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Best way to treat an ear infection?

Best way to treat an ear infection?

Otitis media: If acute, antibiotics and pain meds, if unrelieved needs myringotomy to let out pus. If chronic, you may need tubes, if mastoid infection is present may need mastoidectomy. ...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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What is the best way to prevent sinuses and ear infections ?

What is the best way to prevent sinuses and ear infections ?

Wash hands...: Since most are caused by viruses, several preventative steps can be done to help reduce these infections: 1. Wash hand frequently. 2. Avoid being in situations where you are that can harbor or spread viruses ( unventilated areas) 3. Use a netty pot 4. Cover your cough with your arm and your fist . 5. Get your vaccines up to date, including the flu shot. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of an ear infection that has been causing an off balance feeling?

What is the best way to get rid of an ear infection that has been causing an off balance feeling?

See ear doctor: hydrate yourself very well take zyrtec during the day, and benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. take i tablespoon of local honey from the farmer market every day. drink hot water or tea, with a lemon and honey daily. if the ear is painful,or you are having a fever,or chills or noticed any drainage from the ear see your PCP or see ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Best way to treat a middle ear infection?

Best way to treat a middle ear infection?

Otitis media: If acute, antibiotics and pain meds, if unrelieved needs myringotomy to let out pus. If chronic, you may need tubes, if mastoid infection is present may need mastoidectomy. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to cure the middle ear infection?

What are the best ways to cure the middle ear infection?

Otitis media: Although ear infections can be viral and resolve on their own; they may also be bacterial and need antibiotics. If it's been present for more than 2 days, see your physician. ...Read more

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I have a ear infection on my left ear it's like a big pimple I had it for a year now so what's the best way to get it healed?

I have a ear infection on my left ear it's like a big pimple I had it for a year now so what's the best way to get it healed?

See Doctor: The fact that the 'ear infection' has been there for 1 year, the 'pimple' should be seen by your doctor to determine what it is. A 'pimple' that long probably is something else especially if it is not painful. Get yourself examined before a treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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I have been getting frequent ear infections due to sinus problems. What's the best way to prevent these if your tubes don't drain right?

I have been getting frequent ear infections due to sinus problems. What's the best way to prevent these if your tubes don't drain right?

Otitis; sinusitis: What tubes do you mean? Tympanostomy tubes to drain fluid from middle ear, or the eustachian tubes? For t-tubes, consult with pcp/ent. Eustachian tubes may be inflammed & swollen shut; so antiinflammatory NSAID should help as well as decongestant (not antihistamine) like sudafed.. Avoid smoking or 2nd-hand smoke, allergens. Ent may have other options for opening eustachian tubes. ...Read more

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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. Creighton Wright
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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