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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Need a doctor: Your question is too complex for answer here, and the answer depends on many details that we don't have. You should see your doctor, or an ENT surgeo ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Fungi in the sinuses: Decreased immunity (reflected by deficiencies in immunoglobulins, particularly in iga) is only one cause of unusual infections in common places. Other ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience Pulmonology
Not likely: Steroids put you at risk for infections but don't cause them. I doubt just taking 3 doses of prednisone would put you at any significant risk.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Chappell
10 years experience Family Medicine
Many ways: Treatments for sinus infections range from nasal saline irrigation to surgery. You need to find the cause in order to get the right treatment. Not all ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Tylor
18 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not with antibiotics: These infections are really common and not fun to deal with. It's best to rest, sleep with the head higher than the heart, use saline irrigations (su ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Supportive care: There is no way to treat a viral sinusitis aside from just supportive care; decongestants when indicated, fluids, and pain relievers.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Identification: identification can either be done with a smear and microscopic examination or by culture
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Sinus Infection: A ct scan of the sinuses can be done to diagnose sinus infection.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you have an: Actual sinus infection please seek medical evaluation and treatment.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
25 years experience Dermatology
Topical: First, be sure it's yeast or fungus. This infection often responds to topicals. It depends where it is on the body as to what you would find appealin ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Recurring infections: If you have recurrent (four or more) yeast infections per year, simple treatments may not be adequate. Please see your physician for treatment in that ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Correct diagnosis: Treatment comes after diagnosis and also involves the age of the patient. Children with a red bulging ear drum usually require an appropriate antibio ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for sinus: Amoxicillin-clavulanate (augmentin) is considered a 'drug of choice' for acute sinusitis. However, a longer course of antibiotics is required for sin ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: The ear can have infection within the nerve, middle ear or canal.Each ore treated differently.For middle ear infections, Amoxicillin is one of several ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
Facilitate drainage!: Getting the sinuses to drain is the first step.You can facilitate this by using Normal Saline sprays (simply saline) or a nettie pot. Steam helps, too ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Sinus infection: I can think of no common reasons causing sinusitis that would be treated by flagyl. The answer is no.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Wait: The zinc in coldeze may shorten the duration of a cold by a day or so. Symptomatic treatment will make you feel better. Throat lozenges for sore thr ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Medication/hygeine: Topical or oral medication as well as steps to mimimize excessive moisture from accumulating and allow proper exposure to air.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Chronic Yeast: If you have recurrent (four or more) yeast infections per year or a chronic yeast infection simple treatments may not be adequate. Please see your phy ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Fungus among us: 1. Find out which fungus it is. 2. Treat that one with the drug that works on it. 3. See your Dr to do this.
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Anti-yeast medicatio: Here in the States, anti-yeast (anti-fungal) medications are available at most pharmacies w/o prescription. if these don't work (assuming you take as ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Yeast infection is usually referred to candida infection. Vaginitis or oral thrush are example of such.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Many things: There are topical and oral medication, there is laser treatment, there is surgical removal of the toe nail.

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