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Ear And Throat Infection In Adults
Age matters : I'm a pediatrician, but hope i can still give you helpful advice. In babies and children, we treat ear infex based on the degree of illness and/or discomfort with the infex. Fluid can be present behind the eardrum with an acute ear infection. If it does not resolve and/or it's adversely affecting one's hearing, we are quicker to act on that. See an ENT (ear/nose/throat) specialist. ...Read more
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
Have an ear infection. Finshing up oral antibiotics and ear drops....Have painful swollowing on the side of my throat that has the ear infection. ?
Can impacted wax from continuous (5 years) use of ear plugs at night result in an ear infection? And could an ear infection result in pain in the jaw and neck as well as the ear?
No: Ear wax retention does not cause a bacterial infection.It can cause discomfort, and there are many OTC products that can be used to dissolve the retained was, or you can have it removed by a physician or ENT specialist. The ear drum shares a nerve with the jaw joint and occasionally those with an otitis can have jaw pain or someone with tooth/jaw pain may have ear pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ear pain, discharge: Ear infections can be outer ear infections (in the ear canal) or middle ear (behind the ear drum). Outer ear infections present with ear pain (inner/outer), discharge, fullness. Middle ear infections present w/deeper ear discomfort, decreased hearing and possible drainage (if ear drum ruptured). Seeing a specialist is important to treat and make sure nothing more going on nearby that is concerning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discomfort, drainage: Ear infections can be outer ear infections (in the ear canal) or middle ear (behind the ear drum). Outer ear infections present with ear pain (inner/outer), discharge, fullness. Middle ear infections present w/deeper ear discomfort, decreased hearing and possible drainage (if ear drum ruptured). Seeing a specialist is important to treat and make sure nothing more going on nearby that is concerning. ...Read more
What could cause an earache in both ears, if not infected? Pain behind ear and into neck, in addition to the ear itself.
Can a hole in the ear drum cause frequent ear infections? Ear was fine till ruptured and had 4-5 infections in 6mnths in same ear as hole
Sharp pain in R ear. Bit of sore throat. Antibiotic ear drops need to be dropped in both ears or just R ear? Need oral antibiotics for full recovery?
See your physician: Your healthcare provider should have instructed you on which ear to place the drops. If the infection is only on the ear canal then you may not need an oral antibiotic. But I recommend you check with your health care provider for instructions and if any further treatment is needed. ...Read more
For the past two days throat sore and ear aches, throat pain is in very localized spot just under jaw below ear. Is it ear or throat?
Had throat infection and ear infection took antibiotics for 10 days. My glands in throat are very swollen and sore still?
Other cause: It could be your throat symptoms were caused by a bacteria that was not sensitive to the antibiotic you took, that the infection was realy caused by a virus, and that your throat irritation is not infectious at all and due to something like allergies. If your glands were really swollen and really sore throat, at your age i would consider mono and i would ask your doc about that possibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Last wk diagnosed ear infection in both ears and sinus infection. Antibiotics finished ears and glands near ears sore. Repeat script or go back to doc?
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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