may mimic rhinitis such as immunologic conditions (e.g. Sarcoidosis, wegners) may be indicated as suggested by clinical presentatio. ...Read more

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4yr old son, sore throat (talking funny), ha, nauseous, leg pain, low fever, runny nose, neck is sore, othr son has 5ths disease, does it sound like strep?

4yr old son, sore throat (talking funny), ha, nauseous, leg pain, low fever, runny nose, neck is sore, othr son has 5ths disease, does it sound like strep?

Yes Both: Yes for both strep (confirm with rapid swab) might have a rash but distinct from 5th or 5th disease (parvovirus b19) 1st week flu like symptoms 2nd week rash and arthralgia. ...Read more

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I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

I have hashimito's thyroidism, hypothyroidism, what foods should I avoid? Am taking T4 50mg during the week, T4 75mg at weekends. Thank you.

Coffee with pills: Coffee decreases the absorption of T4, so don't drink coffee when you are taking your medicine. Otherwise, no dietary restrictions ...Read more

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Been sick now knot in neck! Swollen neck gland? Runny nose cough cold

Been sick now knot in neck! Swollen neck gland? Runny nose cough cold

Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. If it is bacterial, the antibiotics can help. Try advil (ibuprofen) too. ...Read more

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4 year old with runny nose, cough at times complaning of neck pain specially when lukin down. Can it be just flu?

4 year old with runny nose, cough at times complaning of neck pain specially when lukin down. Can it be just flu?

Consult doctor: Your 4 years old may be having flu with cough and running nose, but neck pain when looking down may be muscular pain, injury to neck or any infection causing pain. He needs to be examined by your doctor for flu or another infection, to rule out meningitis. ...Read more

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For 3 days, bridge of my nose - sore to the touch but haven't been struck there. I 've had headache (never get them). No cold/runny nose. Neck sore?

For 3 days, bridge of my nose - sore to the touch but haven't been struck there. I 've had headache (never get them). No cold/runny nose. Neck sore?

See doctor: A new onset headaches plus soreness at the neck at your age needs attention. At the least meningitis needs be ruled out. Suggest that you visit your doctor ...Read more

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I have pressure inside my ears and sides ofmy neck, I have a headache, runny nose, tired, when I tilt my head up makes the pain/pressureworse, what isit?

I have pressure inside my ears and sides ofmy neck, I have a headache, runny nose, tired, when I tilt my head up makes the pain/pressureworse, what isit?

Ans: You sound like you have a sinus issue. Start with very hot fluids to urrigate the sinus and take the pressure off the ears and face. Start there. If symptoms persist will need to see your doctor ...Read more

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I have a 1 yr old that has a small moveable lump on the back of his head just above his neck. He also has a cough and runny nose, tugs at ear, no temp?

I have a 1 yr old that has a small moveable lump on the back of his head just above his neck. He also has a cough and runny nose, tugs at ear, no temp?

Lump: He has a shoddy lymph node as a response to his upper respiratory symptoms. The node will shrink over time as his symptoms disappear. ...Read more

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I just had a cold with a runny nose, sneezing, minor headaches and a sore neck. Could I have meningitis?

I just had a cold with a runny nose, sneezing, minor headaches and a sore neck. Could I have meningitis?

Unlikely: Meningitis usually makes you VERY sick - severe neck and head pain along with fever and malaise. Mild neck pain can occur with any viral infection or low-grade fever. If you have severe neck pain and cannot put your chin down to your chest then you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems cause a sore palate and jaw/neck glands without any other cold like symptoms like runny nose etc.?

Can sinus problems cause a sore palate and jaw/neck glands without any other cold like symptoms like runny nose etc.?

Yes it can: Yes, you can have those symptoms with sinus problems due to heavy concentration of nerves around sinus, palate and neck. See your pcp to evaluate sinuses for possible treatment. ...Read more

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I have been fine ever since just had a cold with runny nose and sneezing minor headache and sore neck. Could it be meningitis?

I have been fine ever since just had a cold with runny nose and sneezing minor headache and sore neck. Could it be meningitis?

