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Dr. Gregory McCarty

Emergency Medicine
Ararat, VA
30 years experience

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Emergency Medicine

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English

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9 Answers
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory McCarty
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Symptomatic Therapy: Most ear infections are viral infections and, depending on the age group and certain other factors, often can be managed without antibiotics or other specific therapy as they are self limiting. These usually require only symptomatic therapy such as Ibuprofen and/or Acetaminophen for pain. Occasionally they are bacterial and require antibiotic treatment.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory McCarty
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
No: While i don't want to discourage anyone's belief in prayer, kidney infections can be serious infections and need antibiotic therapy.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory McCarty
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Blow it out: For young children. Occlude the non-affected bare, place your mouth over theirs with a good seal and give a quick "puff" of breath. This often will blow the object out.. Be warned that the object and mucous may hit you in the face when you do this. For older kids or adults, simply attempt to blow it out by blowing the nose. If unable to do this then seek medical care.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. McCarty is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. McCarty is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Brody Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University School of Medicine at East Carolina University, NC
Graduated 1991MD
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