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Dr. Jerold J. Fadem, M.D.

Internist

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Dr. Jerold J. Fadem, M.D.
  • rutherfordton, N.C.
  • Accepting new patients

Double ingrown toenail?

Soak it FREQUENTLY in hot salty water. Also, try to use a nail clipper or other instrment to get under the edge of the nail that is digging into the skin and try to bend or cut READ MORE
Soak it FREQUENTLY in hot salty water. Also, try to use a nail clipper or other instrment to get under the edge of the nail that is digging into the skin and try to bend or cut it out of the way. This will reduce the pressure and pain, and allow any pus to drain..

BUT--be aware that an ingrown toenail is a common medical condition and nothing to be embarrassed about! I have had this same conditon myself a couple of times--which I self treated as above. However, If the above suggestions dont quickly resolve the problem, I advise talking to your parents and consider going to your doctor, an urgent care center, or even an ER if your symptoms persist.

Re-occuring sleep issues?

I suggest you talk to your parents about this and consider seeing an MD who is expert in sleep medicine. Though rare in teenagers, a possible explanation includes SLEEP APNEA--a READ MORE
I suggest you talk to your parents about this and consider seeing an MD who is expert in sleep medicine. Though rare in teenagers, a possible explanation includes SLEEP APNEA--a condition where you stop breathing while asleep thereby causing the blood oxygen level to drop. This can result in lack of adequate sleep as well as brain fog, daytime sleepiness, fatigue, poor concentration and focus, morning headaches, etc. Clues to this diagnosis include obesity and snoring.

Blood in urine?

1) You need a NEW primary care doctor who will take you seriously--and I advise finding a reputable INTERNAL MEDICINE MD--nothing less will do 2) You also should strongly consider READ MORE
1) You need a NEW primary care doctor who will take you seriously--and I advise finding a reputable INTERNAL MEDICINE MD--nothing less will do
2) You also should strongly consider consulting with a reputable UROLOGIST--as if a MALE has a "urinary infection"--the underlying CAUSE must be elucidated--as frequent blood in the urine could possibly be a sign of bladder or kidney cancer--which must be ruled out by further testing.
Good Luck!

Headache afterward?

Among the worst things this could be is a "warning leak" from a brain aneurism(a warning leak could pre-sage a major brain hemorrhage.) But this could also just be a post-orgasmic READ MORE
Among the worst things this could be is a "warning leak" from a brain aneurism(a warning leak could pre-sage a major brain hemorrhage.) But this could also just be a post-orgasmic headache or even a herniated disc in your cervical spine. I suggest seeing your doctor asap or go to the ER and get a CT scan of your brain and and C-spine. Good luck!

Why am I still in pain?

It is not uncommon to have severe pain in the first few months after a neck injury--as you have multiple herniated discs with spinal cord effacement. I suggest seeing a PAIN SPECIALIST, READ MORE
It is not uncommon to have severe pain in the first few months after a neck injury--as you have multiple herniated discs with spinal cord effacement. I suggest seeing a PAIN SPECIALIST, SPINE SPECIALIST, and/or a PHYSICAL MEDICINE specialist. Treatment will take a while(probably months) and must include good PHYSICAL THERAPY, HEAT, STRETCHING/RANGE OF MOTION EXERCISES, and maybe SHORT TERM OPIATE PAIN MEDS if NSAIDS/MUSCLE RELAXERS dont help. And sometimes EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTIONS will help--but that is a decision made by a SPECIALIST.

Hepatitis b?

The only sure way is to compare the date of a + test against the date of any prior - test. Otherwise, you can glean the date from clinical symptoms of hepatitis(whcih can be very READ MORE
The only sure way is to compare the date of a + test against the date of any prior - test. Otherwise, you can glean the date from clinical symptoms of hepatitis(whcih can be very subtle or even asymptomatic)--like fatigue, weight loss, jaundice, dark urine, pale stools, etc, etc. Lastly, a hepatitis IgM antibody blood test result may help determine when it occurred. And a doctor will put all of these together to come up with a possible date--knowing that it may not be possible to do so with any certainty.

Bad reaction?

This reaction (tachycardia--fast heart rate) is most likely related to SALBUTAMOL. This drug is a bronchodilator used for ASTHMA or BRONCHOSPASM. However, if you are NOT having READ MORE
This reaction (tachycardia--fast heart rate) is most likely related to SALBUTAMOL. This drug is a bronchodilator used for ASTHMA or BRONCHOSPASM. However, if you are NOT having significant shortness of breath or wheezing, then you probably don't need it and I suggest stopping it or reducing the dose (though I suggest talking with your doctor as there may be issues about your case that I am unaware of).

Is the sweating a symptom of pneumonia ,and pneumonia is solved with antibiotic course?

Yes, sweats can be a symptom of any infection, including pneumonia. Assuming the sweating is coincident with the pneumonia, successful antibiotic therapy should result in its resolution. READ MORE
Yes, sweats can be a symptom of any infection, including pneumonia. Assuming the sweating is coincident with the pneumonia, successful antibiotic therapy should result in its resolution.

Can stents block up again?

ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!! Thus, if you have ANY, again ANY, cardiac sx--like chest discomfort, SOB, weakness, faintness, palpitations, exercise intolerance, easy fatiguing, etc.--you MUST READ MORE
ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!! Thus, if you have ANY, again ANY, cardiac sx--like chest discomfort, SOB, weakness, faintness, palpitations, exercise intolerance, easy fatiguing, etc.--you MUST see your heart doc right away and have TESTING for coronary ischemia (reduced blood flow to your heart).

