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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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Can doxycycline treat an ear infection?

Can doxycycline treat an ear infection?

EAR INFECTIONS:: Can be #1external ear infection/swimmers ear or otitis externa; or #2 middle ear infection or otitis media. Doxycyclind is not a first line antibiotic choice for either of the two. ...Read more

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I took doxycycline for an ear infection. been off it for bout 3 days. I have had bad side effects of dry throat and sinuses I think. Could this be rig?

I took doxycycline for an ear infection. been off it for bout 3 days. I have had bad side effects of dry throat and sinuses I think. Could this be rig?

These r not: side effects of Doxycycline. These symptoms are likely related to the virus that caused your ear pain. All should pass in a few days. If not, return to ur doc. ...Read more

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Doxycycline for sinus/ear infection, doc out of town now. giving me bad leg cramps & reflux & nausea, what should I do?

Doxycycline for sinus/ear infection, doc out of town now. giving me bad leg cramps & reflux & nausea, what should I do?

Urgent care: Doxycycline is not a good choice for ear and sinus infections..period. Youe doctor must have someone covering his practice..call them and tell them about what your experiencing. ...Read more

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Will doxycycline clear up an ear infection?

Will doxycycline clear up an ear infection?

EAR INFECTION:: Ear infection is mainly of 2 types: #1. Otitis media or middle ear infection, common in children. #2. Otitis externa or external ear canal infection /swimmer's ear, seen in children and adults. Doxycycline is not the drug of choice to treat either of these two. Your doctor needs to see what you have and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline help with an ear infection?

Can doxycycline help with an ear infection?

Unlikely: Doxycycline is not an effective antibiotic against the most common germs causing ear infections. ...Read more

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Sick all last week, ear infection started on thursday, on doxycycline mono on friday. Ear still pinching and full. How long before I should see results.

Otitis media: Hard to know. You may not be on the correct antibiotic, you may need supplemental decongestant, there may be other issues in progress. If this continues unabated go and see an ENT specialist. ...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. Debra Rosenblatt
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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