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How to treat sinus dripping?

How to treat sinus  dripping?

Hydration: nasal rinse and oral decongestant. If condition persist nasal steroid sprays and sometimes antibiotics if indicated ...Read more

Sinuses (Definition)

Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids(between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more


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How to treat blocked eyes docts?

How to treat blocked eyes docts?

Office Irrigation: Blocked tear ducts (adult) are identified and most often treated in an office visit by dilation of the puncta opening and irrigation with saline solution. This is done sitting up in the "slit lamp" used by all eye mds. If this is not successful, then a surgical procedure may be needed (called a dcr) if the problem is significant. ...Read more

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How to treat mastoid sinus infevtion in kids?

How to treat mastoid sinus infevtion in kids?

Antibiotics/surgery: Mastoiditis is typically bacterial and can be serious. Almost always, this should be treated with antibiotics and often should be treated by surgery. ...Read more

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How to treat enlarged nostrils from nose-picking?

How to treat enlarged nostrils from nose-picking?

Unrelated: The nostrils do not enlarge from nose-picking. With that said, picking is a bad habit- it can scratch the inside of the nasal passage and also get your hands germy. There is surgery designed to change the shape of the nostril. It's a kind of rhinoplasty and should onlybe performed by a trained surgeon, preferably one with training in facial plastic surgery. ...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 can I treat a blocked nose?

How can I treat a blocked nose?

See an ENT : If this a chronic problem you might have a deviated septum, turbinate hypertrophy, nasal polypp, or worse. If this just a temporary situation try sudafed over the counter or a saline sinus rinse. ...Read more

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How to treat clogged tear duct?

How to treat clogged tear duct?

Depends: Depends in whom you want to treat it and what caused it. In babies, gentle pressure and rubbing may help, although, if small and not infected, it usually resolves on its own. In adults, pretty much the same. May apply a warm washcloth. If infection is present, you will need to treat that. In some cases, surgical approach is recurred to when the conservative ones fail. ...Read more

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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 clear a blocked ear due to cold.

How to clear a blocked ear due to cold.

Decongestants: Otc decongestants useful. Afrin nasal spray effective but should not be used for more than day or two to avoid rebound swelling that requires closer and closer doses, which become excessive. ...Read more

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How to treat a blocked coratid arterry?

How to treat a blocked coratid arterry?

Depends on narrowing: If the carotid artery is completely blocked, there is no proven treatment. Eca/ica bypass study did not show efficacy. If the patient is symptomatic (i.e. Stroke in the carotid artery territory) with a greater than 70% stenosis treatment can either be carotid endarterectomy or stent placement, 50-70% stenosis there is less benefit. Treatment of asymptomatic disease is controversial. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a blocked nose due to allergies?

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How to get rid of a blocked nose due to allergies?

Many ways: U can take an antihistamine pill by mouth, a decongestant, or prescription nasal spray. I will be very careful with otc nasal sprays. They frequently has topical decongestant, which can cause rebound congestion after abrupt stopping after using it for a while, hence "addiction". ...Read more

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How to unblock a blocked nose ?

How to unblock a blocked nose ?

If getting in a...: Steamy shower opens the blockage completely on both sides, you probably would find relief from a steroid or antihistamine nasal spray which are both prescription medications in the us. If one or both sides are always blocked you probably have a mechanical obstruction that will need to be looked at by a nose surgeon. ...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 an ear infection?

How to treat an ear infection?

Correct diagnosis: Treatment comes after diagnosis and also involves the age of the patient. Children with a red bulging ear drum usually require an appropriate antibiotic. Adults following a cold usually have a viral infection leading to fluid in the middle ear which does not require an antibiotic. Many middle ear infections resolve spontaneously (80%). Finally, external otitis is another type of ear infection. ...Read more

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How to face swelling due to sinus infection?

How to face swelling due to sinus infection?

Antibiotics: You should be on antibiotics and an ENT specialist should advise you on the need for any surgery. ...Read more

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How to treat blocked nose ? Plz help , i cannot breath well

How to treat blocked nose ? Plz help , i cannot breath well

OTC meds: Try OTC decongestants. If this is a chronic problem, can be due to many things. Best approach is to see an ENt doc who can examine you and determine cause, recommend options. ...Read more

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How to treat an earache?

How to treat an earache?

Depends: Many ear aches are caused by viruses or simply physical trauma (such as a lot of forceful coughing) while others are caused by bacteria. We sometimes treat ear aches with antibiotics if they're caused by bacteria. In other cases, treating the symptoms and giving your body a chance to heal on its on is sufficient. ...Read more

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How to treat sinus infection at home?

How to treat sinus infection at home?

Sinus infection: You can try otc oxymetazoline(adrian) for three days as directed. Realize though if you don't have a fever and drainage, the likely your pain is from a sinus infection is lower. Many people with afebrile " sinus" should be evaluated for migraine or tmj. ...Read more

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How to treat a closed up throat due to allergies?

How to treat a closed up throat due to allergies?

Epinephrine: The best treatment for severe allergic reactions is epinephrine. Throat closure is one such symptom of a severe allergic reaction--others are loss of consciousness, wheezing, severe tongue swelling, etc. Epinephrine is available as Epipen or the new device called auvi-q. ...Read more