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How can I treat empyema?

How can I treat empyema?

Find early: The mainstay of treatment is early recognition, drainage, complete lung re-expansion, and targeted antibiotics. When indicated, modern thoracic surgical treatment of empyema uses minimally invasive techniques. Thoracotomy is often unnecessary (and potentially more dangerous) approach. ...Read more

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Empyema (Definition)

Empyema = Fluid & pus in a body ...Read more


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How can I treat pneumothorax?

How can I treat pneumothorax?

Depends on the size: Some pneumothoraces will resolve on their own. Larger pneumothoraces require a tube to be placed in the chest to pre-expand the lung. If someone has multiple pneumothoraces they may need a surgical procedure called a pleurodesis to prevent it from happening again. ...Read more

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How can I treat bronchiectasis?

How can I treat bronchiectasis?

Pulmonary toilet: Do things to promote clearance of phlegm from your lungs. Quit smoking. Get everyone who lives with you to quit. Smoking outside not acceptable. Live in a place with clean air - at least 1 mile from highways & streets with trucks & buses. Exercise. Maintain normal weight. Control diabetes. Laugh. Take all meds prescribed by your doctor. Get flu & Pneumovax vaccines. Gamma globulin may help. ...Read more

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How can I treat peritonitis?

How can I treat peritonitis?

You can't: This needs immediate er attention and always will result in a hospital admission, likely abdominal surgery and high dose antibiotic treatment. You can't do this on your own and you must act quickly before you pass out. ...Read more

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How can I treat discitis?

How can I treat discitis?

Be seen: The definition of discitis is an infection of the disc not just inflammation. You need to be seen by your physician for this. You can also see an acupuncturist/chinese medicine practitioner because that will help relieve pain and chinese herbs can augment what your regular physician suggests. ...Read more

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How can I treat croup?

How can I treat croup?

See your doctor: A single dose of steroids often helps the child clear this sooner. Seeing your doctor insures the proper diagnosis and will get you the prescription that you need. Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=bf5sxehpgck to learn more about croup. ...Read more

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How can I treat copd?

How can I treat copd?

Stop smoking...: COPD needs to be treated by a physician as there are meds available like bronchodilators and steroid inhalers to control symptoms. If the oxygen level is low, oxygen therapy may be needed. The best thing you can do for yourself is to quit smoking if you are a smoker. Your doctor can help with this as well. ...Read more

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How can I treat elephantiasis?

How can I treat elephantiasis?

Elephantiasis: Elephantiasis can be treated with Diethylcarbamazine (DEC) which is a microfilaricide. DEC has been used in combination with ivermectin. ...Read more

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How can I treat boils?

How can I treat boils?

Drain: A furuncle is a boil, a purulent inflammation of a hair follicle. These usually pop, aided by a warm compress. If it does not do that in a couple of days, see your doctor to ascertain if it needs to be drained. If there are multiple boils you need to get checked out to rule out predisposing factors like diabetes, ingrown hair, excessive moisture and immune deficiency. ...Read more

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How can I treat oligoasthenospermia?

How can I treat oligoasthenospermia?

None, so far...: There has been no effective way to improve low sperm count and low sperm motility although chrionic gonadotropin has been tried. Among the causes for oligoasthenospermia, varicocele has been implicated and its correction with procedures has been known to improve these tow parameters of semen analysis as well as to improve pregnancy rate. More on infertility? Seek comprehensive evaluation... ...Read more

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How can I treat long-standing cavities?

How can I treat long-standing cavities?

Cavities: Damage from cavities can not be reversed. If bad enough, a dentist will drill the cavity out and then place a crown over the tooth. If the cavity is not far along, it cannot be reversed but it can be kept from getting worse. Regular brushing and flossing along with a flouride rinse can help keep the teeth strong and prevent cavities from progressing. ...Read more

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How can I treat pancreatitis?

How can I treat pancreatitis?

Bowel Rest: Pancreatitis is usually treated by allowing nothing to be taken by mouth, adequate fluid administration and pain medication, usually given intravenously. Because it is diagnosed by way of blood tests and x-rays, i think it is safe to assume that most people cannot diagnose it on their own, but if you have any suspicion of having it, i'd say go straight to an emergency room. ...Read more

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How can I treat cervicitis?

How can I treat cervicitis?

Depends: Cervicitis can be acute or chronic, it can be due to infection by virus, fungus, bacteria, or nonspecific. The treatment will depend on the cause of the cervicitis. You need to have a gyn evaluation to guide the treatment. ...Read more

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How can I treat prostate infection?

How can I treat prostate infection?

Prostate infections: are hard to diagnose and hard to treat. Often they require a longer course of Quinolone antibiotics such as Cipro (ciprofloxacin) ...Read more

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How can I treat myringitis bullosa?

How can I treat myringitis bullosa?

Antibiotics maybe: Bullous myringitis was formerly thought to be mainly due to mycoplasma, and so antibiotics such as erythromycins were commonly used. But recent studies imply that the same organisms which cause routine otitis media cause the bullous form as well. Viruses can also cause it. If supportive care alone does not allow it to resolve, antibiotics may be curative. ...Read more

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How can I treat vaginosis?

How can I treat vaginosis?

If chronic: Vulvar care is very important. No douching, no introduction of soaps or other cleaning agents between the labia. If you have heavy or long menses taking ocp's to shorten them or getting an ablation may help. Avoid tampons, use only presservative free cotton pads, and use cotton underwear exclusively. Avoiding sugars and using a probiotic- but you may have to go through several to find yours. ...Read more

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How can i treat cuffitis?

Question unclear: I am not sure what you are referring to. Please clarify and we can help you! ...Read more

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How can I treat sterility?

How can I treat sterility?

Depends: Depends on the cause. Some causes are correctable and unfortunately others may no be. A visit to and evaluation by a fertility specialist should expose the underlying cause and treat based on the findings. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I treat esophagitis?

How can I treat esophagitis?

Many: Antacids, elevate head of bed, proton pump inhibitors like prilosec, quit smoking and caffeine, alcohol.Promotility drugs like reglan, (metoclopramide) and at times antifungals if the cause is a fungus. There is an allergic(eosinophilia esophagitis) form for which treatment includes nasally swallowed steroids. Get properly diagnosed via endoscopy if not getting better. Can lead to esophageal cancer in some cases. ...Read more

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