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Allergic Fungal Sinusitis Treatment
3 levels: 1. Avoidance - if it is possible to limit exposure to what you are allergic to that is the place to start -> works best for animals and dust. 2. Medical - antihistamines (benadryl, allegra, Claritin are common ones), intranasal steroids (flonase, Nasonex (mometasone) or similar) and variations of these 3. Immunotherapy - "allergy shots" or similar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: They are two entirely different issues with entirely different treatments. ...Read more
Non-azole drugs: There are no "natural" treatments likely to help much. There are non-azole treatments, such as nystatin, caspofungin, and flucytosine. Nystatin is available OTC, I think not the others; your pharmacist can help. Or maybe your allergy isn't to miconazole per se, but other ingredients in the cream; you could try other azoles (clotrimazole, terconazole, etc), or oral fluconazole (Diflucan). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antifungal treatment: Treatment of fungal infections depends on the site of the infection & the host w/the infection. Skin /mucosal infections can frequently be treated topically w/antifungal creams but sometimes require systemic medications; nailbed infections rarely can be treated topically & frequently require systemic therapy; invasive fungal infections of vital organs requires potent systemic antifungal treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: I suggest 3 steps to controlling allergies : 1) avoid the things you are allergic to. 2) take medications to control the symptoms. 3) get 'allergy shots' (immunotherapy) to teach your body to not be "allergic" to those things (immune tolerance). Using a leukotriene antagonist control the symptoms some, but it is not the most effective medication, and is not an equal alternative to immunotherapy. ...Read more
First generation: Antihistamines are effective due to their anticholinergic (drying) effect. The most popular is diphenhydramine. Unfortunately these medications are poorly tolerated due to their side effect of lethargy. Another class of medications you can try are topical nasal antihistamines. Azelastine has been shown in clinical trials to be effective for non-allergic rhinitis. This must be prescribed. ...Read more
Allergy treatment: Ideally you should be tested to find out what you are allergic to. Once you know what you are allergic to, you should undertake environmental control of your environment. You can also undergo a desensitization program as well as taking antihistamines for your rhinitis and bronchodilators for your asthma ...Read more
Are bacterial or fungal sinus infections contagious if not on antibiotics or antiungal meds? Thanks!
No: Bacterial sinus infections are usually not contagious and fungal infections of the sinuses are very rare. ...Read more
Post Nasal Drip and Bad Breath? Allergic Rhinitis , Colds, Cough viral and bacterial infections, Toothache, Mouth breathing
See your physician: There are many and various illnesses which could match your description. I can appreciate your concerned, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your physician for physical and referral to other specialties (e.g. dentist , ENT) if needed. Take good care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: On the extent of sinusitis and whether there are other issues, like bone erosion or other structures affected in the same area. Your ENT would decide based on history, physical exam, lab results and imaging studies. Better to get the input of an allergist/immunologist as well, if feasible, best wishes ...Read more
Had sinus surgery; wonder if chronic inflammation, tinea versicolor, chronic/mild yeast infect., & infectious hidradenitis is diet or something else?
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