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I have a svere sinus infection. What is the best way to treat this?

I have a svere sinus infection. What is the best way to treat this?

Agree: Antibiotics are usually essential, but irrigation of the nasal passages, decongestants, sometimes nasal steroid spray and medication for pain may also be helpful. Establishing adequate drainage is needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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What is the best way treat a severe yeast infection? when should I be worried?

What is the best way treat a severe yeast infection? when should I be worried?

"Azole" drug: There are many treatments, including over the counter ones, mostly with active ingredient ending in "azole" (clotrimazole, miconazole, fluconazole, etc). However, severe cases need check for problems that predispose to yeast, especially diabetes. See a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and get proper treatment. If you try OTC treatment, for sure see doctor if not better in 3-4 days. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do when you have a recurring sinus infection?

What is the best thing to do when you have a recurring sinus infection?

Limit exposures: Several things contribute to chronic sinus problems. Most issues are not truly infections, but usually more congestion. Avoid smoking and smoke exposure, explore allergies, consider nasal saline irrigation, and avoiding dairy products for 2 weeks (most adults have some version of milk allergy).Sometimes, recurrent issues can be from lacking some immunologic factors(iga, etc) so labs may help identify. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an ear infection and want to get rid of it. what med is best for curing an ear infection?

What to do if I have an ear infection and want to get rid of it. what med is best for curing an ear infection?

It depends: Most ear infections are viral and don't need antibiotic therapy. Ibuprofen & acetaminophen may be taken for pain and a nasal decongestant may help reduce congestion and associated ear pain. If the pain lasts more than 2-3 days, it's best to have your ears checked by a doctor, who would advise to continue supportive therapy or Rx antibiotics, depending on your ear exam. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for chronic sinus infection? I have a severe bad breath and would like to get rid of it.

What is the best treatment for chronic sinus infection? I have a severe bad breath and would like to get rid of it.

Consultation: I would immediately schedule an appointment with an ENT to determine the cause of your sinus problems. Which might be much more than your bad breath ...Read more

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Whats the best way to get a rid of a sinus infection without going to the doctor. Is a sinus infection contagious also?

Whats the best way to get a rid of a sinus infection without going to the doctor. Is a sinus infection contagious also?

Depends: Most "sinus infections" are actually viral upper respiratory infections that require time to heal. Acute bacterial sinusitis can be cured spontaneously but a doctor's diagnosis and antibiotics will hasten the cure. ...Read more

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I have a slipped disc, what is the best way to treat?

I have a slipped disc, what is the best way to treat?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a fellowship trained pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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I have myelodyspalstic syndrome. What is the best way to treat it?

I have myelodyspalstic syndrome. What is the best way to treat it?

Find a specialist: Mds, as it is called, is serious disorder of blood formation in the bone marrow. It comes in several forms of severity. There are treatments using chemotherapy with different drugs like azacitidine, revlimid(only for one subtype)and decitabine. But the decision about when to treat and which drugs, is made by a hematologist who has experience in treating mds. Consider going to a known cancer centr. ...Read more

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I have a cold what would be the best treatment for it . ?

I have a cold what would be the best treatment for it . ?

Treat symptoms: There is no treatment that will make a cold go away so you just need to treat the symptoms. For runny nose use an antihistamine like loratadine. For cough use robitussin DM or cough drops. For stuffy nose use a decongestant or nasal saline. For low grade fevers use tylenol. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic to take for a severe sinus infection and ar infection i want to be informed when i go into the doctor something?

What is the best antibiotic to take for a severe sinus infection and ar infection i want to be informed when i go into the doctor something?

Not easy to say: Meet with your doctor to see whether it is a URI (cold) or a true sinus infection. If not allergic to penicillin, Amoxicillin or Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) ( amoxicillin/ clavulinic acid) is still the best first choice for antibiotic. Some infections require different treatments based on local resistance patterns to antibiotics. The american academy of otolaryngology provided treatment recommendations-google it. ...Read more

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Just wondering what the best way is to treat chronic pain?

Complicated answer: There is no simple answer to the question – how to treat chronic pain. Usually it is a multidisciplinary approach including physical therapy, medication management, possible injection therapy and psychotherapy ...Read more

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Is there something i can do to quickly treat a sinus infection?

See doctor: Sinus infections require evaluation & treatment by a medical provider. Antibiotics are needed. ...Read more

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I have a large pannus. I get frequent skin yeast infections. What could be causing this & what is the best method to treat?

I have a large pannus. I get frequent skin yeast infections. What could be causing this & what is the best method to treat?

Weight loss: Obviously weight loss to get rid of the pannus is the ideal method. Topical antifungals to treat the acute infection and then using zeasorb powder which is anti-fungal in nature to prevent recurrence in -between the folds with a cloth, etc. Between folds to keep moisture down. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a crick in neck that is going to my shoulders. I am recovering from a URI and sinus infection.

What is the best treatment  for a crick in neck that is going to my shoulders. I am recovering from a URI  and sinus infection.

