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What choices do I have for treating parotitis?

What choices do I have for treating parotitis?

Parotitis: A bacterial infection of the parotid gland usually indicates a problem with drainage of the gland, i.e., an obstruction of the parotid duct inside the mouth. There could be a stone in the duct or gland, just like a gallstone or kidney stone. If antibiotics don't completely resolve it, you should an ENT or oral surgeon for an imaging study such as a sialogram or a ct to look for an obstruction. ...Read more

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Can bacterial parotitis last 5 or 6 weeks? Going to ent swelling for 5 weeks doc said paratitis took amoxicillin and levofloxacin none helping swell

Can bacterial parotitis last 5 or 6 weeks? Going to ent swelling for 5 weeks doc said paratitis took amoxicillin and levofloxacin none helping swell

Swelling from an: infection can last days to weeks after the initial insult to the tissue, depending on the location. For parotid gland infection, it would take more time for swelling to go down, especially if there is a stone obstructing the parotid gland. If there are no stones per ENT physician, then use warm compresses to help the swelling. If it still hurts, you may need longer antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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7 weeks of swollen partoid gland .but can't feel lumps feel normal.doc think paratitis my nurse sister said was wrong meds doc gave me .cancer scare?

 7 weeks of swollen partoid gland .but can't feel lumps feel normal.doc think paratitis my nurse sister said was wrong meds doc gave me .cancer scare?

Parotitis???: Most common thing that causes swollen parotid gland is infection with Mumps virus. Did you get the MMR vaccine when you were younger? When u get parotitis it obliterates thje angle of the jaw. you move back along the bottom of jaw bone and as it moves up towards your ear you can't feel it because of swollen gland. You decide who was right- Doc or Sis. Paro cancer very rare!!! ...Read more

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Does next choice work 100%?

Effective: No form of birth control or emergency contraceptive can be said to be 100% effective. ...Read more

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Is phlebotomy a good career choice?

Is phlebotomy a good career choice?

Depends: Phlebology or blood drawing by itself is a way to earn income but I do not know its pay scale. It seems to me that a medical assistant would be a better choice because in addition to phlebology, you would be able to assist a nurse or physician in an office environment . This would give you more options in the work force. ...Read more

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Hemorriods. Poping it is a good choice!..?

Hemorriods. Poping it is a good choice!..?

No! No! No!: Hemorrhoids are essentially varicose veins of the rectum. Popping them would be tantamount to slitting a vein. Unless your hemorrhoid is thrombosed and abscesses, this is not advised and should be performed by a surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the drug of choice in the runaways?

What is the drug of choice in the runaways?

Alcohol: Despite the lip service, society does little of real benefit for children who run away to escape intolerable home conditions. You will be told "drugs / alcohol are the problem" since most people in these situations require something to numb the mind against the nightmare of an emotionally abusive home and street. In my autopsy series, "troubled kids" usually have chosen alcohol first. ...Read more

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What influences the choice of lamaze and why?

Lamaze: Lamaze is a responsible choice. It is always best to be prepared and educated about a process - it gives the individual some level of control. ...Read more