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Herbal Treatment For Red Ear Drum
Yes: Antibiotic ear drops can be prescribed to treat outer and middle ear infections even with a perforation. Sometimes oral antibiotics are needed for middle ear infections alone or with the drops. The other pressing issue is the "holes" you were born with. That is unusual and you should see an ENT doctor for full exam and hearing test. ...Read more
Can politics stop civilian ent's say surgery needed for mastotiditis & tore ear drum. Civ dr's refuse treatment when thy find out va caused it apr 201?
Gets complicated...: In general, the U.S. Is a free country, so a patient can select any doctor he wants to go to, and likewise, a doctor can select which patient he wants to treat. That makes life fair. Usually, if there is a complication after a surgery, that surgeon or another surgeon on the same team corrects the problems, instead of bringing an outside person into a problem situation. The va may have more rules. ...Read more
Several: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
3 y/o has tubes in ears. She has a cold, doc said ears are draining and the one is red just outside of the eardrum. Is draining a good thing w/ tubes?
The cartilage on the inside of my left ear hurts. it is right above my ear drum, looks more red and noticeable bump,hurts when touching it? Took a pic
9 mo fluid in ear is getting yellow & eardrum looks red. Should I start her on Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) right away or wait it out? Fluid not infected last week @ ENT.
Looked in baby's ear and ear drum is red on one ear he is teething and runny nose could it b ear infection or pressure?4 weeks ago on antibiotics
Red doesn't diagnose: Red is but one thing we look at when visualizing an ear drum. Red alone does not an ear infection make. An ear drum can be red if child has fever, is crying, holding breath, etc. We also look at landmarks, how the light reflexes, whether the ear drum moves, whether there is fluid behind the drum. All the things together make the diagnosis. If you are concerned, best to have doc look to diagnose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the treatment for ear discharge in tympanic membrane perforation ,is it safe to use CPAP device in this situation?
Is there infection: If there is an infection you will need to be treated with anabiotic's. The discharge should be evaluated. I don't think the CPAP will be a major problem. You can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
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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