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Do Ear Infections Cause A Smell In Ears
Ear infections smell: If you have a fungal or (rare) pseudomonas external ear infection or a middle ear infection with draining of pus into the canal, the material may cause a smell to emanate from the ear. I would have a local ENT look in your ear and possibly clean out your ear(s). You may need to be on antibiotic or antifungal drops. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Ear infection cannot: ...Cause loss of smell or taste - but ear infections are usually complications of nasal problems which obviously can. ...Read more
I have a ear infection wanted to use over-the-counter meds, but it leaking yellow and white chunks like tissue. Smells like milldew?
Time for visit: Some viral ear infections self heal in 2-4 day. Bacterial infections tend to persist and may lead to real complications. This is bacterial, an evaluation and treatment is advised.Prior to antibiotics, hearing loss due to chronic middle ear disease was not uncommon and a significant complication called mastoiditis requires surgical drainage. ...Read more
I just finished up some medicine from a sinus infection and ear infection. Now I have a vagina odor. The smell came out of no where. Any idea?
Bacterial vaginosis?: The most common cause of strong vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. Some antibiotics can trigger BV by suppressing protective bacteria. You could sit tight for a few days and see if it clears on its own. If not, see your doctor; if BV confirmed, you'll need a prescription antibiotic. (An antibiotic to treat an antibiotic problem? Yes, probably.) ...Read more
Hi, last year i suffered a really bad bacterial ear infection. Ever since ivd had constant earache, my ears smell and my ears swell inside.
My son is 1. getting over a ear infection. taking a medicine called amox/k clav. He is drinking but not peeing. When he does his pee smells strong.
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 anatomic landmarks of membrane, poor mobility of membrane ultimately, tm can perforate or rupture with subsequent drainage of fluid into the ear canal. May take months for fluid from ...Read more
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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