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Would an ear infection raise blood pressure?

Would an ear infection raise blood pressure?

Ear infection: If it is painful, an ear infection might cause some BP increase. Without the pain stimulus there is no reason why an infection limited to the ear should cause increased blood pressure. ...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 have sinus and ear infection. What OTC can I take for symptom relief, that won't affect my high blood pressure or interfere with my bp medicine?

I have sinus and ear infection. What OTC can I take for symptom relief, that won't affect my high blood pressure or interfere with my bp medicine?

Saline wash: Use a saline nasal wash twice a day and an anti-histaminic--zyrtec or claritin.
The sinus wash --made by neil will help a lot. ...Read more

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Wick put in yesterday am for ear infection drops to get in...blood dripping out of ear? Is this ok or do I need the blood filled wick switched?

Wick put in yesterday am for ear infection drops to get in...blood dripping out of ear? Is this ok or do I need the blood filled wick switched?

Mgt: You may have punctured your ear drum with the wick. It is important to have this checked. Other sources of bleeding may be in the outer ear canal.
Until your are seen by your PCP, avoid using the wick or ear swabs. I would suggest gently dabbing the outside of the ear with a cotton ball if there is any discharge. ...Read more

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Our beach just closed because of bacter "sewage "seemingly E. coli. I have had a painful ear infection for 6 days with blood and lots of serous draina?

Our beach just closed because of bacter "sewage "seemingly E. coli. I have had a painful ear infection for 6 days with blood and lots of serous draina?

See doctor: With or without the beach contamination, your ear is infected and you ought to see a doctor at the earliest to prevent damage to your middle ear. ...Read more

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I thought I had had a ear infection because my head was hurting and pressure no ear infection so what could be happening?

I thought I had had a ear infection because my head was hurting and pressure no ear infection so what could be happening?

Could be sinus?: There are many causes of pressure and headaches. Some include tension, infection somewhere else, sinus problems etc... It would be a good idea to see your FP so they can work it up, find an etiology and take care of the problem. ...Read more

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I have a ear infection in only one ear but pressure sometimes goes from that ear to the non infected ear is that normal?

I have a ear infection in only one ear but pressure sometimes goes from that ear to the non infected ear is that normal?

Eustachian tube issu: The pressure you likely feel relates to poor function in your Eustachian tubes during this process. The tube drains middle ear mucous and allows air to enter during normal function. To have the infection, tube swelling trapped mucous which became infected from throat germs. Yawning can sometimes help reopen the tube and allow pressure to equalize in the good ear. In time all should heal. ...Read more

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I have a ear infection and was wondering how long should I be discharging fluid/ blood its been 2 days now? And have seen the doc about it.

I have a ear infection and was wondering how long should I be discharging fluid/ blood its been 2 days now? And have seen the doc about it.

Otitis Media: This sounds like a middle ear infection. Are you on antibiotics? Are you on antibiotic ear drops.
Two days is not time enough to clear a middle ear infection - takes 7 to 14 days, if the medications are effective. ...Read more

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I finished my zpak for an ear infection on monday. I fly to la on friday but I still feel pressure in the ear as of tuesday. Will I be ok to fly?

I finished my zpak for an ear infection on monday. I fly to la on friday but I still feel pressure in the ear as of tuesday. Will I be ok to fly?

Yes: The pressurized cabin of commercial aircraft will generally not bother most people with fluid/pressure in their middle ear. If anything, that fluid is not subject to decompression discomfort people with normal ears feel during landing. The fluid actually blocks this effect from occurring. ...Read more

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How do I relieve the pressure in my ears? I have a double ear infection

How do I relieve the pressure in my ears? I have a double ear infection

Tip: Blocked eustachian tubes often get better on their own. You may be able to open the blocked tubes with a simple exercise. Close mouth, your nose, and gently blow as if blowing your nose. Yawning and chewing gum also may help. You may hear or feel a "pop" when the tubes open to make the pressure equal between the inside and outside of your ears.
If still persistent, MD may prescribe steroid spray. ...Read more

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What is it called when an ear infection spreads to the blood?

