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can water in the ear cause an ear infection

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Check with MD: This is an easy one to diagnose in a doctor's office, so go an get it checked out. Remember most ear infections, especially in the young, are caused b ... Read More

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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: These are generally caused by respiratory infections that are picked up from other people. Unfortunately the ear infections result from these and imma ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Otorrhea: What can happen with an ear tube in place is that the water goes through the tube into the middle ear and causes an infection in the middle ear. This ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Common problem: Impacted wax can be dissolved by drops available over the counter at most supermarkets or pharmacies. W hen these are too slow, the wax can be removed ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Someone looks: In the absence of fever, change in appetite or behavior i wouldn't assume an ear infection. In an unpublished study during residency we found only aro ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience Pediatrics
Otitis media: If you have not seen a doctor for antibiotics already, you should. The nature of an ear infection, is that it is behind the drum, and that middle ear, ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
The usual things: What happens if shower water gets in one's ear in the setting of an ear infection are the same usual things that happen in the setting of no ear infec ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
ENT doc: See an ENT doc for exam/treatment
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
21 years experience Pediatrics
Likely not: If you do not have ear pain - have not had a recent cold - do not have pain when you wiggle the outside of your ear - then you likely do not have an e ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: With a middle ear infection, there is pus and fluid in the middle ear cavity. The antibiotics fight the infection, and reduce swelling, but it can ta ... Read More
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