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How do you treat CSF otorrhea?

How do you treat CSF otorrhea?

It depends: It depends on the cause- basilar skull fracture, recent surgery, congenital, inner ear disease or rarely spontaneously. Also implied is a perforated ear drum allowing the leaking CSF to exit the middle ear into the external ear canal or eustachian tube. Meningitis must be identified if present. Treatment could involve antibiotics, diuretics, steroids or surgery. ...Read more

Cerebrospinal Fluid (Definition)

The fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord provides an exchange pathway and balancing system for brain and spinal cord metabolism, besides a cushioning system for routine impacts of our ...Read more


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How do you treat hydrocephalus?

How do you treat hydrocephalus?

Shunt placement: True symptomatic hydrocephalus is treated by draining the ventricles through a small tube. A neurosurgeon preforms this by making a small hole in the skull and passing a thin tube into the lateral ventrical of the brain. This tube is then passed downward under the skin into the abdominal cavity where it allows the cerebral spinal fluid flow from the ventricals. ...Read more

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How do you treat spermatorrhea?

How do you treat spermatorrhea?

Need more info...: Why do you think you have spermatorrhea, and how long have you observed it? Do you refer to a huge volume of ejaculated semen or "excessive" amount of so-called precum or constantly leaking something or...? Without further specifics of these+exam+testing, it is hard to tell why. However, something can be done correctly by following info in articles in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more

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How do you treat Colesteatoma?

How do you treat Colesteatoma?

Cholesteatoma : in most cases, chosteatoma is a surgical disease. All cases are considered individually, however in most healthy adults and children it should be removed to prevent further damage to hearing and recurring infections. ...Read more

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How do you treat vestibular migraine .

Verapamil: This calcium channel blocker which is traditionally used to lower blood pressure is sometimes effective for preventative treatment of vestibular migraine. ...Read more

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How do you treat chiari malformation?

How do you treat chiari malformation?

Surgery or nothing: These are treated with surgery on the base of the skull and sometimes the dura covering the brain and/or the upper cervical vertebrae. Each surgery is tailored to the individual depending on their symptoms and severity of the chiari malformation. The alternative for many chiari malformations is no surgery and no treatment. Many people require no intervention at all. ...Read more

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How do you treat a ear infection?

How do you treat a ear infection?

Depends: There are many types of ear infection requiring different strategies. The main symptom is pain and therefore painkillers are usually given. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil are the usual ones used. If it is an external ear infection ( of the ear canal) then usually antibiotic ear drops in addition suffices. In middle ear infections oral antibiotics may be required. Best judge is the examining physician. ...Read more

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How do you treat a perforated eardrum?

How do you treat a perforated eardrum?

Perforated ear drum: Ear drum perforations are treated socially with tympanoplasty. Have your ear evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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How do you treat empyema?

How do you treat empyema?

Drainage: Empyema or pus in the space around the outside of the lungs usually needs drainage and treatment with antibiotics directed against the causative agent (bacteria, tuberculosis, etc.). Sometimes surgical intervention may be necessary. ...Read more

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How do you best treat otosclerosis?

How do you best treat otosclerosis?

Otosclerosis: Besides doing nothing since it is not a life threatening condition, treatment is either with a hearing aid or with surgery called a stapedectomy. This is done as an outpatient procedure under local anesthetic and takes about 30 minutes, and is highly successful in improving hearing. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose meningitis?

How do you diagnose meningitis?

LP: A lumbar puncture for CSF is done. And the CSF is analyzed. However meningitis is an emergency and in a clinical history that fits antibiotics should be started as soon as possible to decrease morbidity. ...Read more

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How do you use ear drops? They leak out.

How do you use ear drops? They leak out.

Cotton: A small bit of cotton in the very outer part of the ear can help keep the drops from leaking. Also be judicious about the amount of drops used- don't need to flood the canal in most cases. ...Read more

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How do you treat eyeball cysts?

How do you treat eyeball cysts?

Conjunctival cyst: Depending on the size. A small conj. Cyst can be removed by incising with a small needle and is painless. A larger one may need to be incised and the entire cyst sack be removed. This takes a little longer, but with the right drops and possibly a small injection of Lidocaine is painless also. ...Read more

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How do you treat a bulging disc?

How do you treat a bulging disc?

Too vague: Bulging disks are natural. We as surgeons do not treat bulging disks unless they are causing nerve irritation. In these cases we start with therapy, and progress treatment depending on response. The most invasive treatment is disk decompression which is surgical. I would suggest you see a spine specialist if you have a specific spine or nerve complaint. ...Read more

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How do you treat vertigo. And how do you get vertigo . How long does it last?

How do you treat vertigo. And how do you get vertigo . How long does it last?

Depends on the cause: Vertigo is a symptom of an inner ear condition, sometimes during or following a viral infection, but there are several other causes. Often vertigo occurs with self-limiting conditions that require no specific treatment. But, if it continues to recur, it should be evaluated by a doctor to determine the cause. http://www.webmd.com/brain/vertigo-symptoms-causes-treatment#1 ...Read more

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How do you diagnose a brain infection?

How do you diagnose a brain infection?

CSF tests, imaging: While there are certain blood test results or MRI findings that raise the suspicion for infection, a definitive diagnosis often requires a lumbar puncture for analysis of cerebrospinal fluid. That being said, in many cases we will treat infections empirically just based on clinical suspicion, especially if the patient is presenting with seizures or other worrisome signs. ...Read more

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How do you treat a sinus cyst?

How do you treat a sinus cyst?

Mayneed no treatment: An asymptomatic sinus retention cyst may need no treatment. Best to consult your otolayngologist for review of your xray so appropriate diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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How do you treat nystagmus?

How do you treat nystagmus?

Nystagmus treatment: Most nystagmus is congenital in nature and the only treatment is giving glasses or contact lenses to maximize vision. If it is new onset, it needs to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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How long do you treat encephalitis?

How long do you treat encephalitis?

Viral encephalitis: Most cases of encephalitis are viral in origin. Except for herpes virus encephalitis, there are no medications that are useful. Treatment continuesfor as long as the patient has symptoms. ...Read more

Csf (Definition)

Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear colorless fluid produced in the choroid plexus in the brain, and acts as a cushion or a buffer for the ...Read more