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Which treatment works the best and fastest for upper respiratory tract infection?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for upper respiratory tract infection?

Cold: There is no treatment that works particularly well for the usual upper respiratory tract infection. The vast majority of these are caused by viruses for which there is no treatment. You are treating only the symptoms (runny nose, mild cough, feeling yucky); the otc cold medications help some with these symptoms, and are ok to use, but they are not a cure. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Which treatment works the best and fastest for urinary tract infection?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for urinary tract infection?

Antibiotics: You should be treated with an antibiotic for a urinary tract infection. The choice of antibiotic can vary and you should see your doctor first. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for bacterial infection?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for bacterial infection?

Depends: Simple infection responds to proper antibiotics really fast. Complicated infections containing abscesses may require surgery to heal. Either way a physician evaluation is the first thing to do. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for adenovirus infection?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for adenovirus infection?

Rest & fluids: For most cold & flu viruses, the only real treatment is supporting your body while it fights the infection. Plenty of rest and fluids are the most important component of the treatment. You can also manage symptom with a fever reducer (acetaminophen) and maybe a analgesic spray for your throat. Make sure you wash you hands regularly so you don't spread it! ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for rheumatic fever?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for rheumatic fever?

No easy answer: Rheumatic fever is an autoimmune process (antibodies attack our own tissues) that follows infection with streptococci. Symptoms include heart murmur and possibly heart failure, arthritis, nodules under the skin, chorea (abnormal involuntary movements) and rash. Treatment consists of penicillin, aspirin, and prednisone. Preventive penicillin is given for 10 years to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for mild ear laceration?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for mild ear laceration?

First aid: For a minor laceration, wash it with soap and warm water, apply pressure to stop bleeding, apply an antiseptic such as Bacitracin or neomycin (both sold over the counter) and apply a clean dry dressing or just leave it open to air to heal. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for bacterial vaginosis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for bacterial vaginosis?

Antibiotic: If it was diagnosted as bacterial vaginosis, and you are not allergic to Flagyl then this is the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for bloody diarrhea?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for bloody diarrhea?

May be serious issue: Bloody diarrhea is not normal and deserves medical evaluation! blood on toilet tissue or as a self-limited streak of blood on stool may be hemorrhoidal, anal fissure, or a local rectal process. However, seeing blood with diarrhea may be due to invasive infection, inflammatory bowel disease, ischemic colitis, caustic or mechanical damage (colonics), or even a brisk upper GI bleed. See a doctor! ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for shigellosis diarrhea?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for shigellosis diarrhea?

Antibiotics: Previously, antibiotics such as tetracycline, Ampicillin and co-trimoxazole were effective, but resistance is now a problem. Fluoroquinolones such as norfloxacin, ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, Azithromycin and Ceftriaxone are effective, depending on the resistance patterns in the area/country. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic for bacterial upper respiratory tract infections?

What is the best antibiotic for bacterial upper respiratory tract infections?

Depends: Upper respiratory tract infections usually involve the sinuses. There are a wide variety of antibiotics used for acute bacterial sinusitis. Bactrim (a sulfa drug), Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (a penicillin type drug) and doxycyline (a tetracycline) are commonly used. Levaquin (a quinolone) can be used as well but i tend to reserve this for sicker patients. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for croup?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for croup?

Croup: The fastest treatment is aerosolized epinephrine. This will rapidly shrink airway swelling. It is normally on administered in ers. Another treatment is either oral or injected steroids to shrink the swelling. Those are prescribed or administered by you doctor. At home treatments are steam from a shower, or cold air exposure. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for mycobacterium tuberculosis infection?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for mycobacterium tuberculosis infection?

For TB: Treatment is empiric at first, most commonly using four drugs to avoid the development of resistant organisms. After testing of the bug (which can take 8 weeks), treatment can be narrowed to two drugs to which it is susceptible, but continued for a total of 6 months (at least). Treatment of TB works best when it is administered under direct supervision of a qualified public health official. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for meningitis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for meningitis?

Antibiotics: Bacterial meningitis is often untreated life threatening. Immediate intravenous antibiotic treatment is necessary. Viral meningitis is on the other hand usually less dangerous. One has to call 911 and get to the er asap if meningitis is suspected. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for altitude illness?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for altitude illness?

GET LOWER: When mountain climbing the best treatment for altitude sickness is to get back to lower altitude. Some expert climbers use Diamox (acetazolamide) for prevention and Furosemide (lasix) for pulmonary edema (lung swelling). Prevention is the key to prevent altitude sickness: stay hydrated, ascend slowly. Acclimate overnight. You must recognize the symptoms before getting into trouble. Picture= mt. Adams wa 12, 200'. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for vibrio parahaemolyticus infection?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for vibrio parahaemolyticus infection?

A number of drugs: V parahaemolyticus, usually acquired from eating raw shellfish, can be treated with a drug like either Ciprofloxacin or doxycycline. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for shingles?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for shingles?

There is no best: Antivirals, like valtrex, (valacyclovir) need to be started within 72 hrs of shingle symptoms. They can decrease the severity and duration of the rash. If pain persists after the rash is gone - postherpetic neuralgia (phn) - it needs to be treated aggressively so it does not last forever. The older you are when you have shingles, the more likely you are to have phn. See a board certified pain specialist for help. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for drooling?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for drooling?

Close the mouth: Drool falling out of the mouth can occur by accident. It also can be due to muscular dysfunction of the facial nerve leaving the outside of the mouth drooped and causing uncontrollable drool. This can be fixed by a surgical support procedure. Your plastic surgeon or otolaryngologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for vaginal atrophy?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for vaginal atrophy?

Vaginal estrogen: My favorite product is vagifem vaginal tablets. They dissolve in the vagina and are not as messy as vaginal creams. Vagifem causes almost no absorption of estrogen into the blood, so it is very safe. Atrophy takes time to improve, however. It will be a few weeks before you start noticing improvement. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for pancreatitis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for pancreatitis?

Depends on cause: Pancreatitis can be caused by gallstones, medications, high triglycerides, a tumor, and several other causes. The treatment depends on the underlying cause. Most often it starts by hospitalizing patient and giving them IV fluids and restricting oral intake for a period of time. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for neonatal jaundice?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for neonatal jaundice?

Phototherapy: If treatment is needed the best treatment is phototherapy, which is light therapy using special lamps or lighted blankets and exposing skin to them. Also one has to ensure proper nutrition and hydration. The fastest treatment is blood exchange transfusion but this is used only in very rare situations when jaundice is very severe and putting at risk baby's brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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Respiratory (Definition)

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