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How to treat chronic pharyngitis?

How to treat chronic pharyngitis?

1st determine cause: Is it allergic rhinitis and post nasal drip? Strep? Gonorrhea? HPV? Fungal? Have had you a scope? If everything is ok and this is the final diagnosis..try alternative like apple cider vinegar, pineapple, honey. BUT ALL OTHER Possibilities must be ruled out. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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 to treat acute ulcers?

Where are ulcers?: Stomach ulcers are treated differently from pressure ulcers. Former can be fixed w/antacids etc & by getting rid of h pylori infection. Shifting weight regularly to remove pressure is best way to allow pressure ulcer to heal. Plus eat enough calories & protein. If ulcers due to infection, need antibiotics. If due to autoimmune condition, need to provide supportive care & possibly immunosuppressant. ...Read more

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How to treat bronchitis?

How to treat bronchitis?

Bronchitis: Bronchitis is usually treated with antibiotics. Occasionally bronchodilators (albuterol) and oral steroids are added. ...Read more

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How to treat bronchitis?

How to treat bronchitis?

Cause dependent: This is dependent upon the cause. MOST bronchitis cases are viral and just need time and rest to heal. If it has gone over into bacterial, then antibiotics might be helpful or even necessary to get rid of it. Your MD can make that call. ...Read more

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How to cure sinusitis?

How to cure sinusitis?

Sinusitis Rx: Sinusitis is generally treated with oral antibiotics and decongestants. Since sinusitis is often triggered by uncontrolled allergies, antihistamines may also help. When using antihistamines during sinus or ear infections, adding guaifenesin +lots of water can help keep secretions thin to facilitate drainage. ...Read more

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How to treat viral pneumonia?

How to treat viral pneumonia?

Viral pneumonia: Viral pneumonia will not respond to antibiotics and treatment is mainly supportive. Rest, increased fluids, cough suppressants/acetaminophen at night to help with discomfort and multivitamins. Sometimes, medications such as steroids and inhalers are used to hasten recovery if there is a history or reactive airways (asthma). ...Read more

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How to manage the chronic sinusitis?

How to manage the chronic sinusitis?

Sinusitis: Greetings. The treatment of choice in my practice for chronic sinusitis would be an antibiotic, possibly a steroid medication, a nasal spray and a follow up visit after the medication has been completed. Further evaluation such as a nasal endoscopy or ct scan may be helpful to check for recovery. ...Read more

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If my Acute Bronchitis is viral, please describe Symptom management of Acute Bronchitis. How can it help to treat?

If my Acute Bronchitis is viral, please describe Symptom management of Acute Bronchitis. How can it help to treat?

Multiple remedies: Some "old school" remedies still work well" granma's tea and honey, warm water ( not brine!) gargles, hot broth,boullion and consume, plain dark honey from a spoon( bolsters immine system and supresses cough) a good generic cough medication ( ie ala Robitssin DM or Mucinex, (guaifenesin)) hot steam showers. A shot of honey and brandy at bedtime is quite soothing. ...Read more

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How to cure the bronchitis pains quick?

How to cure the bronchitis pains quick?

Bronchitis: In general, bronchitis can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the bronchitis ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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How to treat chronic prostatis?

How to treat chronic prostatis?

Antibiotics usually: Chronic prostatitis is an often frustrating disease to endure as a patient and frustrating to treat as a physician. There is a related condition known as chronic pelvic pain syndrome. The treatment for chronic prostatitis is simply antibiotic therapy. Continue to follow your urologist recommendations. Pain medications like aleve (naproxen) or related prescription meds like arcoxia can help control symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I cure conjunctivitis quickly?

How can I cure conjunctivitis quickly?

Conjunctivitis: Is a self limited infection, antibiotic eye drops are given to shorten the course. Good hygeine, washing hands can prevent its spread. ...Read more

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How to treat consistent cough?

How to treat consistent cough?

Lung specialist: This area is so difficult once cough drops do not do the job. You want to visit a lung doc to fix it. NO reason to wait. ...Read more

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How to cure sinusitis problem?

How to cure sinusitis problem?

See below: Most sinusitis will resolve without any specific treatment. Topical (neosynephrine) or oral (pseudephedrin) decongestants and saline nasal sprays give symptomatic relief. For severe or intractable infections appropriate antibiotic treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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How to treat ear infections?

How to treat ear infections?

Comfort measures: Some viral ear infections self heal in 2-4 day. Bacterial infections tend to persist and may lead to real complications. If not better after 3-4 days of comfort care, an evaluation and treatment is advised.Prior to antibiotics, hearing loss due to chronic middle ear disease was not uncommon and a significant complication called mastoiditis requires surgical drainage.Infants should see the doc. ...Read more

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How do you treat chronic bronchitis?

How do you treat chronic bronchitis?

Avoid the cause(s): Cigarettes and pollution are the two biggest contributors. Stop one and avoid the other as much as you can. Treatment is symptomatic; bronchodilators if you are short of breath, steroid inhalers for people who have frequent "exacerbations", antibiotics and oral steroids for acute exacerbations, and yearly influenza vaccination to reduce risk of serious illness. Oh, and did i mention "no smoking?". ...Read more

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How to treat rhinitis?

How to treat rhinitis?

Rhinitis : There are a multitude of treatments. I would start with an oral anti histamine such as Claritin or Allegra once every 24 hours. If this is not satisfactory then you can add an intranasa, steroid such as Nasonex or Flonase which you use once a day getting each medication 12 hours after the other. Good luck ...Read more

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How to treat lingering sinus infection appears to be viral?

Supportive care: There is no way to treat a viral sinusitis aside from just supportive care; decongestants when indicated, fluids, and pain relievers. ...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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What is acute sinusitis?

