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Dr. Margaret Teresa Nusca, M.D.

Family Practitioner

Dr. Margaret Nusca is a family practitioner practicing in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Nusca specializes in comprehensive health care for people of all ages. In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses, family practitioners also put focus on preventative care with routine checkups, tests and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Nusca possesses immense general knowledge on maintaining health and today, family practitioners provide more care for the underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty.
51 years Experience
Dr. Margaret Teresa Nusca, M.D.
  • Saint Petersburg, FL
  • Tbilisi National University 'Gaenati'
  • Accepting new patients

What is the treatment for low blood pressure?

Low blood pressure may be a sign of electrolyte imbalance and/or dehydration. Make sure you drink at least 2 liters of water a day.

Can diabetes be managed without insulin?

It really depends on what kind of diabetes you have. Type 1 needs to be managed with insulin. A new Type 2 diabetic may be able to get off insulin if diet and exercise are working, READ MORE
It really depends on what kind of diabetes you have. Type 1 needs to be managed with insulin. A new Type 2 diabetic may be able to get off insulin if diet and exercise are working, but you must work closely with your physician

Why does my baby have so much sticky substance coming out of her eyes?

You need to bring your baby to your pediatric specialist. It sounds like your baby has an infection.

Can adult diapers cause UTIs?

Unfortunately, this is possible. I would advise you to change them as quickly as possible.

I am having a lot of body pain after hiking. What is the best medicine to take?

Your muscles are hurting because they haven’t been pushed this hard before. Use ibuprophen and make sure you are keeping your electrolytes balanced, so lots of liquid like G2.

I suffer from liver disease. Can I still eat fast food?

If you have liver disease, then it is much more difficult to digest fatty foods. You cannot avoid all fatty foods, but for your health, it is necessary to try to avoid them.

How is sodium potassium imbalance corrected in elderly?

That really needs to be treated by your family doctor. Potassium levels can be critical. Sodium is table salt and by itself can be treated by diet.

My mother sleeps the entire day and is unable to sleep at night. What should I do?

Need to know your mothers age and medicines etc. maybe your mother needs to find things to keep her occupied during the day so she will be tired at night.

Is it safe for someone with asthma to wear perfume?

We don’t know what triggers asthma but you should ask her internal medicine doctor.

What is the best cooking oil that I should be using for my family?

The studies show that olive oil is one of the best.

How much salt is too much salt?

Salty foods make you retain water, so while your body needs salt, it’s not good to overuse salt in foods. Using other spices can make the food very tasty without the salt.

My son gets sick every time he gets the flu shot. Is it necessary for him to get one?

I think you should discuss with your pediatrician, but I don’t think it is essential to get a flu shot so young.

I am planning a trip to Central Africa. Are there any vaccinations I need before traveling?

Oh yes. See your family physician about everything you need. They have updated requirements.

What is the best way to treat insect bites in older adults?

The best way is to prevent the bites. I feel they do more harm to her body than putting on bug spray. She can get over-the-counter anti-itch spray with calamine, which will help READ MORE
The best way is to prevent the bites. I feel they do more harm to her body than putting on bug spray. She can get over-the-counter anti-itch spray with calamine, which will help if she gets bitten.

My husband is down with a viral infection. Can it pass on to my daughter?

Viruses are spread very easily, so your daughter has already been exposed. If you just keep her immune system fortified and wash hands and clothes well, she will build up immunity READ MORE
Viruses are spread very easily, so your daughter has already been exposed. If you just keep her immune system fortified and wash hands and clothes well, she will build up immunity to the virus.

Can my family doctor help me with diabetes?

Your family doctor is the best person to start managing your diabetes

What creams can I use for mosquito and ant bites?

You can use any of the over the counter Cortisone creams at cvs or Walmart

Is a keto diet safe?

The best way to lose weight is to cut down on food intake and increase exercise. This is a life-long lesson. Diets like the Keto diet can be damaging and are not long-term answers. READ MORE
The best way to lose weight is to cut down on food intake and increase exercise. This is a life-long lesson. Diets like the Keto diet can be damaging and are not long-term answers.

Can frequent sugar testing cause any problems?

There is no reason that testing sugar levels multiple times causes any harm

Is pink salt better than the regular salt?

Yes I would say it’s more natural.