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What to do if I have ear cartilage infection. Help!?

What to do if I have ear cartilage infection. Help!?

See a doctor NOW: Infections in the cartilage of the ear can be very serious and lead to permanent deformity and/or loss of the cartilage of the ear.

Get medical treatment now. ...Read more

Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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I have ear pain and ear leakage mean infection, what to do for treatment?

I have ear pain and ear leakage mean infection, what to do for treatment?

Time for visit: This can mean an active middle ear infection with a perforation of the ear drum or just a significant canal infection.Treatment would differ based on the actual site of the infection. If a perforation in an adult, it would require longer term followup and possible repair. This is one issue that deserves an office evaluation with your doc. ...Read more

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I have ear infection and not treated for 3 months, what to do for treatment?

I have ear infection and not treated for 3 months, what to do for treatment?

Chronic OM: After 3 months, your infection is considered chronic and more difficult to treat. Your primary care provider should be able to provide some treatment options to you, or refer you to an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an ear infection? Treatment?

What are the symptoms of an ear infection? Treatment?

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

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I have ear infection detection device, what to do for treatment?

I have ear infection detection device, what to do for treatment?

Ask your doc: This site is not designed to be a substitute for proper evaluation and prescribing by a proper health care source. We try to provide accurate information on health care issues ; help you seek proper local sources. Ear detection devices while interesting, do not separate benign fluid build up from true pus. Clinical confirmation and treatment requires proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I have ear canal infection and swelling, what to do for treatment?

I have ear canal infection and swelling, what to do for treatment?

Call doctor: Call your physician to get an appointment to get your ear looked at, then appropriate medication can be prescribed. ...Read more

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I have ear infection, really bad pain, help, what to do for treatment?

I have ear infection, really bad pain, help, what to do for treatment?

Homeopathy: Belladonna can help . Garlic and willow (or garlic/goldenseal or garlic/mullein) in the ear can help. Warm compresses can also help..Ibuprofen may also help. And be seen... ...Read more

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I have ear infection, now can't hear from the ear, what to do for treatment?

I have ear infection, now can't hear from the ear, what to do for treatment?

Should self heal: A transient loss of hearing of about 50% is common during ear infection due to fluid debris in the ear space.As this heals over weeks, the hearing usually returns to prior levels. ...Read more

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Vertigo treatment and ear infection?

Vertigo treatment and ear infection?

Treat the ear: Assuming you didn't have vertigo initially: if you have both an ear infection and vertigo, then it is very likely that the ear infection caused the vertigo. As you treat the ear infection, the vertigo should improve. However you might need to take some meds to help with the acute symptoms of vertigo. ...Read more

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Is ceftazidime for the treatment of the "pseudomonas infection" in the ear?

Otitis externa: Pseudomonas is a common cause of swimmer's ear or otitis externa and is usally treated topically, however, in diabetics and some immunocompromised people, the organism invades into the temporal bone of the skull and then is treated with systemic antimicrobials such as ceftazidime. ...Read more

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5 mo old baby has 2 different ears, one is flat against his head, other is slightly bigger and sticks out, Is it likely the sticking out ear will become less prominent or harden closer to the head? Cartilage still very soft, any treatment options?

5 mo old baby has 2 different ears, one is flat against his head, other is slightly bigger and sticks out, Is it likely the sticking out ear will become less prominent or harden closer to the head? Cartilage still very soft, any treatment options?

Depends: This is not unusual and the treatment if any depends on the degree of difference.Kids most often come out this way do to the way they are positioned in the womb, or gradually develop it due to sleep position. In the US, plastic surgeons may treat with a variety of inserts positioned within and around the ear or ears. You might check with your doc first to see if won't improve on its own. ...Read more

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Fluid in ears and ear infection, treatment?

Fluid in ears and ear infection, treatment?

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

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Are dalacin & ceftazidime the right treatment of the "pseudomonas infection" in the ear?

