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Anything over the counter for a mild ear infection?

Anything over the counter for a mild ear infection?

Ear infection: is it external or middle ear infection that you are referring to? if middle ear nasal saline washes would help, unfortunately you need to be examined for either, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Cmv Brain Infection (Definition)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus member of the Herpes virus family. In immunocompetent people infection is generally asymptomatic or you can have a mononucleosis type syndrome. In immunodeficient people or in young infants, it can cause severe infection, including CMV meningitis, which is an infection of the tissue surrounding the brain or CMV encephalitis, which refers to ...Read more


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What over the counter treatments are there for urinary tract infections?

What over the counter treatments are there for urinary tract infections?

None...: Do you really have UTIs? If so, is it diagnosed by urinary symptoms (Sx) alone or by Sx + urinalysis/ urine culture? There has been no OTC antibiotics for UTI, but nowadays, the OTC pill containing cranberry extract has been touted to suppress UTI-related bugs, and phenazopyridine-containing pill may help sooth urinary irritation. So, no real antibiotics avails for UTI in the US. ...Read more

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What is the best over the counter/at home remedy for a possible sinus infection? I've already gone through one round of antibiotics.

What is the best over the counter/at home remedy for a possible sinus infection? I've already gone through one round of antibiotics.

Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! olive leaf extract can be used as an antimicrobial. Please do what your doc says. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there a drug sold over the counter that can help treat a Genitle infection ?

Is there a drug sold over the counter that can help treat a Genitle infection ?

Yeast infection: If you have a fungal or yeast infection there are topical creams that can be used. If you have a sexually transmitted disease then you need to see a doctor and get prescription medications. ...Read more

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What the treatment for liver virus b?

What the treatment for liver virus b?

Acute hep B-none.: Hepatitis b is acute inflammation of the liver caused by hep b virus (hbv). Spread by body's contact with serum, vaginal fluid, semen, blood, unclean tattoo instruments...That is already infected w hbv. Acute hep b-no specific rs; 100% newborns/children, 5% adults go on to chronic hep or cirrhosis or liver cancer. Rx can involve interferon-type drugs, liver transplant, rx the complications. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for a viral sinus infection?

Symptoms only: There are over the counter medications to treat symptoms. But, there are no medications for viral infections of the upper respiratory track. ...Read more

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Can I get antibiotic for bacterial conjunctivitis over the phone?

Can I get antibiotic for bacterial conjunctivitis over the phone?

Depends on your doc: It's taking a chance diagnosing over the phone. You could get it wrong and treat it improperly. If your doctor has seen you for this multiple times and your symptoms are exactly the same then they may consider it. ...Read more

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Which is the treatment or anti-biotic for cytomegalovirus infection?

Which is the treatment or anti-biotic for cytomegalovirus infection?

Usually no treatment: Most of the time no treatment is needed. No antibiotics are effective against cmv. Antiviral drugs are used in exceptional circumstances. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cmv/ds00938. ...Read more

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Which type of brain damage can result for a fever over 104 for 11days in an adult?

Which type of brain damage can result for a fever over 104 for 11days in an adult?

Unpredictable: If there are no symptoms, it is likely that there is no permanent damage, as the adult brain is more resistant than a child's. If there are seizures, weakness, numbness, or severe headaches, an evaluation with MRI should be conducted. ...Read more

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What is the result of an untreated ear infection over time?

What is the result of an untreated ear infection over time?

Depends: This depends on the type and location as well as the germs involved. People had these in the years before antibiotics and survived, and most would today. They can trigger other problems, but most people with a normal immune system would heal over 3 months, but recurrent infection might lead to significant hearing loss. A few would suffer no long term problems past the pain/problems during infectio ...Read more

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Over the counter treatment for trichy? Without a prescription.

Over the counter treatment for trichy? Without a prescription.

Trichomoniasis (?): If you are asking about treatment for trichomoniasis (commonly known as: Trich), a common sexually transmitted disease (STD), there is no over-the-counter treatment available. Trich requires treatment with a specific antibiotic, metronidazole (Flagyl). It is the only drug that should be used to treat trichomoniasis. If you think you may have trich, you should be tested and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Over the counter treatments for bronchitis?

Over the counter treatments for bronchitis?

Acute bronchitis....: Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways, usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. If a bacterial infection is present, antibiotics are sometimes needed. If a virus is the culprit, treatment is largely symptom relief, including drinking plenty of fluids, rest, etc. Saline nasal spray can help with nasal congestion, throat lozenges can help the sore throat, etc. If worsening, see dr. ...Read more

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What are the best yeast infection treatments over the counter?

What are the best yeast infection treatments over the counter?

Many choices: There are many over the counter choices available at any local drug store (there will be a separate section). Monistat is a common medication but there are many others. They are all very similar. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics the only cure for a tooth infection?

Are antibiotics the only cure for a tooth infection?

No: Antibiotics don't cure a tooth infection. The source of the infection has to be removed. This involves removing decay, sometimes a root canal or periodontal cleaning or an extraction. ...Read more

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I have conjunctivitis following a bout of influenza. Is there an over the counter drug you can recommend?

I have conjunctivitis following a bout of influenza. Is there an over the counter drug you can recommend?

Treating conjunctivi: Conjunctivitis can be due to viral infection, in that case it will not produce much in the way of pus or sticky eyelids/eyelashes(this is a sign of bacterial infection). Bacterial infections can be treated with a triple antibiotic eye ointment which is available over ythe counter. Viral infections go away on their own, just wash your eyes with warm water or use saline drops several times/day ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for viral infection of the bone marrow?

Is there a treatment for viral infection of the bone marrow?

Depends: On the virus in question; cmv, vzv, and influenza have established treatments... But others do not. The location of the virus is not as important as the virus itself - most tend to go wherever they may. If bone marrow is affected that affects the chances of recovery, as lymphocytes and monocytes are produced there and are essential for recovery from any infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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. Neigatha Graney
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Brain Infection (Definition)

Any infection of the brain. Usually called encephalitis, though ...Read more