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  1. Endoscopic Sinus Exam for Sinusitis

    An endoscopic sinus exam allows the doctor to see all the structures inside the nose and the sinuses.Before inserting the endoscope, the passages inside the nose are opened up with a decongestant medication and numbed with an anesthetic. The endoscope is guided up through a nostril and into the sinus opening, but it is not able to be inserted into the sinus itself.The test is usually done by an ..

  2. Corticosteroids for Sinusitis

    Drug details for Corticosteroids for sinusitis.

  3. Analgesics for Sinusitis

    Drug details for Analgesics for sinusitis.

  4. Tympanocentesis for Ear Infections

    Tympanocentesis is the removal of fluid from behind the eardrum. The doctor uses a special needle with a tube attached to collect the sample of fluid. A culture and sensitivity test is usually done on the sample of fluid. Before the test, your child may get medication to help him or her relax. Or, a doctor or nurse may apply medication directly to the eardrum to numb the area. If there is a lot ..

  5. Tympanometry in Ear Infections (Otitis Media)

    Tympanometry tests the movement of the eardrum when an ear infection or other middle ear problem is suspected. A doctor places the tip of a hand - held tool into the child's ear. The tool changes the air pressure inside the ear and produces a clear tone. Then, the tool measures how the eardrum responds to the pressure and the sound. The results of this test are used to help figure out what is goin

  6. Antibiotics for Middle Ear Infection

    Drug details for Antibiotics for middle ear infection.

  7. Complications of Ear Infections - Topic Overview

    Complications from ear infections are rare,but they can arise. Some problems that can occur include: Trouble hearing. Hearing problems are usually mild to moderate and are usually temporary. Long-lasting hearing loss is rare. However,some children may have problems learning to talk and to understand speech if they have repeat ear infections. 1 Rupture of the eardrum. If fluid continues to ...

  8. Tubes for Ear Infections

    Ear tubes are plastic and shaped like a hollow spool. Doctors suggest tubes for children who have repeat ear infections.

  9. Mastoiditis

    WebMD discusses the symptoms, causes, and treatment of mastoiditis, a bacterial infection of a bone behind the ear.

  10. Flu or Cold Symptoms?

    Do you have flu or cold symptoms? Learn more about the two and how to tell the difference.

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