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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
19 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: In general, there are two main types of ear infection inner ear – otitis media and outer ear otitis externa. Sometimes if you have a drainage from you ... Read More

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Nasal Saline Rinses: Over the counter nasal saline rinses can help to move some of that mucus. If you are making up the saline rinse at home make sure your water is boile ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Use decongestants: You can use decongestants like sudafed and that will help if there is coexisting allergy than a combination of antihistamine and decongestant can be ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Shorago
56 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Fluid doesn't drain from the ears, sinuses do. Increase water intake do help make the mucus thinner.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See an ENT: Removal under direct visualization is best. This can be done by your ent.
A female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Cerumen (ear wax): Doctors have varying ways of getting cerumen out of the ear, including removal with an instrument and flushing with water pic and syringes. OTC way in ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : Depends how deep it is. If seen someone may be able to grab it. However i would recommend having a dr remove it.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Use a vaporizor with cool water. That will make it easier to cough it up.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Fluids/M.D visit: If your child has nasal congestion it may be causing post nasal drip. If he has trouble swallowing, there may be a throat or airway infection. Fluids, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Clearing: Your lungs is good, expectorating perhaps best, but what you don't you swallow. Thick, tenacious mucus can clog and cling to bronchi, and ultimately i ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Check out these: Links. U will be treating urself blindly without knowing the correct diagnosis. Best wishes! http://www.livestrong.com/article/385002-herbal-cure-for- ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Not advised: Typically if your baby is experiencing a runny nose, the mucus can be removed using gentle suction and nasal saline. It is best not to try to remove ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Time or myringotomy: This will usually resolve on its own. If you want to hasten it, you may get an ENT to lance your ear drum (a myringotomy).
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Rinse: Your eyes with eye wash or artificial tears. If this does not work, go to the er.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mucous: Consider use of saltwater gargles & a neti pot. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
In adults: If left untreated in adults, strep infections can last 2-3 weeks and in most healthy adults, the infection can be cured by the body's own immune syste ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
Can't be done: To the best of my knowledge, there is no quick way to clear thc, the active drug in cannabis. This is a fat-soluble drug, which means it collects in ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Cari
14 years experience Orthodontics
Retainer Cleaner: Regular brushing of the retainer with toothpaste helps, but a professional retainer cleaner can be helpful too. Ask you orthodontist which product the ... Read More
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Dr. Maria Dumalaog
28 years experience Pediatrics
Antibiotics: As a medical doctor I only know of medical treatments for strep throat and that would be to take appropriate antibiotic. For strep that would be penic ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Normally by : Squeezing them but i would advice leaving them alone. Can get complicated , infection to the brain and mortality as what had happened to a teenager
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Mucus: Use saline nose drops for a post nasal drip you can also steam yourself in the washroom and use a vaporizer while sleeping.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
NyQuil: Hello. The active ingredients in NyQuil will clear from your system soon after you have taken the medication. If you took excessive doses, then go to ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hydrate well &: Gargle. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with a ... Read More
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