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Vinegar and alcohol for human water in ear but with torn eardrum?

Vinegar and alcohol for human water in ear but with torn eardrum?

NO: Do not put any chemical in your ear with a perforated drum. Many chemicals are ototoxic and may lead to permanent hearing lost and/or vertigo. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Does putting drops of rubbing alcohol in ear for earache help?

Does putting drops of rubbing alcohol in ear for earache help?

Not a good idea!: Will not help a mid ear infection-need an oral antibiotic. May cause significant burning in an ear canal (outer ear) infection. Severe burning if you have hole in eardrum with infection. Only ok, mixed with white vinegar, for ear canal drying/cleaning, if no canal inflammation & no eardrum perforation. See an otology/ent md for treatment. ...Read more

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Would smoking weed affect my inner ear infection in anyway?

Would smoking weed affect my inner ear infection in anyway?

Yes: Smoking both weed and tobacco are irritants to the cells that line the nasal passages and airway and diminish the cell's ability to clear secretions and bacteria. The middle ear connects with the nasopharynx via the Eustacean tube, and congestion in the nose prolongs healing. There is documentation of increased ear infections in infants exposed to second hand smoke. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Can a hole in the ear drum cause frequent ear infections? Ear was fine till ruptured and had 4-5 infections in 6mnths in same ear as hole

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Can a hole in the ear drum cause frequent ear infections? Ear was fine till ruptured and had 4-5 infections in 6mnths in same ear as hole

Yes it can: Need to plug your ear on the perforated side till seen by ENT, to decide whether surgery is needed to graft the drum, wax plugs sre available, different treatment options and at times antibiotic ear drops adminstered prophylactically, ENT evaluation and follow up are needed ...Read more

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Can impacted ear wax in one ear cause Eustachian Tube Dysfunction to be worse in both ears?

Can impacted ear wax in one ear cause Eustachian Tube Dysfunction to be worse in both ears?

No: Ear wax would not affect Eustachian tube function in either ear. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My hearing becomes muffed after being in water. Is it possible i've damaged my ear drum, or have an ear infection? Hearing in other ear seems better.

My hearing becomes muffed after being in water. Is it possible i've damaged my ear drum, or have an ear infection? Hearing in other ear seems better.

If your hearing....: ....Is not muffled when you have not been in the water, then when it's muffled you have water in your ears. Tilt your head to the side, jump up and down, and the water will come out. ...Read more

Dr. James Lee Dr. Lee
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Can you use rubbing alcohol in your ear for ear infection?

Dr. James Lee Dr. Lee
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Can you use rubbing alcohol in your ear for ear infection?

No: If it is a middle ear infection, rubbing alcohol will not do anything for the infection that is going on behind your ear drum. ...Read more

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Did tympanoplasty in left ear in 2006 due to infection and hear loss..Rt ear drum has hole and infection.Conductive hearing loss.Time for hearing aid?

Did tympanoplasty in left ear in 2006 due to  infection and hear loss..Rt ear drum has hole and infection.Conductive hearing loss.Time for hearing aid?

Tympanoplasty : If you have a hole and recurring drainage a hearing aid will probably make that worse and the hearing will be getting blocked up by the drainage. Actually sounds like you need a tympanoplasty if you still have hearing loss after it heals then get an aid. ...Read more

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Ear infection associated with mono? Blood in my ear wax, serious pain and dulled hearing

Ear infection associated with mono? Blood in my ear wax, serious pain and dulled hearing

Ear infections : The ear infection can definitely go on simultaneously with mono. If your eardrum ruptures you will see blood and pus. IIf your hearing is down you will need to seek treatment ( hearing test and antibiotic ear drops) ...Read more

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Why can't ear fluid in the middle ear be seen with those who have inner ear disorders?

Why can't ear fluid in the middle ear be seen with those who have inner ear disorders?

Isn't there: Those with inner ear issues do not by their diagnosis, need any middle fluid to be present.Inner ear disorders reflect an attack of the ear nerve, that usually comes through the bloodstream. Someone with inner ear disease can have incidental middle ear fluid and that may be visible. ...Read more

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Coconut oil safe to use in ear daily for ear pressure? Pain/water behind eardrum currently on antibiotics but ear pressure remains.

Coconut oil safe to use in ear daily for ear pressure?  Pain/water behind eardrum currently on antibiotics but ear pressure remains.

Yes, safe but...: Yes, coconut oil is safe to use but unlikely to help this much. It does have some antimicrobial properties but ear pressure is most likely related to allergies & inflammation around the eustachian tube. Antibiotics may not help much either. Avoiding dairy & wheat may help as well as treating allergies. Consider homeopathy & seeing a cranial osteopath. ...Read more

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Really bad ear infection in right ear and now hearing higher sound/pitch in that ear. What is this?

Really bad ear infection in right ear and now hearing higher sound/pitch in that ear. What is this?

Eustacean tube prob.: with an ear infection your eustacean tubes are blocked. As they partially open up again you can get a high pitched whistling sound. It will clear up when tube is completely open ..... ...Read more

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Can ear wax cause ringing in the ears? How?

Can ear wax cause ringing in the ears? How?

Possibly: If ear wax has been pushed against the ear drum, many symptoms related to the ear may occur. If impacted wax is the problem, that can cause hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing). In general, wax is a healthy coating of the ear and is modified sweat. Wax has antibacterial properties and lubricates the ear canal skin. The ear cleans itself. If excessive, it should be cleaned out by a specialist. ...Read more

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Why is my hearing muffled in right ear after ear infection?

Why is my hearing muffled in right ear after ear infection?

Depends: During any ear infection there is a temporary reduction in hearing due to the muck in the middle ear for up to 2-4 wks.Most adults will improve within a week and may return to normal in 2 wks, some may take 3-4 wks.Infants and kids tend to take longer. ...Read more

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Ringing in ears due to mercury in tuna?

Ringing in ears due to mercury in tuna?

I doubt it: Classic mercury poisoning doesn't announce itself this way, and millions of people have tinnitus with no explanation. ...Read more

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High pitched noise/ringing in ear. Silence in ear before it happens.

High pitched noise/ringing in ear. Silence in ear before it happens.

Tinnitus: The ringing in your ear is called tinnitus and usually is a sign of changes in your hearing. This can be secondary to prior loud noise exposure, such as loud music, headphones, working around jet engines, but can accompany other inner ear conditions such as Meniere's. Audiometric exams can help quantify and design treatment measures. ...Read more

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Can impacted wax from continuous (5 years) use of ear plugs at night result in an ear infection? And could an ear infection result in pain in the jaw and neck as well as the ear?

Can impacted wax from continuous (5 years) use of ear plugs at night result in an ear infection?  And could an ear infection result in pain in the jaw and neck as well as the ear?

No: Ear wax retention does not cause a bacterial infection.It can cause discomfort, and there are many OTC products that can be used to dissolve the retained was, or you can have it removed by a physician or ENT specialist. The ear drum shares a nerve with the jaw joint and occasionally those with an otitis can have jaw pain or someone with tooth/jaw pain may have ear pain. ...Read more

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Doctor found fluid in my ear and I'm taking ear drops. The ear drops are making my ear hurt. Any help would be appreciated.

Doctor found fluid in my ear and I'm taking ear drops. The ear drops are making my ear hurt. Any help would be appreciated.

Needs eval.: If they are numbing drops they may hurt in outer ear infection. If it is otitis media--middle ear, it should not hurt unless you have a perforation. It should be seen if the pain persists. Wax can contribute to discomfort too, so can canal irritation. ...Read more