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  • Make medical staff aware of allergies

    DEAR DR. GOTT: In a past column, you addressed the problem of allergies and scan dyes. I would like to add some information in the hopes that it will help …


  • Dr. Gott: Lifestyle changes can address hypertension, prostate issues

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 57-year-old male with hypertension, for which I take Levatol. Nine years ago, when I weighed 338 pounds, I was treated for the hypertension for …


  • Dr. Gott: Teen grandson bothered by hives

    DEAR DR. GOTT: My 13-year-old grandson has been plagued with urticaria for the past two years. It appears on his face and all over his body. His mother has taken …


  • Dr. Gott: What is normal methadone use?

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I am hoping that you can shed some light on the use of clinically dispensed methadone. I have several family members who have used this medication for …


  • Dr. Gott: Anemia types, treatments vary

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I am an 86-year-old male. I was diagnosed last March with hemyetic anemia. At first, my doctors did not know what the trouble was, since in two …


  • Dr. Gott: You’ve simply got a sinus infection

    DEAR DR. GOTT: My doctor says I have acute sinusitis. What is this? DEAR READER: Acute sinusitis is just “doctorese” for a sinus infection. It can be caused by bacteria, …


  • Dr. Gott: Reader finds success with nonstatin

    DEAR DR. GOTT: Like several of your readers, I, too, suffered from painful muscle aches after taking various statin drugs for cholesterol control. I started with pravastatin, which worked well …


  • Dr. Gott: Take thyroid meds before breakfast

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I’ve had thyroid problems since I turned 17. I’m now 74. In 1976, I had a thyroidectomy to remove a benign nodule. The surgeon removed half my …


  • Dr. Gott: Rare, degenerative brain disease is fatal

    DEAR DR. GOTT: In reading your column about the 72-year-old man with ALS, I have some questions. My husband, also 72, was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The physicians were not …


  • More studies needed on possible fibromyalgia drug

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing to you because of your willingness to share information on remedies that have been reported successful by your readers. The recent article on the …


  • Hawthorn berries helped relieve RLS

    DEAR DR. GOTT: Your recent article on hawthorn berries and restless legs syndrome has changed my life. I use only alternative remedies and vitamin supplements, but I was so tortured …


  • Hepatitis C requires liver specialist

    DEAR DR. GOTT: Everywhere I have looked, all I can find about hepatitis C is that it is fatal. I have not seen anything in your column about this condition …


  • Dr. Gott: Using antibacterial soap could cause split fingers

    DEAR DR. GOTT: A while back, you had an article about a woman’s fingers splitting open. My mother, sister and I had the same problem. My mother went to several …


  • Dr. Gott: Skin itch caused by rare disorder

    DEAR DR. GOTT: Would you like one more letter about a severe-itching diagnosis? I was in my 60s when mine started. I did not have a rash or any visible …


  • Dr. Gott: Protect against flu; sign up for vaccination

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I hear repeated announcements on television that the flu vaccine this year will be in short supply. I’m 78 years old and wonder how serious it will …


  • Dr. Gott: Supplements are not food replacement

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I am an 80-year-old woman who weighed 369 pounds at age 42. I lost most of the weight with Weight Watchers, but couldn’t maintain it with their …


  • Dr. Gott: Second opinion today’s norm

    DEAR DR. GOTT: What education does a primary doctor have and what does he or she have for an education to be certified? Today, if I want to know anything …


  • Dr. Gott: Like cold, HPV has no cure

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I contracted the human papillomavirus (HPV) more than 30 years ago. The gynecologist who treated me then did not tell me I was contagious. I thought he …


  • Dr. Gott: Cutting sugar helped woman with Meniere’s

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I wanted to respond to your article on Meniere’s disease that appeared in my local paper. My daughter has (or had) the drop attacks. She went through …


  • Dr. Gott: Psoriasis proves difficult to treat

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I have had psoriasis for many years. When it first started, my husband (a pathologist and a university professor of pathology) diagnosed it and told me to …


  • Dr. Gott: Patients must ask doctor to get answers

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 78-year-old female. A couple of years ago, my family doctor sent me to an oncologist. He said my bone marrow is producing too many …


  • Dr. Gott: Patient’s health history offers important clues

    DEAR DR. GOTT: My significant other’s health problems began six months ago with severe shortness of breath and an upset stomach occurring as soon as he ate anything. This progressed …


  • Dr. Gott: Parkinson’s drug can dull the senses of smell, taste

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I’m a 79-year-old female and have always enjoyed good health. About a year ago, I was diagnosed with early signs of Parkinson’s disease. My handwriting has become …


  • Dr. Gott: Electrolytes may ease leg cramps

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I have been reading your column for years and have been helped numerous times by your advice and the advice of your readers. I have some input …


  • Dr. Gott: Sales reps take up doctor’s time

    DEAR DR. GOTT: My letter is in regards to medical sales representatives at doctors’ offices. I personally attend or accompany family and friends to approximately 20 different doctors’ offices yearly. …


  • Dr. Gott: Behold, the power of soap

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I have bursitis in my upper right arm that I used to describe as a toothache in my muscle. It got to the point of being so …


  • Dr. Gott: Platelet count worth look

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I have been reading your articles in the paper for many years and have found them helpful. Now it’s my turn. I walk a couple of miles …


  • Laundering with Borax helped clear rash

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I itched and developed a rash on my body to the point that I could not wear any clothing that touched my skin. Because of this, I …


  • Dr. Gott: Patient’s time is as important as MD’s

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I have to make an appointment a month in advance to have a checkup. Then I sit in the waiting room up to three hours, get undressed …


  • Tic Tacs not advised for treating dry mouth

    DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband and I have read many times about people suffering from dry mouth. We, too, have this problem, which we think is caused by some of …


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