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Constant Ear Infections Should My 5 Year Old Get Tubes
Hearing loss: If your child's hearing is starting to get worse from the infections, it may be time for tubes. Of course, if someone smokes in the house, getting rid of smoke might be all you need. And this is rarely a consideration for 5-year-olds, but drinking while lying flat on one's back is also a risk factor for otitis media. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Should i consider getting tubs in my 6 month old baby? She has had 5 dbl ear infections since october 5th 2012 with 2 times the right ears drum rup
Consider evauation: I would send you /baby for an ENT evaluation. After 90 days of repeated infections or 5 in a year, a kid may benefit from the procedure. However, the presence of a perforation may delay the procedure. ...Read more
My mom thinks i need blood work on my 3 yr old. Gets fevers 1x per month. Had cold 5/6 times this year, ear tubes. Cause for worry?
Fever: It's probable that your child is suffering from a benign condition called pfapa - periodic fevers, aphthou stomatitis (canker sores in mouth), pharybgitis (sore throat) and adenitis (swollen glands. Diagnosis is by cbc, urinalysis, cultures of the throat, blood & urine. Fevers usually last 2-5 days and the child has normal growth and is fine between fevers. You'll need the pediatrician to evaluate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 5 year old gets ear infections every 2-3 mnths, and now she has ringing. My sister and her son have cholesteatomas. Can those be seen with otoscope?
Hard to say: The first teeth to erupt are the lower front teeth and these typically do not cause ear pain. Babies that are teething will drool a lot and be cranky. If your baby has a fever and acts sick, or if this persists then it may be an ear infection and she needs to be checked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: For children experiencing frequent ear infections, avoidance of exposure to tobacco smoke, adequate immunizations against pneumococcus and influenza, and utilizing small sized babycare setting instead of large daycare would be advised. Tympanostomy tube insertion should also be considered if middle ear effusion persists between bouts of infections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My almost 3 year old has been getting ear infections since she was little,what should I do,what can happen,how to stop these....she has sinus problems?
Ear infections: many children get ear infections when they are between 1-3. Typically they begin to outgrow them at this age. If the child is getting more than 5-6 ear infections per year, typically ear tubes are placed to reduce the number of infections and allow them to be treated with drops in the ear rather than more oral antibiotics. Frequent ear infections can affect hearing and speech development. ...Read more
My son is 9 months old and has had 5 ear infections. Every time he has a running nose it ends up causing an ear infection. Does he need tubes?
EAR INFECTIONS &TUBE: In a 9 months old with 5 ear infections seem like he has a persistence otitis media.I would recommend you take him to a pediatric otorhinolaryngitis specialist and discuss if he will benefit from the tubes.But having said that you need to suction his nose after using saline nose drops to keep his eustacian tubes patent to prevent him from getting ear infections.Discuss with ped ENT doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello. I am a 48 yr old female. Have been having a problem with itchy breasts/ nipples for the past 6 to 8 months or so. Im 48 yrs old with 2 kids/men. (22 and 25 yrs old)
itchy nipples and scratching til they are raw and bleed is my problem
First : First of all, please be sure that your mammograms are up to date. I would recommend that you see your regular doctor, gynecologist or a breast specialist to have a complete evaluation. Of course if that is negative, then be sure that it is not your bra that may have something irritating in it, or that you haven't used new lotions/creams or laundry detergents. But I do advise that you have a complete breast evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
I have 59 years old and I have hole in my ear .aI have bad ear pain after using antibiotic ear drop which prescribed by ENT .shall I continue It?
4yr old still getting ear infections even with tubes in his ears. Already has decreased hearing in left ear. Should i be concerned?
Probably not: Insertion of tympanostomy tube does decrease the recurrence of ear infection but not totally prevent it. The real benefit of "tube" is draining the fluid cummulated and restoring the hearing. His hearing deficit should have been eliminated or minimized as long as tube remains patent. ...Read more
Hi there, I'm Kate! I'm 20 years old and I live in MN. I have had problems with my ears for a year to a year and a half now. I have constant eczema in?
Ear pain. I've got a in date bottle of keflex. Can i take out for my ear infection? I'm 12 weeks pregnant and 22 yrs old. It hurts bad! thank you.
Can i get antibiodic prescription for extreme sinus infection? I'm a 53 yr old male, houston area, hand have suffered from sinus infections since childhood. Tonsils + adnoids removed at age 8. I've had sinus infection for approx 3 wks. Have taken over cou
My 4 year old daughter went to an urgent care almost a week ago has sinus infection her glands are still really swollen how long till they are normal?
May take a couple of: Weeks. Are her other symptoms resolving? If not getting better in a week have her reevaluated. ...Read more
My son had ear tubes put in 4 days ago and now his ear drums are bright red. Should i be worried?
I am 33 yrs old men I have middel ear and outer ear infection so can I take zinc 5gm daily is that prevent infection ?
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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