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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 more
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
From: Rear inf, throat or from blood from ulcers around the tear. ...Read more
Only if...: The fracture line extends in to the mastoid aur cells. What did the head CT show??? ...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
Causes?? Mastoiditis 3/14 Optic Neuritis 6/14 High Lymphocytes in CSF 8/14 12 mm choroidal fissure cyst 12/14 T12 verte hemangioma 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
Electric: While all epileptic seizures are caused by electrical disturbances in the brain, there are many different kinds of seizures. See http://www. Epilepsyfoundation. Org/livingwithepilepsy/parentsandcaregivers/parents/typesofseizures. Cfm for more information. ...Read more
Rarely: There is a rare but very specific type of epilepsy that is photo sensitive. In some just the flashing of light at a specific frequency can cause a seizure. In very rare cases a specific pattern will set off seizure activity. A type of baboon (papio-papio) has a genetic tendency for photosensitive epilepsy. They have been studied in detail. Coated glasses can help. ...Read more
Cause of seizures: Seizures are caused by anything that irritates the surface of the brain. This can be an infection, a disease of the brain, an injury, medications, alcohol or drugs, changes in the blood chemistry, etc. For some people, the cause is related to how the brain makes electricity, but this is most often the case for children, rather than adults. ...Read more
Photoparoxysmal responses (ppr) is an abnormal visual sensitivity of the brain in reaction to intermittent photic stimulation.
Photosensitivity depends on the intensity, the contrast of the visual stimulus, and the specific frequency of flashing. The flashing patterns of certain games and television shows trigger epileptic seizures in only 5% of epileptics. Photosensitive epileptics peak at 10-14. ...Read more
Let me explain:
Although the underlying causes of epilepsy are usually not known, certain factors are known to provoke seizures in people with epilepsy. Avoiding these triggers can help you avoid seizures and live better with epilepsy:
missing medication doses
heavy alcohol use
cocaine or other drug use, such as ecstasy
lack of sleep
other drugs that interfere with seizure medications. ...Read more
Poor seizure control: The brain is actually very active during sleep. Many epilepsy patients are prone to convulsions during sleep. Some children only have seizures during sleep. Good seizure management should include eeg evaluation during sleep. Appropriate use of medications, especially just at bedtime may help avoid these types of seizures. ...Read more
Seizures and MS:
About 2% of people with MS may have a seizure during their lifetime. This is slightly more frequent than people without MS. So yes, there is a connection.
Anything that irritates the brain may cause a seizure. It is surprising people with MS do not have seizures more often. ...Read more
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