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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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103.2 fever,Been 100.4-103.2 for four days.Only symptom is stabbing pain in back of head on/off.Just had a double ear infection. Should I go to the er?

103.2 fever,Been 100.4-103.2 for four days.Only symptom is stabbing pain in back of head on/off.Just had a double ear infection. Should I go to the er?

Fever: Viral illness can last 3-5 days so if this is what you have you should feel better soon but if you don't get seen by your primary Doctor. Drink Gatorade to stay hydrated and rest. ...Read more

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Hello. We have 4 kids, ages 5,3,1.5, and 8weeks. 5 yo and 1.5yo are on Amoxicillin and Cefdiner for ear infections. 3 yo on tobramycin for double pink eye. Now 1.5 yo and 8 week old have same symptoms as 3 yo with pink eye. Is it safe to give them tob

Hello. We have 4 kids, ages 5,3,1.5, and 8weeks.  5 yo and 1.5yo are on Amoxicillin and Cefdiner for ear infections.  3 yo on tobramycin for double pink eye.  Now 1.5 yo and 8 week old have same symptoms as 3 yo with pink eye.  Is it safe to give them tob

Mgt: Conjunctivitis or pink eye is very contagious. I would recommend that your two month old see your pediatrician. At this age infection may spread more easily to other areas and they also may have different susceptibility. Your 18 month old probably has the same infection and can start the Tobramycin drops, but each child should have their own dispenser. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a double ear infection?

What to do if I have a double ear infection?

Confirm/ treat: You help yourself by having it confirmed as a treatable form of ear infection (some are viral and self heal).Then you follow the treatment plan and use whatever comfort measures seem to help.Finish all medications even if the discomfort leaves quickly and you feel better after half the meds are taken. ...Read more

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I've had a double ear infection for a week now. When should it all clear up?

I've had a double ear infection for a week now.  When should it all clear up?

Varies: The pain should be getting a lot better, if it is not, you may want to return to your doctor for a check. A feeling of fullness, decreased hearing, and popping and crackling in the ears that can sometimes be painful all can stay around for a few weeks to a few months. ...Read more

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What to do if i got a inner ear infection, can it cause other symptoms?

What to do if i got a inner ear infection, can it cause other symptoms?

Yes: Inner ear infections often cause associated symptoms of dizziness, ear ringing, headaches, vertigo, nausea. True inner ear infections are a serious matter and not to be fiddled around with. You need to see an ENT (ear -nose-throat) doctor or infectious disease doctor if your primary care doctor is not comfortable treating this. ...Read more

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In what way can I relieve my 20 month old's pain from her double ear infection?

In what way can I relieve my 20 month old's pain from her double ear infection?

Several: Using Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen in recommended dosage may help.A warm compress help over the ear.And if no tubes or perforation is present, putting 1-2 drops of warm, not hot, olive oil in the ear should help. ...Read more

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Hi I'm curious what's the symptoms of an ear infection and do you feel tired with it.?

Hi I'm curious what's the symptoms of an ear infection and do you feel tired with it.?

Ear pain: Ear infections will usually cause pain in the affected ear. If the middle ear is involved there usually is a fever too. You could also have trouble hearing. External ear infections may not have fevers but will cause pain. You should not be tired from an ear infection, unless of course you were up all night with the pain. ...Read more

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I have a double ear infection. What could cause this? Also, My neck isnt stiff but it hurts a little. Is that typical with an ear infection?

I have a double ear infection. What could cause this? Also, My neck isnt stiff but it hurts a little. Is that typical with an ear infection?

Mgt: I would suggest completing a course of antibiotics. If you have a fever, please see your PCP. Sometimes more than one course of antibiotics is needed. For your neck pain, it may be referred pain, but if it worsens please consult your physician. ...Read more

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What are ear infection symptoms?

What are ear infection symptoms?

OM symptoms: can be variable. Some symptoms include fullness, hearing loss, pain, ear drainage, dizziness, and fever. Treatment of ear infections is individualized, but usually consists of some form of antibiotic. Secondary medications may include decongestants, mucolytics, antiinflammatories/steroids and pain medications. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Ear Infection (Definition)

Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical anatomic landmarks of membrane, poor mobility of membrane ultimately, tm can perforate or rupture with subsequent drainage of fluid into the ear canal. May take months for fluid from ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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