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Ear Infection Relief
Treat the infection: Infection of the outer ear canal (otitis externa), typically is itchy or painful, discharge from the ear often; treatment ear drops with an antibiotic and some topical cortisone. An inner ear infection (otitis media) generally is more painful and is pus trapped behind the eardrum (often coming from a sinus infection) and requires an oral antibiotic. If it is truly an infection, rx requires a doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
PAIN MEDS/ANTIBIOTIC: You need pain meds and appropriate antibiotics for the infectio so see your doctor or an ENT spacialist. ...Read more
I have an ear infection that burns and hurts. I took an allergy relief and will pick up some decongestant, but is there any way of relief?
I have sinus and ear infection. What OTC can I take for symptom relief, that won't affect my high blood pressure or interfere with my bp medicine?
I have sinus and ear infection. I'm on zpack 3rd pill, 48 hrs. No relief of ear,asthma flare up, green stuff from nose and cough. When will meds work?
A few days: It takes a few days, and sometimes an antibiotic doesn't help at all. Most problems like this are due to viruses or allergy. A nasal decongestant (e.g. oxymetazoline spray like Afrin) and/or asthma inhaler may help. See your doctor right away if you are short of breath or have asthmatic wheezing. Otherwise, give if another 3-4 days then contact the doctor if no better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Middle ear infection with sinus pressure, slight headache and pain in neck and shoulders. Temperature 97.1. On 1000 mg biaxin (clarithromycin) for 48 hrs. No relief yet. On Diovan 40mg, asthmatic. Should i go to er?
Dx with sinus infection and ear infection. 2 prescription of cefdinir and no relief. Seeking alternative options.
Ear causing tear :(: Take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin if you are in pain and only if you can take those medications. You should also seek prompt medical attention as you may need antibiotics and to assure there is not another cause for the ear discomfort. You should also note there are different types of ear infections...Inner, middle and outer to use layman terms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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