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Dr. Dina S. Burke

Internist

Dr. Dina Burke is an internist practicing in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Burke specializes in the medical treatment of adults. Internists can act as a primary physician or a consultant to a primary physician. They manage both common and rare diseases. Dr. Burke provides comprehensive care and manages treatment with surgeons as well. Internists establish long-term relationships with their patients and incorporate disease prevention and mental health care into their practice.
Dr. Dina S. Burke
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • University of Nevada School of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Is there any remedy or treatment for diabetic neuropathy?

The usual treatments that are available are nerve stabilizers like tricyclics like Amitriptylline. Your primary care dr can also try Gabapentin or Neurontin. Lyrics also helps READ MORE
The usual treatments that are available are nerve stabilizers like tricyclics like Amitriptylline. Your primary care dr can also try Gabapentin or Neurontin. Lyrics also helps but very expensive. Your PCP can discuss the pros and cons and side effects of these meds and help decide which one is best for you to try.

Excessive burping with stomach pain -- what's the reason?

Burping is an indication of air trapped in your diaphragm - a thin muscle tissue that separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity. So when we burp, you release that gas. READ MORE
Burping is an indication of air trapped in your diaphragm - a thin muscle tissue that separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity. So when we burp, you release that gas. The burning sensation may be due to reflux (GERD) which can be resolved with taking antacids like Prilosec, Nexium or Pepcid and Zantac. Avoiding or limiting citrus fruits, alcohol, coffee, soda pops, chocolates, spearmint may also help. If it worsens, discuss with your PCP or see a gastroenterologist.

Why does my head hurt when I blow my nose?

Your nasal passages are connected to your sinuses. The frontal sinuses are located just above the eyebrows. So when you blow your nose, you create an internal pressure that gets READ MORE
Your nasal passages are connected to your sinuses. The frontal sinuses are located just above the eyebrows. So when you blow your nose, you create an internal pressure that gets radiated to the sinuses, hence the sensation of that headache. If it worsens, you can see an ENT physician who can look for other structures in your passages that cause any”extra” pressures.

Is shingles contagious?

Sorry about your shingles- but you are recovering! When the blisters are all scabbed over then you are not contagious anymore. You may still experience pain over the skin area READ MORE
Sorry about your shingles- but you are recovering! When the blisters are all scabbed over then you are not contagious anymore. You may still experience pain over the skin area affected that may actually linger for a while or forever. We call it post herpetic neuralgia. It is one of the complications of getting shingles. I recommend that you get the Zostavax vaccine to prevent further recurrence. Yes, you can get another flare - and getting the vaccine may prevent it by 90%. You may get the shot after you have recovered completely after a month.

How long is pink eye contagious?

It typically takes about a week if antibiotics to make sure the bacteria is irradicated. You will know it is working when the eye redness goes away as well as the eye discharge. READ MORE
It typically takes about a week if antibiotics to make sure the bacteria is irradicated. You will know it is working when the eye redness goes away as well as the eye discharge. When all is resolved, then basically you are not infectious anymore. It the the eye fluids and discharge which are infectious.
I also recommend that you get rid of all eye makeup , also change your pillow case and even beddings ( wash them). Don't share face towel as they will carry the bacteria.

Do blood pressure medications affect male fertility?

As far as I know, Lisinopril being taken by the male partner does not affect fertility. AACE Inhibitors, which Lisinopril belongs to as a class of blood pressure medications, has READ MORE
As far as I know, Lisinopril being taken by the male partner does not affect fertility. AACE Inhibitors, which Lisinopril belongs to as a class of blood pressure medications, has been associated with adverse outcomes in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. So, the mother or pregnant females should not take Lisinopril. Therefore, it should be safe for the male partner.

Dr. BURKE