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Ear Infection During Pregnancy
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
Not likely: As long as the infection was just in the ear and did not get into your blood/system, and you take appropriate medication to clear the infection, the baby will be fine. Make sure the treating physician is aware you are pregnant, as certain antibiotics should not be used during pregnancy. ...Read more
Unlikely to be a pbm: The common low grade temperatures for an ear infection are unlikely to cause any issue with pregnancy.We have more concerns with fevers that are part of a generalized flu or viral infection especially during the first 12 wks(when the virus could get to baby), or were someone to cook themselves in a hot tub daily during that period. ...Read more
When in your first trimester of pregnancy, is there anything that can be prescribed by dr for a sever ear infection?
Yes: Please see your doctor for diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Cephalosporins, beta-lactams are some safe classes of antibiotics that can be used in pregnant women. These classes of medications activity against some of the common bacteria that cause ear infections. Good luck and take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can be the cause of constistant vertigo for the past 2 months without head injury, pregnancy, or ear infection?
Ear: No.Its not normal. Although it may be due to antibiotics, you should go to the ER to make sure its not something more serious. ...Read more
I have an outer ear infection and have to catch 3 flights tomorrow. What can i do to minimize pain during the flight??? :(
Outer vs Middle: Outer ear infections (swimmers ear, external otitist) are not affected by changes in air pressure. Middle ear problems (otitis media - fluid behind eardrum) IS affected by air pressure changes. If outer ear and having pain, risky to take trip. If inner ear - risky to take trip. You can to things like decongestants, antibiotics. Still risky. Good luck!!!! ...Read more
Antibiotics: Often, prior to a rectal operation, you will have to do a bowel prep, which includes antibiotics, but these are usually not the same antibiotics that you would necessarily use for an ear infection. Best to check with the surgeon who is doing the surgery to see if there might be any other issues or if the ear infection is better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking Sofradex eardrop (1 drop daily) for ear infection. Are there any risk if I got pregnant during the treatment? Thanks!
Yes: The safety of this medication during pregnancy has not been established. It is possible the medication can be absorbed into the bloodstream, cross placenta and effect the baby. The maker of this medication does not recommend its use in pregnant or breastfeeding moms unless "the potential benefits to the mother outweigh any potential risks to the fetus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably normal: I would have to know more about the sound., but I am guessing that it is crackling or popping which is usually air getting in to your ears as the fluid from the infection goes away. Sometimes the fluid moving can make a sound. If it is ringing, this could be a sign that the ear infection has spread to the inner ear and should be evaluated by with a hearing test and by an ENT (otolaryngologist). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for a toddler to develop an ear infection without having had a cold first? He is up screaming at night but acts normal during the day.
My doctor said stop statin(atvorstatin) for 1 week whilst i take erythromycin for one week for ear infection ...Do you think this is right .?
Drug Interactions: Yes. Absolutely. Why would you question this? ...Read more
At what age can my infants ears go under water during a bath without a high risk of getting an ear infection? The father had ear infections as a baby.
No Restriction: Babies can get ear infections with nasal congestion, a cold, allergies or when around smoking. Water entering the ears from the outside does not cause ear infections unless there is a hole in the ear drum. Healthy babies can safely get water in their ears with no problems. In fact, this may help soften wax in a baby ears, as we do not recommend the use of q-tips. So no worries! Hope this helps. ...Read more
Generally yes: In most cases it should be fine... But: if you have an outer ear infection (swimmer's ear), avoid swimming. If you have a middle ear infection, be careful about too much heavy lifting. If you have an inner ear infection (dizzy), be very careful about the potential for you to fall. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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