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What Remedies For Mastoiditis Can I Try At Home
Diagnosed with mastoiditis. Fever went from 103.2 to 98.6, Feel much better from treatment so far but how long does this last? Anything to watch for?
My result mastoid xtray consider mastoiditis bilateral more pronounched on the left what meaning of this? What the treatment I need or need surgery
Radiology: These findings can only be utilized in the context of your clinical presentation. You may or may not need any treatment, but this should be determined by a doctor practicing clinical medicine, preferably ENT, and not by a radiologist looking at films without seeing and evaluating you. Good luck. ...Read more
Can politics stop civilian ent's say surgery needed for mastotiditis & tore ear drum. Civ dr's refuse treatment when thy find out va caused it apr 201?
Gets complicated...: In general, the U.S. Is a free country, so a patient can select any doctor he wants to go to, and likewise, a doctor can select which patient he wants to treat. That makes life fair. Usually, if there is a complication after a surgery, that surgeon or another surgeon on the same team corrects the problems, instead of bringing an outside person into a problem situation. The va may have more rules. ...Read more
Yes, for sure.: It is fairly common in children. Usually it can be treated with just a tube in the eardrum, but sometimes needs a bigger operation to drain the infection. Beware of doctors overcalling "mastoiditis" on ct or MRI scans, when all they are seeing is fluid in the mastoid. This is seen with any ear infection for a while afterwards. ...Read more
CT scan: If there is not clear cut swelling behind the ear, then ct scan is the best way to diagnose mastoiditis. Cloudy mastoid cells on ct is not mastoiditis, that is just an ear infection. If there is breakdown of the tiny air sacs of the mastoid bone on ct, then the diagnosis of mastoiditis is correct. ...Read more
Depends: Acute mastoiditis can be treated with myringotomy and tube placement on the ipsilateral ear drum to allow drainage. Antibiotic given intravenously, by mouth and/or via antibiotic drops are commonly used depending on how ill the patient is. Mastoidectomy can be performed in patient not responding to the aforementioned treatment. ...Read more
Look to the ear:
Acute mastoiditis has fever, ear pain, tenderness behind the ear, and the ear may even stick out more than it normally does.
Chronic mastoiditis shows with drainage which persists despite common treatments.
See your ear doctor for chronic but get immediate care for an acute case as it may need urgent surgery. ...Read more
Mastoiditis: It can be very serious, you should see an ENT as soon as possible. ...Read more
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
I'm just getting over mastoiditis, Sometimes I get random pains in my head but otherwise I feel fine. Anything I should watch out for just in case?
MASTOIDITIS: MASTOIDITIS IS DIFFICULT TO TREAT: you should rest irrigate sinuses with saline/take a nasal spray like Nasonex (mometasone) and finish a 2-3week course of antibiotics ie bactrim/augmentin /cipro. avoid abrupt changes in pressure. Ie flying/scuba/swimming if diving or snorkeling is undertaken. These activities may increase risk of worsening MASTOIDITIS/SINUSITIS/OTITIS. Monitor for fever and recheck CT ...Read more
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