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What is the best treatment for sinusitis?

What is the best treatment for sinusitis?

Sinusitis Rx: Sinusitis is primarily treated with an antibiotic like amoxcillin. Other treatments may include a decongestant, either oral or a nose spray (either otc afrin (oxymetazoline) or a prescribed steroid nose spray like flonase). If you use an otc nose spray, be sure to use it only for 3 days. ...Read more

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Sinuses (Definition)

Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids(between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for sinusitis?

What is the best treatment for sinusitis?

Sinusitis: Hello, the “best” treatment for sinusitis depends on its severity, past treatments, symptoms and whether it is acute, subacute, recurrent acute or chronic. Over the counter recommendations include saline nasal/sinus rinse followed by an intranasal steroid like generic Flonase. A med like ibuprofen is helpful to reduce inflammation and pain. Sudafed can also be used for congestion. See your doc too ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acute sinusitis?

What is the best treatment for acute sinusitis?

Saline washes: Acute sinusitis symptoms are similar to an upper respiratory infecion but more severe and includes purulent drainage with sinus and facial pain. It lasts longer than the usual 7-10 days of a normal cold. Saline washes or lavage are very helpful along with topical and oral decongestants. Occasionally antibiotics are needed if the saline washes and decongestants aren't helping. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for aerosinusitis?

What is the treatment for aerosinusitis?

See details: Mild cases are treated with decongestants and occasionally pain meds. In severe cases sinus surgery may be needed. This can usually be performed with a scope. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for tenderness over sinus?

What is the best treatment for tenderness over sinus?

See your doctor: You need to visit your doctor for an evaluation to determine whether or not you have infectious sinusitis. If it's infectious, you'll need an antibiotic. If not, other treatments are available. Your doctor will discuss these. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy or treatment for sinus infections?

What is the best remedy or treatment for sinus infections?

Right diagnosis: There are many misconceptions about sinus disease and overlap with headache. If you are having purulent nasal drainage, fever and obstruction, you can try a short course of afrin 2 sprays 2x a day for three days only. Take some Motrin for pain. Antibiotics can help for bacterial sinusitis and ideally should be guided by culture. If you have pain with chewing, TMJ may be an issue. Soft diet, motrin. ...Read more

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What is the best course of treatment for sinusitus?

Acute or chronic?: Acute may be viral or allergic which usually resolves by managing symptoms. Bacterial fails to, resolve after 10-14 days and needs antibiotics. Chronic comes from interplay between environment, immune system, anatomy, and systemic conditions so each aspect needs to be addressed before deciding on course of therapy. Migraine and reflux often are misinterpreted as sinusitis. Suggest seeing ent. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the the treatment for sphenoid sinus disease ?

Please help! what is the the treatment for sphenoid sinus disease ?

Depends on symptoms: If you are referring to sinusitis, or inflammation of the mucosa or tissue lining the sinus, treatment is usually with medications. Your doctor can determine whether there is more going on, decide whether antibiotics or steroids would help. An ENT surgeon can be involved if the condition is too severe to respond to medications. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bronchitis?

What is the best treatment for bronchitis?

Depends....: There are 2 types of bronchitis: acute and chronic, each with different therapies. Acute bronchitis is usually due to either a bacterial or viral infection of the airways. The bacterial infection is treated with antibiotics while the viral infection is treated symptomatically only as antibiotics don't treat viruses. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is treated w/ inhalers, oxygen if needed, etc. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for mononucleosis?

What is the best treatment for mononucleosis?

Mono: Really is none. Rest, fluids can help. Acyclovir (anti-viral) may speed up recovery, but not a great deal. Vitamins can be important. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for inflamed palate?

What is the best medicine for inflamed palate?

Type of injury: The type of medicine depends on what caused the inflammation. Is it due to mechanical, chemical, hot liquids, abscess, etc.? Treatment varies depending on the type and amount of injury. Sometimes a topical cream is prescribed if it is sever. Abscess can be drained and antibiotic prescribed. Usually analgesics such as Tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen, or aspirin are used for pain. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sialolithiasis?

What is the treatment for sialolithiasis?

Cialolithiasis: Stones in the salivary glands treatment depends on the size of the stones. For small stones, hydration, nsaids , moist heat & sucking on citrus fruit. For larger stones, surgical removal. Sometimes, to prevent infection, antibiotics are used. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for adenoiditis?

What is the treatment for adenoiditis?

Temp vs permanent: Most cases of ademoiditis are treated with either oral antibiotics or, eventually, surgery. The problem with this ailment is that it's really about bacteria that live in a community called a 'biofilm'. Once they get together and make a coating around themselves, they're hard to kill with just antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a congested heart?

