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Are There Things I Can Do Myself To Treat Ear Drum Rupture
Antibiotics: A sinus infection is properly treated with a wide spectrum antibiotic like Amoxicillin with clavulanic acid, levaquin, biaxin, (clarithromycin) clindamycin, a nasal antiinflammatory spray like flonase, Nasonex or Qnasl and a mucolytic agent (breaking down mucous to thin liquid) like Mucinex or Robitussin with or without a saline spray. Normally, there is a quick recovery within days. ...Read more
Following Directions: What a patient with dementia can do for themselves varies depending upon the type of dementia. For all dementias, you want to first and foremost follow the recommendations of your physician. These may include taking medications, managing medical problems, special diets, exercise programs, and attending support groups. This will not cure dementia, but can significantly alter its progression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One thing...: ...Which is rogaine, (minoxidil) applied twice a day. But i would advise you to see a dermatologist, who will add Propecia tablets to your regimen. That combination is the only one that has been shown to halt or reverse hair loss. If it's too late -- that is, if you're already bald -- the only effective treatment is a hair transplant. ...Read more
See a physician: If a broken bone in the hand is supected you should consult with a physician to get an accurate diagnosis before treating this yourself. There are other conditions that can cause pain, swelling and disuse that could be detrimental if neglected. A physician consult should be obtained to have the child examined and x-rayed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to get mechanical pencil lead out of ear? How can you tell when there isn't anything in there anymore? I'm not going to go deaf in that ear, right?
Otoscopic exam: The best way to ensure there's nothing in your ear is to have a professional examine your ear canal with an otoscope. If you visit an otolaryngologist (ear, nose & throat doctor) s/he is also likely to have the tools necessary to remove any foreign bodies that may remain in your ear. When you call to make the appointment, be sure the person you will see can remove any remaining fragments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How recent?: If this is a new woundyou should seek medical assistance for any abdominal puncture wound as it can be difficult too assess its depth. Until a physician has looked at it consider it to have penetrated through and possibly injured an internal organ. Put pressure on any bleeding cover with clean dressing and get immeadiate help. ...Read more
Med eval.: Please seek medical attention. The nose falls within the triangle of death which means that this is a dangerous area of an infection. ...Read more
What can an ENT do to improve hearing? Whenever I have sinus issues, it backs up into my ears. Are there different options?
Ear drums are in pain and i believe it is because my eustachian tubes are not functioning properly or they are swollen. What can I do to relieve the pain?
Eustachian tube : A small tube goes from the back of your nose to your ears. = eustachian tube. When nose is plugged, tube gets blocked & gives you painful pressure in your ear(s). If pain persists, ear can become infected. If you have persistent/worsening pain, especially with fever, you should see a doc. Reduce your ear pain by treating allergies, drinking hot tea, gently blowing nose, maybe decongestant. ...Read more
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