What is acute sinusitis?

Acute sinusitis: Acute sinusitis is inflammation of the cavities around your nasal passages with associated mucus drainage, which makes it difficult for you to breathe through your nose. It may cause headache, pain around your eyes and cheeks. It’s typically due to a bacterial infection, but could be due to allergies, viral or fungal infections. Acute sinusitis lasts up to 4wks (subacute 4-12wks & chronic>12wks). ...Read more

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How to know if I have acute sinusitis?

How to know if I have acute sinusitis?

An ENT exam: Without a specific x-ray, an ENT exam will usually reveal redness, swelling and pus in the lateral wall of the nose. The pussy drainage can be cultured and a specific diagnosis and treatment can be started. ...Read more

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What are the tests for acute sinusitis?

What are the tests for acute sinusitis?

History and physical: A history and physical - evaluation by a physician is my first choice - remember, most sinus infections are viral and do not require antibiotics! ...Read more

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Acute sinusitis is not going away. Why?

Acute sinusitis is not going away. Why?

Possibilities: It might not be sinusitis at all, or if it is you might have a blockage of your sinus drainage pathway. A ct of the sinuses can answer these questions and is generally the first step in answering your question. Other possibilities include allergies, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and, rarely, antibody deficiency. ...Read more

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What are the causes of acute sinusitis?

Multiple causes: Usually a normal cold or flu (upper respiratory infection) which is caused by a virus after 5 days or so causes the sinus openings to block up and then bacteria develop within the sinuses causing an acute sinusitis. This then requires treatment via oral antibiotics and decongestants. However chronic smoking and allergies can also block up the sinus openings leading to an infection as well. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is acute sinusitis?

Infection : Acute sinusitis is an infection of the nasal sinuses (maxillary, frontal, ethmoid, or sphenoid) that is of recent onset. This infection is usually of bacterial origin, but could also be due to a viral or fungal infection as well. Common symptoms include nasal congestion, foul odor from the nose, cough, facial or upper teeth pain, and a "sinus" headache. See your doctor if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acute sinusitis?

Several: Nasal congestion, nasal obstruction, yellow-green nasal drainage, pain, fullness, and pressure between the eyes and in the face, pain over the eyes and pain on top of the head lead the list of symptoms of acute sinusitis. ...Read more

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How to know if I might have acute sinusitis?

Symptoms and Xray: Acute sinusitis is characterized by yellow-green nasal discharge, pain under the eyes, fullness and pressure in the face, post-nasal drainage. It starts with a cold and of course is confirmed by an X-ray ...Read more

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What could be why i continue to get acute sinusitis?

Recurrent sinusitis: There are many reasons why people get recurrent sinusitis. You may be suffering from allergies that predispose you to recurrent attacks. You may also have some anatomic abnormalities that require surgery to fix- see an ENT doctor and they may recommend a ctscan to see what the underlying problem is. ...Read more

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What is the best way to beat a cold and acute sinusitis?

What is the best way to beat a cold and acute sinusitis?

Be healthy: There are no "shortcuts" to viral infections. The best approach is to get plenty of rest, exercise regularly, and eat a well-balanced diet to give your immune system all the tools it needs to do its job. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Acute sinusitis?

Acute sinusitis: Acute sinusitis = abrupt onset of inflammation and /or infection of one or more sinuses. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of (acute) sinusitis?

Following a URI: Acute sinusitis most commonly follows a cold so if you've had cold type symptoms for greater than two weeks, it might be sinusitis. Pressure, pain, drainage and discolored secretions are all non-specific symptoms and don't necessarily indicate sinusitis. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of acute sinusitis?

Multiple: Congestion, purulent nasal discharge, facial pain or pressure over frontal or maxillary sinuses. This pain can also be felt around temporal area, and can lead to tooth sensitivity or pain. Fever is somewhat rare. Usually the longer you have had the symptoms, the more likely it is bacterial (vs viral or even plain allergies). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acute sinusitis?

What is the best treatment for acute sinusitis?

Saline washes: Acute sinusitis symptoms are similar to an upper respiratory infecion but more severe and includes purulent drainage with sinus and facial pain. It lasts longer than the usual 7-10 days of a normal cold. Saline washes or lavage are very helpful along with topical and oral decongestants. Occasionally antibiotics are needed if the saline washes and decongestants aren't helping. ...Read more

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Possible (acute) sinusitis if you get headaches but only headaches?

Possible (acute) sinusitis if you get headaches but only headaches?

Possible, yes: Likely, no. Without knowing all the details, it's harder to say, but in my experience, headache is vastly overrated as a symptom of sinusitis. ...Read more

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Suffering from acute sinusitis, what is the best thing to take for horrible headaches?

OTC motrin: As well as decongestants may help. Also try sinus rinses. Afrin (oxymetazoline) is ok, but do not use that for more than 3 days in a row, you nose will get dependent/addicted to it. If the headaches persist get it checked out. ...Read more

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Why does NOVASUS work better than Cherra Tussin for some people with Acute sinusitis ?

Why does NOVASUS work better than Cherra Tussin for some people with Acute sinusitis ?

Different: These two narcotic cough suppressants have different opiate suppressants- Novasus has hydrocodone and CherraTussin has codeine. Novasus has chorpheniramine, an anti-histamine, while CherraTussin has guaifenesin, a cough suppressant. So these two cough syrups work in totally different ways ...Read more

Dr. Brian Novick
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Acute Sinusitis (Definition)

Acute infection of the facial sinuses causing facial pain, tenderness, ...Read more


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Sinus Rinse (Definition)

Try spraying nasal saline several times per day to help reduce ...Read more