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Can Gingivitis Cause An Ear Infection
Can untreated ear infection/tooth abcess/sinus infection/gum disease cause lymph nodes in left supraclavicular? Any possibility?
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
External otitis: Wearing ear plugs for long periods of time can lead to inflammation of the external ear canal skin. The ear plugs will not cause a middle ear infection. If an external ear infection occurs, simple remedies like vosol (acetic acid and propylene glycol) otic with hydro-cortisone (vosol (acetic acid and propylene glycol) (acetic acid and propylene glycol) is like vinegar) are helpful. Simply stopping the use of the ear plugs for an extended period of time would also help. ...Read more
No: Lower molars may refer pain or other symptoms to the ear so see your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more
Could walking in cold air cause an ear infection? I have pain in the r ear & going into neck. Last dr visit she said I had fluid in r ear a week ago.
No: Middle ear infections are caused by germs that enter through the drainage tube connecting that space to the throat. Not cold air. If there is already some fluid, it could become infected in a few hours or never. ...Read more
Can an upper molar infection cause an ear infection? Ear suddenly feels full, then there is a little liquid in it. Colors been, goldy/blood tinge/milk. Been going on a while, ear looks fine in/out
HELP my 2month old was drinking off is bottle and his threw up to the side causing milk to go in his ear will that cause an ear infection?
No: There is a barrier between the middle ear and the outside called the tympanic membrane that keeps things from going into the middle ear from the outside. Gently, with a warm washcloth clean the inside of the ea canal that you can reach. Do NOT use a q tip as this can cause damage. Oh, and don't worry! ...Read more
Can food poisoning cause an ear infection? I had (what I believe to be) food poisoning two days ago, and now have a clogged ear. The ear isn't blocked by wax and seems to be at ambient pressure.
No.: How do you know whether it's infected or not blocked with wax? The only was to determine that is to have a health care provider look in your ear. ...Read more
Can dental problems cause an ear infection? I know it can cause ear pain, but it feels like I had liquid in my ear. The pain started a few days after a bad tooth infection. Can this be related?
Yes: A dental infection can spread to your ears. The infection should be treated as soon as possible. Please see your dentist or family doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
If impacted wax from ear plugs is unlikely to cause cause an ear infection and, thus, pain in my jawline and neck - then should I be worried about something more serious? I have a doctors apt Monday
Get checked: See your clinician who can help sort out the significance of the impacted earwax and the source for pain in your jawline and neck. ...Read more
Some possibilities: An ear infection on the inside of the eardrum is a "middle ear" infection, and can start when a person gets congestion from allergies, colds, or sinusitis. An ear infection on the outside of the eardrum is an "outer ear" infection or "swimmer's ear", which is caused by moisture in the outer ear canal that allows skin germs to grow and multiply in the skin. ...Read more
Uncommon: There are reports of hives occurring during infections with strep throat and viruses especially in children. An ear infection from a virus could potentially trigger hives, but more likely explanations would be the antibiotics used to treat infections, or other medications like Aspirin or ibuprofen. ...Read more
Certainly can: An ear infection certainly can cause dizziness, though it is not the only possible cause. Dizziness, or vertigo, can occur from various conditions, so details about when it happens (at rest, right after getting up from sitting, with activity, etc.) can help make the diagnosis. I would definitely see a physician if you are having a vertigo or think you have an ear infection. Good luck to you! ...Read more
Otitis: Frequent ear infections can be caused by smoking, allergies, structural anomalies of the middle ear and eustachian tube, enlargement of the tonsils, frequent throat infections and perhaps immunoglobulin a deficiency. ...Read more
Bacteria: The 3 most common bacteria to cause middle ear infections (otitis media) are streptococcus pneumoniae, haemophilus influenzae and moraxella catarrhalis. Otitis media can also be a viral infection. Swimmer's ear or otitis externa is mostly from pseudomonas aeruginosa. Other swimmer's ear germs include staph aureus, enterobacter aerogenes, proteus mirabilis, klebsiella pneumoniae and fungi. ...Read more
See an ENT specialis: Of course it can. A middle ear infection puts pressure on the eardrum, causing pain in TMJ and jaw. At the same time TMJ can cause earache. See ENT specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Bacterial and viral: Ear infections are more common in children due to their anatomy and predisposition for upper respiratory infections. When the eustachian tube fails to maintain a neutral pressure relative to the outside world, the middle ear can accumulate fluid, siphon bacteria from the upper respiratory tract into the middle ear and an infection results. Eustachian tube swelling is often initiated with a virus. ...Read more
Usually a virus: Ear infections are really common in kids and usually what happens is your little one gets a common cold virus which causes mucous and nasal congestion. This leads to mucous and inflammation in their tiny inner ear canals. This can cause pain, irritability and fevers. Sometimes bacteria grow in this area too and can also cause ear infections. Breastfeeding can sometimes prevent them! ...Read more
Many causes!: Ear infections can be caused by viral colds or spread from infections in the eyes or sinuses. Also associated with second-hand smoke exposure. Some children are much more prone to frequent infections than others. This can be a result of inherited ear anatomy or differences in immune function. Most often, children grow out of the frequent ear infections with time. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more
Middle ear infection: Generally occur when the eustachian tube (structure that prevents fluid accumulation in the middle ear space) becomes dysfunctional from things like inflammation. Preventing nasal congestion with various nasal sprays or decongestants can help, as well as allergy control. ...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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