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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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Could your neck hurt when you have an inner ear infection?

Could your neck hurt when you have an inner ear infection?

Yes: Most likely because the ear hurts you are holding your neck in a funny position to decrease pain or maximize hearing. Massage can help as can craniosacral therapy, chinese medicine.... And Motrin etc. ...Read more

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My inner ear hurts — how do I tell if I have an ear infection?

My inner ear hurts — how do I tell if I have an ear infection?

Probably middle ear : The inner ear (near the brain) is not likely the source of pain. It's probably external or middle ear. Infection of middle ear would always cause a significant drop in hearing with it. External infection would cause swelling of canal with pain and possible drainage. ...Read more

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I have an inner ear infection and it hurts to lay down. What can I do for pain so I can sleep and lay back?

I have an inner ear infection and it hurts to lay down. What can I do for pain so I can sleep and lay back?

Types Ear infection: 3 types of ear infections: outer, middle &inner. Inner ear infection involves the balance system and people get very dizzy. Outer ear infection involves the outer ear and ear canal. It can be very painful. There is usually swelling and drainage of the ear. Middle ear involves the ear drum and middle ear space. There is pain, muffled hearing etc. For pain: advil, (ibuprofen) or tylenol+warm compress. ...Read more

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Everytime I burp I have a very sharp pain in my inner ear. When I swallow hard it also hurts my ear. I'm wondering what could be causing it? I also want to know if it could be a serious ear infection, I get them often back-to-back but I've never had a bur

Everytime I burp I have a very sharp pain in my inner ear. When I swallow hard it also hurts my ear. I'm wondering what could be causing it? I also want to know if it could be a serious ear infection, I get them often back-to-back but I've never had a bur

Ear pain: It sounds like you may have inner ear pressure. Pressure can be caused by fluid development behind the tympanic membrane (ear drum) and this could be early signs of otitis media (inner ear infection). Get evaluated since you have a history of inner ear infections. ...Read more

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How to stop pain from inner ear infection?

How to stop pain from inner ear infection?

Otitis media: If acute, antibiotics and pain meds, if unrelieved needs myringotomy to let out pus.
If chronic, you may need tubes, if mastoid infection is present may need mastoidectomy. ...Read more

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What does an inner ear infection feel like?

Dizzy: You can feel nauseated and dizzy because it affects the part of your inner ear that affects balance. ...Read more

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How could an inner ear infection heal itself?

How could an inner ear infection heal itself?

Ear infections: Depends on what you mean by 'inner' ear infection. A middle ear infection usually drains down the Eustachian tube into the back of throat or drains through a ruptured ear drum due to pressure, and hole in drum then usually heals.

A real 'inner' ear infection is called 'labrynthitis' or 'vestibular neuritis' and is usually inflammatory or post-viral rather than infectious, so resolves usually. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an inner ear infection like?

What are the symptoms of an inner ear infection like?

Pain irritation: Pain, irritation, popping ear, decreased hearing, draining ears, fever, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, dizziness — more common ones. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for inner ear infection?

What medication need to be taken for inner ear infection?

Define "inner ear": Most use the term inner ear to indicate the ear nerve, which can suffer from viral infections. There is no regular treatment. The middle ear that suffers from bacterial and viral infections responds to a variety of antibiotics when necessary. The viral infections self heal. ...Read more

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Is acetaxolsmide prescribed for viral inner ear infection?

Is acetaxolsmide prescribed for viral inner ear infection?

Please read: Acetazolamide, sold under the trade name diamox, (acetazolamide) is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor that is used to treat glaucoma, epileptic seizures, idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri), altitude sickness, cystinuria, periodic paralysis, central sleep apnea and dural ectasia. ...Read more

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How long can inner ear infections last?

How long can inner ear infections last?

A Long Time: The effects can last months. So if your symptoms of ear discomfort persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long do inner ear infections laset?

How long do inner ear infections laset?

Depends: A true inner ear infection is rare and causes severe nerve hearing loss which may be permanent and intense vertigo lasting days to several weeks with some degree of permanent imbalance. Most likely you have a middle ear infection with fluid behind the drum. May take up, to three months for fluid to resolve. ...Read more

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Inner ear infection is my hearing going to come back?

Inner ear infection is my hearing going to come back?

Inner ear infection: Your hearing should return but it my take several weeks for it to happen. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of inner ear infection?

Ear infection: An inner ear infection, or labyrinthitis, is usually caused by a virus which should resolve on its own. However, in severe cases, the pt could be treated with steroids and antiviral medications. Medications are available to treat the symptoms of an inner ear infection so you should see your doctor to discuss available options. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can home remedies usually work for inner ear infections?

Can home remedies usually work for inner ear infections?

Not usually: Home remedies deal indirectly with your immune system. You need either surgical drainage or the instillation of antibiotics to address an ear infection. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure inner ear infections permanently?

Is there any way to cure inner ear infections permanently?

Inner ear infections: Anatomically ear is divided into external ear, middle ear(consisting of ossicles), inner ear (consisting of cochlea, vestibular apparatus) when you are asking about inner ear I am assuming you are asking about the middle ear (infections may be bacterial or fungal most often). These infections can be cured with antibiotics, or antifungals- rarely surgery. ...Read more

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Would smoking weed affect my inner ear infection in any way?

Would smoking weed affect my inner ear infection in any way?

Yes: Smoking both weed and tobacco are irritants to the cells that line the nasal passages and airway and diminish the cell's ability to clear secretions and bacteria. The middle ear connects with the nasopharynx via the Eustacean tube, and congestion in the nose prolongs healing. There is documentation of increased ear infections in infants exposed to second hand smoke. ...Read more

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Can an inner ear infection cause dizzyness and sleeplessness?

Can an inner ear infection cause dizzyness and sleeplessness?

Sure: An inner ear infection can also cause inflammation of the semi-circular canals (the parts of the inner ear that sense your position in space). Once these get irritated, you can get dizzy. This can also affect how well you sleep. Rest, move slowly and return to see your physician if things are not improving in the next 2-3 days. Feel better! ...Read more

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Inner Ear (Definition)

The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and ...Read more


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Infection (Definition)

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