A 22-year-old male asked:
doc says i have an ear infection and gave me 10 days of amoxicillin 3 times a day. 7th day in and nothing. antibiotic resistance?
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Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Non-infectious?: See reply to your other question. Maybe antibiotic resistance, or maybe viral or allergic and no antibiotic will help. Discuss w/ the doctor who prescribed treatment.
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Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
? Viral: ear infection, or other problems with your middle ear(s). / external ear(s). Kindly revisit your doctor or get a second opnion, meanwhile, use saline nasal washes, that would help open up the Eustachian tubes and help the middle ears if they are the problem
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Both of my older kids had chronic ear infections; does this mean my new baby will, too?
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Dr. Russell Faustanswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Not necessarily: Family history - mother's and father's, and sibling's - can suggest a predilection for ear infections, but it is only a tendency, not definite. If there is a family history, monitor closely.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
What is the most recommended allergy medication for itchy/watery eyes and sneezy/stuffy nose?
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
OTC or Rx: You can start with simple over the counter antihistamines like claritin, zyrtec, Allegra (get generic store brands to save money). If those don't work, your next step is to start with your pcp and you may benefit from nasal steroid sprays (flomase, nasonex, (mometasone) rhincort)!or antihistamine nasal sprays (astepro, astelin, patanase).
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to have lasik eye surgery to correct vision problems caused by an eye injury?
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Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Unlikely: If he eye injury was severe enough to change the focus of the eye, you likely are not an ideal candidate for lasik. Sometimes, with limited scarring of the cornea prk can be used to clear the cornea - this is lasik without the flap performed directly on the anterior corneal surface.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Sore throat and congestion for 10 days. Congestion almost gone, throat sore am/pm. See dr or wait?
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Wound care 38 years experience
See a doctor: Upper respiratory infections are usually caused by a virus and they are usually gone after 5-7 days. If symptoms are persisting for over 7 days its time to get an doctor's examination. Sometimes a viral URI will develop a secondary bacterial infection which will be relieved with prescription antibiotics. A doctor can also swab the throat and check for streptoccocal infection.
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I have a bladder infection and the doctors gave me metronidazole, phenaz opyridine, sulfamethoxazole-tmp dest tablet. I am having pain still what to do?
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Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Return to your Docto: If pain is not better after few seats of antibiotics, you either have the wrong antibiotics or something else is causing the pain, so you better return to be checked.
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Last updated Jul 13, 2017
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