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A 20-year-old male asked:

how long does ringing in ears last after serous otitis media has cleared? i still have ringing after almost all of the fluid is gone, a little worried

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Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 30 years experience
Timnitis: It does not seem to be the case. Either serous otitis not resolved completely or some other pathology. See a ENT specialist.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
It can vary: It can take months sometimes, or maybe more, there is a great deal of individual variation. Avoiding stimulants like coffee, cigarettes, can help and some medications can also increase the tinnitus. If it is very bothersome it may be wise to discuss this with your doctor.
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Is it safe to fly if my child has an ear infection?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
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No: If your child has recently been diagnosed with an ear infection there may be an increased risk of eardrum rupture with the changes in pressure that occur during flight.
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What is the incidence of ear infections in preschoolers?

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Dr. Michael Amster
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30 ? : There are some children who will never have an ear infection. Some will have a whole bunch. The exact incidence is not important. By age 2, you'll know what the story is. Being around smokers, being in daycare, having allergies, will all predispose to ear infections. The more exposure to irritants and viruses, the more likely. Good nutrition, treating allergies, avoiding smoke exposure, helps.
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How will I know if my child has an ear infection?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Cough, fever, crying: It's really only a diagnosis a doctor can make by looking inside the ear. Pain, . Fever and cough are common symptoms, though, and should prompt a doctor visit.
Dr. Brian Affleck
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There are some things that would confirm your suspicion of an ear infection. The first is active pus draining from the ear. In addition, when there are symptoms of pain or fever, if there is hearing loss. The definitive test, though, is to look in the ear canal and see the ear drum.
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Dr. Michael Jaindl
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Ear infections in children are usually external (swimmers ear) or middle ear infections. Swimmers ear can often be seen as a swollen canal and the ear is painful to touch. Middle ear infections often begin as an ear ache and may be associated with a cold or upper respiratory infection. If the ear drum ruptures there is usually relief from the pain and drainage from the ear.
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My neighbor has strep throat and was just over. Should I take ask the doctor for antibiotics to make sure i'm in the clear?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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No: If you are not having any symptoms then you really don't need antibiotcs.
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Extreme fatigue especially after bowel move and eating. No strength very irritable and feel angry..Unable to think clearly. .Mis speak words or canno

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: Extreme fatigue by itself is not normal and needs an evaluation. A primary care doctor can look for causes such as anemia, cancer, infections, hormonal imbalances, etc... Significant anemia (not enough blood) or thyroid hormone problems are two of the many possible causes. One can write down a list of symptoms, with a brief description of each, to take to the doctor.

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