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Are there alternative therapies for ear infection?

Are there alternative therapies for ear infection?

Depends: The red blush of an ear drum on exam may represent a simple reflex & not a tru infection.Far too many kids are put on abx when they have a fever & no other source. Some ear infections are viral & self heal in a few days, some are caused by nasty pus creating germs that will eat away at kids & cause problems if untreated. A good dr will treat the later agressively, ignore it & face the consequences. ...Read more

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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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Fluid in ears and ear infection, treatment?

Fluid in ears and ear infection, treatment?

Age matters : I'm a pediatrician, but hope i can still give you helpful advice. In babies and children, we treat ear infex based on the degree of illness and/or discomfort with the infex. Fluid can be present behind the eardrum with an acute ear infection. If it does not resolve and/or it's adversely affecting one's hearing, we are quicker to act on that. See an ENT (ear/nose/throat) specialist. ...Read more

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Difference between an ear infection treatment and ototoxicity?

Difference between an ear infection treatment and ototoxicity?

Definition : Ototoxicity refers to medicine or other treatments or measures causing damage to the ear inadvertently. Ear infection treatment is designed to help the ear causing improvement in symptoms of infection or pain. We say that certain medicines that treat cancer or certain antibiotics may be ototoxic. ...Read more

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I have ear infection detection device, what to do for treatment?

I have ear infection detection device, what to do for treatment?

Ask your doc: This site is not designed to be a substitute for proper evaluation and prescribing by a proper health care source. We try to provide accurate information on health care issues ; help you seek proper local sources. Ear detection devices while interesting, do not separate benign fluid build up from true pus. Clinical confirmation and treatment requires proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I have ear infection, really bad pain, help, what to do for treatment?

Homeopathy: Belladonna can help . Garlic and willow (or garlic/goldenseal or garlic/mullein) in the ear can help. Warm compresses can also help..Ibuprofen may also help. And be seen... ...Read more

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I have ear infection, now can't hear from the ear, what to do for treatment?

I have ear infection, now can't hear from the ear, what to do for treatment?

Should self heal: A transient loss of hearing of about 50% is common during ear infection due to fluid debris in the ear space.As this heals over weeks, the hearing usually returns to prior levels. ...Read more

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I have ear itchiness & discharge, an ear infection, what to do for treatment?

I have ear itchiness & discharge, an ear infection, what to do for treatment?

Need Rx: The safest and fastest way to get relief from an ear infection is with an appropriate medication, either topical or oral, as prescribed after examination by your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an ear infection? Treatment?

OM symptoms: can be variable. Some symptoms include fullness, hearing loss, pain, ear drainage, dizziness, and fever. Treatment of ear infections is individualized, but usually consists of some form of antibiotic. Secondary medications may include decongestants, mucolytics, antiinflammatories/steroids and pain medications. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Ear Infection (Definition)

Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical anatomic landmarks of membrane, poor mobility of membrane ultimately, tm can perforate or rupture with subsequent drainage of fluid into the ear canal. May take months for fluid from ...Read more


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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