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Can a doctor see an inner ear infection

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Expected: To develop a middle ear infection you retain mucous behind the ear drum which becomes food for the germs that cause the infection. The mucous muffles ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Otitis media?: Part 1: inflammation and fluid collecting behind the ear drum (this is actually is the "middle ear" area) is "otitis media" . This usually happens wh... Read More
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Abx not needed!: Part 2 most of the time, antibiotics (abx)aren't the treatment of choice for om; supportive management that decreases inflammation in the middle ear a... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Several options: A middle ear infection generally hurts because the mass of germs/pus/fluid in the tiny middle ear space pushes the drum out. When/if the germs die th... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Inner ear infection!: you probably meant 'middle ear infections' and Grommet tubes are meant to ventilate /drain the middle ears in case the Eustachian tubes are blocked. Y... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Vertigo: The semicircular canals that arise off the snail like apparatus of the ear nerve contains endolymph. This fluid moves within those canals to give your... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Drs can look thru the ear drum into the middle ear & detect a pus level for a middle ear infection. However, the events involved in a inner ear infect... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
To determine: type of ear infection - recommend medical evaluation. It isn't something that you would automatically be able to self diagnose by listing sx's. Take ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam King
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 15 years experience
Yes: It may hurt a but with movement, but exercise is fine. You may want to take something like Ibuprofen 1 hour prior to working out.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Not good idea: Sure you are talking about an inner ear infection? Anyway, not a good idea. See an ENT before considering doing so.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Inner ear infection: The inner ear is important for hearing and equilibrium. Its infection is manifested by reduced hearing, ringing, blance problems including dizziness, ... Read More