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how to tell if you have an inner ear infection

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Srinivas (bobby) Mukkamala
25 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably middle ear : The inner ear (near the brain) is not likely the source of pain. It's probably external or middle ear. Infection of middle ear would always cause a si ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Most likely because the ear hurts you are holding your neck in a funny position to decrease pain or maximize hearing. Massage can help as can cranios ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam King
Dr. Adam King answered
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
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.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Clarify: Inner ear infections are rare and would involve the hearing and balance part of the ear with resultant deafness and severe vertigo. Rarely middle ear ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Magalie Nelson
20 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Types Ear infection: 3 types of ear infections: outer, middle &inner. Inner ear infection involves the balance system and people get very dizzy. Outer ear infection inv ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
23 years experience Pediatrics
Not here: This Question forum is for education only. The Dr's who volunteer here are not allowed to diagnose, treat or prescribe. Prescriptions require a video ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Sure: Certain low grade infections, including viruses the body may be trying to fight off, may produce mild symptoms that last for several days.
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