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Bronchial Wash Vs Lavage
Bronchitis, then inhaled bleach vapor, now excessive clear bronchial secretions for 3+ months. Clear lung x-ray, chills, recurring sinusitis. Help.
Sounds like: You are having a delayed reaction to environmental exposure. Time to see a lung specialist, a pulmonologist if you have suffered with it for 3 months. ...Read more
Chronic sinusitis & bronchial congestion for 4 mos. Lungs clear on x-ray, tried various antibiotics, inhaler, flonase, saline wash & 'roofs. Help!
Nasal Rinse: Nasal lavage - is any saline based solution that you use to lavage (rinse) your nasal passage. These can be quite effective. But you should only use distilled water or cooled down boiled water to make the rinse. I recommend to all of my sinus patients. My patients like the neilmed sinus rinse but you can use any of the ones out there. ...Read more
Does a room humidifier help with dry sinuses/nose associated with Sjogrens? What are the pros and cons of cold vs warm mist units
Healthtap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
What is the efficacy/safety of Saline Plus Gentamycin in Nasal Irrigation to Treat Chronic Sinusitis/ 6-7 bacterial infections per year (cultured) ?
Safe: It is effective and safe. With so many infections you need to find the cause that may be allergy or fungal sinusitis. If allergy tests are neg you need to use more sensitive method of Allegy testing called S.E.T. To find an allergist doing S.E.T search for American academy of Environmental Medicine on Internet ...Read more
Dry eyes. Can't take decongestant or antihistamine for sinus infection. Will Sinoclear serve the purpose of unclogging sinus n post nasal drip?
I accidentally inhaled 1 sniff of isopropyl alcohol 95% and glycerine 5% (ear drying agent) instead of my saline nasal spray. I immediately flushed?
Should not be a: problem. 1 sniff will not hurt you. ...Read more
What is the best rinse for recurrent sinusitis? Xylitol, xylitol plus saline, manuka honey plus saline?
I wake up often with blocked para nasal passages, obstucting breathing,taking fluticasone and azalestine daily,any other non surgical solutions pls?
See an allergist: If you have access to one, it seems that you have lower airways affection as well,possible that you have allergy to indoors element, or indoor pollution is triggering your already inflamed airways causing such symptoms. Allergy proof your place to start with: avoid pets, dust collecting material,smokers,kill mold, etc..,saline nasal washes daily,continue your meds till you get to see an allergist ...Read more
What is the efficacy/safety/side effects of Saline Plus Gentamycin in Nasal Irrigation to Treat Chronic Sinusitis?
Sinusitis: I don't recommend itGet a more detailed answer ›
Clean out airway: Bronchial lavage can be both diagnostic and therapeutic. The large airways can be washed free of secretions and infection, and the fluid sent for analysis for infection, aspiration, inflammatory cells, etc. ...Read more
With kid trachees, colonized with pseudo, esbl kleb oxytoca & staph, what inhaled abx could be used prophylaxi? (obv. Working with pulmo) tobi (tobramycin) allergy
What causes chronic sinus inflammation,thick post nasal drip 10yrs, neg allergie,neg asthma, daily saline rinses & steroid spray? Ct no obstruction
Wegner's granulomato: See your doc to be checked for immunologic /genetic disorder. ...Read more
Is it a good practice to rinse the trachea with 2-3 ml of normal saline after a tobramycin nebulizer treatment?
No: Not necessarily.Get a more detailed answer ›
Small difference: If the enema for cleansing the anal canal and the lower rectum both work well. If the purpose is to cure constipation, they work differently, the mineral oil helps the hard stool pass thruough the asus by librication, the saline enema tries to break the stool and liquidate it. ...Read more
See below:: For safety, use cool-mist humidifiers for children. Hot water or steam from a warm-mist humidifier or steam vaporizer can burn a child if he or she gets too close. Warm-mist and cool-mist humidifiers are equally effective in humidifying the air. Also, by the time the water vapor reaches your child's lower airways, it's the same temperature regardless of whether it started out warm or cool. ...Read more
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