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Ear Infection Antibiotics
There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more
I have a bad double ear infection antibiotics(4days) Ibuprofen & Sudafed is doing nothing to help the pain is there anything else I can do to help?
Mgt: Avoid water immersion, monitor your temperature, but if there is a lot of pressure behind the ear drum, they may need to remove some fluid. ...Read more
I suffer with ear infections & antibiotics aren't getting rid. I now feel like I have flu, sickness, green sore throat & tongue, headache, contested ear?
See doctor: Antibiotic resistance is a problem with treating ear infections. If the antibiotic is not working, see your doctor. You might need a different one. Also, if you have a virus, then the antibiotics won't help. Sometimes you will need to have your ears drained in severe cases or when nothing else helps. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of nasal allergy in a 8 month old baby my bub keeps getting frequent throat and ear infections antibiotics is not helping him?
Culture/Immune w/u: Frequent ear throat infections may be related to a variety of causes. Viruses will not be treated by the antibiotics. Some bacteria may be resistant to the antibiotics. If your child has reflux, aspiration into the nasal passages can lead to congestion and infections. Additionally, evaluation for allergies/immune deficiencies can be ordered by your doctor. Prmg resp fax us 858 259 9689 rev records. ...Read more
2year old with low fever, vomiting, diarrhea, rash on lower back buttocks. Sore throat, ear infection antibiotics don't help. 3 months already sick.
Please see your Dr.: Your baby definitely needs a work up. I would involve an immunologist and a dermatologist in the workup. It may help to work backwards and see what the rash is, which may point to what the overall problem is. Certain immune system problems, vitamin deficiencies, intolerance to certain foods and other conditions may all cause similar symptoms. ...Read more
Have an ear infection taking antibiotic drops but the ear has had drainage nonstop for four days how long will drainage last is this normal?
That depends: You don't say if you have a swimmer's ear (external otitis) or otitis media with a ruptured ear drum. An external otitis is treated with ear drops alone, and the drainage should have noticeably lessened by now. In otitis media with a ruptured ear drum the drops won't be enough unless the hole in the ear drum is large, or you have a tube in your ear. ...Read more
Several alternatives: Your doc can select one of several alternatives. ...Read more
3yo w/ear infection on antibiotic drops fever pain resolved very small area of pink behind upper ear no swelling. Mastoiditis?
My baby is five months old and he has an ear infection beside antibiotics how can I relief his pain?
Tylenol, (acetaminophen) heat: For short term pain relief tylenol (acetaminophen) in appropriate doses helps.You can also provide a heating pad at a low heat level for the kid to place his/her ear on the affected side this seems to provide some relief. Sometimes pain drops are helpful (prescription needed). ...Read more
Comfort measures: Some viral ear infections self heal in 2-4 day. Bacterial infections tend to persist and may lead to real complications. Infants need an early eval.If older if not better after 3-4 days, an evaluation and treatment is advised.Prior to antibiotics, hearing loss due to chronic middle ear disease was not uncommon and a significant complication called mastoiditis requires surgical drainage. ...Read more
See ENT: See an ENT doctor . He may able to determine why your not responding to therapy. ...Read more
You mean like : Before antibiotics people had ear infections ; just dealt with them .Over time, some would perforate or a doc could lance the drum (painful) .Over time some self healed ; some went on to develop abscesses that required surgery.Some had the ear bones freeze up ; lost some hearing. A few days of simple pain killers or heat from a heating pad may provide relief, but long term outcome could be a pbm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Assuming middle ear infection, rather than outer (swimmer's ear): First, I'd give the antibiotics 3-4 more days before being too concerned. It's possible that the bacteria causing ear infection is resistant to the med or dose you are taking. Understand though, that ear pain/pressure is caused by trapped fluid behind ear drum, and regardless of antibiotics, must drain. Add guaifenesin + lots of H2O ...Read more
What is the treatment for inner ear infection? Oral antibiotics aren't working could antibiotics through injections be a possible answer?
Yes: Injected Rocephin (ceftriaxone) has been used but an inner ear infection that is not being adequately treated can spread to the mastoid air cells, a more serious situation. Another option is the placement of a small tube into the ear drum to allow infected fluid to drain out. Ear infections that are hard to clear can have blockage of the eustachain tube by enlarged adenoids. An ENT doctor can advise you. ...Read more
Ear infection.On antibiotics 4 days now.do not feel any better yet. Do I need to see a doctor again for a stonger atiobiotic. Or is bad pain normal.
Needs reevaluation: Ear pain from a middle ear infection generally improves by 48 hours after starting antibiotics but hearing can be decreased for several weeks. You report a recent ear irrigation and ear wax blockage, and there may also be a component of external otitis as well that may require ear drops. A reevaluation is warranted. ...Read more
Two year old had doubl ear infection on antibiotics for 3 days now has gagging kinda deep sounding cough no fever but still sick acting not better?
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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