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Does Buble Gum Liquid Cure Ear Infections
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
Middle ear infection with yellowish drainage, seen ent. Ear was not painful b4, now there is slight pain, , infection reach ear canal?
Double ear infection. ENT diagnosis. perforation healing other is retracted (Was bloody blister) . Will it heal itself? nausea stop & hearing return?
Yes!: Most perforations will heal spontaneously with return of middle ear functions and resolution of symptoms. Keep close to ENT and keep all requested follow up. After the infection it is often necessary to control the cause of the infection; allergies, obstruction of tubes and opening in the ear and nasopharynx that alter the funtion of the middle ear cavities. Take care www.healthtap.com/dr-nnebe ...Read more
Will acetic acid help with itchy ear canals? How long after using can I put my hearing aids in? Aids go behind ear and in canal.
It may: Acetic acid is probably helpful for itchy ear canals but is more appropriately used as a first drug for otitis externa or infection of the ear canal skin. My recommendation for itchy ears, which usually indicates dryness and if you are a Q tip user, please stop forever, is MINERAL OIL. This medication lubricates the skin of the canal and I have had few complaints after patients use it. ...Read more
Yes: Salt water rinses have been recommended for hundreds of years to sooth sore tissues and disrupt and kill bacteria. Other rinses you can use are hydrogen peroxide, and chlorhexidine. These may sooth the area or even seem like they are treating it but they are not. An examination and treatment by the dentist is the only true treatment. Early treatment can save you pain, money, and time! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How can you heal 2-3 mm hole in ear membrane (cotton stick usage) after 10 days unsuccessful Otipax low dose drop treatment; no bacterial infection?
7yr/o has hole in ear drum and had 5 infections in that ear since Jan ENT says hole is like ear tube so can't do anything about recurrent infections?
At least not surgery: 7 or 30 yr old? Both are listed in the question. The 7 yo's status is more likely to change over time (perforation can heal). In either case, the ENT is answering the question as to whether placing PE tubes would be helpful. Apparent s/he thinks not, feels the perforation will adequately provide ventilation. However, consider prophylactic antibiotics, often used prior to PET placement. ...Read more
Diag. As fluid behind ear drum without infection. How can I aid in draining fluid and avoiding an infection? Normally so painful?
Decongestants: Assuming you have seen a doctor for abx, you can also use a decongestant nasal spray to help "drain" or relieve the pressure in your ears via the eustachian tube. An oral decongestant may also help. For mild pain control, over-the-counter meds will work. If you have intense fevers, severe headaches, ear drainage, a stiff neck, dizziness, or facial weakness you should see your doctor immediately. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Min/Mild discomfort: Deep impacted wax can be removed carefully with only mild discomfort in a specialist (ENT) office with the right equipment. Occasionally drops are used to soften excessively hard wax for a few days prior to removal. ...Read more
Sinus infection from tooth infection doesn't go away with penicillin is tooth treatment needed before sinus and throat are healed?
Treat the tooth: Always treat the source of the pain (tooth in your case) and not the site of the pain (sinus in your case). Good luck. ...Read more
Pus leaks from tonsil, tonsil enlarged, no pain, multiple rounds of antibiotics for 9 months. It is not tonsiliths. What can it be?
Moist inside cheeks, under tongue but top of tongue is constantly very dry (food sticks to it). Chewing xylitol gum doesn't help. Not Sjogrens. Cause?
Severe inner & outer ear infection. I'm on oral antibiotic & drops. The pain is gone but my ear is so full of fluid. Any tips to get it to drain?
Recovered from fungal ear infection,water enters in to the ear while bathing,again can see white powdery stuff in ear.Is it fungal debris ?
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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