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Is there a way to treat sinusitis without antibiotics?

Is there a way to treat sinusitis without antibiotics?

Sinus rinses: Some of my patients have found neil med sinus rinses to be quite helpful in treating their sinus or nasal allergy symptoms. Give that a try. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Can there be any way to cure a sinus infection without antibiotics?

Yes: Most cases of sinusitis will resolve spontaneously without antibiotic treatment. The current recommendation is to use antibiotics only for the most severe and persistant, over 7-10 days duration, cases. Use of symptomatic treatment such as pseudephdrine decongestant pills and neosynephrine decongestant nasal spray or nose drops and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain may help. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics the only way to cure a sinus infection?

Are antibiotics the only way to cure a sinus infection?

Sinus Infection: Antibiotics are only part of the treatment solution for sinusitis. Generally, sinusitis develops seven to ten days after the nasal and sinus passages have been swollen and plugged up. Saline flushes, oral decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, and time help relieve most episodes of sinusitis. Recurrent sinus infections may be seen with allergies, chronic irritants, and anatomic blockage. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat seasonal allergies without medications?

Is there a way to treat seasonal allergies without medications?

Avoidance and shots: We use three basic methods for allergy treatment: avoidance, medications and shots. Take away medications, and you are left with avoidance (stay inside....Yuck!) and shots, also called immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to treat a yeast infection without going to the doctor?

Is there anyway to treat a yeast infection without going to the doctor?

Yes - OTC meds.: Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. days (7 to 14 days sometimes). OTC meds include Monistat (miconzole), Vagistat-1 (tioconazole), Femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex( clotrimazole). ...Read more

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Is there a homeopathic way to treat an earache or infection?

Is there a homeopathic way to treat an earache or infection?

Homeopathic symptoms: The homeopath would listen to the person's description of "earache" in great detail -- from the precise symptoms to the overall experience of having it. Timing, character of pain, ear exam, accompanying symptoms, etc are all important in determining the single homeopathic medicine (remedy) that corresponds to this pattern -- and which can bring the system back to balance, relieving the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a way to effectively treat symptoms of pimples?

Is there a way to effectively treat symptoms of pimples?

Infection,pigmentati: For symptoms due to infection, sometimes antibiotics may be needed in addition to topical creams. For hype pigmented areas, creams containing hydroquinone may be helpful. ...Read more

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What would be the most effective remedy for cure a UTI infection without going to the doctor?

What would be the most effective remedy for cure a UTI infection without going to the doctor?

Nurse practioner: You need someone to prescribe antibiotics, that means dr., nurse practioner or pa. Unless you live in a country where antibiotics are sold over the counter, as in mexico. ...Read more

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Is there an effective way to determine if you have a funal sinus infection?

See a doctor.: Fungal sinus infection can be chronic or aggressive. See your doctor or an ear, nose, throat (ENT) specialist for appropriate evaluation. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural alternative to antibiotics to treat sinusitis?

Can there be a natural alternative to antibiotics to treat sinusitis?

Time will help.: First, increase hydration. Drink at least 8 glasses of plain water a day. Avoid drying agents, ie antihistamines (claritin, allegra, alcohol, caffeine etc) use a saline rinse kit twice a day. Decongest the nose for 3 days only (choice of afrin, (oxymetazoline) vics, etc) most will be better in 7 days. If symptoms worsen, see a physician. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter substitute for amoxicillin? It will be used to treat a throat infection.

Is there an over-the-counter substitute for amoxicillin?  It will be used to treat a throat infection.

Don't treat: throat infection with antibiotics unless it is bacterial. The types of antibiotics used are prescription medications. ...Read more

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Is there a best way to get over sinus infection overnight?

Not probable: Infections require time and less often antibiotics to resolve. If the symptoms are caused by allergies or irritants (non-infectious sinusitis) decongestants and nasal rinses can help. This may help your symptoms overnight but not cure them. If the symptoms are caused by a virus again symptomatic care is the only option. If the infection is bacterial antibiotics will need to be used if the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get rid of a sinus infection without antibiotcs ?

Is it possible for me to get rid of a sinus infection without antibiotcs ?

It depends: That depends on whether you have a sinus infection or a cold. How long have you had symptoms? Most sinus infections are caused by colds. A cold is a viral infection, and antibiotics won't help. A sinus infection is a complication of a cold, and generally takes 10 to 14 days to develop. Don't wait longer than 3 weeks for an antibiotic, and seek help immediately for neckstiffness, eye swelling. ...Read more

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Is it possible to to cure cystitis without antibiotics?

Is it possible to to cure cystitis without antibiotics?

Not a good idea.: This condition is highly unlikely to be cured without antibiotics. It is an infection and so has gone too far to be handled by simple methods. It is an infection of the bladder, and even if it were to finally resolve, there would be complications like adhesions, etc. That would impair future function, and it would be after a long time. It also might still be there, so see your dr. And get abx. ...Read more

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Is there a way to quickly treat an acne cyst without going to the dermatologist?

Is there a way to quickly treat an acne cyst without going to the dermatologist?

Experience counts: Some cysts can be injected with kenalog (triamcinolone) (steroid) while others may need incision or drainage, and some may need surgical excision. If it's not treated correctly it can leave a bad scar or even make the cyst worse or infected. Make sure the practitioner you see has a lot of experience treating cysts. ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat a double ear infection without having to take off from school?

Is there any way to treat a double ear infection without having to take off from school?

NO: Having an ear infection or treating it should not remove you from school. However if you are having significant pain or unable to hear that might cause you troubles in going to shcool. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural way to get rid of a urinary tract infection without taking antibiotics?

Can there be a natural way to get rid of a urinary tract infection without taking antibiotics?

No: There are many things that can be purchased over the counter that are meant to prevent urinary tract infections (typically cranberry based) or to ease the discomfort associated with a urinary tract infection, but after an infection occurs, there are no effective ways of ridding the bladder of the bacterial overgrowth other than an antibiotic prescribed by a health care provider. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat oversized adenoids without surgery?

Is there a way to treat oversized adenoids without surgery?

No not really: At your age you should consider not having them removed unless you are having specific problems with their size, like difficulty swallowing, discomfort, or chronic infection. Mine are rather large and do not bother me. When i get a cold they may be sore for a while. I gargle with warm salt water and symptoms subside in 3-4 days. ...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?

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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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