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How can sinusitis be treated?

How can sinusitis be treated?

Simple to complex: Many sinus infections will resolve on their own. Simply using saline nasal spray and a topical decongestant may be all that is needed. For prolonged symptoms >10 days, you may need a course of antibiotics. For symptoms > 2-3 weeks, you may need antibiotics and steroids. For recurrent infections or chronic infections (symptoms > 3 months), surgery may be indicated. Allergies should be addressed. ...Read more

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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the lining of the facial sinuses. It usually starts with cold-like symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more


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How can sinusitis be diagnosed?

How can sinusitis be diagnosed?

By History: Most sinus infections are diagnosed by the history. Typically, if you have a "cold" that lasts for more than 7-10 days... It's most likely a sinus infection. If you see your ENT he can use a camera to look in your nose to confirm the diagnosis. A ct scan can also be helpful as well. ...Read more

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How can tinnitis be treated?

How can tinnitis be treated?

Difficult: Tinnitus, a ringing in the ear (s) can be inherited, a consequence of high sound exposure over time, a complication or side effect of certain drugs and because of growths in the brain. If you have tinnitus, you need to be evaluated by an ENT specialist to determine your hearing level and whether you fit into one of the above categories. Treatment is sometimes not possible. ...Read more

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How can snoring be treated?

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How can snoring be treated?

Snoring: Lose weight, quit smoking, sleep on your side, nasal sprays, nasal strips, seek professional help to explore the cause. ...Read more

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How can MRSA be treated?

Mrsa treatment: MRSA can be treated with topical treatments and sometimes antibiotics. Less severe infections can be cleaned, deeper abscesses drained. More serious infections require antibiotics that will be effective on a MRSA infection. Nasal treatment is often done adding mupirocin for a twice a day treatment for a week as MRSA often colonizes the nose. ...Read more

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How migrane can be treated?

How migrane can be treated?

Prevent them: Consider taking something every day to prevent them from happening in the first place, especially if they are occurring frequently and causing you to miss school or work. There are meds and also over the counters that can prevent migraines. Over the counter butterbur is proven to be effective, for example. Stress reduction via biofeedback has also shown results. ...Read more

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How allergic rhinitis can be treated?

How allergic rhinitis can be treated?

Antihistamines/CS's: Allergic rhinitis is typically treated with over the counter anti-histamines and prescription inhaled corticossteroid sprays. ...Read more

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How can sars be treated?

How can sars be treated?

No cure: Treatment for SARS focuses on providing relief of symptoms and complications while the patient's body fights the SARS virus. There is currently no cure that can kill the virus, treatment may require hospitalization for intensive supportive care, including providing patients with IV fluids, medications, and breathing support. ...Read more

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How can eczema be treated?

How can eczema be treated?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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How can toenail infection be treated?

How can toenail infection be treated?

See below: The best way is to see a podiatrist who can remove the ingrown nail section and the start an antibiotic and topical treatment. ...Read more

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How can CHF be treated?

How can CHF be treated?

Multiple ways: Treatment can focus on 1) improving symptoms (using medications such as diuretics) or 2) treating the underlying problem (such as surgically repairing a valve) or 3) improving the function of the heart (such as a biventricular pacemaker). Factors that aggravate heart failure such as anemia or hyperthyroidism can be corrected. ...Read more

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How can acrochordon can be treated or cured?

How can acrochordon can be treated or cured?

Skin Tag Treatment: Tyically skin tags (acrochordon) with narrow bases are snipped off with fine sissors, if pigmented then lasers are also an effective technique ...Read more

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How can strabismus be treated?

How can strabismus be treated?

Glasses, surgery etc: In affected children with strabismus (misaligned eyes), the main goal is development of good and equal vision in both eyes. Another goal is to establish good alignment between the eyes to give a normal appearance. These goals can often be accomplished with a combination of patching the weaker eye, glasses, or eye muscle surgery. In adults, the main goal is normal appearance since vision is stable. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis be treated with flagyl?

Yes: Depending on the type of organism causing sinusitis. Flagyl, though, is not a first line drug. ...Read more

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How can diarrhea be treated?

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How can diarrhea be treated?

Diarrhea: Oral rehydration (replace lost fluids & salt), loperamide (imodium) & bismuth subsalicylate, and most important of all, discuss with your doctor to explore the causes. ...Read more

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How can recurrent cellulitus be treated?

How can recurrent cellulitus be treated?

Prevention: Actual cellulitis is associated with usually bacterial infections. Intact skin is the best prevention of recurrent cellulitis. After resolution of a local cellulitis the possible avenue of germ introduction should be identified. Control of edema (swelling) and skin integrity should be examined and treated daily. Natural moisturized skin can be accomplished with otc or prescription lotions. ...Read more

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How can staph infections be treated?

How can staph infections be treated?

Oral antibiotics: See your md for an appropriate antibiotic and/or culture. Topical treatments won't do much for a true cellulitis (which is bacterial infection under the skin). Iv treatments are overkill for uncomplicated infections in healthy individuals. ...Read more

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How can boil be treated?

How can boil be treated?

Antibiotics And I&D: Most boils are treated with a combination of Incision and drainage and appropriate antibiotics ...Read more

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