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what remedies for mastoiditis can i try at home

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
None: Mastoiditis is usually an extension of infection in the middle ear. It can lead to deafness and more seriously the infection can spread to the brain. ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Antibiotics: Mastoid infections in adults are somewhat rare today;but is serious.Take the antibiotics as prescribed to prevent a possible surgery.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Unusual...: It is unusual for this country........complete the course of antibiotic, get rechecked for clearance of the infection.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Radiology: These findings can only be utilized in the context of your clinical presentation. You may or may not need any treatment, but this should be determined ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Sorry, cholesteatoma is a surgical, not a medical problem. The enzymes in cholesteatomas can erode bone and make this benign condition dangerous. You ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience Cardiology
None: A true cardiomyopathy of any type (hypertrophic, dilated, or restrictive) is a very serious and potentially life threatening problem. I would not reco ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Fried
63 years experience Diabetology
Diet and exercise: Prediabetes can best be controlled by keeping your weight as close to normal as possible and exercise regularly. Have your blood checked for abnormal ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
MINIMAL CHANGES: The main home remedies would revolve around keeping the skin lesions moist to soften the lesions. These would include warm compresses, aloe vera, etc. ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Suggestions: Try warm compresses, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen initially. If it persists especially if there is ear drainage, hearing loss, sore throat, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Sitz bath: This is warm water and epsom salts in a bath.It does work.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Depends on the cause of the febrile illness. Mild self-limiting illnesses can be treated symptomatically. Many believe fever is beneficial, but if ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Heat, steam: If you're sure they are bed bugs (look on the mattress - not the sheets - for little spots of blood), you can try using a steam cleaning machine on th ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamines: If by mouth swelling you mean angioedema. Effective over-the-counter antihistamines include fexofenadine (allegra) and loratidine (claritin, alevert) ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Ibuprofen, exam: For short term pain relief, Ibuprofen in appropriate doses helps.You can also provide a heating pad for baby to place his/her ear on & this seems to p ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
More info needed: How do you know you have giardia?. Any tests. Lots of diseases cause cramping and diarrhea.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cau ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No good ones: There are really no good home remedies for psoriasis. If the skin involvement is relatively limited, you can try an over-the-counter topical cortisone ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Vaginal infection: Vaginal infections can be very serious. Do not try to self diagnose as you will probably get it wrong, and delay treatment. Call your doctor for an ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Hot garlic oil,vineg: The following home remedies have been used and recommended by some and may alleviate the symptoms but do not cure the infection and for that you need ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Benzoyl peroxide: This is the best of the over-the-counter remedies. If it works, fine. Often, more is required. If you are responsible for someone with acne, please ta ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cau ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please: let your parents know about your possible urinary tract infection. Antibiotics are the tx and you will need a prescription from your doctor for this. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Avoidance: The best way to deal with allergies is avoidance of allergens and triggers whenever possible. Other approaches include medications (over the counter a ... Read More
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