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Ms. Sara Franci Gellis, DO

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Ms. Sara Franci Gellis, DO
  • Vernon, NJ
  • Accepting new patients

Does a stye in a child need an antibiotic?

A stye can usually be treated with arm compresses about every 2 hours for at least a week. Also, keeping the eye clean. Styes often recur in the same area. If the eye itself looks READ MORE
A stye can usually be treated with arm compresses about every 2 hours for at least a week. Also, keeping the eye clean. Styes often recur in the same area. If the eye itself looks red or there is discharge then a doctor visit is recommended.

My wound is not healing. What could be wrong?

Sometimes wounds can get infected if they are large or it is not kept clean. If the area feels warm to touch or there is any discharge it is important to see a doctor. Over the READ MORE
Sometimes wounds can get infected if they are large or it is not kept clean. If the area feels warm to touch or there is any discharge it is important to see a doctor. Over the counter Neosporin is a great antibacterial to try as well.

Should I be worried about slight deviations in my heart rate?

Any time you feel that your heart is beating irregularly or if you experience chest pain it is always a good idea to visit your primary care doctor. We usually order an EKG to READ MORE
Any time you feel that your heart is beating irregularly or if you experience chest pain it is always a good idea to visit your primary care doctor. We usually order an EKG to ensure that the heart is beating properly.

How is sodium potassium imbalance corrected in elderly?

Sodium and potassium are usually monitored closely with blood tests. Depending on how off balance they are often times patients need to get intravenous fluids to correct it. If READ MORE
Sodium and potassium are usually monitored closely with blood tests. Depending on how off balance they are often times patients need to get intravenous fluids to correct it. If they are only slightly abnormal some doctors may prescribe oral pills. However this is something that needs to be watched closely and under the supervision of a primary care doctor.

When should my child get their pap smear done?

The American college of obstetrics recommends routine pap smears start at the age of 21. And during this exam, only a sample is collected to test the cervix. Starting at age 30, READ MORE
The American college of obstetrics recommends routine pap smears start at the age of 21. And during this exam, only a sample is collected to test the cervix. Starting at age 30, women are tested for HPV (human papilloma virus). So, in answer to to your question, she still has 3 more years.

How can I bring down my cholesterol levels?

I know this has probably been said before, but diet and exercise. The Mediterranean diet and also the dash diet have been proven to lower cholesterol. 30 minutes of cardiovascular READ MORE
I know this has probably been said before, but diet and exercise. The Mediterranean diet and also the dash diet have been proven to lower cholesterol. 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise 3 to 5 times a week. And omega 3 fish oil is good as well. Unfortunately, some people have familial hypercholesterolemia meaning it's in the genes. However this is a great question to bring up at your next doctor appointment!!

Is frequent nebulizaiton addictive in the long run?

Some people suffer from exercise induced bronchospasm meaning when they are walking briskly or exercising the lungs constrict. Other people are triggered by coughs and colds. If READ MORE
Some people suffer from exercise induced bronchospasm meaning when they are walking briskly or exercising the lungs constrict. Other people are triggered by coughs and colds. If he has wheezing and tightness in his chest an albuterol nebulizer is indicated. However I recommend him seeing a primary care doctor to better manage his asthma and symptoms.

Is hypertension curable?

Often times, with a proper diet and a regular exercise routine patients are able to get their blood pressure under much better control. It is important to have regular followbups READ MORE
Often times, with a proper diet and a regular exercise routine patients are able to get their blood pressure under much better control.
It is important to have regular followbups with your doctor to discuss what the best management for you is.

Bothersome rash

It is really best to have it looked at in person. This rash can be fungal in nature but it is always best to have it evaluated.

What is the best way to treat body odor?

It is important to wear loose fitting clothing especially in the summer time. As far as excessive sweating we often prescribe a special deodorant. It would be best to make an appointment READ MORE
It is important to wear loose fitting clothing especially in the summer time. As far as excessive sweating we often prescribe a special deodorant. It would be best to make an appointment with your primary care Dr.

Can I go for a sauna with my blood pressure problem?

It is ok to go in the sauna as long as it is not for extended periods of time. If you begin to feel light headed, dizzy or notice any changes in vision then best to avoid it. Maybe READ MORE
It is ok to go in the sauna as long as it is not for extended periods of time. If you begin to feel light headed, dizzy or notice any changes in vision then best to avoid it. Maybe 10-15 minutes maximum.

My granny fell down and now there is a black circle around her eyes. What could be the reason?

I am sorry to hear. Often times, as we age our body does not heal as fast. The bruising under the eyes may be nothing but it is good to have her seen by a Dr to do some blood tests. READ MORE
I am sorry to hear. Often times, as we age our body does not heal as fast. The bruising under the eyes may be nothing but it is good to have her seen by a Dr to do some blood tests.