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Does Cauliflower Ear Go Away
Possibly: May be. If it doesn't, seek a dentist expert in treating TMJ disorder. One of the reasons for tinnitus - ringing in the ears - is teeth clenching. Trigeminal nerve that controls jaw closing muscles also has a branch that controls tensor tympani muscle that controls ear drum tension. Hence the connection. ...Read more
Variable timeframe: Some vertigo spontaneously goes away and other types of vertigo may take awhile to improve as your body adapts. Unfortunately, there are some patients who may experience very little improvement over a significant amount of time. If you continue to have persistent vertigo you should see your pcp and you may be referred to either an ear, nose, & throat doctor, a neurologist or both of them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does fluid behind the ear go away on its own? How long does it normally take for fluid to go away?
Not usually: Infected or inflamed tonsils can be quite painful. A bacterial infection will usually respond in a couple of days to antibiotics - there are medications to minimize the discomfort while the antibiotics are working (throat lozenges, nsaid's, prescription pain medications, etc). Viral tonsillitis requires time to resolve - the same pain meds noted above can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do ear infections go away on their own? Could they stay forever? My ear infection isn't going away with antibiotics
Go away ????: The reduced hearing during an infection may persist for weeks after completing meds.The watery mucus that was part of the infection takes time to clear. If you still have pain, fever or other reasons to believe it is there after meds, it may have been resistant to the one you took. Follow up with your doc. ...Read more
Eczema: Eczema is a chronic skin condition. It may be severe in childhood and then improve dramatically in teen years, however many people who have eczema have periodic flares throughout their lives. Most people with eczema have dry skin. Keeping skin moisturized, removing fragrances, dyes, irritants from your environment, using mild cleansers will all help prevent flares. ...Read more
It depend: Is a condition where the nasal cavity is filled with a significant amount of mucous fluid. The condition occurs relatively frequently and is not usually considered dangerous. Rhinorrhea is a common symptom of allergies or certain diseases, such as the common cold or hay fever. It can be a side effect of crying, exposure to cold temperatures, or withdrawal, such as from opioids like methadone. ...Read more
Possibly: Geographic tongue is not "normal", but rather a benign, usually, but not always painless, inflammatory process that alters normal tongue anatomy. It can come and go in its own. It will go away without treatment, but can and often will return. It is not contagious. Treatment is not necessary unless symptoms of burning develop, contact your dentist. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends: That depends of the nature of the trauma and the extent of damage to the neck. The amount of damage is determined by the trajectory and amplitude of the energy applied to the neck at the time of trauma. If there is bony damage, it may take weeks to months to heal. Damage to the spinal cord my never resolve completely. Damage to the soft tissue resolves usually in days to weeks. ...Read more
Yes, patience..: The popping occurs from plugged eustachian tubes and trapped fluid and air bubbles in your middle ear space. This stuff doesn't clear up overnight. It can take weeks (sometimes 6-8) for this fluid/air mixture to clear after it accumulates in the middle ear. Chew gum, plenty of humidity, sometimes decongestants can help. If bad pain see doc to make sure not infected. ...Read more
May not be an infection: If it is just pain around your ear it may not be an infection. If you are having pain and hearing loss then it may well be an infection. Most cases of ear pain that i see in adults is from the jaw joint and not the ear. If it is your jaw then you need a soft diet, anti-inflammatories, ice and a trip to your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not long.: A hematoma (collection of blood) that develops on the septum of the nose after trauma. If left untreated it can cause a loss of blood supply and destruction of the septum .Drainage to prevent permanent destruction of the septum is the treatment of choice. It take about 1-2 weeks to go away after the surgery. ...Read more
How long does ear drainage last for a ruptured ear drum? Have 28 pills of amoxicillin from doctor, should it go away after i finish them?
Probably: A middle ear infection that burst your ear drum and is draining may be a more aggressive infection. Take the Amoxicillin as prescribed. Your drainage should significantly improve in 2 to 3 days. In that case take all of the pills as recommended. If not improving in a few days call the doctor, you may need something stronger. Call even sooner if you get a stiff neck or bad headache. ...Read more
Need more info.: It would help to have more information about your headache to help determine what type they are, the best way to manage them, and if any additional testing is indicated. 1. Were are headaches located 2. What do they feel like 3. Any related symptoms 4. what makes it worse / better 5. what have you tried I suggest a live virtual consult with one of our Healthtap Doctors or go see a clinician. ...Read more
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