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What Should I Do To Get Rid Of Sinusitis
Get it treated: The basic problem with recurrent sinusitis is swelling of the sinus tissues related to allergy/viral infection and/or an anatomic issue which pre-disposes to recurrent infections. Either one of these needs to be evaluated to "get rid of sinusitis." if you have chronic sinusitis, it may because an acute infection was not treated properly. Best to be seen by your local ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First, diagnosis: In general, headache as the only symptom is rarely the result of rhino-sinusitis. The classical symptoms of sinusitis are nasal congestion, nasal obstruction, yellow nasal discharge, fullness or pressure below the eyes and pain or fullness between the eyes. You get rid of sinusitis by first making the diagnosis and determining whether it is viral or bacterial. Then you can get rid of headache. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged pores: tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules): topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide cysts: oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Your physician can treat you effectively. All acne is manageable today if you're allowed to get treatment for it and you're not subject to the whims of someone who thinks it's lifestyle-related or that "natural is better." before getting seen, try benzoyl peroxide topically. Acne on your trunk usually requires systemic rx. ...Read more
Several things: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Depends: Cough from allergies may be related to post nasal drip or from obstruction of the airways as in asthma. Nasal symptoms of allergies are best treated with topical nasal steroid sprays. Asthma is best treated with quick relief bronchodilator inhaler and if persistent asthma with inhaled cortisone type inhalers. First need to identify if cough trigger and the treat nose, lungs or both! ...Read more
Depends on cause: If your stuffiness is due to an allergy you must either remove yourself from the cause (dog or cat fur, pollen, mold, mites for example) or suppress the bodies reaction to it with prescription or non-prescription meds. Don't use sprays like afrin (oxymetazoline) more than once a day because tolerance develops quickly to these sprays. Occasionally polyps or growths on the lining of the airways develop. ...Read more
Sinus headache: You can try over the counter allergy medications such as zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) allegra. They work well in conjunction with a sinus rinse ( www.Neilmed.Com). If you're still having headaches, then you should see your primary care provider to see if you have a sinus infection. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more
Sinus pressure: Hello, daily sinus pressure may point to an underlying blockage or narrowing of the sinus outflow tracts. I often recommend a 10 day course of ibuprophen with faring nasal spray for 5 days only. If you are able to take the ibuprophen, the anti-inflammatory properties will help reduce the swelling in these narrow drainage pathways. Saline nasal spray may also help. ...Read more
More info: You must first determine cause of your headache dirst. Menstrual periods, tension, neck muscle spaqsms, neck muscle strain, histamine allergic cause, closed head trauma, concussions, neck intrevertebral disc problems, migraines, brain tumors, thyroid problems can all be source of your headache. First i would get a brain and possibly a cervical MRI to determine cause of headaches. Thyroid tests nex. ...Read more
What is causing them: Headaches are often from the muscles of the head and face region and too often are related to problems with the joints, muscles and bite. Put your fingers over where you get the headaches and bite down. If you feel the muscles move, then look into the joint, muscle, and bite (TMJ) as a possible cause. Treat the cause, not the effects. ...Read more
Hard to do.: Normal vaginal ph is 4.0 & unfortunately for women, normal ph of menstrual blood is 7.4 & the ph of semen is 8.0. The vagina is warm, wet & dark & raising the ph invites bacterial overgrowth. The best thing to avoid overgrowth is to reset the vaginal ph to 4 weekly using rephresh, plain yogurt douching or recolonizataion of lactobacilli which fight off bacterial overgrowth. ...Read more
Try riboflavin: First, be sure that you have a correct diagnosis of migraine. Migraines are pulsatile, usually one-sided, last hours, and cause disability including nausea and vomiting. They often run in families. Next, avoid using advil (ibuprofen) or other otc's more than twice weekly (they cause rebound headache). Try riboflavin 400mg daily to prevent them. It's a b vitamin, has helped a number of my patients. ...Read more
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