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Can Mastoiditis Cause Seizures
Difficult question : True mastoiditis - a purulent infection of the mastoid bone - is ridiculously rare in this day. In my 22 years of practice I have never seen it. I have, however, had patients referred to me with pain around their ears who were told they had mastoiditis who had something else such as jaw spasm. Sometimes patients have a ct or MRI with benign swelling misdiagnosed as mastoiditis. See an ENT doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consult an ENT dr: Often, people will have fluid in the mastoid on imaging studies performed after head trauma. This may or may not mean that mastoiditis is present. It may be blood pooled in the mastoid, spinal fluid leaking, or excess mucous pooling in the mastoid. Each cause is managed differently. It would be prudent to be evaluated by an ears, nose, and throat physician. ...Read more
Pharmacist told me azythromycin 250 mg a day for 4 days can cure my acute mastoiditis caused by my ear piercing , is that ok? Or better options?
See a doctor: Whoa! This is not something for which reliable treatment can be judged by a pharmacist. You need to see a doctor. If you really have mastoiditis, you may need a different antibiotic; longer treatment; and maybe even surgery. See a doctor for diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more
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Fluid in mastoid
Mastoid inflammation: when you have mastoid fluid this can be acute or chronic. If it is chronic - it is often from prior mastoid infection. If it is acute you will have focal pain and possible fever. It can actually be a very serious condition. In general this should be dealt with by a physician who might determine if you need antibiotics. The other findings are not related. Optic neuritis is blurred vision. ...Read more
Can I use peroxide drops in the ear.I had ear infection in 1988, could it have caused mastoiditis and infect the bone, which would only show CT contrast?
Several: Based upon the age of insert, they would almost certainly be partial insert seizures (aka "localization related"). At least half the time, no clear reason is uncovered for them starting. Other causes include prior trauma, abnormal tangles of blood vessels stuck in the brain, "birthmarks" on the brain in a localized area, among others. Brain tumor is possible, but less common. ...Read more
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