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Does Measles Cause Acute Otitis Media
Some self heal: In the years before antibiotics people had ear infections ; just toughed them out. It often took 6-8 weeks for the body to clear the infection.Pain control with heat, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen can help.Some viral infections disappear in a few days without help.However, some infections can become chronic, abscess the bone near the ear and need to be surgically drained. Infants should see their doc. ...Read more
No: Transient or prolonged hearing deficit is not uncommon though. ...Read more
Middle ear infection: "acute" = recent onset. "otitis" = ear infection. "media" = the middle ear space, the space behind the ear drum but before the inner ear area. (inner ear are is the area that effects balance.) acute otitis media is the common term docs use for a middle ear infection which is often a complication form a cold, smoke exposure, allergies - anything that can cause congestion in the upper airways. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, acute allergic serous otitis media. Short of breath chest pain and high BP is that normal?
Need to see MD: If you are short of breath, having chest pain and have high blood pressure, you should see your physician asap. Having a sinus infection, rhinitis or an otitis could be associated with respiratory symptoms. Additionally, some of the medications commonly used for treatment of these conditions could exacerbate blood pressure issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meningitis: This can occur but is rare. Bacteria may progress from areas in the head and neck to virtually any area of the central nervous system and produce meningitis, brain abscess, subdural empyema, etc. But these do not occur commonly and most doctors will not see a case in a lifetime. Infectious diseases experts and neurosurgeons see it more often. ...Read more
Does pneumococcal vaccine prevent ear and sinus infection in healhty adults (e.G., no underlying chronic disease)?
Why does subacute bacterial endocarditis may give embolic manifestation but not in acute rheumatic fever?
Debris breaks off : Rheumatic fever is a misguided attack on your heart by your own immune system. Rheumatic fever creates damage that can cause susceptiblity to endocarditis. In bacterial endocarditis, colonies of bacteria develop on a heart valve or other intravascular structure. Clumps of bacteria, infection fighting cells or other debris can break off and travel through the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely to happen: In the era prior to antibiotics, chronic middle ear disease could lead to the ossicles or ear bones growing together and hearing would be reduced by 50% or so. Todays treatments have made that rare, but even then it is not deafness. A viraal infection of the ear nerve, however, can result in perminent hearing loss. ...Read more
Depends: If evaluated by a dr. And a history and physical exam is performed with a visual inspection of you ears, a diagnosis can be forthcoming regarding whether it is viral or bacterial. Bacterial would require antibiotics, whereas a viral infection would require more supportive care of the symptoms (nsaids, ant-pyretics, etc.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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