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What is perichondritis?

What is 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

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How do you treat perichondritis?

How do you treat 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. Management involves tubal drainage for four weeks and antibiotic therapy, such as oral ciprofloxacin. ...Read more

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What can I do for auricular perichondritis? My ear hurts really bad.

What can I do for auricular perichondritis?  My ear hurts really bad.

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 more

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After getting my helix pierced, I have been nauseous, lightbeaded and off balance for a year. Does this sound like Perichondritis or ear infection?

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 more

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Nstemi s/p cath: is this a diagnosing or treatment procedure?

Nstemi s/p cath: is this a diagnosing or treatment procedure?

Both: A cath will allow them to look inside the arteries. If there is a significant blockage they can fix it. ...Read more

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Nstemi s/p cath: diagnosing or treatment procedure, what is this for?

Nstemi s/p cath: diagnosing or treatment procedure, what is this for?

Both: a cath post NSTEMI is done for "early definitive diagnosis and therapy". a non-invasive risk assessment will provide similar intermediate term mortality benefits, but may have more hospitalizations for chest pain and the patient will be on more meds for angina. in a young active person, the invasive approach is often reasonable. in an elderly sedentary person, i'm comfortable with noninvasive. ...Read more

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Where is the treatment available in the u.S. ?

Question?: I am so sorry, but your question does not give me enough information to answer. What treatment are you referring to? Please re-ask your question? ...Read more

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S.G.P.T level is 81 what treatment should I take?

S.G.P.T level is 81 what treatment should I take?

Find cause: Hi. Wow, for a young patient, you're using an antiquated terminology! SGPT is now referred to (and for YEARS has been) as ALT. ALT is liver specific. Why it is elevated needs evaluation, but can include fatty liver, viral hepatitides, iron overload, autoimmune hepatitis, etc. Treatment very much depends on underlying etiology. Good luck! ...Read more

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With cushing’s syndrome what are my treatment options?

With cushing’s syndrome what are my treatment options?

Many options: First, find out what's causing the cushing's syndrome. If it's due to overuse of steroids, cut down on the dose. If it's due to a tumor, surgery is the best treatment.Tumor in the pituitary can be removed by neurosurgeons, tumors in the adrenal, pancreas, lung can be removed by surgeons. Radiation therapy is used if surgery is not complete. Last but not least, medications can be used. ...Read more

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