CHF: Treatment depends on what the cause of the CHF is. Could be surgical, could be medical. Systolic CHF is different from diastolic CHF and valvar stenosis CHF is different from valvar insufficiency chf. Virtually all kinds have diuretic as part of the treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for enlarged prostate?

What is the best medication for enlarged prostate?

Nothing or pills: How bad are your symptoms? If you just get up once a night, avoiding drinking in the evening may be the answer. With more severe symptoms there are medicines, alpha blockers( flomax), reductase inhibitors (proscar) sometimes taken together. Cialis taken long term may help which by the way improves erectile dysfunction. Each patient is different. I recommend assessment by an experienced urologist ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for snoring?

What is the best treatment for snoring?

Snoring remedies: Avoid sleeping on your back ( sew a tennis ball into a pocket on the back of a t-shirt) lose weight see and ENT to be sure there aren't any nasal obstructions take medication for allergies use breathe rite strips have a dentist custom make an oral appliance. ...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 is the best treatment for male breast enlargement?

What is the best treatment for male breast enlargement?

Suction and removal: Of breast tissue. In my hands, this operation involves ultrasonic-assisted liposuction to remove and contour the fatty component of the breast enlargement. There is generally a small amount of breast tissue that needs direct excision. All can usually be done through a very small incision around the border of the areola. Of breast tissue. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for oily acne prone and skin that has enlarged pores?

What is the best treatment for oily acne prone and skin that has enlarged pores?

Mixture of therapy: Gentile cleansers with exfoliation every other day ie a wash with 10-20% glycolic acid the carbon spectra laser peel ( hard to find) vi peel for acne works well you may require multiple treatments about 3-4 weeks apart these are simple but speak to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for prostrate enlargement BPH of 140gm & psa 6.73? Catheter insertion for one month & chronic sob, no hypertension. 72years

What is the best treatment for prostrate enlargement BPH of 140gm & psa 6.73? Catheter insertion for one month & chronic sob, no hypertension. 72years

Simple Prostatectomy: Given your psa, a biopsy should be considered, though not imperative. Your only choices are to continue with a catheter indefinitely to see if medications eventually help, or proceed with removal of the obstructing portion of the prostate (a simple prostatectomy). This operation carries a fair amount of morbidity, but it can be done with spinal anesthesia. This would be helpful in light of sob. ...Read more

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If your prostate is enlarged - what's the best natural cure/treatment?

If your prostate is enlarged - what's the best natural cure/treatment?

Prostate: The only natural remedy that has been used for enlarged prostate is saw palmetto. Recent studies have not shown any benefit from its use. Vit e, selenium, zinc, have been use in different preparations but definite benefits have been demonstrated. Things that can help is eating healthy, avoid fatty foods and too many spicy foods which can increase symptoms. ...Read more

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My dad has prostrate enlargement. He is under medication. Now he wants to get it removed. What ate the best treatment options?

My dad has prostrate enlargement. He is under medication. Now he wants to get it removed. What ate the best treatment options?

Prostate Surgery: I no of no reason to have a prostate removed unless it is cancerous and cannot be treated any other way. This question should be directed specifically to your father's urologist. ...Read more

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When i take Zoloft (sertraline) at times, my sinuses get so dry I use a sinus rinse to deal with the small clots of blood that form. Are there other treatments.?

When i take Zoloft (sertraline) at times, my sinuses get  so dry I use a sinus rinse to deal  with the small clots of blood that form.  Are there other treatments.?

Zoloft (sertraline): Not sure of dosage u r taking, what else u r taking with it, or what u r prescribed zoloft (sertraline) for, but i would advise u mention that to your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for dry sinuses and nose pain?

What is the best cure for dry sinuses and nose pain?

Drink H2O flush nose: Make sure you are drinking enough water and not taking medications that will dry out your mucous membranes. Nasal flushing with a mixture of saline and baking soda can also be helpful. ...Read more

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I don't want to live with tonsil stones. What is the best treatment?

I don't want to live with tonsil stones. What is the best treatment?

Treatment: You can try saline gargle, use a water pick to remove them. Elimination of tonsillar crypts with chemical, laser or radiofrequency ablation also helps. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for.Infectious mollusc? I don't want undergo the burning treatment

Topical therapy: The best treatment for molloscum is some sort of topical treatment, whether it's acid, cautery or physical scraping. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bone spurs in c/t spine?

What is the best treatment for bone spurs in c/t spine?

Dose it bother you: If it dose and not improve by medications, go and see neuro- surgeon he will tell out if you an operation to take it out. ...Read more

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Large Sinuses (Definition)

Large sinuses = larger than normal cavity ...Read more