John McElligott, MD, FACP, MPH, Medical Director

John McElligott, MD, FACP, MPH, Medical Director

Occupational Health and Safety

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Anonymous
2/17/14 11:55 PM

Dandruff

Since having my son (6 months ago) my hair has been very oily, my scalp dry and bumps keep popping up. I have been using head and shoulders for two weeks now and it doesn't seem to be helping.

Expert Answer:

John
2/17/14 11:55 PM

Dandruff

Oily hair in one of the most common causes of bumps and sometime scaly scalp. Post Postpartum occurrence may be the trigger mechanism since hormones are some times out of whack.

Go to Mayo Clinic Website and type in Dandruff. There are many remedies.

Start with will daily shampooing with Head and shoulders, T Gel, Neutrogena, or Selssun Blue.

Last resort is to treat a yeast infection called Malassezia and stop using hair care porducts that may be causing the condition.
Risk factor are age, male, poor diet low in zinc, B vits, and certain fats.
Hope this helps

Question:

Anonymous
2/9/14 6:42 AM

body aches

I am 57 white female,almost every morning I wake up with musle aches ,sometimes they last all day.seems to be more in my legs and back.

Expert Answer:

John
2/9/14 6:42 AM

Muscle aches

First of all look for simple answers like medications. Are you on a statin medication for high cholesterol. These medications are associated with a condition that causes muscle aches. If this is the case don't stop the medication without your doctors being on board.

As always a good physical examination is always recommended. Please let us know what your doctor has to say.

Question:

Anonymous
1/10/14 8:17 PM

RETURNING TO DRIVING AFTER A STROKE

I HAVE A DRIVER THAT JUST HAD A STROKE WHAT IS THE TIME FRAME BEFORE HE CAN RETURN TO WORK WITH A C.D.L.

Expert Answer:

John
1/10/14 8:17 PM

Returning after a Stroke to driving under DOT regs

Time line can range from 1 year up to 10years depending on the severity of the stroke, medications taken and if a seizure was associated. Each case is different with all having one commonality " Clearance by a Neurologist" before being cleared. Go to NRCME website and click on Medical Examiners Hand Book. Call me if you have questions.

Question:

Anonymous
9/25/13 1:36 PM

Fresh air requirement in schools

Is there a requirement as to how much fresh air should be pumped in to a school by the heat & air systems? An energy manager has locked out fans so that they run only when the thermostat dictates...

Expert Answer:

John
9/25/13 1:36 PM

Out of my pay grade

I am not sure. That would be a question for the head engineer for the county and city school system. I do know that most new units are designed to have intake and output to provide cooling and return air for a specific number of cubic feet.

Question:

Anonymous
8/14/13 11:54 PM

Live guest on my show?

I have added a new format to my show, A callin on Sundaymornings 9-11 am est.. Would you consider being a guest someday this fall?
Randall Baxter
HOST: THE VETERAN NEXT DOOR
865-525-2323

Expert Answer:

John
8/14/13 11:54 PM

Show

Randal anytime just give me a call with the time.

Question:

Anonymous
7/8/13 5:32 PM

COPD/Asthma

Ideveloped COPD/Asthma (to the point of seeing a physician) 3 years after retirement from a job that used chemicals with warning HAZARDOUS- causes respiratory problems. Can these chemicals be to...

Expert Answer:

John
7/8/13 5:32 PM

COPD

Possible but the primary cause of this disease process is smoking.

Question:

Anonymous
6/25/13 10:57 PM

EMF Meters

Hi,

I bought three EMF meters for recording magnetic fields, these are cheap models, one just flashes green, amber and red (amber for caution and red for danger), the other one has an analogue...

Expert Answer:

John
6/25/13 10:57 PM

EMF Meters

Out of my pay grade

Question:

Anonymous
4/9/13 2:13 PM

Lack of safety in nursing homes-simple restraints

Thank you for responding to my question. I wanted to let you know that the day after I wrote you, I went to visit my friend again at Brakebill nursing home. They were doing an x-ray on my friend's...

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John
4/9/13 2:13 PM

Mental Illness & Homeless

Yes i agree that Lake Shore was a much needed facility. I volunteer at on to the surrounding county jails. To say the least this is where the mental patients end up. About 1 in 10 intakes have sever mental illness. The cost of treating at the Jail level is unbelievably expensive and is not definitive. We need a mental health facility similar to the Interfaith Clinic founded in the early 90's for the working mental patient.