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Went to pcp yesterday with sinus infection, bronchitis and ear infection. She sd my right eardrum bulging. Will mountain travel cause it to burst?

Went to pcp yesterday with sinus infection, bronchitis and ear infection. She sd my right eardrum bulging. Will mountain travel cause it to burst?

Not necesarily: If it does, it would have anyway. Most middle ear infections build up of mucous and pus behind the ear drum. If it ruptures, it often does the first day in aggressive infections. If stable, it actually does not allow pressure effects of altitude to do anything. ...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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I was just told I have bronchitis and a double ear infection. When do you go back to the hospital if you don't feel better after taking meds?

I was just told I have bronchitis and a double ear infection. When do you go back to the hospital if you don't feel better after taking meds?

Bronchitis infections: Very often bronchitis and upper respiratory infections are viral in nature and therefore unresponsive to antibiotics. Generally these conditions improve after about five to 10 days but can last longer. Helpful in deciding when to return to the doctor is if you are worsening have new onset fever or other concerning symptoms. ...Read more

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Can bronchitis or an ear infection cause neck and back/shoulder pain? It seems to have just started, I've been sick for a week.

Can bronchitis or an ear infection cause neck and back/shoulder pain? It seems to have just started, I've been sick for a week.

Depends: Certainly if you are coughing a lot you can have muscle strain in your back and shoulder. However these symptoms can also come from pneumonia. You should see your doctor, . ...Read more

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Prescribed 10 days of amoxicillin for bronchitis & ear infection. Took 6 days got busy forgot to take been cpl days. Should I take rest or be ok wout?

Prescribed 10 days of amoxicillin for bronchitis & ear infection. Took 6 days got busy forgot to take been cpl days. Should I take rest or be ok wout?

Finish the rest: Even at this point, finish the rest up. Bacteria cqn mutate and develop resistance if full course nor used. Even though your symmay be gone, rhose crafty little bacteria are trying to survive - if not this time, the next time. This can be thwarted by finishing the pills, even at this point. Don't let them have their way - finish those little buggers off! ...Read more

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How long will my cold, bronchitis, and double ear infections last for?

How long will my cold, bronchitis, and double ear infections last for?

7-14 days: The infections that you described typically last about 7-14 days. The pain associated with an ear infection should improve about 2 days after starting antibiotics. The other symptoms will gradually improve with time. The exception may be the cough associated with a bronchitis. This may last for a couple weeks, although the other symptoms should improve. See your doctor if you improve, then worsen. ...Read more

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Still nursing my 16 month old who has a double ear infection and bronchitis. Can I take yin chiao echinacea to prevent myself from getting sick?

Still nursing my 16 month old who has a double ear infection and bronchitis. Can I take yin chiao echinacea to prevent myself from getting sick?

Question: Great question. No study shows that it works so I would not. Eating a good diet hydration would be as helpful. Unfortunately when you're a parent of a young child there is a higher risk of infection. ...Read more

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I'm 15 weeks and 3 days pregnant I got a cold, bronchitis and double ear infections is my baby sick too?

I'm 15 weeks and 3 days pregnant I got a cold, bronchitis and double ear infections is my baby sick too?

Yes & no: To some degree, things that stress u will have an impact on baby. But unless an illness has a phase where the germ can travel in your blood, it doesn't affect baby directly. The conditions u list tend to stay local to the respiratory tract. ...Read more

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I got bronchitis tues, seen dr, now its friday im pretty sure I have a dbl ear infection still running a fever and have rapid shallow breathing. Help?

I got bronchitis tues, seen dr, now its friday im pretty sure I have a dbl ear infection still running a fever and have rapid shallow breathing. Help?

Must see doc again: The ears don't bother me as much as the fact you are noticing rapid shallow breathing. Your bronchitis may have progressed to pneumonia, or you could be having spasms of your airways severe enough rom the bronchitis to make it harder to breath. Either way, you need to see a doctor in the next couple of hours max. If you don't think you can get into doc's office at 8am, go to er now. ...Read more

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Is 100.5 a high fever I was sick with URI for 4 days my temp went down 99.6 but I had a ear infection and bronchitis I feel so much better.?

Is 100.5 a high fever I was sick with URI for 4 days my temp went down 99.6 but I had a ear infection and bronchitis I feel so much better.?

Mgt: If you have prolonged fever or a fever spike, an evaluation for pneumonia or other cause is indicated. One such temp reading while you are recovering is probably not a concern. ...Read more

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Should I see an immunologist if I am frequently sick with pnuemonia, upper respiratory, bronchitis, and ear infections? How do they assess you?

Immune/Ciliary Dis.: Your symptoms and pattern of infections indicate that an immunodeficiency is a distinct possibility and a workup is warranted. A pulmonologist can help guide the work up. In addition, ciliary problems can cause these symptoms as well. A biopsy can be performed to obtain cilia which beat to remove debris from the airway to check for any problems. Prmg fax 8582599689 can review your records as well. ...Read more

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2 year old w/ history of constant ear infections & bronchitis, 15% atypical lymphocytes on CBC w/ no illness, antibodies low- possible luekemia?

2 year old w/ history of constant ear infections & bronchitis, 15% atypical lymphocytes on CBC w/ no illness, antibodies low- possible luekemia?

Unlikely: Unlikely, but without seeing all the labs & examining the child it is hard to give advice. Atypical lymphocytes are usually associated with viral infections. Low "antibodies" may be I sign of a problem with his immune system. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for inner ear infection?

What medication need to be taken for inner ear infection?

