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Does mastoiditis cause chronic headaches?

Does mastoiditis cause chronic headaches?

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

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Dr. Joshua Gottschall
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Mastoiditis (Definition)

Mastoiditis is an infection of the mastoid bone, which is a bone of the skull, located just behind the ear. The mastoid bone has air-containing spaces in which an infection can develop. Patients usually have pain and redness in the area of the ...Read more


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What do you do for mastoiditis caused by head trauma ?

What do you do for mastoiditis caused by head trauma ?

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

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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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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

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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

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What are the most common causes of sleep onset seizures in the mid 30's?

What are the most common causes of sleep onset seizures in the mid 30's?

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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What can cause seizures at 16?

What can cause seizures at 16?

Possible causes: Many things can cause a seizure for a 16 year old (alcohol, prescription medicine, head injury) but the most common is a condition called juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. A neurology evaluation and an EEG test are very helpful for determining this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Causes of seizure 6 years old?

Causes of seizure 6 years old?

Too many: There are too many possible causes to cover in a format like this. Since you're probably interested in a specific 6-year-old, it's best if you ask the question to those caring for the child. ...Read more

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What cause childhood seizures?

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

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more