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Ear Infections (Definition)

There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more


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How to stop pain from inner ear infection?

How to stop pain from inner ear infection?

Otitis media: If acute, antibiotics and pain meds, if unrelieved needs myringotomy to let out pus. If chronic, you may need tubes, if mastoid infection is present may need mastoidectomy. ...Read more

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What does an inner ear infection feel like?

What does an inner ear infection feel like?

Dizzy: You can feel nauseated and dizzy because it affects the part of your inner ear that affects balance. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure an inner ear infection?

What can I do to cure an inner ear infection?

Inner ear infections: Anatomically ear is divided into external ear, middle ear( consisting of ossicles), inner ear ( consisting of cochlea, vestibular apparatus) when you are asking about inner ear I am assuming you are asking about the middle ear ( infections may be bacterial or fungal most often) . These infections can be cured with antibiotics, or antifungals- rarely surgery. ...Read more

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How could an inner ear infection heal itself?

How could an inner ear infection heal itself?

Ear infections: Depends what you mean by 'inner' ear infection. A middle ear infection usually drains down the Eustachian tube into the back of throat or drains through a ruptured ear drum due to pressure, and hole in drum then usually heals. A real 'inner' ear infection is called 'labrynthitis' or 'vestibular neuritis' and is usually inflammatory or post-viral rather than infectious, so resolves usually. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a inner ear infection?

How can I tell if I have a inner ear infection?

To determine: type of ear infection - recommend medical evaluation. It isn't something that you would automatically be able to self diagnose by listing sx's. Take care ...Read more

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Can i exercise if I have an inner ear infection?

Can i exercise if I have an inner ear infection?

Yes: It may hurt a but with movement, but exercise is fine. You may want to take something like Ibuprofen 1 hour prior to working out. ...Read more

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Is it unsafe to fly with an inner ear infection?

Is it unsafe to fly with an inner ear infection?

Not good idea: Sure you are talking about an inner ear infection? Anyway, not a good idea. See an ENT before considering doing so. ...Read more

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Please tell me symptoms of a inner ear infection?

Inner ear infection: The inner ear is important for hearing and equilibrium. Its infection is manifested by reduced hearing, ringing, blance problems including dizziness, unstable gait, etc. ...Read more

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How long does inner ear infection take to go away?

OM : Symptoms of ear infection should resolve in 2 -3 days . Complete resolution of ear fluids may take up to 3 weeks. ...Read more

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For how long does it take for a inner ear infection?

For how long does it take for a inner ear infection?

About 1-2 days: If the question is how long does it take for an ear infection to improve on medication, it takes about 24-48 hrs. After the start of antibiotics it may take 24-48 hrs to improve. Some ear infections will improve on their own but it may take longer. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an inner ear infection like?

What are the symptoms of an inner ear infection like?

Pain irritation: Pain, irritation, popping ear, decreased hearing, draining ears, fever, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, dizziness - more common ones. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of inner ear infection in baby?

What are the symptoms of inner ear infection in baby?

Ear pain/fever: 1) ear pain(pulling at ears) 2) fever 3) decreased hearing 4) ear drainage 1 and 2 are most common. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for inner ear infection?

What medication need to be taken for inner ear infection?

Define "inner ear": Most use the term inner ear to indicate the ear nerve, which can suffer from viral infections. There is no regular treatment. The middle ear that suffers from bacterial and viral infections responds to a variety of antibiotics when necessary. The viral infections self heal. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an inner ear infection with no pain?

Clarify: Inner ear infections are rare and would involve the hearing and balance part of the ear with resultant deafness and severe vertigo. Rarely middle ear infection which is usually painful can spread to inner ear. Otitis media may not have pain and only manifest with fluid behind drum.This fluid usually clears but if there is still hearing loss after 1-2 months then see ENT especially if only 1 ear. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i leave my inner ear infection untreated?

Middle ear infection: An inner ear infection is very rare and can be very serious. However, you may be referring to otitis media, which is an infected collection of fluid behind the ear drum. If untreated, it will often resolve on its own. However, you can also have complications from it anywhere from simply rupturing the ear drum to more complex things like meningitis or mastoiditis. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an inner ear infection to get better?

How long does it take for an inner ear infection to get better?

Not long.: If the ear infection is treated with an antibiotic, which is usually but not always the case, it should improve in 1-3 days. If it hasn't, call your doctor, since it may be necessary to look again. And determine if the antibiotic should be changed. There are circumstances in which a doctor may choose watchful waiting rather than an antibiotic, then the ear should be rechecked within several days. ...Read more

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What should I do to make an inner ear infection go a way quicker?

Otitis media?: Do you mean an infection behind the eardrum, often called otitis media? A true "inner ear" infection is rare and serious. It involves the labyrinth/cochlea which is the sensory organ that transduces sound into electrical signals transmitted to your brain. Otitis media will often resolve quickly with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is it possible for body to cure itself of an inner ear infection?

Yes: England rarely uses antibiotics for this condition as they realized many patients recover on their own in 4-7 days. Blow nose frequently. Use warm olive oil ear drops for pain relief. If no improvement after a week or rapidly worsening symptoms see your MD ...Read more

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Inner Ear (Definition)

The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and ...Read more


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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more