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Ear Infection Early 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 more
What can be the cause of constistant vertigo for the past 2 months without head injury, pregnancy, or ear infection?
Several issues.: Tumor, vestibular neuronitis, stroke, benign positional paroxysmal vertigo, meniere's disease. Should have this looked at. ...Read more
Ear infections of the middle ear usually present with decreased hearing and pain.
Ear infections of the ear canal usually have pain and may have decreased hearing as they progress. ...Read more
Back in early november I had an ear infection. Went to dr. Got meds. 4 days later I had ringing in the ear. Now 2 months later l still have ringing in?
It can take a while: Tinnitius can take a while to resolve after a severe infection, but it may be wise to at least call your treating doctor and let them know this persists, in case it needs a recheck - especially if it seems worse. Avoiding stimulants such as caffeine and nictoine will sometimes help. ...Read more
My 17 month old son was diagnosed with a bilateral ear infection at urgent care this afternoon. We are scheduled to fly early Saturday morning. We have the option of cancelling our flight. What do you recommend?
I might be pregnant and I have an ear infection, the doc has given me augmention 500 mg every 8 hrs 4 7days. Is it safe to take in such early stage.
I have server ear pain I went to the ER and I do not have a ear infection I can barely early out of it and it has a sharp pain like stsbbing pain deep?
Think of jaw mucles: The answer that was posted about fluid is probably not correct. Firstly, a diagnosis of normal ears, if we accept that, is that the sharp pain could be facial neuralgia. But the most common cause of otalgia (pain in the side of the face when the ears are normal) is tmd (temporo-mandibular disorder). Otolaryngologists see this problem very frequently and masticatory muscle spasm is most likely. ...Read more
After hrs doc diagnosed 2yold w double ear infection said ears injected and red but no buldge/puss. Did she diagnose to early? ifec w/out bulge/puss?
Well, bulging/pus. .:
If the eustachian tubes are still functioning/allowing some drainage, bulging or pus may not be evident on exam, only redness. Bulging means there is pressure building up and pushes on the drum, which causes pain/discomfort, hence pulling/poking ears by the child. Many children will only have redness and fever. So, can't tell if too early. Redness of drum n fever suggest infection
good luck.. ...Read more
Otitis: You need to have your ear examined by a professional who can tell you if the ear drum or canal look inflamed or if there is evidence of purulent material present and if it needs to be treated with antibiotics or not. ...Read more
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
Confirm/ treat: You help yourself by having it confirmed as a treatable form of ear infection (some are viral and self heal).Then you follow the treatment plan and use whatever comfort measures seem to help. Finish all medications even if the discomfort leaves quickly and you feel better after half the meds are taken. ...Read more
Heat: Often kids have some releaf if they put their hurt ear down on a heating pad or compress at a low heat level. The diffuse heat messages going to the brain seem to deminish the ear pain some. If over 6mo I prefer ibuprophen for the discomfort. ...Read more
Ear Infection: Most ear infections follow a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Over the counter nasal decongestant sprays may help open up your eustachian tube, the opening from your nose to your ear. When this plugs up, we get ear infections. Gently blowing your nose with your mouth closed may clear your ears. If not, go see your primary care provider for antibiotics. ...Read more
Ibuprofen, tylenol (acetaminophen): Pain from the ear infection typically presents with inflammation local to the area around the infection. Treating the infection slowly brings the inflammation down but Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with the immediate pain in the meantime. ...Read more
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