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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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What remedies are the best for taking care of an ear infection?

What remedies are the best for taking care of an ear infection?

Depends: There are several types of ear infections. Inner, middle , and external or outer. You need to be specific when asking a question. The typical swimmer's ear is an outer infection. You can treat that with a 50:50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and clear vinegar( acetic acid) applied with an ear syringe 2-3 times a day. If that doesn't work in 7 days, see ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for a middle ear infection?

What are the treatments for a middle ear infection?

Ear infection: Treatment for middle ear infection (otitis media) will depend on age. Adults may not take antibiotics if the earache disappears in a few days. Children less than 5 years old usually need antibiotics, especially younger than 2 years old. Over 5 years, treat the same as adults. Analgesic ear drops or oral equivalents can be used to ease the pain. ...Read more

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What is a typical course of treatment a doc will recommend for each kind of mild/moderate ear infection (middle, inner, outer) w mild pain &discharge​?

What is a typical course of treatment a doc will recommend for each kind of mild/moderate ear infection (middle, inner, outer) w mild pain &discharge​?

It depends...: If there is discharge, probably otitis externa, but possible middle ear (otitis media) with perforated eardrum. Rarely inner (otitis interna). Otitis externa usually is treated with antibiotic ear drops, but some might require an antibiotic by mouth. Most inner ear infection are due to viruses and don't need antibiotics at all. (No virus responds to antibiotics.) ...Read more

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What is the cause and treatment for clear fluid ear drainage?

CSF?: When i hear clear fluid from the ear, i worry about spinal fluid leaking through a hole in one's eardrum. If that is the case, this needs to be fixed surgically. Depending on location and size, it can be done through an ear surgery (transmastoid) or needs to be done through a craniotomy. ...Read more

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What is the medicine for curing ear discharge?

What is the medicine for curing ear discharge?

Treat ear discharge: Ear discharge may be caused by infection of the external ear, or infection of the middle ear space associated with a hole in the ear drum. The infection may be due to bacteria, fungi or both. It may be necessary to culture the discharge so that the most appropriate medication can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Chronic ohitis serous. What is the treatment after several antibiotics, decongestants, steroids, and ear drops. I am 38. There is history of infect?

Chronic ohitis serous. What is the treatment after several antibiotics,  decongestants, steroids, and ear drops.  I am 38.  There is history of infect?

What next?: You have run the gamut for the treatment of serous otitis. The next step would be to see an ENT specialist about getting a myringotomy and possible insertion of tubes. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for tooth pain from sinuses?

What's recommended as a cure for tooth pain from sinuses?

Cure not guaranteed: The question is: is the sinus causing the tooth pain or the tooth the source of some sinus issues? You really need to see a dentist and have a x-ray taken and be examined. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for an ear ache/start of a possible ear infection?

Any home remedies for an ear ache/start of a possible ear infection?

Earache : earache can be due an ear infection in the middle ear or external auditory canal or can be referred from the throat or teeth. You can try to ease the pain with analgesics such as ibuprofen but please see your Dr. Feel better ...Read more

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Suffering from throat infection and cough. please suggest the best ways for cure.

Suffering from throat infection and cough. please suggest the best ways for cure.

That depends: If a viral infection,--> rest, increase your fluids, soft foods, and it should get better in time,...If bacterial, you will require an antibiotic prescription. ...Read more

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Is tympanic membrane perforation a contraindication for CPAP & APAP use for sleep apnea ,what is the treatment for ear discharge from this condition?

Is tympanic membrane perforation a contraindication for CPAP & APAP use for sleep apnea ,what is the treatment for ear discharge from this condition?

CPAP: CPAP OVERVIEW CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is a tool which can be used to assist the oxygenation of several respiratory pathologies. CPAP is not a r eplacement for any medicati on or procedure, but a t ool which can provide a high level of ventilatory support without the need for RSI or intubation. Patients whose condition is resistant to parenteral medications but whose respiratory effort does not yet require intubation should be considered prime candidates for CPAP. INDICATIONS ? Respiratory distress secondary to suspected congesti ve heart failure, acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema, pneumonia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (asthma, bronchitis, emphysema). CONTRAINDICATIONS ? Unconsciousness ? Suspected pneumothorax ? Inadequate respiratory drive ? Shock/Hypotension (BP <90) ? Chest wall trauma ? Persistent nausea/vomiting ? Has active upper GI bleeding or history of recent gastric surge ...Read more

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What are the treatments for a postpartum uterus infection not solved with antibiotics?

What are the treatments for a postpartum uterus infection not solved with antibiotics?

Worst case: If antibiotics for what is believed to be post partum infection of the uterus don't work, the symptoms being treated are either not from an infection, or there are bacteria present and/or the environment in the uterus is such that these antibiotics are not effective. The source of an infection needs to be removed, potentially by way of hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What is the root cause for watery discharge from nose?

What is the root cause for watery discharge from nose?

Runny Nose: Most common causes of runny nose are hay fever, or a cold. Colds last only a few days and usually do not recur for weeks or months. Whereas, hay fever lasts longer and recurs more frequently and is often seasonal. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for middle ear infection?

What is the treatment for middle ear infection?

Middle ear infection: Most middle ear infections in adults need to be treated with antibiotics. At times patients may need some decongestant nasal spray and antihistamines or even steroids. ...Read more

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What is the safest antibiotic for throat infection for glaucoma patient?

What is the safest antibiotic for throat infection for glaucoma patient?

Any are OK: I am not aware of any antibiotics contraindicated in glaucoma patients, whether it is open angle or narrow angle glaucoma. Apparently there is the case of sulfa containing antibiotics being a risk for angle closure glaucoma due to rotation of the ciliary body, but I have never seen a case of this rare complication. ...Read more

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