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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 more
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 main cause of strong vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. Some antibiotics can trigger BV by suppressing protective bacteria. Antibiotics also can trigger vaginal yeast infections, but usually no odor with yeast. 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.
I have a really bad ear infection witch hurts my head and face and when I clean ear blood comes out and my ear smells, my ear drum burst around 2 year?
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.
Ear pain from infect: Please know that pain in general (in this case most likely due to the ear proper) does set one up for a generalized state of discomfort, and in a given indivudual, possible generation of anxiety, stemming from the infectious process or inflammatory process in the ear proper. The anxious state should dissapate with resolution of the primary otological problem. ...Read more
Depends on variables: The inner ear nerve is contained well within the strongest bone in the body away from direct contact with fluids or germs. However, a viral infection can travel to the nerve and cause permanent hearing loss. The middle ear is subject to various viral or bacterial infections, with transient reduction unless chronic and untreated. The outer ear canal can swell with swimmers ear, with transient effect. ...Read more
Head size: The primary factor leading to recurrent middle ear disease in infants is their head size and its impact on the drainage of the middle ear. The middle ear space has a narrow and shortened tube that drains mucous into the throat. It easily plugs, allows fluid backup and throat germs get into the ear. As the kid gets bigger, drainage improves and the risk declines. ...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