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How long should packing for drainage of sergical incision be left in wound?

How long should packing for drainage of sergical incision be left in wound?

Depends: It really depends on what the wound looks like the following 24 hours with respect to the quality and quantity of the drainage. Also the physician takes into account the type of material that is packed in the incision. Certain packing can remain in the wound up to seven days while others need to be removed within the first 24 to 48 hours. ...Read more

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What is best for sinus drainage?

What is best for sinus drainage?

Treat congestion: You should treat your nasal congestion to help your sinuses clear out. If you have allergies, see an allergist and get tested and treated. An over the counter preparation called sinus buster also helps with sinus congestion, worth a try. ...Read more

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What to do about ear infection after ear infection surgery?

What to do about ear infection after ear infection surgery?

Ear infection: In general, I would normally tell a patient to follow up with the doctor who did surgery for their ears ...Read more

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Why would doctor be offering me sinusplasty and antrostomy surgery for the sinus?

Why would doctor be offering me sinusplasty and antrostomy surgery for the sinus?

Failed medical Rx: These procedures are usually indicated for failed medical or conservative treatments. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pilonidal sinus?

What is the treatment for pilonidal sinus?

Initial treatment: Is antibiotics. If this fails, you might need local drainage. If this becomes a recurrent problem, surgical excision might become necessary. ...Read more

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What to do about ear tube surgery for teenagers?

What to do about ear tube surgery for teenagers?

See ENT: Ear tubes are just for children. Many teens and even adults need them. If concerned get a second opinion about whether it is the right approach. ...Read more

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How to care for my abscess drainage?

How to care for my  abscess drainage?

Clean and dry: After you have an "i&d" or an "incision and drainage" for an access, care is very simple. If you have had packing placed in the hole, that packing should be checked and changed by a physician at least one time after it is done initially. Once the packing is removed, warm soaks or sitz baths can be used to help continue to promote drainage and healing. Anti inflammatory meds can help as well. ...Read more

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Why would they be offering me sinusplasty and antrostomy surgery for the sinus?

Why would they be offering me sinusplasty and antrostomy surgery for the sinus?

Sinuplasty: Hello. Sinuplasty is one way to open the sinuses or another term for this is to perform an antrostomy. The reason is a narrowing or blockage. This would be determined after a CT scan was performed. I review every scan with my patients prior to discussing surgical options. Make sure you feel comfortable about the procedure before signing informed consent. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for Mastoiditis? ear doctor?

What kind of doctor should I see for Mastoiditis? ear doctor?

Mastoiditis: You should follow up with an ENT. Are you already on antibiotics? It's important that you get treatment as soon as possible ...Read more

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How do doctors remove ear tubes? Is it a surgical procedure?

How do doctors remove ear tubes? Is it a surgical procedure?

Anesthesia/yes: Tubes are generally left alone and self jettison after 6m to 2yr. If there is a reason to remove them, the kid must be perfectly still (anesthesia) and the tube is removed under direct observation by the ENT using various instruments. ...Read more

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What does the surgical procedure for sinusitis entail?

What does the surgical procedure for sinusitis entail?

Depends: It depends on the issues that need to be addressed. There is a wide variety of techniques that are used for sinus surgery, variation in the anesthesia that would be needed, as well as the expected postoperative recovery. ...Read more

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I have ear pain and ear leakage mean infection, what to do for treatment?

I have ear pain and ear leakage mean infection, what to do for treatment?

Time for visit: This can mean an active middle ear infection with a perforation of the ear drum or just a significant canal infection.Treatment would differ based on the actual site of the infection. If a perforation in an adult, it would require longer term followup and possible repair. This is one issue that deserves an office evaluation with your doc. ...Read more

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What to do about ear drops for dissolving ear wax?

What to do about ear drops for dissolving ear wax?

Debrox: Greetings. I recommend Debrox drops for the first few days of each month. Use these drops after you have had your ears cleaned by your doctor. Continue this practice to maintain clear ear canals. ...Read more

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How long does it take for sinus to heal and sinus pressure to leave after ballon sinuplasty surgery. A week post op.. help...

How long does it take for sinus to heal and sinus pressure to leave after ballon sinuplasty surgery. A week post op.. help...

How long to heal?: Different bodies heal at different rates. The good thing is that you are young (23) and hopefully healthy without any underlying pathology. Your surgeon would be the best person to give you a ballpark figure for how long the average time it would take, but remember, it is an average. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ear tubes?

What is the treatment for ear tubes?

Usually none.: For most patients who have had tubes placed, no treatment is necessary unless there is an ear infection and/or drainage. The ENT doctor can tell you what to expect, based on whether the tubes are to be temporary or permanent. ...Read more

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