Are dalacin & ceftazidime the right treatment of the "pseudomonas infection" in the ear?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and ciprodex: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) pills or IV in addition to Cipro (ciprofloxacin)dex ear drops is the preferred treatment in the us. ...Read more

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Difference between an ear infection treatment and ototoxicity?

Definition : Ototoxicity refers to medicine or other treatments or measures causing damage to the ear inadvertently. Ear infection treatment is designed to help the ear causing improvement in symptoms of infection or pain. We say that certain medicines that treat cancer or certain antibiotics may be ototoxic. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a 4 year old that has tubes in her ears and an infection?

What is the treatment for a 4 year old that has tubes in her ears and an infection?

Combination TX: Aomt (acute otitis media with tympanostomy tubes) is best treated with oral antibiotics and topical ear drops, i.e., ciprodex. Topical treatment is to cover the organisms from the skin and ear canal. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for middle ear infection?

What is the treatment for middle ear infection?

Middle ear infection: Most middle ear infections in adults need to be treated with antibiotics. At times patients may need some decongestant nasal spray and antihistamines or even steroids. ...Read more

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Can ear infection with fever and no pain or drainage go away on its own without treatment?

Can ear infection with fever and no pain or drainage go away on its own without treatment?

Many do...but...: Most of these, including those caused by bacteria could self heal in a person with a normal immune system. It may take 3 months, but people had them long before we had antibiotics to treat them.However, there are also risks. A complication in that era that is still possible today includes progression to a dangerous infection of the mastoid air cells, behind the ears. ...Read more

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If you have a bacteria ear infection do you need treatment? Or can it go away on it's own?

If you have a bacteria ear infection do you need treatment? Or can it go away on it's own?

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. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the easiest and quickest treatment for an ear infection caused by a virus?

Can you please describe the easiest and quickest treatment for an ear infection caused by a virus?

Ibuprofen: If viral, you only need comfort measures.Ibuprofen and occasionally holding gentile heat to the ear (heating pad on low or compress) will often do the trick. ...Read more

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Wondering what the best treatment is for a really painful swimmer ear infection?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Wondering what the best treatment is for a really painful swimmer ear infection?

Ear drops: See your primary care physician. Combination ear drops of steroid and antibiotics, e.g., ciprodex, works well. ...Read more

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Which natural treatment can I use for an ear infection on a child who has tubes?

Which natural treatment can I use for an ear infection on a child who has tubes?

None available: A kid who has puss draining from tubes & into the ear canals will require antibiotic drops or oral medication or both. Clear drainage does not require treatment. ...Read more

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I am on day two of treatment for an acute sinus infection; is there anything I can do to try to release the liquid causing the blocked ear feeling?

I am on day two of treatment for an acute sinus infection; is there anything I can do to try to release the liquid causing the blocked ear feeling?

Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! your doctor may have a conventional medical alternative also. ...Read more

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I have had a possible sinus infection for over 2 weeks.With OTC treatment made better, have ear and lower tooth pain now. Severe for a day? Related ?

I have had a possible sinus infection for over 2 weeks.With OTC treatment made better, have ear and lower tooth pain now. Severe for a day? Related ?

Yes: Go to doctor for evaluation and treatment. When your teeth and ears start hurting those can be a sign of worsening sinus infection not just a cold. ...Read more

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I have ear infection (bullous myringitis); when will i get my hearing back, what to do for treatment?

Ear infections: In general, I would normally tell a patient to see there doctor to treat ear infections if there is pain and hearing will eventually return if treated. ...Read more

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My 2 yr old son has had ear problems for as long as i can remember. He has chronic ear infections and was wondering what the next option for treatment?

My 2 yr old son has had ear problems for as long as i can remember. He has chronic ear infections and was wondering what the next option for treatment?

Referral to a specia: If you have not done so as of yet, it sounds as if your son should be evaluated by an ENT as well as an allergist. Especially id both ears are affected and impacts his hearing, tympanostomy tubes might be a consideration. Other, environmental issues--such as exposure to cigarette smoke, dry air, animals, rugs may contribute also. ...Read more

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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