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Dr. Scott Keith
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Need ways to get rid of acne home remedies especially?

Need ways to get rid of acne home remedies especially?

Why not real Rx?: Even in today's insane health-care system, you can get something that works. I start with topical clindamycin, plus benzoyl peroxide if there aren't a lot of blackheads or a retinoic acid derivative if there are. A woman is often cleared by the oral contraceptive pill. If it's harder to manage, i add a systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any home remedy to get rid of blackheads?

Any home remedy to get rid of blackheads?

Blackheads: Applying a combination of one teaspoon of coriander juice and half a teaspoon of turmeric powder is one of the most successful natural home remedies for blackheads and pimples on. ...Read more

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Any home remedies to get rid of pimple redness?

Any home remedies to get rid of pimple redness?

Yes, IPL, PDL, cream: Intense pulsed light, pulsed dye laser or anti redness lotion or cream from skinceuticals can help. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some home remedies to get rid of an abscess?

Can you suggest some home remedies to get rid of an abscess?

Abscess Treatment: An abscess is a tender mass generally surrounded by a colored area from pink to deep red. Abscesses are often easy to feel by touching. The middle of an abscess is full of pus and debris. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/abscess#1 ...Read more

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What are good home remediescan do to get rid of a urinary infection?

What are good home remediescan do to get rid of a urinary infection?

None: You can't get rid of a urinary tract infection without taking an antibiotic to which the infecting bacteria is susceptable. Why try home remedies that don't work? ...Read more

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How do I get rid of sinus infection over-the-counter

How do I get rid of sinus infection over-the-counter

Inflammation : Inflammation of the sinuses may arise as a result of allergies, upper respiratory tract infections with viruses, bacteria or fungi (yeast infection) although another not commonly recognized cause of inflammation of the sinuses arises from reflux of acid from the stomach (laryngopharyngeal reflux or lpr). Most cases are due to a viral infection and resolve over the course of 10 days. This does not however mean that you should be waiting for ten days for resolution of a sinus infection before seeing a physician. A sinus infection is suspected if you experience a headache/facial pain or pressure of a dull, constant, or aching sort over the forehead, between or behind the eyes, over one or both of your cheeks or in the very back of the head. This pain is typically localized to the involved sinus and may worsen you bend over or when lying down. Pain often starts on one side of the head and progresses to both sides. Sinusitis may be accompanied by thick nasal discharge that is usually thick yellow or green in colour and may contain pus (purulent) and/or blood. Often a localized headache or toothache is present (especially the upper teeth and more commonly the canine teeth) and it is these symptoms that distinguish a sinus-related headache from other types of headaches, such as tension and migraine headaches. Infection of the eye socket is possible, which may result in the loss of sight and is accompanied by fever and severe illness. Another possible complication is the infection of the bones (osteomyelitis) of the forehead and other facial bones — a condition also known as pott's puffy tumor. Sinus infections can also cause middle and less commonly inner ear problems due to the congestion of the nasal passages. This can be demonstrated by dizziness, "a pressurized or heavy head", clogging of the ear, popping and crackling sensation from dysfunction of the tube that equalizes the pressure in the middle ear (eustachian tube) or vibrating sensations in the head. The over the counter first line of treatment should include a nasal decongestant spray like afrin which indeed should be limited to three days or less, a mucolytic agent like mucinex or robitussin to make the thick secretions more watery so they can drain more easily and be removed naturally by the body. Both mucinex and robitussin come in several preparations. Whenever the name of the medication ends with a d (e.g. Mucinex-d) it also contains a decongestant that will help to reduce the amount of discharge and mucous. The advantage of an oral decongestant is drying your nose; the disadvantage is its common side effects including feeling wired at night (having trouble falling asleep) and occasional sensation of a strong, fast or irregular heartbeat, also called palpitations. If, however you feel that within a few days the pain or pressure over your forehead, cheeks, behind your eyes is either the same, worst or accompanied by thick yellow or green mucous or if accompanied by other signs like double or blurry vision, swelling of any part of the face or eyes, fever, prolonged symptoms, neck pain or rigidity etc. Prompt medical attention is in order. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a yeast infection at home ?

How to get rid of a yeast infection at home ?