What is it called when an ear infection spreads to the blood?

Bacteremia: Any infection in blood is called bacteremia and if there is any symptom of fever and malaise then it is septicemia. Which need to be treated aggressively. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when an ear infection spreads to the blood -- what is this called?

Can you tell me when an ear infection spreads to the blood -- what is this called?

Never seen it: In more than 3 decades as a physician I have never seen this happen. It does occasionally spread to the mastoid air cells in the skull bones, (mastoiditis) but I have never seen it as the cause of sepsis (blood infection). ...Read more

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Had ears syringed on friday afrer and ear infection 5 weeks ago o had dry wax I now have slight ear and a feelimg of pressure?

Had ears syringed on friday afrer and ear infection 5 weeks ago o had dry wax I now have slight ear and a feelimg of pressure?

Doctor can check it: An ear that feels full (feeling of pressure), and doesn't go back to normal in a day, should be checked by a primary care doctor. The same goes for an ear that has off and on pain. The primary care doctor may refer to an ENT specialist if needed. There may be ear fluid behind the eardrum, a middle ear infection, some wax remaining in the ear, or some other problem. ...Read more

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I just finished 5 days of amoxocillian for a ear infection and I still have some pressure in my ears. Will it go away on it's own? .

I just finished 5 days of amoxocillian for a ear infection and I still have some pressure in my ears. Will it go away on it's own? .

Ear Check in 1 Month: Middle Ear infections typically cause a buildup of fluid behind the eardrum. Antibiotics treat infection but fluid gradually resolves over 1-3 months for many. Watchful waiting is sufficient intervention for most. This retained fluid can cause loss of hearing, also ear pain and pressure however these symptoms disappear once fluid is gone. See your doctor in a month to confirm complete resolution. ...Read more

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I've been sick for about six weeks with a ear infection and a cold and today when I woke up I blew my nose and blood and thick mucus came out.

I've been sick for about six weeks with a ear infection and a cold and today when I woke up I blew my nose and blood and thick mucus came out.

See below: See your doctor soon. The duration of symptoms alone warrant an evaluation. Although 98% of sinus infections are viral per the infectious disease society of america, there are some that can be bacterial or related to other problems. See you doc. ...Read more

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Pressure behind eye from ear infection, is this related?

Pressure behind eye from ear infection, is this related?

Not directly: In many cases of otitis media there is also a sinus infection which can be felt as pressure behind the eye. The ear infection itself cannot cause pressure behind the eye. ...Read more

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Is it normal for an inner ear infection to make your head feel like it's under pressure?

Not usually: Inner ear infections usually cause dizziness and hearing loss. Middle ear infections may cause pressure in the affected ear, but are also usually associated with decreased hearing and pain. ...Read more

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Can CRP blood be used to detect ear infection. Does low CRP exclude ear infection? What other tests are used

Can CRP blood be used to detect ear infection. Does low CRP exclude ear infection? What other tests are used

Examination of ear: CRP is one of the indicators of inflammation, though it is not elevated in all infections. Detection of ear infection should start with an examination of the ear by a doctor. Blood test may not reveal any abnormality in case of localized ear infection.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Had an ear infection one month ago. Took ear drops and ear has been plugged with pressure and a constant crackling static noise since.

Had an ear infection one month ago. Took ear drops and ear has been plugged with pressure and a constant crackling static noise since.

Another infection?: You may need that looked at again to make sure you do not have an internal ear infection that would not have been treated with drops. ...Read more

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I have a diagnosis of an ear infection. I have so much pressure built up and my left temple is throbbing. What can I do to relieve the pain/pressure?

Try: Chewing some gums, yawn, blow your nose against pinched nostril. Take some decongestant histamines, cover your ears to keep them warm (cold air makes it worst).If severe, you may need scripts from your doctor for otic drops with analgesic, anesthetic and antibiotics combo. Also you can take oral pain medicines as needed ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

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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