Wry neck: You may have a wry neck as a result of your uri. Lie flat in bed when you go to sleep, without a pillow. Apply a heating pad set on low so you don't burn yourself while you are sleeping. Take Ibuprofen for the pain.It should take about a week to get better. ...Read more

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What is best to take for a headache due to sinus congestion and swelling? And also what is a good method to help drain my sinusus?

What is best to take for a headache due to sinus congestion and swelling? And also what is a good method to help drain my sinusus?

Sinus congestion: Eagle, get in the habit of using a nasal saline rinse to clean out the nose. You may also want to consider seeing your doctor to see if a nasal corticosteroid spray would be in your best interest. ...Read more

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What is the best thing i can get from rite aid to treat a yeast infection?

Prescription: You can but medications over the counter for this problem or you can get a prescription for oral or vaginal medication for vaginal yeast infections. See your doctor it the otc meds do not work.. ...Read more

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Is it possible to diagnose the cause of halitosis? I wouold like to know if the reason for halitosis can be diagnosed. What steps should I take to find the reason and a cure?

Is it possible to diagnose the cause of halitosis? I wouold like to know if the reason for halitosis can be diagnosed.
What steps should I take to find the reason and a cure?

Taken : Taken from web md: bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits. How does what you eat affect breath? Basically, all the food you eat begins to be broken down in your mouth. As foods are digested and absorbed into your bloodstream, they are eventually carried to your lungs and given off in your breath. If you eat foods with strong odors (such as garlic or onions), brushing and flossing -- even mouthwash -- merely covers up the odor temporarily. The odor will not go away completely until the foods have passed through your body. Why do poor habits cause bad breath? If you don't brush and floss your teeth daily, food particles can remain in your mouth, which promotes bacterial growth between teeth, around the gums, and on the tongue. This causes bad breath. In addition, odor-causing bacteria and food particles can cause bad breath if dentures are not properly cleaned. Smoking or chewing tobacco-based products can also cause bad breath, stain teeth, reduce your ability to taste foods, and irritate the gums. What health problems are associated with bad breath? Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth may be warning signs of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. The bacteria cause toxins to form in the mouth, which irritate the gums. If gum disease continues untreated, it can damage the gums and jawbone. Other dental causes of bad breath include poorly fitting dental appliances, yeast infections of the mouth, and dental caries. The medical condition dry mouth (also called xerostomia) can also cause bad breath. Saliva is necessary to moisten and cleanse the mouth by neutralizing acids produced by plaque and washing away dead cells that accumulate on the tongue, gums, and cheeks. If not removed, these cells decompose and can cause bad breath. Dry mouth may be caused by the side effects of various medications, salivary gland problems, or continuous breathing through the mouth. Many other diseases and illnesses may cause bad breath. Here are some to be aware of: respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis, chronic sinus infections, postnasal drip, diabetes, chronic acid reflux, and liver or kidney problems. What can I do to prevent bad breath? Bad breath can be reduced or prevented if you: practice good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day with fluoridetoothpaste to remove food debris and plaque. Brush your teeth after you eat (keep a toothbrush at work or school to brush after lunch). Don't forget to brush your tongue, too. Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months. Use floss or an interdental cleaner to remove food particles and plaque between your teeth once a day. Dentures should be removed at night and cleaned thoroughly before being placed in your mouth the next morning. See your dentist regularly - at least twice a year. He or she will conduct an oral examination and professional teeth cleaning and will be able detect and treat periodontal disease, dry mouth, or other problems that may be the cause of bad mouth odor. Stop smoking/chewing tobacco-based products. Ask your dentist for tips on kicking the habit. Drink lots of water. This will keep your mouth moist. Chewing gum (preferably sugarless) or sucking on candy (preferably sugarless) also stimulates the production of saliva, which helps wash away food particles and bacteria. Keep a log of the foods you eat. If you think the foods that you eat may be causing your bad breath, record what you eat. Bring the log to your dentist to review. Similarly, make a list of the medications you take. Some medications may play a role in creating mouth odors. Who treats bad breath? In most cases, your dentist can treat the cause of bad breath. If your dentist determines that your mouth is healthy and that the odo. ...Read more

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I think that my wisdom tooth is infected! what is the best way to treat this?

I think that my wisdom tooth is infected! what is the best way to treat this?

See a dentist: You should see a dentist to confirm that your wisdom tooth is the source of your infection. If it is, he or she may choose to provide treatment for you, or refer you to an oral surgeon for treatment. An infection caused by a wisdom tooth is not something you want to delay treatment for as it can lead to more significant problems. ...Read more

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Ok so I think I may have strep throat how serious is it an what's the best treatment ..reward for best answer.

Ok so I think I may have strep throat how serious is it an what's the best treatment ..reward for best answer.

Complications: Untreated strep can be followed by antibodies that attack your heart/kidney or brain. Rheumatic fever describes the systemic onset of this reaction where the patient is fairly ill & the heart & heart valves are inflamed. If the kidneys are attacked they can weaken & blood pressure goes up.If the brain is attacked you can develop a movement problem.Sometimes the tonsils just abscess & u risk dying. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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. Julie Abbott
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more