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With ear swelling what are my treatment options?

With ear swelling what are my treatment options?

What is swollen?: Need more information to answer this question appropriately. Is the swelling in the ear canal or in the external ear. Are there other symptoms? Have you had trauma to the area, been bitten by anything, are you allergic to some topical preparation, is is accompanied by redness, tenderness, and so on? Try an ice pack and if this doesn't work see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Ear Swelling (Definition)

Ear swelling can have many sources. But description= larger. Firstly, are you referring to the inner or outer ear? Outer ear swelling could arise from trauma or a sebaceous cyst of the lobe or many other things. Inner ear swelling is harder to diagnose and treat and may have much more difficult symptoms. Viral or bacterial infections could be ...Read more


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With eye inflammation what are my treatment options?

With eye inflammation what are my treatment options?

Inflammation , eye: As with other parts of the body, all inflammatory response is the body's response to something such as an infectious agent, an irritant such as drug or chemicals etc. While steroids will help as do non- steroid agents, the causative agents needs to be identified as some are potentiated by these agents. Careful monitoring during treatment is therefore a must ...Read more

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With CSF otorrhea what are my treatment options?

With CSF otorrhea what are my treatment options?

Neurosurgery: See a neurosurgeon there is a high risk of meningitis if the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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What are my treatment options with dysphagia ?

What are my treatment options with dysphagia ?

Boy that depends: The cause of the dysphasia drives the treatment options. So many conditions can cause dysphagia. Autoimmune disorders, barret's, collagen disorders, cancer. Your options are driven by the diagnosis. First step of course is to get an appropriate diagnosis & discuss your options with the gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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With chickenpox what are my treatment options?

With chickenpox what are my treatment options?

Depends: Most chickenpox will self heal over a week or so in kids.There are antiviral medications that can suppress the intensity of the illness if taken early in the illness, but these are not recommended for most natural cases in kids. Adults should receive treatment because of the amplified intensity and complications involved. ...Read more

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With broken eye orbit what are my treatment options?

With broken eye orbit what are my treatment options?

Surgery or observe: It all depends on the size and location of the fractures. Some orbit fractures do not surgery. Some will need surgery if they are extensive or have caused double vision. A c/t scan is needed to make an accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations. A complete eye exam is also essential. You should consult with a facial surgeon who treats orbit fractures. ...Read more

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Spider veins can cause aching pain and discomfort. What are my options for treatment?

Spider veins can cause aching pain and discomfort. What are my options for treatment?

Good evaluation: First you should have a good evaluation by a vein specialist. If your problem is just spider veins, they can succesfully be treated with sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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With cancer what are my treatment options?

With cancer what are my treatment options?

Depends: It depends on the type of cancer, the organ affected, the stage of disease etc. It is important to seek care as early as possible so that it may be treated before it spread to other parts of the body. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for a swollen eye lid?

What are treatment options for a swollen eye lid?

Swollen Eye Lid: Warm compress, lid scrubs, possibly topical or even oral antibiotics. Most importantly, it is important to find out the reason or etiology of this lid swelling. A thorough and complete ophthalmologic exam is warranted asap.If there is any discharge an eye culture would be reccomended .A history of any concomitant infection is important to know. Recent cold or uri. Do not ignore this. See dr asap! ...Read more

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What are cures or treatments for the pain and swelling from tennis elbow?

What are cures or treatments for the pain and swelling from tennis elbow?

Start with RICE: Lateral epicondylitis (aka "tennis elbow") is a common overuse injury to the elbow. In order to treat the pain, i recommend you start with rice, follow with stretching/ strengthening (therapy), & consider couterforce bracing. If these treatments fail you may be a candidate for cortisone or prp injections. Some people end up needing surgery... http://drmarkgalland.com/category/elbow. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for OA and RA?

What are the treatment options for OA and RA?

Spectrum of treatmen: Always start with evaluation and X-ray. History and family history. Exercise to strengthen muscles surrounding the affected joint. Use low impact exercise so you do not overload the joint with impact. Oral NSAIDS can. For OA and RA steroid shot can be beneficial for flare ups. OA can use viscosupplementation such as hyaluron injections or synvIsc (hylan g-f 20). End stage may require joint replacement ...Read more

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With parasomnia what are my treatment options?

With parasomnia what are my treatment options?

Usually no treatment: Most parasomnias are benign and require no particular treatment unless they become a danger to you or to other members of the household. For sleep walkers secure windows and doors, recommend sleeping on ground floors. If medications are needed, your sleep specialist will evaluate you and recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are the signs and treatment options for a broken back?

What are the signs and treatment options for a broken back?

Broken back : It can be a fracture of the bones or a disruption of the ligaments that requires no treatment, simple rigid bracing, halo fixation, or even surgery. These problems can occur following trauma and are localized to the neck region/cervical, middle back/thoracic, or lower/lumbar, sacral. See a spine specialist concerning your particular injury. Some imaging study will be needed. ...Read more

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What treatment options are available for painful spondylosis of the neck?

What treatment options are available for painful spondylosis of the neck?

Cervical spondylosis: 24 year old lady with a concern about neck pain. You should have a full evaluation by an orthopaedic spine surgeon in clinic. Typically, rest, physical therapy, NSAIDS, ice/heat, modalities, or bracing are used. Other degenerative problems in the cervical spine related to spondylosis require imaging/surgery. See this link: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic ...Read more

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What treatment options could I have for maxillary repositioning (advancement and rotation)?

What treatment options could I have for maxillary repositioning (advancement and rotation)?

Oral surgeon: Best advice. Get evaluated from board certified orthodontist and oral surgeon, both of whom have vast experience with orthognathic surgery. ...Read more

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With blood under nail what are my treatment options?

With blood under nail what are my treatment options?

Drainage: A partial nail removal or drilling a hole in nail to allow blood to drain out. This will release pressure and i, prove appearance. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more