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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?
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
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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