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Dr. Philip J. Howard, MD

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Dr. Philip J. Howard, MD
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What could be the reason for severe body odor?

This could be hormonal based. Schedule an appoint with your doctor to check thyroid hormone levels.

Is hypertension curable?

Yes, hypertension is reversible to a degree. Depending on your lifestyle changes (i.e., diet, exercise) you can possibly reverse some changes that have taken place to produce the READ MORE
Yes, hypertension is reversible to a degree. Depending on your lifestyle changes (i.e., diet, exercise) you can possibly reverse some changes that have taken place to produce the elevated blood pressure. At the very least, you potentially reduce your BP med dosage.

How can family practice physicians help in early diagnosis of mental health problems?

Yes, through screening questions which are directly and indirectly asked during your annual health visits.

I have had mild symptoms of the flu continuously for two months. What could be the reason?

Since antibiotics did not help, this could be due to a virus or a deep-seated bacterial infection, one in which the drugs could not reach.

I have a burning sensation while passing stools. Why?

Are you straining? She could be due to hemorrhoids.

B12 injections have caused inflammation for my husband. Why did this happen?

His inflammation in his throat and the associated B12 injection are not known to be related. It's likely this is just coincidence.

Is bad breath a sign of indigestion?

Possibly. Or it could simply be a sign of bad oral hygiene.

Is knee pain associated with vitamin D deficiency?

Not likely. This is likely a sign of "wear and tear" of the knee joint, called osteoarthritis.

Is my vitamin b12 deficiency from my change in diet?

There are over-the-counter B-vitamin complexes which includes enough supplemental B12 to meet your needs.

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Why was I prescribed an antibiotic for an ear infection? Don't I need drops?

If your provider gave you antibiotics, then he/she thinks you have a bacterial infection. You should give the antibiotics a trial.

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Can asthma go away?

There are different types of asthma. Yours could be trigger-induced, such as by cold weather or exercise. In these cases, you would be symptom-free without trigger. Talk with your READ MORE
There are different types of asthma. Yours could be trigger-induced, such as by cold weather or exercise. In these cases, you would be symptom-free without trigger. Talk with your regular doctor about this, while keeping your inhaler (if prescribed) readily available if symptoms return.

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Is protein powder safe for a protein deficiency?

The real question is what is the cause of the protein deficiency? If it's isolated (no particular), I would attempt natural sources for protein supplementation. However, not in READ MORE
The real question is what is the cause of the protein deficiency? If it's isolated (no particular), I would attempt natural sources for protein supplementation. However, not in excess of your normal dietary habits. The goal is to get to 100% of your daily requirement of protein. Supplementing with protein powder may help get you there.

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Motion sickness in children?

Try a soda pop with known anti-emetic (anti-vomiting) properties, such as ginger ale. Let's how that works.

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Why do I have a fever after my flu shot?

Sorry for the late response. It could be a coincidence, esp. if it has remitted by now.

My second child is 14 months old and hasn't taken her first steps. Is something wrong?

Every child is different. Some children can take up to 17 months.


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My symptoms started two months ago with dizziness that progressed?

Two months ago? How often? Every day? This could be a chronic labyrinthitis, likely benign.

Eggs and flu shots

The vaccine has protein extract from eggs.

What could be reason for shooting lower abdominal pain?

The causes of lower abdominal pain is extensive. However, what immediately comes to my mind is constipation. Pain secondary to constipation can affect any part of your abdomen. READ MORE
The causes of lower abdominal pain is extensive. However, what immediately comes to my mind is constipation. Pain secondary to constipation can affect any part of your abdomen. Consider this...

Is there a connection between breast reduction, asthma and back pain?

The connection is weight reduction attributable to the breast, especially women with very large breasts. Studies show that weight reduction can reduce asthma severity and reduce READ MORE
The connection is weight reduction attributable to the breast, especially women with very large breasts. Studies show that weight reduction can reduce asthma severity and reduce some forms of back pain.