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Why Do Antibiotics Help With Inflammation
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
I have acute sinusitis, and my doctor doesn't think I need antibiotics. Are there nonprescription medications that can help relieve symptoms?
Yes: Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers and decongestants may help relieve facial pain and sinus congestion associated with acute sinusitis. OTC medications that may help include: Decongestants. , Pain relievers. . Always use OTC products as directed. If your child becomes infected, check with their health care provider to find out what's safe. Other home remedies you may want to try: Inhale warm water vapor. , Apply warm compresses. , Drink plenty of fluids. , Use a saline nasal spray. . Most people with acute sinusitis get better without antibiotics. However, if your symptoms are severe or last longer than a few days, talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I have hidrdenitis suppurativa and i'm having a flare up what can I do to help with pain and inflammation other than OTC pain relievers or nsaids?
Just diagnosed with fibromyalgia. What prescriptions do they give you to help with pain and other symptoms?
Many, many options: I use more than 50 different medicines to treat my fibromyalgia patients. Every patient is different and medicines that work for one may not work for another. The 3 medicines that are fda approved for treating fibromyalgia are lyrica, Cymbalta and savella (milnacipran). However, many other medicines are also used. Find a fibromyalgia specialist who will work to find medicines that will help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aren't antibiotics used for sinus infections or congestion? Why does the doctor not want to prescrib
Usually doesn't help: In fact, the vast majority of adult cases of sinusitis, pharyngitis, upper respiratory congestion, % ear infections do not require antibiotics. They are viral & some are allergic. Certain criteria suggest bacterial infections; e.g. Time course, specific signs, & no response to over-the-counter treatment. Also, flu % colds are caused by viruses only so bacterial antibiotics will not work at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can lactobacillus help with tonsil stones , can probiotics help too, or what do you recomend please help?
Oral hygiene: There are really no medications, or diet that can prevent tonsil stones. They are calcified debris from the mouth and to some extent the nasal cavity. Preventing accumulation of debris in you mouth with salt water rinses after meals, good oral hygiene, (including tongue scraping), and nasal lavages if congestion is present, can help. If dramatic symptoms persist, tonsil removal is an option. ...Read more
Diagnosed with sinusitis got antibiotics is there any self help tips I could also use to relieve it?
Yes, there are tips!: Great question! I see you use Nasonex, (mometasone) & suggest you take a break from that for a week every 2-3 months. Periodic drug holidays from nasal sprays can help prevent bacterial infection and nosebleeds. Currently, try using plain saline spray and sterile saline nasal irrigation from a drug store. Inhaling steam in the shower or a steam room loosens secretions too. Stay hydrated. Clearing mucus is key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antioxidants: As a dentist, i believe that good nutrition is an important step in controlling chronic dental inflamation like periodontal disease. There are many antioxidant vitamin suplements out there, but if possible , one should strive to get those needed vitamins and antioxidants through good diets of greens and fruits- 9 to 13 servings a day before depending on supplements. ...Read more
Severe uti. Need help with pain until the doctors can see me next week. Any other remedies besides water?
Antibiotic, see MD: The main thing is effective antibiotic treatment ASAP. If not yet prescribed an antibiotic, insist on seeing your doctor immediately, or find a different doctor or clinic. Assuming UTI diagnosis is correct, bladder pain and urinary urgency can be helped with OTC phenazopyridine (ask a pharmacist) plus lots of fluids. If flank or back pain from kidney, even more important to see MD ASAP. ...Read more
If I am resistant to metronidazole and clindamycin and the gel and cream versions of these antibiotics don't work what else can I do to cure bv?
It varies with cause: Most of the tonsil infections and throat infection (pharyngitis) are viral. If you are close to toddlers and day care children, then you would be exposed to many viruses. To prevent the infection, you coud stay away from these children. You may have chronic tonsillar abscess which may flare up, or you may have chronic sinusitis which may irritate your throat. I would recommend to see your doctor. ...Read more
What do you do if antibiotics and Flonase (both prescribed for sinus infection) do not cure the infection and it doesn't go away?
Call PCP: All antibiotics have a statistical rate of failure that may approach 10%. Sometimes a second round of a different antibiotic must be used for sucess. There is also the possibility that the first diagnosis was in error and other issues caused the symptoms involved. Call your pcp and discuss your symptoms to see what alternatives you can have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Peculiar diagnosis: Hmmm.... I don't mean to sound undiplomatic, but a "bacterial infection all over the body", not helped by antibiotics, sounds screwy. If self diagnosed, see a doctor for professional evaluation. If it has been medically diagnosed, discuss further with the doctor, and perhaps ask for referral to an infectious diseases specialist, or dermatologist if it involves primarily the skin. Good luck! ...Read more
Speak with dr: Gastrointestinal upset is the most common side effect due to antibiotics. Some antibiotics can be taken just after eating and that may sometimes help. We also recommend the use of probiotics to help maintain normal flora. If you develop severe diarhea you should notify your dr to rule out a serious condition:c. Difficele colitis. ...Read more
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