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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
Myringitis bullosa: Myringitis bullosa is a variation on the common earache/infection (otitis media) in which the germ elicits an inflammatory reaction on the outer surface of the ear drum which causes a large blister. Symptoms are similar to that of an ordinary ear infection, although in some cases the pain is more severe. There are no long term serious complications of this infection. Antibiotics should be taken. ...Read more
Bullous myringitis: The treatment and prognosis for myringitis bullosa are the same as for acute otitis media (aom) without bullae. Management includes symptomatic therapy with pain remedies and treatment with antibiotics versus observation. The signs and symptoms of aom usually resolve in 24 to 72 hours with appropriate antimicrobial therapy, and a bit more slowly in children who do not get antibiotics initially. ...Read more
Blisters on ear drum: It is a painful middle ear infection and there are blisters on the eardrum. It responds to antibiotics and heals fine. ...Read more
I have had this for a month now and it doesn't feel like it's getting any better - Bullous myringitis. I am currently applying antibiotic drops in my?
See a doctor. Maybe.: Bullous myringitis is usually treated with antibiotics prescribed by your physician. About your hearing, if this is occurring after many ear infections you might have some hearing loss. If this is an isolated incident, give it a week to clear up the infection and start healing, as fluid clears out of the infection, you will be able to hear better. ...Read more
I have ear infection (bullous myringitis); when will I get my hearing back, what to do for treatment?
Ear infections: In general, I would normally tell a patient to see there doctor to treat ear infections if there is pain and hearing will eventually return if treated. ...Read more
I think I have bollous myringitis again, it's the middle the night do you think it could wait to see a Dr until tomorrow?
Yes: If you are not into too much pain. Then you can wait until tommorrow. ...Read more
No treatment: Dry gangrene by definition is dead tissue. If it is dry you can allow it to seperate and fall off depending on where it is. The most important issue is why it happened and how to prevent it from recurring. The body will heal the living tissue and the gangrene will fall off like a scab. ...Read more
MRI finding?: You describe a lesion in the deep brain. The cause must be determined. It could be a minor finding of minor significance. It could be the sign of a serious neurological condition. It may be an incidental finding on MRI of no clinical significance. Your doctor should discuss the significance of this finding with you in detail. ...Read more
All: Dr. Singh is correct. When I was a kid, we cured 2 out of 6 cancers (excepting the common non-melanoma skin cancers, which are easily managed). When I was in med school, it was 3 of 6; now it is 4 of six. "cancer is a word, not a sentence." be vigilant, avoid tobacco, and get seen early if you have any signs. ...Read more
ForDecadesYetIgnored: Atherosclerosis, typically starts ~age 7, is primarily driven by lipoproteins (the proteins which transport fat in the water outside cells), not cholesterol (made by every cell), thus optimize NMR particle test (hdl & LDL concentration, not cholesterol), keep hba1c low, optional =5.0%, sbp =120 mmhg, don’t smoke, exercise, avoid dietary sugars, etc; study: nusi. Org, taubes, attia, lustig fatchance. ...Read more
Most people with healthy immune system will recover without any treatment and just fluids to prevent dehydration
People with weak immune system or in poor health are at risk for prolonged illness and children may have severe disease
It is a treatable condition requiring hydration and in some symptomatic anti diarrheal meds are used
Recurrences may happen in immune compromised patients with AIDS ...Read more
The One Prevented: I have heard both basal cell cancers of the skin and certain types of thyroid cancer called "good" cancers due to their near-100% cure rate. However, I would consider the easiest cancer to treat the one prevented (by genetic testing and appropriate intervention); a close-second is carcinoma-in-situ (pre-cancers) found by screening exams (mammogram, colonoscopy, skin testing). ...Read more