Antibiotics for External Ear Infections (Otitis Externa)

Antibiotics for External Ear Infections (Otitis Externa)

The ear has three parts to it: outer, middle, and inner. Otitis externa is an infection of the outer ear, which includes the opening of the ear and the ear canal, all the way to the eardrum.   Signs and Symptoms of Otitis Externa Itching Redness Discomfort made...
Antibiotics for Middle Ear Infections: Are They Necessary?

Antibiotics for Middle Ear Infections: Are They Necessary?

There are three portions of the ear: the outer, the middle, and the inner. Otitis media is an infection of the middle ear, the part of the ear just inside the eardrum. The disease typically affects children who, because of their shorter, more horizontal eustachian...
Thrush Treatment

Thrush Treatment

Thrush is a fungal infection caused by Candida albicans, the same type of yeast that causes vaginalĀ  and some skin and internal infections. When it affects the tongue and inner lining of the mouth it is given the name thrush. It is usually seen in infants, and older...
Antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

Antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

The urinary tract consists of the kidneys, the ureters leading from the kidneys to the bladder, and the urethra, leading from the bladder away to the outside of the body. Serious urinary tract infections (UTI) where the infection spreads into the blood (sepsis) are...
Nail Fungus Treatment

Nail Fungus Treatment

Fungal infection of the nails is not actually a dangerous health condition, but it is a concern for many from a cosmetic perspective: Nails appear thick, discolored, misshapen, and broken or crumbling. But how can it be treated? Some over-the-counter topical remedies...
Antibiotics for Sinusitis

Antibiotics for Sinusitis

Should You Treat Sinusitis with Antibiotics? You might think that antibiotics are what you need for treating sinusitis, inflammation of the sinuses, but, unless there is bacterial growth, that would not be helpful, and could actually prove to be harmful. Inflammation...