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Treatments For Adenoid Vegetation
Adenoids are lymphatic tissue found in the airway behind the nose in the back of the throat. Adenoids are made up of the same type of tissue as the tonsils. Both help fight infections. However, unlike the tonsils, they cannot be seen by looking in the throat. Adenoids are found in children and begin to regress before puberty. In children, enlarged adenoids can cause obstruction of the nasal airway leading to difficulty breathing, breathing through the mouth, nasally voice, ...Read more
Tough question: I sincerely doubt that you know what adenoid pain is. That is a most rare complaint. The adenoid is the lymphoid tissue in the back of your nose and rarely even when infected produces pain. I do not doubt that this is possible but usually inflammation of the adenoid leads to either sinusitis, ear infection or a pussy discharge from the nose. Please give us more information. ...Read more
Adenoid hypertrophy: Enlarged adenoids may cause snoring/sleep apnea/sleep distrurbances. If adenoid enlargement is causing sleep apnea or chronic sinus/ear infections your doctor may prescribe a nasal steroid spray to try to shrink adenoids, control allergy symptoms and if it does not work may refer to ENT for possible adenoidectomy. ...Read more
Surgeon preference: Adenoids may cause recurrent infection or nasal obstruction. Medications have limits. The traditional way of removing adenoids was with a curette - scraping them. More recently there are newer methods which reduce blood loss and operative time. Shavers that cut and suction the adenoids are preferred by some surgeons; my preference is to use an instrument that removes the tissue as it is cauterized. ...Read more
Check out this link.: Take care and god bless u! http://www. Yogawiz. Com/blog/home-remedies/home-remedies-for-adenoids-tonsils-in-children. Html. ...Read more
My son is 4 years old. He has adenoids. He underwent a course of medical treatment, but without result. I want to avoid adenoidectomy. Plz, advice me.
See your physician.: This sounds like an infection. You need to see a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My 7 yrs old has enlarged adenoids. His ENT has given him nasonex (mometasone) spray for 2 months two times. After treatment he stopped snoring. But he starts snoring again after couple of weeks after stop med.
Adenoids ; snoring: Hello, when we prescribe intranasal steroids, we are doing so to help reduce swelling within the nasal cavity. Since your child noted a resolution of the snoring it seems like now there are a few options. Surgical removal of the adenoids, continued ins use or possibly an allergy eval to determine if the adenoids tissues are reactive to allergy. I would recommend the allergy eval. As your doc. ...Read more
Depends: If it is a vegetation of bacterial endocarditis, it will kill you in a few weeks or months unless successfully treated, and may cause a stroke or something else bad in the meantime. If it is a clacified nodule that many middle-aged folks get, it is something to watch and that may be troublesome down the road. ...Read more
I do light workouts. I swim weekly. Don't drink milk and am a vegetation. Eat my 5 a day of fruits and veg. But still cannot lose weight. Any advice?
Use weights: Try using weights with your workouts. Gaining muscle mass with increase your metabolism and help you lose fat. If this is not helping then cut down on the more sugary fruits. ...Read more
Confirmed aortic vegetation and encardolitis with a tee....Why all my cultures come back neg? Doc don't know what to treat me with?
Big subject!: Climate, rainfall, temperature, altitude, latitude and longitude, natural disasters all affect type and quality of vegetation as well as people's health everywhere. Exp: drought leads to loss of vegetation and affects food supply for animals and humans. There are poisonous plants that affect health in Africa, as here. Natural disasters are a product of climate variations, like flooding. ...Read more
Aortic vegetation w/encardolitis no fever neg cultures and really nothing to complain about except some dizziness and nauseation do I have to worry?
Yes: Endocarditis is no disease to shirk. Based on the facts listed above, please make sure you follow up closely with your cardiologist or internal medicine doctor. Further medication or surgery may be needed to get you back to a safe health status. Endocarditis is treatable, but it should not be ignored. Happy healing! ...Read more
Hospilized for aortic vegetation w/encardolitis had a wart looking thing on my finger pop up a couple weeks ago is it related?
Yes likely: Vegitation can break off and embolise todifferent that is a classical finding on fingertips. ...Read more
I had a heart stent put in feb 2011. No family history of heart problems. An avid runner. A vegetation for 26 yrs. I run a lot is this ok?
Yes: You are fine to continue your exercises. ...Read more
I am in hospital w/a "gram+ bacillus" sepsis. 6/8 blood culture bottles are +. Caused by a dirty cut then severe cellulitis. I have heart vegetation from it they say. Also on CellCept. Can you educate me on what's the significance of heart vegetation?
Endocarditis.: What you describe is endocarditis. The vegetations harbor the bacteria that are identified when blood cultures are obtained. Sepsis, heart failure as well as "septic emboli" are potential complications 6 weeks of IV antibiotics followed by repeat blood cultures and follow up echocardiogram to insure treatment was adequate. ...Read more
For sea sickness:
dramamine (dimenhydrinate) is the most commonly used one. Other are Diphenhydramine (benadryl) and meclizine.
In order to prevent sea sickness you need to take them before you start feeling sick, preferably before you get on a boat. Meclizine has less of a drowsiness effect, the rest may make you drowsy. ...Read more
1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day
2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week.
3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10, 000 IU/day (NOW brand is good)
4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days
5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read more
Find the cause.: Shock is a general term that refers to a condition where the body is trying desperately to maintain stability of normal vital signs, but failing. There are several major types of shock, depending on the reason for the condition. Trauma, infection, spinal cord injury, and cardiac failure are some of the more typical reasons. The best treatment differs for each category. ...Read more
Acid Reflux in Kids: I assume you mean diagnosed acid reflux disease? Read this==>http://www. Webmd. Com/heartburn-gerd/reflux-infants-children. This is unusual in children and can be caused by a variety of causes that are not in play in adults, so that the treatments may be different. In addition, there is some controversy about decreasing acid production for the long term. See your pediatrician. ...Read more
Pump the stomach: Patient is brought to treatment quickly after the overdose, the doctor may choose to “pump” the stomach, either by inducing vomiting with a medication or by giving the patient activated charcoal, which prevents the body from absorbing darvon. Activated charcoal is highly effective, reducing toxic absorption by up to 60%. Activated charcoal absorbs chemicals throughout the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more