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Toenail fungus infection treatments?

Toenail fungus infection treatments?

There are few: There are 3 main treatment options for toenail fungus. The 1st option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some possible side effects. The 2nd option is laser treatment, a highly effective option in my experience. The 3rd option is a topical medication, which is the least effective of the three. Consult your doctor for the right treatment for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Is a sinus infection contagious?

Is a sinus infection contagious?

Could be: True sinus infections are not very contagious. Many upper respiratory infections are mistaken for sinus infections these are more contagious. ...Read more

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Is a sinus infection contagious?

Is a sinus infection contagious?

Can be, yes: Can be, yes, if due to a virus which can be contagious: ie, from adenovirus. ...Read more

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Sinus infection home remedy?

Sinus infection home remedy?

Umcka/ irrigation: This is not exactly a "home remedy" but the herb pellargonium sidoides (sold as umcka) is proven to work well (whereas research shows antibiotics seldom help). Irrigation with salt water & xylitol can also help- see http://fauquierent.Blogspot.Com/2011/12/how-to-make-xylitol-nasal-flush-at-home.Html for other ideas see http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/sinus_infection1.Html#acv. ...Read more

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Can acinetobacter cause a sinus infection?

Can acinetobacter cause a sinus infection?

Acinetobacter: This would be an unusual bacterial cause of sinusitis, but virtually any organism can produce infection under the proper circumstances. This organism most commonly infects the sinuses when the patient is nasally intubated or has a nasogastric feeding tube in place. ...Read more

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Can amox-clav treat a sinus infection?

Can amox-clav treat a sinus infection?

Yes: If you don't have a prescription plan, you may do as well with Amoxil 875mg three times daily and flonase. You can get them both for less than the Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) will cost you. ...Read more

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Can a sinusitus infection cause a bacteria infection?

Can a sinusitus infection cause a bacteria infection?

Sinusitis: Most sinus infections start out as viral infections. It is often based on clinical diagnostics and length of duration that allows a physician to debate if the infection is bacterial. In order of most to least frequent = viral > bacterial > fungal. ...Read more

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Will amoxacillin cure my sinus infection?

Will amoxacillin cure my sinus infection?

Depends: Really depends on the bacteria involved, but this antibiotic has broad enough coverage that should take care of the infection. ...Read more

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Can fungus cause sinusitis?

Can fungus cause sinusitis?

It can but uncommon: Fungus infections can cause sinusitis but it is rather rare.Most of the sinus infections are caused by Viruses and Bacteria It happens mostly in immune compromised individuals.Most common pathogens are Aspergillus and mucor species ...Read more

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How can we identify fungal ear infection separately from Bacterial Infection?

Cultures: Cultures are the best way to determine if an infection is bacterial or fungal. The appearance of the skin lesions can provide clues as well. ...Read more

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Can amoxacillin cure an ear infection?

Can amoxacillin cure an ear infection?

Yes : If the ear infection is caused by a bacterium susceptible to amoxicillin, then its use will help cure it along with the immune system. If the bacterium is resistant to amoxicillin, or the infection is caused by a virus, then the infection wont necessarily improve right away. ...Read more

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Sinus infection remedy - what works for treating sinus infection?

Antibiotics work: Antibiotics work, as does inhaling intomy sinuses a warm solution of 1/4 tsp and a pint of water. The xylitol makes the bacteria very slippery so they are easier to get out of the body and less toxic. ...Read more

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Throat/bronchial infection treatable with amoxacillin?

Throat/bronchial infection treatable with amoxacillin?

Not usually: Most throat and and bronchial infections are caused by viruses, which cannot be treated with antibiotics. In those cases, Amoxicillin is a placebo. However, it would work if you had strep throat. ...Read more

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Can fungus infections cause lung infections?

Yes: Its not very common, but fungus can cause lung infections, its more common in people whose immune system is down "due to aids for example".. ...Read more

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Does keflex clear sinus infection?

Does keflex clear sinus infection?

Cephalexin: Not best choice for sinusitis, but it is is acute, the causative organism sensitive to first generation cephalosporins, and you absorb it adequately it may work well. Under the best of circumstances Cephalexin (keflex) yields low serum concentrations and entry into the sinuses in therapeutic concentrations may be problematic. Amoxicillin, trimethoprim-sulfa might also be effective. ...Read more

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Is sinus infection contagious through kissing and can sinus infection be caused by allergies?

Is sinus infection contagious through kissing and can sinus infection be caused by allergies?

Yes: Sinus infection can be passed by close personal contact or body fluids. Kissing definantly qualifies. Allergies can cause sinus inflammation that can mimic infection. Allergies can also make it easier for an infection to take hold. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Bacterial infection from endoscopy?

Bacterial infection from endoscopy?

Highly unlikely: Unless there was penetration of the tube being endoscoped (colon, stomach, small bowel, other) it would be remarkably unusual to acquire infection from these devices. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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. William Singer
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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more