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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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How can I help a sinus infection without antibiotics?

How can I help a sinus infection without antibiotics?

Drainage: If yo can Sudafed will promote drainage, drink a lot of fluids but a nettie pot. Its a small tea pot you can fill with warm water and a bit of sea salt that you buy and pour it up your nose. It sounds gross but works. If after a few days or if you get worse see your doctor and start antibiotics ...Read more

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How do you diagnose a sinus infection bacterial?

How do you diagnose a sinus infection bacterial?

Generally clinically: Acute bacterial sinusitis has signs and symptoms which indicate its presence to an astute clinician, and does not usually require imaging studies unless complications are arising. If you have facial and periorbital pain and swelling, nasality of speech, pus from your nose, tenderness over the teeth or sinuses and have had a prior cold, allergy, trauma, etc., you have sinusitis. See a doctor. ...Read more

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How can you cure a bladder infection without antibiotics?

Should not: The best thing to do is to see your doctor, be appropriately diagnosed and treated. If this is bacterial and untreated it may extent upwards and produce kidney infection. ...Read more

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How can I aid a sinus infection without antibiotics?

How can I aid a sinus infection without antibiotics?

Drainage: If yo can Sudafed will promote drainage, drink a lot of fluids but a nettie pot. Its a small tea pot you can fill with warm water and a bit of sea salt that you buy and pour it up your nose. It sounds gross but works. If after a few days or if you get worse see your doctor and start antibiotics ...Read more

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How to get a sinus infection cured?

How to get a sinus infection cured?

Time: Most sinus infections will eventually get better on their own. Meanwhile for relief of symptoms, use a salin nasal spray and/or a neti pot. ...Read more

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How can you cure a sinus infection?

How can you cure a sinus infection?

Antibiotics.: If you have an actual sinus infection and not just pain & congestion - than antibiotic treatment is usually indicated. Please see your physician. ...Read more

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How to treat a sinus infection ?

How to treat a sinus infection ?

If you have an: Actual sinus infection please seek medical evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How to treat an ear infection without cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

How to treat an ear infection without cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

I assume you..: Are talking about an external ear infection and referring to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) drops. If so, a 50:50 mixture of white vinegar and rubbing alcohol works well for killing bacteria and fungus. I recommend using it twice a day and flushing the canal with peroxide at the end of the day. If that doesn't improve things over a 3 to 4 day period you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I treat a presistent sinus infection without ingesting antibiotics ?

Nasal irrigation: Sometimes irrigating the nose with large volumes of saline can help improve the nose's ability to clean itself. I have found that using the "neil-med" nasal irrigation system can be of some benefit. Decongestants can also be of help. If you have an allergic history antihistamines can be of benefit. You also want to make sure that you have the right diagnosis. Many times people think they have a sinus infection when they don't. ...Read more

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How can I treat an ear infection with antibiotics?

How can I treat an ear infection with antibiotics?

Different types: There are various antibiotics, typically oral or topical ear drops for this purpose. ...Read more

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How can I treat a fungal sinus infection?

Depends: Most fungal sinus disease is treated surgically with functinal endoscopic sinus surgery to open the sinus ostia and completely clear out all of the sinus disease. Rarely anti fungal mediations are necessary or required in most cases. Also in most cases irrigation daily and treatment of allergies are necessary to prevent it from returning. You need to see a rhinologist, specialized ent. ...Read more

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What's best used to take care of a sinus infection without antibiotics?

Less Colds: Less colds, less sinus problems.Simply gargle with plain water three times a day throughout cold and flu season and you’ll cut your risk of catching a cold by almost 40 percent, according to a study published in the american journal of preventive medicine. Nasal irrigation with salt water comes next in my book. ...Read more

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How to fix a yeast infection without treatment?

How to fix a yeast infection without treatment?

Yeast: Start by over the counter meds. If not you my need a culture to see if it is resistance to the current medications. If not follow up with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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How can I treat a sinus infection?

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 more

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Can there be any way to cure a sinus infection without antibiotics?

Yes: Most cases of sinusitis will resolve spontaneously without antibiotic treatment. The current recommendation is to use antibiotics only for the most severe and persistant, over 7-10 days duration, cases. Use of symptomatic treatment such as pseudephdrine decongestant pills and neosynephrine decongestant nasal spray or nose drops and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain may help. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a bacterial sinus infection to resolve using sinus rinses without using antibiotics?

Is it possible for a bacterial sinus infection to resolve using sinus rinses without using antibiotics?

Sometimes yes.: It is worth a try to clear it up with decongestants, postural drainage, and humidified air. Antibiotics are generally overused, in these cases. ...Read more

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Can i get rid of a sinus infection without antibiotics?

Can i get rid of a sinus infection without antibiotics?

Possibly...: Most sinus infections are viral and are self limiting. A nasal decongestant, saline irrigation and Ibuprofen may get you through the course. There are many immune system boosters that wont hurt and may shorten the course, such as grapefruit seed extract. Even a bacterial infection can clear without antibiotics however antibiotics may shorten the course and prevent complications. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get rid of a sinus infection without antibiotcs ?

Is it possible for me to get rid of a sinus infection without antibiotcs ?

It depends: That depends on whether you have a sinus infection or a cold. How long have you had symptoms? Most sinus infections are caused by colds. A cold is a viral infection, and antibiotics won't help. A sinus infection is a complication of a cold, and generally takes 10 to 14 days to develop. Don't wait longer than 3 weeks for an antibiotic, and seek help immediately for neckstiffness, eye swelling. ...Read more

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Will I need antibiotics to cure a bladder infection?

Will I need antibiotics to cure a bladder infection?

Most likely yes: You need to see a health care provider who should perform a urinalysis to confirm presence of UTI, perform a urine culture to identify causative bacteria if urinalysis +ve & prescribe an antibiotic. Good Luck ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more