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Hi I have a perforated eardrum and recently got a middle to inner ear infection. It's been there going on 4 wks. I completed a course of antibioti?

Hi I have a  perforated eardrum and recently got a middle  to  inner ear infection. It's been  there going on 4 wks. I completed a course of antibioti?

Eardrum: need to see ENT for microscopic ear exam. cleaning. May need to use topical ear drops and continue oral ABx. No smoking. Keep ear dry. May need surgery if hole does not close ...Read more

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 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?

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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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 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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Could undetected inner ear infection cause delirium ?

Could undetected inner ear infection cause delirium ?

Depends: Development of delirium in a person depends on several factors including age and other illnesses that a person has. Best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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When treating an ear infection, what is the best antibiotic to use?

When treating an ear infection, what is the best antibiotic to use?

Ear infection: The choice of antibiotics for treating middle ear infections depends on age of the person and whether the cause is bacterial. A good percentage of these infections in older children and adults is viral in nature and these need no antibiotics to treat. ...Read more

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How long can inner ear infections last?

How long can inner ear infections last?

A Long Time: The effects can last months.So if your symptoms of ear discomfort persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long do inner ear infections laset?

How long do inner ear infections laset?

Depends: A true inner ear infection is rare and causes severe nerve hearing loss which may be permanent and intense vertigo lasting days to several weeks with some degree of permanent imbalance. Most likely you have a middle ear infection with fluid behind the drum. May take up, to three months for fluid to resolve. ...Read more

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Inner ear infection is my hearing going to come back?

Inner ear infection is my hearing going to come back?

Inner ear infection: Your hearing should return but it my take several weeks for it to happen. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of inner ear infection?

Ear infection: An inner ear infection, or labyrinthitis, is usually caused by a virus which should resolve on it's own. However, in severe cases, the pt could be treated with steroids and antiviral medications. Medications are available to treat the symptoms of an inner ear infection so you should see your doctor to discuss available options. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can home remedies usually work for inner ear infections?

Not usually: Home remedies deal indirectly with your immune system. You need either surgical drainage or the instillation of antibiotics to address an ear infection. ...Read more

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Could your neck hurt when you have an inner ear infection?

Could your neck hurt when you have an inner ear infection?

Yes: Most likely because the ear hurts you are holding your neck in a funny position to decrease pain or maximize hearing. Massage can help as can craniosacral therapy, chinese medicine....And Motrin etc. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure inner ear infections permanently?

Is there any way to cure inner ear infections permanently?

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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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

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