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

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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I would like to know what symptoms come with inner ear infections?

I would like to know what symptoms come with inner ear infections?

Vertigo: If you mean inner ear, then one may experiences vertigo (everything spins around) and hearing problem.
If you mean middle ear infection, then the symptoms are earache, fever and decrease hearing. Read more

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What to do if I want to know what systoms come with inner ear infections?

What to do if I want to know what systoms come with inner ear infections?

Pain: Ear infection, called otitis media, causes significant pain, usually all the time, and decreased hearing--sounds are muffled by the fluid behind the eardrum. You can also feel off balance or dizzy, but that is less common. If the eardrum bursts from the pressure, there will be wet drainage--but do not wait that long to have it checked! Read more

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I think I have an ear infection, my inner ear itchy and clogs up at night.

I think I have an ear infection, my inner ear itchy and clogs up at night.

Your question is?: It is interesting that you have diagnosed your problem. But what are you asking? To use the site properly you provide background and ask a related question. If you have decided what your issue is either ask a relevant question or keep it to yourself. There are thousands who want to ask relevant questions. Read more

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I was prescribed 50 mg for 5 days. I have vertigo (inner ear infection). When can I expect to start to feel better?

I was prescribed 50 mg for 5 days. I have vertigo (inner ear infection). When can I expect to start to feel better?

Using this site: When you submit a question, you get the best info if you provide adequate background info and ask a related question. You did not provide the medication or the symptoms for which the diagnosis was considered, so any comment is purely conjecture. You are welcome to start over, but be specific. 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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What does it mean if I leave my inner ear infection untreated?

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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Can I fly if symptoms of an inner ear infection?

Can I fly if symptoms of an inner ear infection?

Painful: You "can" but it might be very painful with the pressure changes your ears will go thru. Normally when pressure changes, your ear adjusts to it, but if you have an ear infection this system of "adjustment" is not working. Try to postpone. If you can't, at least use specialized ear plugs for air travel (not sure how effective they will be). Good luck. Read more

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My inner ear hurts - how do I tell if I have an ear infection?

My inner ear hurts - how do I tell if I have an ear infection?

Probably middle ear: The inner ear (near the brain) is not likely the source of pain. It's probably external or middle ear. Infection of middle ear would always cause a significant drop in hearing with it. External infection would cause swelling of canal with pain and possible drainage. Read more

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I'f you have viral inner ear infection, will flying make it worse?

I'f you have viral inner ear infection, will flying make it worse?

Yes, likely: Ear pain on descent is often a problem for people with active ear infections. Talk to your doctor about suggestions to minimize the pain. Read more

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What to do if I need a natural cure inner ear infection due to a cold?

Vertigo: Adequate sleep and rest, walking excercise (use a cane or walking stick if needed) 15 minutes/day. You can also take otc cold medication for cold symptoms. Read more

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Hi I have a inner ear infection. Can I take a 1 hour flight on Saturday thanks?

Possibly: If the infection is resolved and there is not pressure then it should be fine. Check and see if you can get your ears to pop by pinching your nose and blowing. If you can get them to pop then you know that the Eustachian tubes are functioning. If you develop pressure during the flight you can do this to relieve it. Taking a nasal decongestant spray before the flight would be a good precaution. Read more

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I have an inner ear infection and it hurts to lay down. What can I do for pain so I can sleep and lay back?

I have an inner ear infection and it hurts to lay down. What can I do for pain so I can sleep and lay back?

Types Ear infection: 3 types of ear infections: outer, middle &inner. Inner ear infection involves the balance system and people get very dizzy. Outer ear infection involves the outer ear and ear canal. It can be very painful. There is usually swelling and drainage of the ear. Middle ear involves the ear drum and middle ear space. There is pain, muffled hearing etc. For pain: advil, (ibuprofen) or tylenol+warm compress. 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