Should I go to the ER for chest pain?

Since I know nothing else about your age, risk factors, medical Hx, or situation(other than 2 days of sx)--I would either go to the ER or to a good Internal medicine doc for a READ MORE
Since I know nothing else about your age, risk factors, medical Hx, or situation(other than 2 days of sx)--I would either go to the ER or to a good Internal medicine doc for a good exam, a cxr, and an EKG---ASAP!

Having a hard time breathing?

Possibilities include the following: 1) Asthma/Bronchospasm--maybe set off by allergies/viruses/irritants/smoking/etc. (wheezing would be a clue) 2) Bronchitis--set off by READ MORE
Possibilities include the following:

1) Asthma/Bronchospasm--maybe set off by allergies/viruses/irritants/smoking/etc. (wheezing would be a clue)

2) Bronchitis--set off by viruses or bacteria (especially if you are a smoker)

3) Heart failure--maybe due to coronary dz, high BP, valvular abn, cardiomyopathy (heart muscle dz), or dysrhythmias like atrial fibrillation, etc.

4) Pneumonia--usually due to viruses (like COVID) or bacteria

5) Pulmonary Embolism (blood clot to the lung, usually from clot in the legs)

You must see a good diagnostician right away (like a very good Internist, cardiologist, or lung specialist), but if you are very symptomatic and you can't get into one of the above very soon, then go to the local ER for evaluation and treatment. Untreated, many of the above possibilities can be LIFE THREATENING!
Good luck.

Peeing?

SEE YOUR DOCTOR! YOU need to have a urinary tract or abdominal infection(appendicitis, diverticulits, kidney stone, or other intra-abdominal disorders ruled out asap. Good luck. READ MORE
SEE YOUR DOCTOR! YOU need to have a urinary tract or abdominal infection(appendicitis, diverticulits, kidney stone, or other intra-abdominal disorders ruled out asap. Good luck.

Does mercury in old vaccines lead to autism?

Absolutely not! You are probably referring to ethyl mercury (thimerosol, -a constituent of a few older vaccines (in very small amounts). That untrue rumor was promulgated in the READ MORE
Absolutely not! You are probably referring to ethyl mercury (thimerosol, -a constituent of a few older vaccines (in very small amounts). That untrue rumor was promulgated in the past by some parents of children with autism and a few misguided scientists. But it has been scientifically proven that there is no correlation between mercury in older vaccines and autism.

Stomach problems?

These are some possibilities: 1) gall stones/gall bladder dz 2) liver disease (like fatty liver, tumor, e.g.) 3) gastritis, colitis, or enteritis 3) R Kidney issues (i.e., READ MORE
These are some possibilities:

1) gall stones/gall bladder dz
2) liver disease (like fatty liver, tumor, e.g.)
3) gastritis, colitis, or enteritis
3) R Kidney issues (i.e., stones, tumor, etc.), R adrenal dz (i.e., tumor, etc.)
4) R lung dz
5) spinal issues (DDD,DJD, Tumor, etc.) with radicular sx

These are just a few of the possibilities. Seeing a good Internal Medicine diagnostician who can examine you and then order the correct BLOOD TESTS and IMAGING STUDIES of the abdomen/chest (i.e., US, CT, or MRI) will likely make the right diagnosis and prescribe the necessary treatment, be it medicine or surgery.
Good luck!

How do you treat emergency constipation?

You can try an oral agent--like Milk of Magnesia if your kidney function is normal(1/2-1 TBSP every 6-8 hrs until you have a BM) or an enema like a "Fleet's enema." If these fail, READ MORE
You can try an oral agent--like Milk of Magnesia if your kidney function is normal(1/2-1 TBSP every 6-8 hrs until you have a BM) or an enema like a "Fleet's enema." If these fail, manual disimpaction may be needed. Of course you must find out what caused the constipation in the first place--like pain medication, for example, or some other medical or medicine related issue. Not eating enough FIBER and not drinking enough WATER both can worsen constipation.

Why do I feel heavy lungs after having COVID?

Based on your symptoms, you have probably had COVID PNEUMONIA. "Pneumonia" means that the lungs(mainly the alveolar air sacs--that are normally thin walled and empty) beccome filled READ MORE
Based on your symptoms, you have probably had COVID PNEUMONIA. "Pneumonia" means that the lungs(mainly the alveolar air sacs--that are normally thin walled and empty) beccome filled with inflammatory cells and fluid. Thus the normally very light, empty, and compliant air scas become heavy and stiff--thereby resulting in symptoms that might include shortness of breath, difficulty taking a breath, a sensation of "heaviness" in the chest, cough, etc, etc. These symptoms commonly last for weeks to months and could be permanent(if the lung inflammation turns into fibrosis and scarring.)

How long should I continue taking low-dose aspirin?

If you DON'T have any sign/symptom of cardiovascular disease (heart attack, stroke, TIA, peripheral vascular disease, etc.), it is very debatable if you need to take it at all! READ MORE
If you DON'T have any sign/symptom of cardiovascular disease (heart attack, stroke, TIA, peripheral vascular disease, etc.), it is very debatable if you need to take it at all!

Mesothelioma?

If you were exposed to ASBESTOS, especially having lived with a family member of someone who worked with ASBESTOS--you are definitely at risk. I would strongly advise you to talk READ MORE
If you were exposed to ASBESTOS, especially having lived with a family member of someone who worked with ASBESTOS--you are definitely at risk. I would strongly advise you to talk to your doctor, or see an excellent INTERNIST, PULMONOLOGIST, or ONCOLOGIST.