A 24-year-old male asked:
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listened to headphones other day. today ear bother me a bit. feels wet inside. this start of a ear infection? if so do i need to tske meds to treat it

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Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Otitis externa: This could be otitis externa . This is an infection of the outer ear. Q-tips and other things introduced into the ear canal can irritatte it and cause an outer ear infection. This typically requires ear drops which contain antibiotics and steroids to improve symptoms.
Answered on Jul 15, 2016
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Ear infection?: You could have an infection but see your doctor for a proper diagnosis.
Answered on Mar 16, 2014

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No: Eye issues are not related to the sinus infection as a rule.
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