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Bronchitis And Ear Infection Medication
Went to pcp yesterday with sinus infection, bronchitis and ear infection. She sd my right eardrum bulging. Will mountain travel cause it to burst?
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
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
Yes: Make sure that you take all the antibiotics ...Read more
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.
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
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
I was just prescribed azithromycian and albuterol inhaler for ear infection, and bronchitis. Can I take them together or wait a while between?
Together is fine: These meds do not interfere with one another in any way. Take them as prescribed. ...Read more
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?
I'm 15 weeks and 3 days pregnant I got a cold, bronchitis and double ear infections is my baby sick too?
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
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.?
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
2 year old w/ history of constant ear infections & bronchitis, 15% atypical lymphocytes on CBC w/ no illness, antibodies low- possible luekemia?
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
Should I stop taking the amoxicillin for the ear infection to treat the vaginal discomfort or do I have to finish the medication?
If a young child is put on oral medication for an ear infection, is it normal for the ear to drain out stuff?
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
If my ear infection is in fact fungal and I've been given medication for bacterial, will it still work?
Fungus or bacterial: Not likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
If a young child is put on medication for an ear infection, is it normal for the ear to drain mucus?
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
Hello, my baby has ear infection and is being treated with amoxicillin. Can she take the medication immediately after having milk and yogurt. Thank you!
Yes: She can take the medicine after drinking and eating milk and yogurt. ...Read more
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
I have a middle ear infection and I'm afraid it's just getting worse, despite medication. I'm worried about ear damage, and if I should go to the ER?
Any methods/medication to speed up water drainage from inner ear? I have no ear infection, diagnosed by ent.
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
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 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
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
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
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:
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
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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