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Dr. Phillip L. Sanchez

Infectious Disease Specialist

Dr. Phillip Sanchez is an infectious disease specialist practicing in Orlando, FL. Dr. Sanchez specializes in infections that are difficult to diagnose or unresponsive to treatments, such as HIV or airborne infections from a foreign country. Infectious disease specialists usually work with conditions that are not treatable by a primary physician but it is important to keep contact with the primary physician in order to receive information about the patients history and for deciding which diagnostic tests are appropriate.
Dr. Phillip L. Sanchez
  • Orlando, FL
  • University of Miami
  • Accepting new patients

Can a viral cold and cough be treated without antibiotics?

Antibiotics do not work for any viral infection and may cause more problems with development of resistant bacterial infections

Is eczema an infectious disease?

It’s most common for babies and children to develop eczema on their face (especially the cheeks and chin), but it can appear anywhere on the body and symptoms may be different READ MORE
It’s most common for babies and children to develop eczema on their face (especially the cheeks and chin), but it can appear anywhere on the body and symptoms may be different from one child to the next. More often than not, eczema goes away as a child grows older, though some children will continue to experience eczema into adulthood. It is not an infectious disease and does not spread from person to person. It’s an inflammatory skin condition mostly self-limited treated with topical creams

Can my CPAP machine aggravate my sinus infection?

Yes should be cleaned daily and mask tubes as scheduled

My father's wound test detected E.coli bacteria. Is it fatal?

Should not be if treated appropriately

Can makeup brushes be the cause of bacterial skin infection?

Yes, you should not share them and they should be replaced regularly.

Is my fever due to my infectious UTI?

Yes and could continue for several days

Is herpes an infectious disease?

People contract HSV-1 by touching infected saliva, mucous membranes, or skin. Because the virus is highly contagious, a majority of the population is infected by at least one herpes READ MORE
People contract HSV-1 by touching infected saliva, mucous membranes, or skin. Because the virus is highly contagious, a majority of the population is infected by at least one herpes subtype of HSV-1 before adulthood. The chances of contracting herpes without an active lesion is much much less likely.

If I have a stomach infection is it likely to affect my unborn baby?

Stomach infections are self-limited and rarely complicated for the most part should not affect your baby unless it affects your overall health status during the pregnancy. Nutrition READ MORE
Stomach infections are self-limited and rarely complicated for the most part should not affect your baby unless it affects your overall health status during the pregnancy. Nutrition hydration and active follow up with your physician should be adequate not to cause a problem with your pregnancy.

Is there medication required for pink eye?

Pinkeye is caused by a virus and treatment is mostly symptomatic. Doctors may give her an antibiotic eyedrops to prevent bacterial infection while the eye is inflamed. At time READ MORE
Pinkeye is caused by a virus and treatment is mostly symptomatic. Doctors may give her an antibiotic eyedrops to prevent bacterial infection while the eye is inflamed. At time Patch the eye aids comfort. Needs follow up

Is herpes cold sores an infectious disease?

People contract HSV-1 by touching infected saliva, mucous membranes, or skin. Because the virus is highly contagious, a majority of the population is infected by at least one herpes READ MORE
People contract HSV-1 by touching infected saliva, mucous membranes, or skin. Because the virus is highly contagious, a majority of the population is infected by at least one herpes subtype of HSV-1 before adulthood. The chances of contracting herpes without an active lesion is much much less likely.

Can typhoid pass from mother to baby?

Breast-feeding should have no relevant cause to infection as it is spread by stool hand contamination. Stool may be colonized for a couple of weeks even after treatment so good READ MORE
Breast-feeding should have no relevant cause to infection as it is spread by stool hand contamination. Stool may be colonized for a couple of weeks even after treatment so good handwashing and hygiene is important. Breast-feeding they help the baby with maternal antibodies

Is pneumonia an infectious disease?

Extremely doubtful unless he has the flu, but your children should be vaccinated.

How is H.pylori infection treated?

Usually with 2 to 3 medications which includes an antibiotic at the same time and may require several treatments. Should eventually require an endoscopy

I suddenly have pus filled pimples around my underarms. What is it?

Most likely infection is with skin bacteria which does include staph. Best thing is to control sweaty T-shirts and to take frequent daily showers with antibacterial soap and certainly READ MORE
Most likely infection is with skin bacteria which does include staph. Best thing is to control sweaty T-shirts and to take frequent daily showers with antibacterial soap and certainly not shave any hair If it continues should seek medical attention

Is sudden fever with sniffing a sign of dengue?

It sounds most like a common viral upper respiratory event, but yes, you should seek your primary doctor. Would not go to the emergency room.