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Ear Cartilage Infection Treatment
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
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
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
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
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
Call doctor: Call your physician to get an appointment to get your ear looked at, then appropriate medication can be prescribed. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Prob need meds: You should see a doctor and get some medications. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Can you please describe the easiest and quickest treatment for an ear infection caused by a virus?
Ear drops: See your primary care physician. Combination ear drops of steroid and antibiotics, e.g., ciprodex, works well. ...Read more
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 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
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
During upper respitory infection, I flew & now ear blocked & feel some liquid moving inside ear upon tilting head. What treatment can help me?
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
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