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Do I Have An Ear Infection
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
Ice pick pain behind ears with canal swelling. Do I have an ear infection? Pain is intermittent. Persistant right canal swelling with burning.
Pull on ear lobe: If it hurts, probably infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
I constantly get water in my right ear, it can stay blocked for up to 4hrs, my glands are swollen on my right side, do I have an ear infection?
Swimmer's Ear: This is swimmer's ear, also known as external otitis. It is a true skin infection usually caused by a fungus or bacteria which grows in warm, moist environments like wet ear canals. Shake or drain the water out or dry it with alcohol/vinegar mixture 1/2 each. 5 drops in ear canal . Never scratch with small objects or q- tips. Don't use these drops if you have a hole in your eardrum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ears seem to feel really clogged after i wake up and sometimes i feel really dizzy. Do I have an ear infection?
I'm pregnant and felt a pinch on my neck now I can't hear and have pain in my ear do I have an ear infection ?
Exam needed: It sounds like you need to go in for a full exam please. ...Read more
Do I have an ear infection? I get irritation, itchiness and a feeling of blockness. I also get discomfort listening to headphones in short periods.
Q-tip usage?: The most common cause of itchiness of the ear canal is dryness. Compulsive cleaning of the ear canals with q-tips is the most common cause of dryness of the ear canals. It is a misconception that the ears must be cleaned. Cerumen or wax is normal and has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Wax always migrates from deep in the canal to the opening of ear canal. Don't push the wax back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I cleaned out my ear and a few days later it started hurting and my jaw bone where it connects below the ear is hurting. Do I have an ear infection?
Was it cotton swab?: If you used a cotton swab to "clean" your ear, there is a significant risk that you scratched (caused abrasion of) your outer ear canal--which could have led to an outer ear infection. The other possibility is that you may have packed the earwax down into the canal so as to wedge it causing undue pressure on that part of the ear--triggering jaw pain. You may have TMJ pain totally unrelated. See md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do I have an ear infection? I have lost my hearing, my ear is very painful, when i blow my nose there is a crackling sound in my ear an its very sore
Do I have an ear infection or something else I have been having these pains in my ear and the pain goes down to my throat and it feels like water is in them. It goes in and out as if I am 35, 000 feet in the air on a plane. When i blow my nose i get this
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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