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What Is The Most Common Treatment To Get Rid Of Tonsil Stones
4 common treatments: 4 common treatments: 1) gargle/water pick to wash the debris away - temporary 2) treat with long course of antibiotics (6 weeks) many times is effective (may recur) 3) treat for acid reflux as an underlying condition leading to chronic inflammation and tonsil enlargement 4) surgery (permanent). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rid of Tonsil Stones: I do not recommend physically dislodging tonsil stones. Warm salt water gargles or hydrogen peroxide gargles can be beneficial in removing tonsil stones. Tonsillectomy remains the most effective way to prevent tonsilloliths and definitively treat patients with chronic bad breath (halitosis), chronic tonsillitis, persistent tonsillar swelling and chronic sore throat as a result of tonsil stones. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Easy surgery: This is an easy surgical fix, and most ENT doctors or plastic surgeons can do this, if they are comfortable workning with children. The old fashioned technique of tying the base with fishing line works, but often leave an unsightly remnant on the skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to get rid of chronic tonsil stones/Tonsilloliths?(No tonsillectomy/No Antibiotics)
Gargle: Start with a salt water gargle and then proceed to using some numbing materials such as Cepastat or Chloraseptic and then utilizing a cotton swab type stick such as Q-tip to try and dislodge the tonsilith. ...Read more
Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: i've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Corns: Lifestyle modifications is the first step. Try to start with deodorant to your feet after showers and drying them. This helps prevent sweat in feet that could be the underlying cause of corns. Next, trim down the corns with a file or using vicks vapor rub to soften them. Lastly, off-load areas with too much pressure with inserts in your shoes. Hope this helps! ...Read more
The following:: Drink more water on daily basis, avoid spicy food, reduce alcohol consumption, eat more vegetables, avoid prolonged sitting or standing, increase fiber intake to avoid constipation, keep good hygiene of the anal/rectal area, and avoid anal sexual activity. Treatment can include prescription meds in creams or suppositories, sitz bath, or surgery. ...Read more
Many ways: Have you seen a urologist? Kidney stones often pass on their own with good hydration. If not, urologists can sometimes take them out using a scope through the bladder and up the ureter. Sometime you can have lithotripsy. Sometimes an interventional radiologist needs to put a tube (nephrostomy) in your back to get to the stone to take it out. ...Read more
NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes, 3-4 times a day, for inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20-25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Walking, gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. ...Read more
Diet, exercise!: Once you have lost as much weight as is healthy, then you are ready for plastic surgery. Plastic surgery, whether it be tummy tuck or liposuction or lower body lift, is not for weight loss. Gastric bypass or lap band procedures can help a morbidly obese individual lose weight, but this is not only surgery but a major and permanent commitment. No magic here, just hard work and motivation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start medications: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral accutane. ...Read more
Please clarify: Spots where? Spot description? Not enough info provided to answer this question. ...Read more
Tips: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more
Your dermatologist : You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more
Acid and scraping: They are caused by a virus. A otc acid and scraping with a pumice bar will help. If not, you can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what i like to use). You can also try oral cimetadine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight. ...Read more
Idiopathic: Most causes are actually unknown, hence this term idiopathic. But in reality most commonly this is felt to be the complication of many different types of infections particularly viruses. Unfortunatley, you can't readily prevent many viral infections besides optimizing your immune system, so eat health, be active, sleep well and be good about hygeine!! Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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