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I went to the ER twice 4 days ago for an ear infection I still have and I have developed upper abdominal pain in the last 3 days. Advice please?

I went to the ER twice 4 days ago for an ear infection I still have and I have developed upper abdominal pain in the last 3 days. Advice please?

Family Doctor: it is incredibly inappropriate and expensive to go to the ER for a simple or complicated ear infection. These are managed at the family clinic not at the ER. Please go see your family doctor. ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

Belly pain is also known as Abdominal pain. Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more

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56 yr old man. Has an ear infection and stomach virus, throwing up. Since he took his antibiotics the doctor gave,he has diarrhea now, a new symptom..

56 yr old man. Has an ear infection and stomach virus, throwing up. Since he took his antibiotics the doctor gave,he has diarrhea now, a new symptom..

Diarrhea: Mild diarrhea and stomach upset is an acceptable and actually common complication of antibiotics. Severe, profuse or bloody diarrhea can also be indicative of a new infection and indication for antibiotic cessation or change of therapy. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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I feel bad, I have direreaha, head ache, stomach ache, also chest pain, a toothache, and a ear ache?

I feel bad, I have direreaha, head ache, stomach ache, also chest pain, a toothache, and a ear ache?

Aches and pains: It sounds like you may have a viral infection. Take 200-400 mg of Ibuprofen every 8 hours with food (never on an empty stomach), plenty of fluids, and 8 or more hours of sleep nightly. If not feeling better in a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Took amoxicillin for a an ear infection had to take 3 times a day for a week now I ended the course I suffer with bad he's a aches why is this?

Took amoxicillin for a an ear infection had to take 3 times a day for a week now I ended the course I suffer with bad he's a aches why is this?

He's a aches???: Headaches??? This would be unexpected from a course of amoxicillin, but it is common to have a sinus infection along with an ear infection, but would expect persistent sinus congestion. If you have been tense, clenching teeth, the jaw joint in front of ear gets inflamed and causes ear pain and headaches. Some people with migraine may react to meds unexpectantly. If persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

See your doctor for the proper diagnosis
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Use ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain
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Finish your entire course of any antibiotic prescribed
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What is the cause of ear infections and ear aches?

What is the cause of ear infections and ear aches?

Ear aches: Common causes of ear aches are wax, ext otitis, middle ear infections, serous otitis media, mastoiditis etc. Ear infections are due either to bacterial or fungal, rarely viral ( herpes zoster). ...Read more

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Stressing about things,have a bladder infection and now I have the runs and stomach aches,no appetite?

Stressing about things,have a bladder infection and now I have the runs and stomach aches,no appetite?

ChronicStressIsAMess: Stress will do you in.Modern life is full of stressors.Best to learn early how to deal with it, which includes knowing when and how to avoid it.There's plenty of books on Amazon.com for this.Some do Yoga,meditation,etc.For me it's jogging and other physically challenging things. Otherwise,I'd go batty.Good nutrition and sleep habits too!!Stress compromises your immune system.Check with your doctor ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Take a decongestant and anti inflammatory until you see MD
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Warm oil 2 drops in your ear for pain relief
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SSee MD for probable antibiotics
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How can you treat a tooth ache when you also have a cold and an ear infection?

How can you treat a tooth ache when you also have a cold and an ear infection?

ASAP GO TO DENTIST: Just tell the dentist about your cold, so the dentist can be sure to wear a face mask and not catch your cold. A cold is not a reason to avoidthe dentist. Your ear ache may be from your tooth, if it is a lower tooth. It is wrong to suffer in the 21st century. Get help and do not wait! ...Read more

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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

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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

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