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Dr. Dale Tylor
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Ear Disorders (Overview)

Ear disorders can include problems with hearing, the structure of the ear, and ear infections.


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What is done for ear disorders?

What is done for ear disorders?

There are lots....: ...Of ear disorders. Start with an evaluation by your primary doctor, then see a specialist if you need to. ...Read more

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Dr. Dale Tylor
56 doctors shared insights

Ear Disorders (Overview)

Ear disorders can include problems with hearing, the structure of the ear, and ear infections.


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How can someone live normally with inner ear disorders? The CT scan showed chronic sinusitus and meds help with symptoms but I think was misdiagnosed

 How can someone live normally with inner ear disorders? The CT scan showed chronic sinusitus and meds help with symptoms but I think was misdiagnosed

Go back: If you think you were misdiagnosed, talk with your doctor and discuss your concerns. See an ENT specialist if you haven't already. You can always get a second opinion as well just to be sure. ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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What are the symptoms of inner ear disorder?

What are the symptoms of inner ear disorder?

Hearing loss vertigo: The inner ear controls balance and hearing. If disrupted, decreased hearing or vertigo or both occur. If you're having these symptoms, see your doctor or an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can the ER test someone for inner ear disorders if they are having vertigo?

Can the ER test someone for inner ear disorders if they are having vertigo?

Vertigo in the ED: The emergency department can provide treatments to relieve symptoms of vertigo, and to evaluate if it is in the category of a peripheral cause (inner ear) versus a central cause (brain). In most cases, specialized evaluation of the inner ear to determine the specific structural cause is not necessary. For severe or persistent cases, evaluation in the Otolaryngology (ENT) office may be needed. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
Once
Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
Once
Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
Once
Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
Once
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Can inner ear disorders cause dizziness?

Can inner ear disorders cause dizziness?

Yes: Your inner ear is responsible for balance and hearing. Any condition affecting the inner ear can affect these two fucntions. ...Read more

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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
once
Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
once
Make sure OCD is not a possible side effects of your medications
once
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Has anyone used accupuncture for ear disorders?

Has anyone used accupuncture for ear disorders?

Possible treatment: Accupuncture has been used to help treat inner ear disorders that can cause imbalance and hearing problems. Any time you seek this type of treatment you should be sure you are dealing with a licensed and well-trained practitioner, checking his or her educational and training background. ...Read more

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