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Medicine For Perichondritis
Drainage and cipro (ciprofloxacin): Perichondritis of the ear due to the bacterium pseudomonas aeruginosa can occur after trauma, surgery, or burns. It can also result from ear piercing and acupuncture. The pinna is swollen, red, and tender. The inflammation may progress to necrosis. Management involves tubal drainage for four weeks and antibiotic therapy, such as oral ciprofloxacin. ...Read more
Drainage and cipro (ciprofloxacin): Perichondritis of the ear due to the bacterium pseudomonas aeruginosa can occur after trauma, surgery, or burns. It can also result from ear piercing and acupuncture. Management involves tubal drainage for four weeks and antibiotic therapy, such as oral ciprofloxacin. ...Read more
Get medical help: Infection of the ear cartilage soft tissue lining is known as perichondritis. The associated swelling can cause severe pain. If not treated the blood supply to the cartilage can be compromised and the ear cartilage can die. If this happens a significant ear deformity may develop. Treatment may require steroids, pain control and IV antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After getting my helix pierced, I have been nauseous, lightbeaded and off balance for a year. Does this sound like Perichondritis or ear infection?
No it is not: no it is not perichondritis. it could be an ear problem though. the nausea, the dizziness, could be related to the inner ear, but to last for a year must be something psychosomatic. it is not normal for anybody to have nausea, and dizziness for a year. see a doctor , preferably ENT. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drugs frm India safe: F from US asks: Are the drugs from India as safe as the drugs from the U.S? ANS: Some are some are not and some dangerous. I do not recommend them unless all else has failed. You don't want to be playing "You bet your Life" with them. ...Read more
Ambroxol is a…: Mucolytic agent, i.e., it makes mucus & sputum thinner & less viscous (sticky) & therefore more easily removed by coughing; so it is beneficial in diseases associated with increased mucus production (acute/chronic bronchitis, copd). It also appears to have anti-inflammatory properties. None of the articles i reviewed noted that this drug is not available in the us. Ask your fp/pharmacist. ...Read more
Urine testing is the: Most commonly used.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doubtful: Des has been off the market for decadesa and the structural anomalies are well defined. Talk them over with your doctor. ...Read more
What s your opinion about anti-aging medicine ? I know it begin to be popular in united states...
A growing speciality: Anti aging medicine is really based around the goal of keeping individuals as healthy as possible. Not simply treating them when they are sick. This means paying particular attention to the current state of our health and how to make it better. Also look at less invasive ways of managing a person's health. It is fascinating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I saw a Dr and told me it’s herpes. I’m not in my home country, so I don’t know which medicine to buy in the US. Which medicine should I get?
Acyclovir : If you can find Acyclovir (Zovirax) over the counter in the pharmacy, great. If not, a trip to the MD can accomplish the same task. Keep in mind that the medicine doesn't "cure" Herpes. It only shortens the time of the appearance on the skin surfaces and therefore the pain. Herpes can also recur later and unfortunately, unlike love & marriage can last forever as the "gift that keeps on giving". ...Read more
How can i increase my baby appetite, do i have to buy drug that increase my 1 year old baby appetite, he s active normal but i wish he eat more?
Depends: Depends on what type of IBS you have… Constipation type we have a few different medications, for diarrhea type there are fewer options. Before diagnosing yourself with IBS though, make sure you have colonoscopy and EGD and labs done and an examination as IBS is what we call a diagnosis of exclusion, where we "rule Out" other causes then call it IBS. ...Read more
For high BP: Eprosartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Eprosartan is in a class of medications called angiotensin ii receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances that tighten the blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly. ...Read more
Seek Urgent Care: Take them to the emergency room.Get a more detailed answer ›
Please suggest the best OTC medicine(s) for sinus symptoms management(esp. the headache) and can be used regularly.
OTC meds for Sunuses: Pseduephedrine (Sudafed) is the main decongestant sold OTC, but due to its potential for abuse, it is now stored behind the shelf and u need to ask for it. It can cause increased heart rate and insomnia. u can use nasal sprays to decongest while avoiding the insomnia caused by oral decongestants. Anti allergy meds can be used if they are adding to the congestion otherwise u can skip these ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Took statin drugs 9 years side effects made me stop the drug will the 9 years i was on statins be a credit when i get into my 70s and 80's?
Cholesterol karma: Lets start by saying statins simply control a risk factor (hypercholesterolemia). There is no evidence that they extend your life. The more important question would be, what are your current risk factors? Are you eating right? Exercising? Whats your bmi. What's your blood pressure? What's your cholesterol now? Talk to your doc. They can assess your risks and set you on the right course if action. ...Read more