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Alternative Treatments For Peritonsillar Abscess
Drainage + Abx: Most cases of peritonsillar abscess (pta) needs to be drained (usually with a needle) by an ENT or a trained er doctor. It isn't fun but it helps. You also need antibiotics (most often clindamycin) and potentially IV hydration and steroid medication. If you have recurrent pta, you might also be a candidate for tonsillectomy once healed up. Tonsillectomy during active infection is rarely done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually surgery: Most brain abscesses require surgery in addition to intravenous antibiotics for several weeks. Rarely, they can be treated with IV antibiotics alone if they are very small in size. Patients with brain abscesses need to be evaluated by a neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The red blush of an ear drum on exam may represent a simple reflex & not a tru infection.Far too many kids are put on abx when they have a fever & no other source. Some ear infections are viral & self heal in a few days, some are caused by nasty pus creating germs that will eat away at kids & cause problems if untreated. A good dr will treat the later agressively, ignore it & face the consequences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest fluids ibuprofe: Most throat infections are caused by viruses. Therefore, they are self limited. Treatment is symptomatic- relieving pain, fever or aches. Rest is important to help the body conserve energy to fight off the infection. A strep throat infection is also self limited, but we treat it with antibiotics to avoid secondary problems like rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis, or pandas. ...Read more
Several options: The treatment of abdominal abscesses depends on the location, size, and cause. Without seeing the imaging it's hard to know the best course of action. That being said most abscesses are treated with drainage and antibiotics. The drainage can most often be done percutaneously which means through the skin without a big incision. ...Read more
Should everyone who has Hpilori infection get treatment? Is there treatment alternative to antibiotics?
Yes: H pylori can cause you some health issues thatcarexaeriouscsk you need treatment. Now once you treatment is done you need a test of cure to be sure the h pylori is eradicated. There are many false positive results for h pylori so your history and the method of testing you is very important ...Read more
Avoiding dentures: This is an excellent question, and there are ways to prevent a need for dentures. But you have to start early with regular dental check-ups and some kind of Fluoride treatment in childhood. As you get older, take care of your gums with dental floss, toothpicks, or water-pik-like devices. Get problems treated promptly and avoid foods that harm teeth (carbonated beverages, high sugar content foods). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are other ways that antibiotics can be used to treat periodontal disease. They can be placed in the form of "microspheres" (arestin) or a gel (atridox). Of course, the periodontal problems also have to be addressed by the dentist to fully debride the areas either with or without surgical procedures depending upon the severity of the disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes, yes: Herbal, homeopathic, and therapies from other systems of medicine besides standard western medicine are often quite helpful, sometimes used alone and sometimes in conjunction with conventional medicine. Conventional medicine often denies the usefulness of something out of the mainstream, even when it's been used successfully for many, many years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sepsis: Sepsis is when bacteria spreads from a point of initial infection to the bloodstream. As a result, blood pressure decreases, heart rate rises, and breathing becomes labored. Sepsis typically recquires IV antibiotics in an icu. If missed or undertreated, a patient could die. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.
Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more
None: If the polyp is 1 cm or larger, the gall bladder should be removed. If it is smaller than 1 cm and you do not have symptoms suggestive of gb disease, then it can be followed with us studies. If you have typical symptoms of biliary colic, then removal of the gb is the only effective treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin considered proper treatment?
Yes: It depends on the size and other symptoms, but this treatment is often standard and necessary. ...Read more
Unlikely: It is unlikely that alternative therapies on their own will cure cancer. There is no evidence that any of these therapies can actaully cure cancer. However, i'm a firm believer that alternative therapies can be complimentary and have many beneficial effects. Please talk with your oncologist about therapies you may be pursuing so they will know there are no potential conflicts with other treat. ...Read more
Yes: The tissues above the tonsillar pillars can still get infected and and abcess form. This is a very concerning infection because the area is close to brsin snd becsude it can compromidse the airway. Do not delay evaluation if you think you have this type of abcess. ...Read more
No he can not: Usually your family will refer you to ENT specialist. ...Read more
ER and/or ENT : Most cases of peritonsillar abscess (pta) needs to be drained (usually with a needle) by an ENT or a trained er doctor. It isn't fun but it helps. You also need antibiotics (most often clindamycin) and potentially IV hydration and steroid medication. If you have recurrent pta, you might also be a candidate for tonsillectomy once healed up. Tonsillectomy during active infection is rarely done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Peritonsillar absces: This is an abscess that forms in the space between the tonsil and the pharyngeal wall. They are usually painful and cause difficulty swallowing. In severe cases they can cause breathing problems. The often respond to simple needle drainage and antibiotics. Recurrent cases generally result in tonsillectomy. ...Read more
Ask the French: Probably more important to get that darned thing drained so you don't develop serious complications. And as far as being "contageous,"you've probably got residual inflammation for a few days after it is drained, so as long as you don't cough in someone's face or do any French kissing you won't pass it on. It may recur if no antibiotics are taken (or even with) so keep an "eye" on it for a while ...Read more
See the MD: See your ENT md for evaluation and tx options. Do not ignore this infection. ...Read more
If you can't swallow: This usually needs drainage and antibiotics. If you can't swallow it should be in the er (one that has access to ENT doctors). If you can swallow you can call a ENT to see if they can do it in the office. It's cheaper to do in the office but if you're sick they can give you IV fluids and antibiotics and pain medicine in the er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most likely you'll -: Need to have it drained, which will decrease the pain and also help with its healing. Surgery should be done asap, as it can easily become life threatening. See your ENT doc asap or go to an er. ...Read more
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