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Fluid in ears symptoms adults

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
URI type Infection : It sounds like you have a bad cold or possibly an early case of the flu. If you have a high fever, you should see a doctor. If the headache is very se... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
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Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Unlikely: Most probably it's a viral infection leading to this constellation of symptoms, unlikely to be streptococcal pharyngitis from the outset, although bac... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Ear infection: A swimmer's ear will cause sharp ear pain and drainage of fluid. A middle ear infection with a tympanic membrane perforation will also produce that.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Fluid vs. Anxiety: Yes, your dizziness can be caused by both fluid in your ear or anxiety. Please start w/a visit to your doc to have your ears checked out. If all is ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
No: Nasonex (mometasone) works for rhinitis symptoms but has been shown to have no effects in the outcome of middle ear effusion. Effusion might increase ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Prob not ear: It is possible your pain may be referred by something else such as your jaw or teeth. If your ear is ok then i would focus on your jaw as a cause. Sof... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Paulhus
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Age matters : I'm a pediatrician, but hope i can still give you helpful advice. In babies and children, we treat ear infex based on the degree of illness and/or di... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: In children, persistent fluid in the middle ear can resolve at any time after an infection; however, the longer it persists, the lower the odds that i... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
See doctor: Smelly fluid in the ear could mean an ear infection. The pimply rash can be diagnosed and treated by the doctor at the same visit.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
May be ear infection: Or not...it could be migrainous vertigo in a milder form. If an ear infection and viral then, hydration, eating properly, and taking it kind of easy ... Read More

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