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Is There A Way To Treat Sinusitis 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Is there an over-the-counter substitute for amoxicillin? It will be used to treat a throat infection.
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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