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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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