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Boils In The Ear
Does the antibiotic ear ointments that residue in the external ear canal can cause ringing in the ears (tinnitus)?
Clindamycin for ear infection? Wi it work? And is a swollen gland under the jaw by the ear part of the ear infection
Weird sensations/pulling in the right side of the neck combined with pain in the ear canal, the bottom of the ear and the lower mandibula + ear eczema?
External ear: infection, and sounds extensive, you need to see your doctor ASAP, good luck ...Read more
What could cause an earache in both ears, if not infected? Pain behind ear and into neck, in addition to the ear itself.
Yes: If the swelling of the external ear canal from an outer ear infection is severe enough you can get a temporary hearing loss which can accentuate ringing in the ears. The ringing of the ears should be evaluated if the ringing persists once the outer ear infection has resolved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You can have both of those things at the same time, independent of each other. ...Read more
Pain, itch: Ear fungus is often the result of an over-wet ear canal. It can come after being treated for other types of ear problems and needs to be diagnosed and cleaned out by an ent. Don't leave it untreated since it can progress and destroy your hearing, balance and even get into the brain. ...Read more
Age matters : I'm a pediatrician, but hope i can still give you helpful advice. In babies and children, we treat ear infex based on the degree of illness and/or discomfort with the infex. Fluid can be present behind the eardrum with an acute ear infection. If it does not resolve and/or it's adversely affecting one's hearing, we are quicker to act on that. See an ENT (ear/nose/throat) specialist. ...Read more
Yes, patience..: The popping occurs from plugged eustachian tubes and trapped fluid and air bubbles in your middle ear space. This stuff doesn't clear up overnight. It can take weeks (sometimes 6-8) for this fluid/air mixture to clear after it accumulates in the middle ear. Chew gum, plenty of humidity, sometimes decongestants can help. If bad pain see doc to make sure not infected. ...Read more
Not typically: If the tympanic membrane (eardrum) is intact, it serves as a barrier that protects the middle ear from organisms which may enter the external ear canal. If the tympanic membrane is perforated (e.g. From trauma) or surgically opened (e.g. For ear tubes), then there is a direct route for passage of infectious organisms from the outer ear into the middle ear space. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What could be the cause of burning sensation in lymph node behind ear near jaw and some ringing in that ear from time to time?
Possible infection: Lymph nodes are localized groups of white cells that are designed to attack foreign tissue, especially infections. When activated, there can be a burning sensation to the surrounding tissues. Ringing in the ear is a non specific symptom, but may be associated with inflammation and infection. Best to have this checked out. ...Read more
Sorry: I am not sure what you mean by a sinus plate. Could you be more specific? I can reassure you that a middle ear infection does not cause sinusitis. It is true however at age 31 that a viral infection in the nose and back of the nose can lead to a simultaneous infection in the paranasal sinuses and the middle ear. But middle ear infections always start in the back of the nose. ...Read more
Can impacted wax from continuous (5 years) use of ear plugs at night result in an ear infection? And could an ear infection result in pain in the jaw and neck as well as the ear?
No: Ear wax retention does not cause a bacterial infection.It can cause discomfort, and there are many OTC products that can be used to dissolve the retained was, or you can have it removed by a physician or ENT specialist. The ear drum shares a nerve with the jaw joint and occasionally those with an otitis can have jaw pain or someone with tooth/jaw pain may have ear pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer