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Bacterial infection of the middle ear, what to do?

Bacterial infection of the middle ear, what to do?

See your Doc: Middle ear infections are nothing to play with so please see your doc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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


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If I have an infection like an ear or bacterial infection can I still donate blood?

If I have an infection like an ear or bacterial infection can I still donate blood?

Not now: If you have an acute infection, you should not donate blood until the infection is completely resolved. Here is a link to blood donation eligibility from the red cross website http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements/eligibility-criteria-topic There are other reasons why you would be ineligible, talk with the blood donation staff about all restrictions. ...Read more

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Bacterial infection/common cold? How do you know? I go to the dr's tomorrow for my cold and ears. Been sick for week now. No fever at all thru cold

Bacterial infection/common cold? How do you know? I go to the dr's tomorrow for my cold and ears. Been sick for week now. No fever at all thru cold

Culture: Culturing any nasal discharge &/or throat swabs will help identify if it is bacterial as well as a strep screen and gram stain. If all negative usually viral, . ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bacterial infection in ear?

What are symptoms of bacterial infection in ear?

Pain/drainage: I think the most consistent symptom of an ear infection is pain. Depending which part of the ear is infected it can also affect your balance. Drainage of fluid may also be present if it is an outer ear infection. If your ear hurts or your balance has changed seek medical attention. ...Read more

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How can we identify fungal ear infection separately from Bacterial Infection?

How can we identify fungal ear infection separately from Bacterial Infection?

Cultures: Cultures are the best way to determine if an infection is bacterial or fungal. The appearance of the skin lesions can provide clues as well. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will nickle allergy cause a bacterial infection in ear lobe?

Need doctor's help! will nickle allergy cause a bacterial infection in ear lobe?

Yes it can: Ear rings that cause allergy shouldn't be worn any longer, and local inflammation can have bacterial infection on top. ...Read more

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Does infection spread through the bloodstream, such as a bacterial infection on ankle can spread to an ear infection?

Does infection spread through the bloodstream, such as a bacterial infection on ankle can spread to an ear infection?

Bacteremia: Infections can spread through the blood stream - when you hear the word "Sepsis" that implies a bacteria is in the blood stream and causing havoc on the body. Could an infection that started in the ankle get into the blood stream? Sure. Once it's in the blood stream could it seed other sites? Sure. If you didn't have high fever and signs of blood infection then I doubt your ear infection is relate ...Read more

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How can you heal 2-3 mm hole in ear membrane (cotton stick usage) after 10 days unsuccessful Otipax low dose drop treatment; no bacterial infection?

How can you heal 2-3 mm hole in ear membrane (cotton stick usage) after 10 days unsuccessful Otipax low dose drop treatment; no bacterial infection?

Perforation-ENT: Moste perforations of the tympanic membrane require ENT evaluation- some heal spontaneously and some never closed and may require surgery: get an expert opinion. ...Read more

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What is the bacterial infection called scarlet fever from?

What is the bacterial infection called scarlet fever from?

Group A strep: Scarlet fever is caused by infection with group a streptococci, the same bacteria that causes "strep throat". In scarlet fever, the strep bacteria releases a toxin that gives you the generalized sandpaper- like rash. Most patients will also have a sore throat, fever, and enlarged cervical lymph nodes. The treatment for scarlet fever is the same as strep throat-antibiotics such as penicillin. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called a bacterial infection of upper airway.?

Upper airway infecti: It means a part of upper airways(sinuses, pharynx, trachea) is populated with bacterias . Most of this bacterias creates excessive secretion(yellowish, thick, greenish).And symptoms of stuffed sinuses, throat pain, productive cough, fever , chills.If you have this symptoms go see a doc asap. ...Read more

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I just had my pap smear and the result says that I have bacterial infection called coccobacilli. What treatment should I use?

I just had my pap smear and the result says that I have bacterial infection called coccobacilli. What treatment should I use?

Treatment: It is not in healthtap's tradition to give specific treatment advice. Why isn't the person who did the pap treating you? The doctor will be able to easily explain why or why not they are or are not treating you. ...Read more

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White layered dry skin in head. If removed, it turns into black skin like rashes. 6 month before found and treated streptococcus bacterial infection?

Skin cancer?: When a skin lesion fails to heal and not associated with burning or itching, one should get checked for skin cancer. The fact that it was infected 6 months ago might be due to scratching thereby introducing bacteria into the lesion. It is only prudent to see a dermatologist to make sure that it is not a skin cancer. ...Read more

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CT Scan, MRI (extensive left mastoiditis) ears ok. Headache w/ darkness (corner of eyes). Bacterial infection in June. ENT on Fri. Allergy/recovery?

CT Scan, MRI (extensive left mastoiditis) ears ok. Headache w/ darkness (corner of eyes). Bacterial infection in June.  ENT on Fri. Allergy/recovery?

Head ache: "Mastoiditis" is over read on MRI by radiologist. If CT is ok with no bone erosion or complete Opacification then easily treated with meds. It may be unrelated to your HA. If you have no nasal or sinus congestion or middle ear fluid then you don't have clinically significant mastoiditis. you've been on abc and antihistamine already. You will at least get a good head $ neck exam from ENT. ...Read more

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How do I cure chronic bacterial infections?

How do I cure chronic bacterial infections?

What type?: There is very little information here. What types of infections? Other medical issues? You could either re-ask & clarify or discuss with your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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Can I catch bacterial infection from my pet?

Yes: It depends on the pet. Reptiles can spread salmonella. Birds can spread psittacosis. You can get toxoplasmosis and q fever from cats. You can get leptospirosis from dogs. Also bites and scratches can cause infections. ...Read more

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I'm curious. What symptoms go along with bacterial infections?

It depends on which.: Symptoms depend not only on which bacterial infection it is, but also on where it is and on the age and immune function of the patient. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent bacterial infections?

What can I do to prevent bacterial infections?

Good hygiene: The best way to prevent bacterial infections, or viral infections, is good hygiene. Wash your hand properly and often. Next come nutrition; your immune system works much better if you give it the proper tools to work with. Next comes sleep; not sleeping properly or enough has been shown to weaken the immune system and increase susceptibility to infections. ...Read more

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Can I get a bacterial infection by kissing someone?

Can I get a bacterial infection by kissing someone?

Sometimes yes: Depending on where one kisses upon another person's body, he will bring some bacteria into his mouth, which means onto his throat and down into his tummy. If his mouth gets strep throat bacteria from kissing, then he can develop a strep throat infection. If his mouth gets h.Pylori bacteria from kissing, then he can get an h.Pylori stomach ulcer. Many other bacteria can also be gotten from kissing. ...Read more

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Can i catch a bacterial infection from an endoscopy?

Can i catch a bacterial infection from an endoscopy?

Doubtful: These are always sterilized before using. Unless there was penetration of the tube being endoscoped (colon, stomach, small bowel, other) it would be remarkably unusual to acquire infection from these devices. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacteria are tiny organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. When certain bacteria enter the body, they can cause infections that must ...Read more


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more