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How do they clean out maxillary/frontal/ethmoid sinuses during sinus clean-out w/ septoplasty? Drill? Vacuum?
Producing urine?: Get to urologist as soon as possible. ...Read more
Postop w/EJ vein catheter w/sutures, they removed the catheter, put pressure dressing but left stitches in. F/up w/surgeon 2wk, but how do I clean it?
Can sterile saline solution isotonic, aqueous, buffered Sterile saline solution, with up to 0.005% w/v hydrogen peroxide be used in a NEBULISER - Cold?
Absolutely: Even a higher concentration than 1n may be used. There is evidence that concentrations> 1 n may improve ciliary beat frequency which could help the nose be even cleaner. ...Read more
Yes: Ther are different bags do not try to fit one on the foley is supposed to be as sterile as possible manipulating a new bag on may contaminate it. ...Read more
Wear Foley 2 months. taking flomax (tamsulosin) & proscar. Urologist tried flooding bladder with 250cc's.Couldn't urinate enough. penis is eroding.How to retrain?
Need more info: Your age? Is prostate enlarged and obstrutcing? High chance of infection with Foley for 2 mos.How much flomax:You can take it 0.4mg twice daily. Proscar (finasteride) does not work until you have been on it for about 4 months. Have you had cystometrogram?Are you diabetic?How much residual urine by ultrasound?Difficult to give you helpful answer without more information.Sorry I could not give better answer. ...Read more
Is it possible to do jal neti ( nasal irrigation) and sutra neti ( string neti ) after septoplasty safely?
Time: You must have gotten some water into the inner ear canal. If you have no congestion at all in the nasal passages,, then only time will help ( a few days). If you do have nasal congestion, may consider trying an OTC nasal decongestant spray for up to 4 days . If your nose is always congested, consider daily use of nasal steroid or consult an allergist. ...Read more
Every 3-6 months: If your g tube is functioning properly every 6 months is fine. If you've had problems with clogging, 3 months is better. ...Read more
Depends: Depends if you mean immediately after, or in the weeks following. Usually nose is packed immediately. So nothing to do except keep outside clean with q-tips and saline. Ask your ENT surgeon for specific instructions in your case. Depends on many factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diverticulitis, drain tube placed on pelvic, gets 5ml/24h gray foul smelling fluid. Is safe to remove drain tube? What is this fluid?
Do not remove: You likely had an infection due to a diverticulum rupturing, causing localized peritonitis and then abscess. Treatment for this is drainage and antibiotics until the abscess and inflammation resolves. Taking the tube out too early can cause reaccumulation of pus. See a colorectal surgeon following resolution to see whether you should have follow up surgery to removed the diseased segment. ...Read more