A 38-year-old female asked:
have fluid behind ears/ pressure/jaw pain. dr. said no infection and prescribed flonase. will this cause a brain abscess, osteomyelitis or sepsis?
5 doctor answers
Dr. Eric Weisman answered
35 years experience Neurology
No infection: suspected. Need infection to get Osteomyelitis (spread of infection to bone) sepsis (infection that has spread to the blood stream) or a brain abscess.
Answered on Feb 11, 2017
Dr. Dariush Saghafi answered
32 years experience Neurology
None of the above: If your doc told you there was no infection then, whatever the fluid is behind your ears is STERILE...meaning that no bacteria are inside. If there are no bacteria in this fluid then, its's pretty much a foregone conclusion that this fluid CANNOT CAUSE or be the cause, either directly, or indirectly of an abscess anywhere, osteomyelutusm or sepsis. Cheers!
Answered on Nov 30, 2018
Dr. Johanna Fricke answered
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
All of the things: you mention are infections. If you have negative pressure or uninfected fluid in your middle ears spaces, there is no infection that could spread. The Flonase is to reduce swelling & edema of mucous membranes of your upper respiratory tract, thus allowing your Eustachian tubes to become patent, or open, again at their junction with your nasopharynx & middle ear pressure to normalize.
Answered on Jan 27, 2020
Dr. Diane Minich answered
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: no infection just nasal congestion blocking the eustacain tube and the Flonase will reduce the swelling and resolve the symptoms.
Answered on Feb 18, 2015
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