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Ear Infection Pain
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
Yes: Ear pain can be VERY SEVERE! It can travel to neck, shoulder as well jaw and make sleeping, eating and thinking appropriately very difficult. If having ear pain u shd see ur doctor ASAP. It in doubt regarding some other diagnosis u shd see the doctor right away as well esp if u r worried about heart conditions. ...Read more
Ice pick pain behind ears with canal swelling. Do I have an ear infection? Pain is intermittent. Persistant right canal swelling with burning.
Pull on ear lobe: If it hurts, probably infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why did my ear infection pain come back a few days after starting floxin (ofloxacin)? Not as bad as it was but this is my 3rd abx.
Had ear infection pain for an entire night, now pain is gone and ear is ringing, no blood. Is my ear ruptured? How long will it take to heal?
Pregnant with ear infection. Pain when talking or swalloing on one side. Are there any OTC ear drops that are aafe to use when pregnant?
Bad cold virus. 2 eye infections going away and now ear infection. Pain is gone but it's plugged and can barely hear out of it. When will it clear?
It may take a while: With most middle ear infections, there is an accumulation of fluid that builds up in the middle ear space. That is what makes you feel "muffled" with hearing. Even after adequate treatment it can take 1-3 weeks for this fluid to clear. If you have a common cold, (upper respiratory infection ), this can slow down the process. Chew gum, drink extra liquids and hot showers can make you feel a little ...Read more
Toothache or ear infection? pain in lower right jaw, all bottom teeth hurt, burning pain, hurts to the ear, shocking sensation, glands swollen
I got antibiotics 3 days ago for middle ear infection. Pain in ear is less, but there is ache and numbness in the whole right side of head. Normal?
Not better: You should be feeling better. The concern may be that the infection has spread. It is time to get a recheck. All the best. ...Read more
How long should it take for augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to start to reduce ear infection pain?
Otalgia: The pain may or may not be a direct effect of the infection itself. If the pain is due to inflammation this should recede fairly rapidly, assuming the causative organism is susceptible to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). If, however, pain is due to congestion and consequent occlusion of the eustacian tubes this may require decongestants, irrigation, possibly steroids. Use the latter and then be patient. Good luck. ...Read more
My ear was in pain for about 2 days. I thought It was just an ear infection. the pain is gone now but I can't hear very well. What can I do?
Check it out: Pain in the middle ear can be many things, including viral issues that self heal or bacterial ones that may require antibiotics for quick resolution. With any, there is often accumulation of middle ear fluid that slows down the movement of the ear boned (suppresses hearing). It can take weeks to improve.The only way to know if it needs antibiotics is to have it checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctorsaid i had an ear infection. no pain but i have had hearing loss in my right ear. i was prescribed ear drops but its been 5days?
Is it possible you can have a ear infection without pain or drainage my doctor says I have a ear infection but I don't have fever or pain or drainage?
Yes: To have pain there must be some sort of pressure stretching the ear drum. (in or out) To have drainage you either have a hole in the eardrum with pus or debris draining or an inflamed canal draining. Fever may not be present if your body walls off the process. However, you can have an otitis with fluid that does not require antibiotics.These can be monitored without treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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