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Doctor insights on: Why Is Mastoiditis More Harmful Than Sinusitis

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Dr. Joshua Gottschall
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Mastoiditis (Definition)

Mastoiditis is an infection of the mastoid bone, which is a bone of the skull, located just behind the ear. The mastoid bone has air-containing spaces in which an infection can develop. Patients usually have pain and redness in the area of the ...Read more


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Who treats sinusitis?

Who treats sinusitis?

Sinusitis: Hello. Any doctor or physician extender such as a nurse practitioner or physician assistant can treat sinusitis. An ENT doctor is a specialist in sinonasal disorders who can treat sinusitis with aggressive medicine or possibly with surgery. ...Read more

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Does mastoiditis recur?

Possible: Yes it can recur. Any infection in the body has the potential to reoccur. Please have your doctor evaluate you if there are any signs of pain, swelling, redness, warmness, fever or chills. ...Read more

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How common is sinusitis?

How common is sinusitis?

Common: Sinusitis... Bacterial infection of the sinuses affects about 34 million people a year. Conservative medical treatment handles the vast majority of cases. At times surgical procedures like endoscopic sinus surgery or newer balloon technologies are used to open diseased sinuses. ...Read more

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How does mastoiditis spread?

See below: Untreated mastoiditis can spread to the brain leading to meningitis or brain abcess which can be fatal. The specialty of ENT was created prior to the discovery of penicillin and at that time mastoidectomy is the only life saving treatment! ...Read more

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Best medicine for sinusitis ?

Best medicine for sinusitis ?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): There are a variety of antibiotics that can be used to treat sinusitis, so there isn't one best answer. My preferred choice for acute bacterial sinusits (with fever, pain and tenderness over the sinuses) is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for anyone who is not allergic to penicillin. A two week course of treatment is needed, because sinus infections can be difficult to cure completely. ...Read more

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How serious can sinusitis be?

Sinusitis : It depends on it is severity , but u can treat it if u see u ENT physician. ...Read more

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How to cure sinusitis problem?

How to cure sinusitis problem?

See below: Most sinusitis will resolve without any specific treatment. Topical (neosynephrine) or oral (pseudephedrin) decongestants and saline nasal sprays give symptomatic relief. For severe or intractable infections appropriate antibiotic treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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How can sinusitis be diagnosed?

By History: Most sinus infections are diagnosed by the history. Typically, if you have a "cold" that lasts for more than 7-10 days... It's most likely a sinus infection. If you see your ENT he can use a camera to look in your nose to confirm the diagnosis. A ct scan can also be helpful as well. ...Read more

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What can be done for mastoiditis?

Antibiotics or surge: Antibiotics will be the first line of treatment for any infection, but is the infection does not clear up surgery will be needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Sinusitis (Definition)

Sinusitis is inflammation of the ...Read more