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Otitis media differential diagnosis

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 29 years experience
Yes: There are multiple nerves that branch on each side of our face and infections or pain on any of those branches can cause the entire nerve to be irrita... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Warren
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Outer ear infection: It sounds like you may be suffering from a chronic outer ear infection. This can be caused by bacteria or fungus. If this has been going on for some t... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Some debate: I would recommend seeing a doctor to establish the diagnosis. Then you may benefit from antibiotics, as well as other medicines to help the underlying... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Viral or bacterial: It depends on the cause. If it suspected viral infection- there is no treatment, it will resolve on its own. If it believed to be bacterial, your prim... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Time for a visit: Om is diagnosed by inspecting the ear drum on physical exam and finding evidence of inflammation and or pus behind the ear drum. Some may also do a pr... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Middle ear infection: Acute otitis media: otitis means inflammation of the ear and media refers to middle. So acute otitis media is an acute inflammation of the middle ear... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Flying with OM: You should be able to fly with otitis media (om), so long as you don't have a fever or a lot of pain and pressure in your ear(s). If an acute infectio... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Possible but...: Very rare in developed countries.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Air pressure: Increased air pressure can intensify pain of otitis media.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Few days: Acute otitis media should feel better within 24-48 hours of treatment...Then the acute part is resolved. It can take 3-10 days to heal completely and ... Read More

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