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How do you manage sinusitis?
antibiotics, decongestants, corticosteroids
*AVOID ANTIHISTAMINES
keep hydrated
hot showers
avoid smoke
What are the clinical manifestations of bronchitis?
cough, clear sputum, fever, HA, SOB
ronchi, exp wheezing
How do you manage acute bronchitis?
fluids, rest, antiinflammatory meds
cough suppressants
antiviral agents
What is the leading cause of death in the US from infectious disease?
pneumonia
What are the predisposing factors to pneumonia?
age, alcoholism, mechanical ventilation, smoking, decreased LOC, stroke
What is the number one way of preventing community acquired pneumonia in hospitals?
treatment with antibiotics w/in the first four hours of entering the hospital
What are the clinical manifestations of pneumonia?
chills and fever
dyspnea
cough
malaise, fatigue, HA, muscle ache
pleuritic chest pain