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Doctor insights on: Bullous Myringitis

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How long does bullous myringitis last?

How long does bullous myringitis last?

Same as: Ordinary middle ear infection. With proper antibiotic treatment, resolution is expected within 10 days. ...Read more

Myringitis Bullosa (Definition)

It is a painful middle ear infection and there are blisters on the eardrum. It responds to ...Read more


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I have had this for a month now and it doesn't feel like it's getting any better - Bullous myringitis. I am currently applying antibiotic drops in my ?

Bullous myringitis: I would generally treat this oral prednisone, 20mg twice a day for 5 to 7 days, either zithromax or ciprofloxicin, possibly ciprodex ear drops. This entity can cause residual hearing loss, vertigo, tinnitus and other symptoms. Should be seeing ENT. Get audiogram. ...Read more

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What to do about ear infection (bullous myringitis); when will I get my hearing back?

What to do about ear infection (bullous myringitis); when will I get my hearing back?

See a doctor. Maybe.: Bullous myringitis is usually treated with antibiotics prescribed by your physician. About your hearing, if this is occurring after many ear infections you might have some hearing loss. If this is an isolated incident, give it a week to clear up the infection and start healing, as fluid clears out of the infection, you will be able to hear better. ...Read more

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I have ear infection (bullous myringitis); when will i get my hearing back, what to do for treatment?

I have ear infection (bullous myringitis); when will i get my hearing back, what to do for treatment?

Ear infections: In general, I would normally tell a patient to see there doctor to treat ear infections if there is pain and hearing will eventually return if treated. ...Read more

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Do people with myringitis bullosa have a lot of pain?

Bullous myringitis: Myringitis bullosa is an ear infection where the causative germ actually induces a blister on the surface of the ear drum. Usually, but not always, this causes a severe earache. It is treatable with common antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I treat myringitis bullosa?

How can I treat myringitis bullosa?

Antibiotics maybe: Bullous myringitis was formerly thought to be mainly due to mycoplasma, and so antibiotics such as erythromycins were commonly used. But recent studies imply that the same organisms which cause routine otitis media cause the bullous form as well. Viruses can also cause it. If supportive care alone does not allow it to resolve, antibiotics may be curative. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of myringitis bullosa bad?

Myringitis bullosa: Myringitis bullosa is a variation on the common earache/infection (otitis media) in which the germ elicits an inflammatory reaction on the outer surface of the ear drum which causes a large blister. Symptoms are similar to that of an ordinary ear infection, although in some cases the pain is more severe. There are no long term serious complications of this infection. Antibiotics should be taken. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my myringitis bullosa go away?

Bullous myringitis: The treatment and prognosis for myringitis bullosa are the same as for acute otitis media (aom) without bullae. Management includes symptomatic therapy with pain remedies and treatment with antibiotics versus observation. The signs and symptoms of aom usually resolve in 24 to 72 hours with appropriate antimicrobial therapy, and a bit more slowly in children who do not get antibiotics initially. ...Read more

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Does myringitis bullosa usually cause many symptoms?

Does myringitis bullosa usually cause many symptoms?

Not too many: The major symptoms are ear pain and hearing loss. The inflammation of the ear causes pain and changes the way that the eardrum vibrates which in turn causes hearing difficulty. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: myringitis bullosa?

What is the definition or description of: myringitis bullosa?

Blisters on ear drum: It is a painful middle ear infection and there are blisters on the eardrum. It responds to antibiotics and heals fine. ...Read more

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What exactly is bullous emphysema?

What exactly is bullous emphysema?

Big spaces: Emphasema comes in a variety of different subtypes - in bullous emphysema, lung tissue is destroyed and leaves behind large spaces that don't contribute to gas exchange. Sometimes these spaces can get infected (bullitis) or they can press down on healthy lung preventing it from functioning (removing these is the basis for lung volume reduction surgery as a therapy in copd). ...Read more

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Who discovered bullous pemphigoid?

Who discovered bullous pemphigoid?

Bullous pemphigoid: Walter Lever described it in 1965. See: http://www.nature.com/milestones/skinbio3/full/skinbio20082a.html ...Read more

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Are there usually many symptoms when you have bullous pemphigoid?

Are there usually many symptoms when you have bullous pemphigoid?

Bullous skin lesions: Please consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bullous-pemphigoid/home/ovc-20157298 ...Read more

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I have been taking minicin for about two years and have weakness upper and lower body. Minicin is for Bullous pemphagoid . R/o DILE?

I have been taking minicin for about two years and have weakness upper and lower body.  Minicin is for Bullous pemphagoid .  R/o DILE?

Minocin (minocycline) In bullous p: It depends on if it is localized or widespread but often times corticosteroids can help. If your doctor decides to start you on steroids make sure they are tapered off and not just discontinued. Minocin (minocycline) is a type of tetracycline that can also help increase recovery and help the taper of steroids quicker. Minocin (minocycline) has many side effects and may be the cause of the weakness you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Is bullous emphysema painful?

Is bullous emphysema painful?

Not typically: In general emphasema, including bullous emphasema, is uncomfortable and people feel short of breath but it is not usually painful. ...Read more

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What does bullous emphysema changes mean?

What does bullous emphysema changes mean?

XR or CT: This diagnosis is specific findings seen in imaging only and can not be made on clinical basis alone. It means there are destroyed areas in the lung that cause coalescence of the walls of the alveoli and instead of small spaces, we see the big spaces or bags of air with less total surface area and by their sizes can push on other areas of the lungs. ...Read more

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Is bullous emphysema the same as regular?

Is bullous emphysema the same as regular?

Similar: Bullous emphysema is a radiologic finding seen in emphysema. Some of the destruction that occurs in emphysema can merge producing large bullae. ...Read more

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Bullous impetigo diagnosed for 4 month old baby. How serious is this?

Bullous impetigo diagnosed for 4 month old baby. How serious is this?

Generally not: Bulbous impetigo is a bacterial skin infection. It is usually treated with antibiotics by mouth or topical cream if there are just a few lesions. If the baby starts a fever, becomes very irritable or the lesions become large and widespread, he needs immediate medical attention. ...Read more