"Azole" drug: If you've had a vaginal yeast infection before and now have same symptoms (mostly itching, not discharge), then try an over-the-counter treatment -- choose a product with active ingredient ending in "azole", e.g. miconazole, clotrimazole, etc. If main symptom is discharge and sexually active, probably not yeast, maybe STD. If any doubt at all, you have to see a doctor about it. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there any home remedies to get rid of an vaginal infection?

Is there any home remedies to get rid of an vaginal infection?

The type of: Vaginal infection needs to be determined in order to develop a treatment plan. One might have fungal, viral or bacterial infections - and each requires a different medication approach. Recommend med eval. ...Read more

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What home remedies can you recommend to get rid of pimples?

What home remedies can you recommend to get rid of pimples?

OTC Acne Treatment: If one is getting scarring (not staining, but depressed or pitted scars), one should seek a medical opinion for prescription treatment. The following can be used: clogged pores (whiteheads and blackheads): - retinol at bedtime - salicylic acid - glycolic acid - benzoyl peroxide inflammatory lesions (red bumps and/or pus bumps) - benzoyl peroxide gel - topical sulfur. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some home remedies to get rid of acne?

Can you suggest some home remedies to get rid of acne?

Nothing reliable: "pop" remedies are at best adjuncts to scientific treatment. Tea tree oil may help but has given teenaged boys breasts. If topical benzoyl peroxide has failed, a physician's office visit is in order. Acne is a serious, chronic disease that can do grave physical and emotional damage. Don't let your reluctance to use 21st century medicine cause you to neglect the health of a teen. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a sinus drainage?

How to get rid of a sinus drainage?

Sinus drainage: It really depends on the cause. If it is from a cold, otc meds are fine to use short-term. If it's from allergies, antihistamines are the way to go. For chronic sinus issues, there are prescription medications that work fairly well. If you have concerns, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Best and easiest way to get rid of a yeast infection? (with over-the-counter meds and home remedies)

Best and easiest way to get rid of a yeast infection? (with over-the-counter meds and home remedies)

Otc for candidiasis: Yeast infections are usually caused by an organism called candida. It causes vaginal itching and, usually, a white discharge. Over the counter medicines are available that are used vaginally. If it doesn't promptly clear up, or if this is a recurring issue, you need to be examined by your doctor and placed on a prescription medicine, which will generally promptly lear it up. ...Read more

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What home remedies to get rid of lice actually work?

Home remedies: Natural remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, petroleum jelly, mineral oil or mayonnaise to the head/ hair. These oil-based products smother the louse. However, there is no research to demonstrate treatment efficacy. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sinus infection ?

How can I get rid of a sinus infection ?

Drainage: If you can Sudafed will promote drainage, drink a lot of fluids but a nettie pot. Its a small tea pot you can fill with warm water and a bit of sea salt that you buy and pour it up your nose. It sounds gross but works. If after a few days or if you get worse see your doctor and start antibiotics ...Read more

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What home remedies can I use to get rid of acne?

What home remedies can I use to get rid of acne?

Milk of magnesium: Buy the regular strength. Spread over face with fingers or cotton ball or tissue. Let it dry and it creates a mask. It tempers the inflammation of acne. You can put it on in the morning, and once dry, apply make up over it. This is what movie stars do so make up has same appearance all day long. The mask absorbs all the face sweat under the filming lights. Also use at night before bed. ...Read more

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Can i get rid of a sinus infection without antibiotics?

Can i get rid of a sinus infection without antibiotics?

Possibly...: Most sinus infections are viral and are self limiting. A nasal decongestant, saline irrigation and Ibuprofen may get you through the course. There are many immune system boosters that wont hurt and may shorten the course, such as grapefruit seed extract. Even a bacterial infection can clear without antibiotics however antibiotics may shorten the course and prevent complications. ...Read more

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What would be appropriate home remedies to get rid of cold sores?

Lemon Balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. ...Read more

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What are effective home remedies to get rid of whooping cough?

What are effective home remedies to get rid of whooping cough?

None: Whooping cough will run it's course.Saline nose drops, humidification may help. Honey if over 1 year of age, but no proven cure exists as a home remedy. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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. Abraham Jaskiel
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more