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Does Nasal Cavity Swelling Cause Ear Canal Swelling
Is it possible for a nonmedicated saline nasal spray to get stuck in the nasal cavity and cause of ear infection in a five-year-old?
Ear infection causes: Ear infections are caused by bacteria or viruses. Noses are full of bacteria anyway. Saline rinses away a few bacteria; if the bottle is dirty, saline may add a few bacteria to the nose, but they won't often travel to the ear because the Eustachian tube is a tiny passage, esp in children. Droplets of water sprayed in nose are only in the nose a few minutes. Squeeze bottle irrigation CAN hurt ears. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Cyst&tooth#3 removed,maybe old root canal caused,ate thru nasal cavity bone.CT says maxillary retention cyst now,2 weeks ago 3Dxray showed nothing?
Allergy or infection: do not mess with it some infection in ear canal could be serious it could be a small abscess from infected cyst it could be an infected hair follicles from scratching and using q tip aggressively could be a simple allergic reaction use a head par on the ear and take Benadryl see your doctor and he can help ...Read more
See your doctor : To find out why your ear canal is swollen. If infected, antibiotics will help. Steroids are commonly added to the antibiotic ear drops to help decreased the swelling faster. If there is a foreign body, it needs t be removed. Keep it dry until you see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling in the ear canal. Small lump just inside the ear canal. What could this be? Should I be concerned?
I have swelling on the external acustic meatus or on the cartilage of the ear canal...What could be wrong?
My right ear canal is closed over due to swelling. I started otodex yesterday and no change 24 hrs. Should i return to gp?
Give it a bit longer: External ear infections can be extremely uncomfortable, and so i understand your desire for quicker relief. You are on a good drop to reduce the inflammation, but it likely will take more than 24 hours to get better. If you are not running a fever with it, and can take the edge off with some oral pain meds, i would try to get through a couple of days before deciding treatment not working. ...Read more
Resolved painful swelling of outer ear canal (from swimming) w drops, oral antibi & steroids, still have fluid in middle ear. Can decongestants help?
Slowly: Decongestants are appropriate, alone or with new generation antihistamines. However, nothing helps dramatically and it can take some time to fully recover. Smoking is a direct negative factor by irritating the throat opening of eustachian tube. Increased fluids are also appropriate. There are adults, very infrequently, with tubes when problem persists with nothing helping. ...Read more
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