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Suggestions for inner ear care for repeated yeast infection?

Suggestions for inner ear care for repeated yeast infection?

Mix 3% hydrogen...: ...Peroxide with warm water 1:1 and drip into each ear until it pours out, do not put q-tips in. Do this every day. See an ENT first if eardrum is damaged. ...Read more

Ear Infections (Definition)

There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more


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Frequent sinus infections! need OTC treatment?

Frequent sinus infections! need OTC treatment?

Limit exposures: Several things contribute to chronic sinus problems. Most issues are not truly infections, but usually more congestion. Avoid smoking and smoke exposure, explore allergies, consider nasal saline irrigation, and avoiding dairy products for 2 weeks (most adults have some version of milk allergy).Sometimes, recurrent issues can be from lacking some immunologic factors(iga, etc) may help identify. ...Read more

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What are treatments for a continuous yeast infections?

What are treatments for a continuous yeast infections?

Vaginal yeast infect: Diflucan (fluconazole) taken by mouth seems to work very well. Vaginal suppositiories are also available. ...Read more

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What are some treatments or antibiotics for a bad ear infection?

What are some treatments or antibiotics for a bad ear infection?

A few: Here are some antibiotics that can help with ear infections in a child- amoxicillin, amoxicillin-clavulanate, Cefdinir etc. If it is a persistant ear infection that is not responding there are other antibiotic combinations that your doctor can recommend based on your history and past antibiotic use. Also make sure that other complications associated w ear infections are also diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Dx with sinus infection and ear infection. 2 prescription of cefdinir and no relief. Seeking alternative options.

Dx with sinus infection and ear infection. 2 prescription of cefdinir and no relief. Seeking alternative options.

Confusing question: Doing a second round of an antibiotic that did not work the first time is odd. There are several alternatives, the best would be based on allergy profile and past experience with meds. I would discuss this with the treating doc. ...Read more

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Can home remedies usually work for inner ear infections?

Can home remedies usually work for inner ear infections?

Not usually: Home remedies deal indirectly with your immune system. You need either surgical drainage or the instillation of antibiotics to address an ear infection. ...Read more

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What meds are effective for yeast infections and uti's?

What meds are effective for yeast infections and uti's?

Yeast- diflucan (fluconazole): Terazol (terconazole) 3, otc yeast creams like monistat, for utis many differnet antibiotics your gyn can treat both and send urine and vaginal cultures out to see exactly which bateria and type of yeast you have. ...Read more

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Im ear pain with discharge take treatment not improved diagnosis? Fungal otitis media please need treatment

Im ear pain with discharge take treatment not improved diagnosis? Fungal otitis media please need treatment

Outer ear infection: It sounds like you may be suffering from a chronic outer ear infection. This can be caused by bacteria or fungus. If this has been going on for some time, you ought to be seen by an ENT physician for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Which antibiotics are used for bladder infections treatment?

Which antibiotics are used for bladder infections treatment?

Sensitivities needed: Best ways to treat UTI's are to first confirm that ones symptoms are from a documented bacterial infection. This is confirmed when a urine sample has been sent for culture and sensitivities and a bacteria grows and a panel of sensitivities is listed. This process usually takes 2 days. Pending the sensitivities the medical care provider selects which antibiotic would be best for the patient. ...Read more

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What are OTC treatment for yeast infection for males?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream: For yeast infections on skin, Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream is effective; if there is itching or burning pain, use hydrocortisone cream as well. Use each cream sparingly twice daily; usually the infection will clear in 3-4 days. ...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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What are the treatment options for a viral sinus infection?

What are the treatment options for a viral sinus infection?

Symptoms only: There are over the counter medications to treat symptoms. But, there are no medications for viral infections of the upper respiratory track. ...Read more

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What are some herbal treatments for sinus infection in children?

Depends: On the age of the child and whether its sinus congestion or sinus infection. Sinus infections when serious rarely resolve with supportive care alone. Congestion on the other hand can improve significantly though temporarily with eucalyptus and/or peppermint. These measures should be avoided in young children. ...Read more

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How effective are antibiotics for treating a kidney infection?

How effective are antibiotics for treating a kidney infection?

UTI: Only way to treat if infected and the culture documents it is susceptible to this abiotic. ...Read more

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Viral pharyngitis and/ or sinus infections. Otc remedied. Frequent traveler and don't always have access to a doctor for prescription. Thanks.

Symptoms: You don't give your symptoms, only your subjective diagnosis, cannot help you without details consider walk in clinic wherever you are. ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatments for a throat infection besides antibiotics?

What are some alternative treatments for a throat infection besides antibiotics?

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

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What are some treatments for sinus infections in addition to antibiotics?

What are some treatments for sinus infections in addition to antibiotics?

Sinus treatment: Yes, medications like decongestants( sprays and tablets) help decrease swelling allowing drainage. Saline spray helps to clean the nose of germs, pus, etc. It also acts as mild decongestant. Nasal steroid sprays may help. Steroid pills may help by decreasing swelling and inflammation. Chronic infection is treated with surgery. ...Read more

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Home remedies to cure ear infection and avoid drugs?

Home remedies to cure ear infection and avoid drugs?

NO: There are no proven home remedies that cure middle ear infections. Remember studies properly done using comparison groups demonstrate ear infections may get better with no interventions at all. Recent research proves efficacy of antibiotics. I have seen no comparable proof for home remedies such as chiropractery, candling etc. ...Read more

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What home remedies for ear infections actually work?

What home remedies for ear infections actually work?

If it works, great: Warm compresses to the ear can help open channels for flow from the middle ear. Warmed olive oil into the ear has also been used. If this is an external canal infection, you can try combinations of rubbing alcohol, white vinegar, and water in equal parts used as drops into the canal. If the pain is increasing or you are feeling ill/fever in either situation, antibiotics are usually warranted. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. James Ferguson
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Ear Infection (Definition)

Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical ...Read more