Doubtful.: It's probably just leftover stuff from the cold. If you have a high fever, severe headache, and a very stiff neck, or if you feel you are not improving, you should call your doctor. ...Read more

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2 yo with fever cough runny nose two ear infect strep n flu - grabbing neck what are signs of meninjitis? Cvc was normal as well y neck grabbing?

2 yo with fever cough runny nose two ear infect strep n flu - grabbing neck what are signs of meninjitis? Cvc was normal as well y neck grabbing?

Various: There are various signs of meningitis. Pain when moving the neck, lisltlessness, decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity and headaches (of course headaches would not be something a 2 yo would verbalize). Grabbing the front ofbreast the neck could be a sign of a sore throat perhaps due to strep. If you suspect meningitis call your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Had a cold with runny nose, wet cough, swollen lymph nodes in neck, lasted 2-3 months...was months ago but lymph nodes never went down and still hurt?

Had a cold with runny nose, wet cough, swollen lymph nodes in neck, lasted 2-3 months...was months ago but lymph nodes never went down and still hurt?

Lymphnodes: This can be common, as often the nodes may get blocked and stay enlarged for quite some time. See your Dr. For an eval and eventually if they do not decrease with treatment advice form your dr. You may need testing and further eval of the nodes. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mild fever that comes and goes (more than 3w) and a swollen lymph node in the neck. Had cough and runny nose but its gone. Fever making me worry. HIV?

Mild fever that comes and goes (more than 3w) and a swollen lymph node in the neck. Had cough and runny nose but its gone. Fever making me worry. HIV?

Not necessarily: The symptoms you are having can have several possible causes, from something minor like a sinus infection to scarier stuff. Something is going on and hasn't gone away on its own. Get an evaluation and treatment by a doctor, in person: the quickest way to get an answer. It is a terrible worry to have, for sure Obviously, if you do not wish to get HIV, prevention is the key next time & every time. ...Read more

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Sore ear which is making the whole right side of my head down to my neck sore, also gurgling throat now and then plus constant runny nose, what is it?

Sore ear which is making the whole right side of my head down to my neck sore, also gurgling throat now and then plus constant runny nose, what is it?

See your doc...: This could be simple otitis media (middle ear infection) due to virus but symptoms of external ear pain and involvement of neck with lymph nodes/tenderness needs an in-person exam and visual inspection of the ear canal and posterior throat with your physician ASAP. Antibiotics may be needed and close follow up. Let your parent or guardian know what is going on and seek physician evaluation ASAP. ...Read more

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By day 2 of antibiotic a soft quarter sized lump showed up on my right side of neck. Day 5 I feel achy and slight runny nose, ear ache. Why?

By day 2 of antibiotic a soft quarter sized lump showed up on my right side of neck. Day 5 I feel achy and slight runny nose, ear ache. Why?

Reactive node: This sounds like a lymph node that is reacting to a viral syndrome that is evolving. This is not uncommon. Use symptomatic treatments and finish your antibiotics but remember that viruses generally do not respond to antibiotics. The node may take several months to go down. ...Read more

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Pain on the left side of my throat, chills, runny nose, sore neck, no tonsils. Cause?

Pain on the left side of my throat, chills, runny nose, sore neck, no tonsils. Cause?

Viral vs Strep??: This could be a viral infection or strep throat. Usually strep throat does not have cold like symptoms such as runny nose and congestion but just sore throat. However impossible to tell unless seen and get strep test of throat. ...Read more

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When I cough my neck hurts anad so does my chest. I also have a fever, a sore throat and a runny nose. What could this be?

When I cough my neck hurts anad so does my chest. I also have a fever, a sore throat and a runny nose. What could this be?

Need more info: From what & how you describe it, it is likely a respiratory tract infection. This can be viral or bacterial (or fungal sometimes), and can be of the larger airways (bronchitis) or lower airways (pneumonia). You should seek medical evaluation if symptoms have been present for more than 2-3 days, or are worsening. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


Dr. Gary Pess
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more