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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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Ear Pressure (Definition)

Pressure in the middle ear is ideally equal to environmental pressure. It is corrected by the eustachian tube, which connects from the middle ear to the back of nose. The popping that occurs when one goes in an airplane is the eustachian tube opening to equalize ear pressure. When pressures differ, the ear drum can be sucked in or bulge out. With this fluid can accumulate ...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 to unblock clogged ear wax?

How to unblock clogged ear wax?

See an ENT: There are products in the market that you can buy over the counter which can loosen the wax and remove it. If that does not help, then you need to see your doctor of ENT and they may do an irrigation to remove the clogged wax. ...Read more

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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

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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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What can I do to treat ear infection?

What can I do to treat ear infection?

Antibiotics: An "ear infection" could be an outer ear infection (swimmer's ear) or a middle ear infection. Three treatment options 1) do nothing...And suffer - why? 2) antibiotics and/or ear drops 3) tubes ( for middle ear infection). ...Read more

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How to treat a swollen ear piercing?

How to treat a swollen ear piercing?

Infected??: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more

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How to deal with constantly blocked ears?

Depends on cause: Is it wax? Get it removed. Is it fluid behind the ear drum? Get it checked out. I think you need to have somebody examine the cause first. ...Read more

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How can you treat my infected ear piercing?

How can you treat my infected ear piercing?

See your doctor: Remove the ear piercing, apply topical antibiotic, see your doctor. You may need antibiotics by mouth as well to control the infection. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take for my clogged eustachian tube and swollen ear drum to heal?

Depends: It is depend on the severity of the clogged eustachian tube.It may take at least 7 to 10 days or longer with med.It is the same for swollen eardrum, depends on the condition. You need to check with your doctor for this. ...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 jaw and ear soreness?

How to treat jaw and ear soreness?

See your doctor: These are important symptoms that need to be evaluated in person by your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How can I treat swimmers ear?

How can I treat swimmers ear?

Vinegar & alcohol: Use a solution of 1/2 white vinegar, and 1/2 rubbing alcohol. Place 5-10 drops in each ear after swimming, lying on each side for 5-10 minutes. If you feel you have an infection, use the drops 4 times a day. The alcohol dries the ear canal, and the white vinegar maintains a healthy acid/base balance (pH) to prevent infection. ...Read more

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My ear is clogged. Any recommendations for how to unclog it?

My ear is clogged. Any recommendations for how to unclog it?

The nose: Most clogged ears are related to nasal congestion and relieving the congestion will often solve the problem. The next question would be what is causing your nose to be congested- a cold, an allergy ... We need more information. ...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 can I treat a scratched ear drum?

How can I treat a scratched ear drum?

Scratched eardrum?: How do you know you have a scratched ear drum? You should see an ear nose and throat specialist to check the condition of your ear drum and prescribe any appropriate treatment. In the mean time, keep your ears dry. ...Read more

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How to fix clogged arteries?

How to fix clogged arteries?

Alternatives: Surgical intervention works very well but if you want an alternative to surgical intervention, there are diet and exercise programs for reversing heart disease. There are centers that specialize in this type of treatment. Two of many examples are the Nathan Pritikin Resort and the Dr. McDougall Health and Medical Center. These programs really work and have good research behind them. ...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 do people treat ear swelling?

How do people treat ear swelling?

Cause?: It could be infection, allergy. Depending on cause will determine apropaite treatment. See doctor for diagnosis amd possible tests to determine what treatments is necessary. ...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