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What are the common symptoms of otitis interna?

What are the common symptoms of otitis interna?

Significant earache.: Significant earache, decreased audition from the affected ear, and possible mucopurulent discharge if the tympanic membrane ruptures. ...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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My sister has developed otitis interna. What is it exactly?

Otitis interna?: Otitis "interna" is not a standard medical term. The most common ear infections are "otitis externa" (swimmer's ear), or "otitis media" the common ear infection of children. An "internal" ear infection would apply to the inner ear structures, of which the most common infection is a viral process involving the 8th nerve which causes vertigo ("labyrinthitis"), mostly resolves on its own. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for otitis interna?

What is the treatment for otitis interna?

Antibiotics: Amoxicillin is still recommended as the first line antibiotic. There are others for treatment failure or patients with allergies. Also pain control. In older patients, pain control alone maybe tried for 3 days with antibiotics prescribed if the infection does not resolve on its own. ...Read more

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I'm also having a cough and chest congestion. Can otitis media or middle ear infections cause these symptoms?

I'm also having a cough and chest congestion. Can otitis media or middle ear infections cause these symptoms?

No, but....: A middle ear infection will not cause cough and chest congestion. However, the same virus that caused the middle ear infection in the first place may also have caused lower respiratory tract infection/symptoms. ...Read more

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What's the best way to quickly treat labyrinthitis/vertigo?

Increase activity: Once you get over the acute phase of vertigo, you should gradually return to your normal activity. As you do your day to day tasks, this will help retrain your inner ear's balance mechanisms. I often tell patients to go to the grocery store and shop while pushing a grocery cart. Scan the items on the top and bottom of the shelves as you walk by. This will really retrain your balance system. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for otitis externa?

What is the best treatment for otitis externa?

Ear drops: For uncomplicated otitis externa that's not severe, drops like cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) otic work fine. Severe cases may require different ear drops, and maybe oral antibiotics if it's really bad. To prevent, use drops that are a mix of 2 parts vinegar & 1 part rubbing alcohol- let them run in & right back out any time you get water in ears; don't use if already infected. ...Read more

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My child has otitis externa. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

My child has otitis externa. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

See an ENT: For more details, see my patient information sheet at http://www.Richmondent.Com/assets/downloads/ear-nose-throat/ears-hearing/swimmers-ear.Pdf. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of labyrinthitis?

Time: And you could try decongestants. Meclizine may help with the dizziness. ...Read more

Dr. Suresh Mukherji
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Labyrinthitis (Definition)

Labyrinthitis is a condition caused by swelling and irritation of the inner ear. This often results in a loss of balance, a loss of hearing, and dizziness. Risk factors include behavioral factors such as smoking, recently having a viral infection, ...Read more


Dr. Patricia Foster
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Otitis Interna (Definition)

Otitis interna is an infection of the inner ear. It is also known as labyrinthitis. The inner ear controls balance, so patients usually have severe ...Read more