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What is the best treatment for otitis externa?

What is the best treatment for otitis externa?

Ear drops: For uncomplicated otitis externa that's not severe, drops like cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) otic work fine. Severe cases may require different ear drops, and maybe oral antibiotics if it's really bad. To prevent, use drops that are a mix of 2 parts vinegar & 1 part rubbing alcohol- let them run in & right back out any time you get water in ears; don't use if already infected. ...Read more

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Dr. Alexander Gorup
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Ear Canal Infection (Definition)

Otitis externa is an infection of the outer ear canal. Patients usually have pain at the outer ear, and there may be fluid draining from the ear. Often these infections are caused by water accumulating in the ear canal, such as after swimming, or if the ear ...Read more


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What is the treatment for otitis interna?

What is the treatment for otitis interna?

Antibiotics: Amoxicillin is still recommended as the first line antibiotic. There are others for treatment failure or patients with allergies. Also pain control. In older patients, pain control alone maybe tried for 3 days with antibiotics prescribed if the infection does not resolve on its own. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tympanostomy?

What is the treatment for tympanostomy?

It depends;see below: It depends on whether ear tubes were placed in the holes created in the eardrum, and if so, which type of tubes were placed. The ENT doctor doing this procedure can tell you what, if anything needs to be done afterwards. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for tinnitus?

What is the best treatment for tinnitus?

No treatment cure: Tinnitus may be the result of vascular disease, brain lesions and ear disease among others. The most common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss, so a hearing test is necessary. Treatment depends on the cause. Start with a general medical visit. Then see an otolaryngologist to make sure there are no other symptoms and get a hearing test. ...Read more

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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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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 treatment for middle ear infection?

What is the treatment for middle ear infection?

Middle ear infection: Most middle ear infections in adults need to be treated with antibiotics. At times patients may need some decongestant nasal spray and antihistamines or even steroids. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic treatment for tonsillitis?

What is the best antibiotic treatment for tonsillitis?

Peniciilin: Penicillin is the drug of choice for bacterial tonsillitis, Clindamycin is reasonable for penicillin allergic. Of course viral tonsillitis, which is more common, does not benefit from antibiotic usage. ...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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What is the best treatment for external ophthalmoplegia?

What is the best treatment for external ophthalmoplegia?

External ophtlamopla: Unfortunately there is no treatment available if it is genetic. If is acquired sometimes eyelid and/or eye muscle surgery may be possible. ...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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Whst is the treatment for swimmers ear?

Whst is the treatment for swimmers ear?

Drying and antibioti: Swimmer's ear is usually a topical infection inthe ear canal. Not the ear drum. Dry the fluid and put in antibiotic drops. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for croup?

What is the best treatment for croup?

Supportive care: Mild croup is often treated with cool mist to the face, or, at home taking the child in a bathroom with steam. If moderate- to- severe, the child may require care in the doctor's office, emergency department or admission to the hospital. Standard treatments may include, among other measures, steroid medication and racemic Epinephrine to alleviate airway obstruction (swelling). ...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 treatment for vestibulitis?

What is the treatment for vestibulitis?

See below: Depending on the specific diagnosis, treatment may include fluconazole, calcium citrate, tricyclic antidepressants, topical corticosteroids, physical therapy with biofeedback, surgery or laser therapy. Since vulvodynia is often a chronic condition, regular medical follow-up and referral to a support group are helpful for most patients. ...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 treatment for swimmer's itch?

What is the treatment for swimmer's itch?

Swimmer's itch: Swimmer's itch typically clears up on its own within a few days, though in some cases the rash can last up to a week. In the meantime, you can control itching with over-the-counter antihistamines or anti-itch creams, such as those that contain calamine lotion. If the itching is severe, your doctor may recommend a prescription medication as in topical cortisone. ...Read more

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Wondering what the best treatment is for a really painful swimmer ear infection?

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Wondering what the best treatment is for a really painful swimmer ear infection?

Ear drops: See your primary care physician. Combination ear drops of steroid and antibiotics, e.g., ciprodex, works well. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for coronavirus infection.

A few options: There are no specific treatments for illnesses caused by human coronaviruses. Most people with coronavirus illness will recover on their own. However, there are some steps to relieve some symptoms, such as, taking pain and fever medications, using a room humidifier or taking a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough drink plenty of water, get plenty of rest. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

Dr. Marjorie Delo
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Swimmer's Ear (Definition)

Also known as otitis externa, this is an infection of ...Read more