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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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Can wind really cause or worsen an ear infection?

Can wind really cause or worsen an ear infection?

Wind & ear infection: Wind will not cause or worsen an ear infection. But exposure to cold wind can make your ear pain worse when you have an ear infection. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What could cause a severe ear infection?

What could cause a severe ear infection?

Ear aches: Common causes of ear aches are wax, ext otitis, middle ear infections, serous otitis media, mastoiditis etc. Ear infections are due either to bacterial or fungal, rarely viral ( herpes zoster). ...Read more

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Bad ear infection overnight, what are the causes ?

Bad ear infection overnight, what are the causes
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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

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Will an ear infection cause a toothache?

Will an ear infection cause a toothache?

Hard to say: The nerve that controls ear drum pain is a branch of the nerve supplying the teeth on the same side. There can be crossover pain where a tooth problem would cause ear pain and the opposite could also be true. ...Read more

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Ear infection cause hives?

Ear infection cause hives?

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

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Do colds cause ear infections?

Do colds cause ear infections?

They can: Colds or (upper respiratory infections - uris) are the leading predisposing cause of ear infections. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause a rash?

Can an ear infection cause a rash?

Yes: If the ear infection drains from the ear canal, it can spread to the ear and the skin around the ear. ...Read more

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What are the causes of ear infections?

What are the causes of ear infections?

Ears are connected..: ...To the nose on the inside, with a tunnel called the eustacian tube. Anything that happens in the nose, can affect the ear. ...Read more

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What bacteria causes an ear infection?

What bacteria causes an ear infection?

Ear infection: Ear infections can be caused by any number of bacteria. However, the three most common causes of inner ear infections (otitis media) are: Streptococcus Pneumoniae; hemophilus influenzae (non-typeable); and moraxella catarrhalis. Infections of the outer ear and ear canal (otitis externa) can be from other bacteria. See your doctor if you believe you have an ear infection. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause bad hearing?

Can an ear infection cause bad hearing?

See below: You will have a conductive hearing loss because of the fluid behind the ear drum. Once the infection has resolved, your hearing will return. ...Read more

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Could an ear infection cause dizziness?

Could an ear infection cause dizziness?

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

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Can a ear infection also cause a bad cough?

Can a ear infection also cause a bad cough?

Ear infection: It usually works the other way around. The cough comes first and then the ear ache. This is because mucus can be produced by the cough and can get into the ears. ...Read more

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What exactly causes ear infections to form?

What exactly causes ear infections to form?

Eustachian Tube: Ear infections often form as a result of fluid from a cold being backed up in to the middle ear and becoming infected from germs it carries with it form the oral cavity (mouth). Other times it can be seeded from bacteria in the blood settling there... ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause your jaw to hurt?

Can an ear infection cause your jaw to  hurt?

Yes: Ear infections can be very painful . Often times, pain can radiate to neighboring parts of your body. A bad ear infection can cause a headache, jaw pain, neck pain. ...Read more

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Can ear infections cause any permanent damage?

Can ear infections cause any permanent damage?

Yes, but not often: Scattered ear infections that are properly treated usually won't cause any long term issues. However, chronic fluid, ruptured membranes, or frequent ear infections can cause inner ear damage and hearing loss. If there is concern, an audiologist can test hearing and see if there is any cause for concern. ...Read more

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What causes an ear infection to stop throbbing?

Pain meds: Nonsteroidal medications like Aspirin or Ibuprofen will likely help with throbbing ear pain. See a doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Could undetected inner ear infection cause delirium ?

Could undetected inner ear infection cause delirium ?

Depends: Development of delirium in a person depends on several factors including age and other illnesses that a person has. Best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause continuous ear infections in an adult?

What could cause continuous ear infections in an adult?

Many: If you are getting recurrent infection, it could be due to not treating it completely, nasal allergy can also give recurrent ear infection, or it could be due to anatomical abnormality of your ear canal. ...Read more

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Could an ear infection cause my jaw to hurt and feel locked?

Could an ear infection cause my jaw to hurt and feel locked?

Not sure: I'm not sure an ear infection could cause those symptoms. However, tmd (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) could cause symptoms of an ear ache or ear infection. The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is in close approximation to the ear. If there is inflammation going on around the joint it could be putting pressure on the ear. Jaw hurting and feeling locked are signs of tmd. I'd see a dentist. ...Read more

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What could be cause my to constantly be getting ear infections?

What could be cause my to constantly be getting ear infections?

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

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Is it ok to travel by air with my baby who has outer ear infection?

Yes: An outer ear inection does not react to pressure changes. Safe to fly. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Infection (Definition)

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Ear Infection (Definition)

Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical ...Read more