Define "inner ear": Most use the term inner ear to indicate the ear nerve, which can suffer from viral infections. There is no regular treatment. The middle ear that suffers from bacterial and viral infections responds to a variety of antibiotics when necessary. The viral infections self heal. ...Read more

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Should I stop taking the amoxicillin for the ear infection to treat the vaginal discomfort or do I have to finish the medication?

Should I stop taking the amoxicillin for the ear infection to treat the vaginal discomfort or do I have to finish the medication?

Don't stop: It is never a good idea to discontinue a medication before completing the prescribed course. It is common however to develop a yeast infection while on this antibiotic. There are several over the counter medications available that you could use. ...Read more

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Is there any medication that will heal a ear infection and won't cause a c diff infection.

Is there any medication that will heal a ear infection and won't cause a c diff infection.

Not really: Almost any antibiotic can cause C-Diff colitis. It is unusual for someone you age to have a significant inner ear infection without an anatomic problem. Consider an evaluation by an ENT physician. ...Read more

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If a young child is put on oral medication for an ear infection, is it normal for the ear to drain out stuff?

If a young child is put on oral medication for an ear infection, is it normal for the ear to drain out stuff?

Not rare: If there are tubes in place or if the ear drum ruptures then pus will drain out. This is not rare and not necessarially an ominous sign. ...Read more

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What prescription medication to treat ear infections?

What prescription medication to treat ear infections?

Depends on situation: The ear can have infection within the nerve, middle ear or canal. Each ore treated differently. For middle ear infections, Amoxicillin is one of several medications used that will kill the most common germs involved. Any antibiotic has a predicted failure rate of at least 5%, so monitoring and followup are important. ...Read more

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If a young child is put on medication for an ear infection, is it normal for the ear to drain mucus?

If a young child is put on medication for an ear infection, is it normal for the ear to drain mucus?

Possibly: If the ear drum has ruptured from the ear infection - which is not uncommon. Then yes you would see drainage from the ear. If there is a rupture (typically very small - pinpoint), it will heal within a week. The medication (i presume an antibiotic) did not cause the drainage. ...Read more

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My daughter was perscribled medication for her ear infection, she gags then throws up when im trying to give it to her. Is that norma? L

Not normal or rare: It is not normal and it is not helpful to eliminate the infection. It unfortunately is not rare. Sometimes a different antibiotic will be better tolerated by the young child. Sometimes the child will vomit any oral antibiotic. On hospital settings, child life specialists can help the family and child work through these problems. ...Read more

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My doctor says I have an ear infection caused by congestion. On medication&recieved a shot. My ear was unaudible since 2days ago&now my right. Help?

My doctor says I have an ear infection caused by congestion. On medication&recieved a shot. My ear was unaudible since 2days ago&now my right. Help?

Common: For a true middle ear infection to occur you must have some fluid accumulation in the middle ear space. That fluid drops hearing perception by around 40%. The fluid buildup that led to problems in one side will often involve both over time. It takes a week or so to kill the germs and sometimes weeks for the fluid to leave & hearing to return to normal. ...Read more

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I've had an ear infection took medication now all it does is pops but shortly after my throat hut when I swallow food and drink even when I cough?

I've had an ear infection took medication now all it does is pops but shortly after my throat hut when I swallow food and drink even when I cough?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about ear infection? I already went to the doctor and got the medication to take care of my ear infection. But I have a bad cold as well and sinus congestion. I had to blow my nose and felt as though something was coming out of my ear

Should I be worried about ear infection? I already went to the doctor and got the medication to take care of my ear infection. But I have a bad cold as well and sinus congestion. I had to blow my nose and felt as though something was coming out of my ear

Your: Your symptoms are very common for an upper respiratory tract infection--usually viral and will go away after 10-14 days. An ear infection can also be viral or bacterial. If it is bacterial, an antibiotic should help it heal faster. Nasal congestion can lead to ear problems due to swelling of the eustachian tube that normally equalizes pressure in the middle ear.

Even after the cold has resolved, the ear symptoms can last for weeks. Afrin can help, but only take it as directed for 3 days. Then stop it no matter how your nose feels--it can quickly become habit forming as your nose learns to rely on it rather than its own mechanisms to decongest. Sudafed or other decongestants can help, but have the same potential for addiction (less likely than afrin) for those who stay on it for too long. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for an ear infection/swimmers ear?

Any of them: Any of the otc swimmers ear solutions should help to clear it up. If not working be seen for antibiotics. ...Read more

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1yr10months boy; high temperature, convulsions earlier in the day, ear infection, possibly tonsillitis 2. Mild flu; blocked nose, cough. Medication?

1yr10months boy; high temperature, convulsions earlier in the day, ear infection, possibly tonsillitis 2. Mild flu; blocked nose, cough. Medication?

Febrile seizures: If he has an ear infection it is due to the mucus which has backed up from the nose. You can help the problem by using salt water nose drops, a vaporizer, and bulb syringe to such up the mucus. Antibiotics such as Amoxil for the ear infection itself. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil for fever control. Warm baths when you see the temp riding rapidly or over 102 to try and prevent future seizuring. ...Read more

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3 yr old taking CEFDINIR 4 ear infection (4 days now) suddenly is running low grade fever tonite - medication side effect or new viral infection?

3 yr old taking CEFDINIR 4 ear infection (4 days now) suddenly is running low grade fever tonite - medication side effect or new viral infection?

Low grade fever: Hello,
This could be your little girls liquid I take over the course of the day. If she takes in little, then during an infection, her temp may spike. We also have different times our body temp rises normally too. You'll be he king hers more often because she is ill. I'd recommend acetaminophen, encourage her liquids and call your Doctor if it persists or worsens. Good Luck ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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


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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics, steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more