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May 07, 2021

Antibiotic Sinus Rinses (Mupirocin, Betadine, ioRinse)

For patients who suffer from recurrent or persistent sinus infections as well as those wishing to diminish risk of a viral upper respiratory infections, medicated sinus rinses can be performed 1-2 times per day. Under the direction of a physician, such nasal rinses can be performed with betadine or ioRinse antiseptics which have both anti-bacterial as well as anti-viral properties or with prescription bactroban ointment which is effective against bacterial sinus infections. There are numerou…
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ENT Doctor Jokes

I have two young daughter who are really into jokes right now... Just so happens that there are a fair number of jokes either directly or peripherally related to the field of ENT. I am slowly collating them here. Enjoy! How do you make a tissue dance? Put some boogie in it! A guy goes to his doctor because he can hear into the future. The doctor asks him, "How long have you suffered from that condition?" The guy tells him, "Since next Monday." Why do vampires seem sick? They…
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May 01, 2021

Video Explaining Allergy Medication Differences

There are many allergy medications on the market which can make it bewildering for a patient to know what to get and whether it is safe to combine more than one type of allergy medication. This video will explain in hopefully a simple understandable way how an anti-histamine differs from a steroid nasal spray differs from all the rest.  To begin, a water balloon represents the mast cell inside a person’s body which is responsible for allergic reactions. To prevent an allergic reaction, you do…
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April 28, 2021

Best OTC Antibiotic Ointment (Neosporin vs Bacitracin vs Triple Antibiotic)

There are many different over-the-counter antibiotic ointments available for purchase from pretty much any pharmacy or store out there. But which one is the best? Is there a best? What is the difference among them? In each gram of bacitracin ointment , there is 500 units only. Nothing else. For Neosporin , each gram contains the following: - neomycin 3.5mg - polymyxin B 5000 units - bacitracin 400 units For Triple Antibiotic , each gram contains: - neomycin 3.5mg - polymyxin B 5000 units - baci…
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DIY Cortisporin Ointment for Treatment of Inflamed Skin Infections / Lesions

Cortisporin ointment is a fantastic ointment I often prescribe for any inflamed skin lesions or skin infections involving the nose, ear, face, and neck. After all, it contains 3 different antibiotics (bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B) to address any infection as well as a steroid (hydrocortisone) to help with swelling, redness, inflammation, and pain. Once upon a time, this prescription ointment was very easy to prescribe and was never on backorder. However, over the past 1-2 years, it see…
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Allergy Medications Explained - Can You Take More Than One?

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