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Is it safe to use proxide in your ear for and ear infection

A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Hermann
42 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: There are times when it could be dangerous, like a perforated ear drum for instance. But for a suspected middle ear infection, this form of treatment ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Eisenberg
33 years experience Pediatrics
Only swimmers ear: A true inner ear infection requires fluid accumulated behind the eardrum (usually due to the negative eustachian tube pressure from a cold). A swimmer ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: If the abx is effective the middle ear pus should be sterilized within 3-4 days. Fever should be down also. The fluid that is trapped with the infecti ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Often: If you have an outer ear infection, the bacteria or fungus can make chemicals that do have an unpleasant odor. It will go away once the infection is ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lee
Dr. James Lee answered
11 years experience Pediatrics
No: If it is a middle ear infection, rubbing alcohol will not do anything for the infection that is going on behind your ear drum.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Yes : It's caused by inflammation.
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Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Middle ear effusion : If you have fluid in the middle ear, we call that an effusion. This will cause congestion, pressure, and trouble hearing. You can take decongestants, ... Read More
A 33-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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Otitis: Having a few ear infections will probably not do damage to the ear. The main part of the ear that is commonly affected are the eardrum and the 3 tiny ... Read More
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