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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many self heal: Much of what is labeled bronchitis is caused by respiratory viruses.With proper rest, nutrition and hydration, the problem self heals over a week or two. Occasionally they are complicated by ear, nasal or other airway infections that are bacterial and need specific treatment.A doc can sort that out. ...Read more
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Irrigate: I assume you mean treating this yourself. Sinus health is all about drainage; if they don't drain, problems persist. You can use a nasal decongestant spray twice a day for 3-5 days; before and about 30 minutes after using it, rinse your nose with saline such as nasamist, entsol, or simply saline. If the sinus pressure increases, or the colored secretions last more than a week, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinus infection: If you truly have a sinus infection, you probably need antibiotics, although many of the patients that i see in the clinic who complain of sinus infection simply have allergies. The first thing i recommend is to irrigate your nose with saline. If this isn't successful, you should probably be evaluated. ...Read more
Epidermolysis bullos: The disease can take one of four different forms. Ranging from simple to severe.Basically one tries to diminish blister formation. Once formed they may be opened with a sterile needle and drained. Antibiotic ointment isapplied. Oral antibiotics may also be necessary. Meticulous skin care is also needed. Physical therapy to reduce possible contractures. Rarely steroids are used in severe forms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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