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Ear Infection Sleeping
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
External otitis: Wearing ear plugs for long periods of time can lead to inflammation of the external ear canal skin. The ear plugs will not cause a middle ear infection. If an external ear infection occurs, simple remedies like vosol (acetic acid and propylene glycol) otic with hydro-cortisone (vosol (acetic acid and propylene glycol) (acetic acid and propylene glycol) is like vinegar) are helpful. Simply stopping the use of the ear plugs for an extended period of time would also help. ...Read more
No: Tinnitus can be caused by a number of disease entities which include hearing loss, head injury, tmd, viral infection, dental infection. It is therefore non-specific and there is evidence that it is the result of synchronous discharge of neurons in the auditory nervous system of the brain. There is no evidence that sleeping with ear plugs would cause tinnitus. ...Read more
Depends on variables: The inner ear nerve is contained well within the strongest bone in the body away from direct contact with fluids or germs.However, a viral infection can travel to the nerve and cause permanent hearing loss. The middle ear is subject to various viral or bacterial infections, with transient reduction unless chronic and untreated.The outer ear canal can swell with swimmers ear, with transient effect. ...Read more
Eustachian Tube: A clogged ear with no infection or fluid in the ear is usually the result of a poorly functioning eustachian tube. This is the connection from the middle ear to the nose, responsible for maintaining proper air pressure in the ear.When clogged, the ear feels full or stuffy. ...Read more
Wording confusion: There are 3 basic compartments of the ear mechanism. The outer canal, the middle ear with ear bones & the inner ear that is encased in the skull bone.The inner ear handles the hearing mechanism & position sense.You cannot reach it with drops.Drops are sometimes used for canal infections or middle ear pbs if tubes are present.Some drops used for canal infections can be used for middle ear infect. ...Read more
Son has ear tubes. Fluid draining from one ear. Has sinus drainage too. Take him to doc bc of ear drainage? Worried it's ear infection.
No: This is a separate location with separate vulnerabilities. The germ is rarely found in samples taken from ear pus. The conditions that accompany a strep throat, like swelling of the structures can indirectly set up conditions ripe for a middle ear infection to occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If the swelling of the external ear canal from an outer ear infection is severe enough you can get a temporary hearing loss which can accentuate ringing in the ears. The ringing of the ears should be evaluated if the ringing persists once the outer ear infection has resolved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a nasty cold for ~ a week. Congestion worked itself to 1 ear. Lots of pressure and muffled hearing. Prone to sinus infections. Ear infection? Doc?
Surgery may not help: I am a doctor who suffered for years with sinus infections.do the following: 1.Avoid anything cold. 2.no soda. 3.I use Sovereign Silver spray when I feel like I am getting another attack.its safe and natural.u won't get it in Mexico :( 4.I use VICKS topically as much as I can. 5.I use a humidifier at night 6.I drink lots of water. Good L ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Middle ear infection with yellowish drainage, seen ent. Ear was not painful b4, now there is slight pain, , infection reach ear canal?
Can ear infection cause sleep loss, dizziness,reflux or G.I prob? Thank you. Can sleep loss cause dizziness?
Waking up with ear pain similar to an ear infection, when sleeping on that side. It goes away after sleeping on other side. Why?
Could be TMJ?: See your doctor. This could be an ear issue, or more likely, perhaps a joint issue at the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) which is right in front of the year. This joint can hurt at nighttime for several reasons including teeth grinding, clenching, or occlusion issues. ...Read more
Not likely : In general, tonsillitis can cause obstructive symptoms in the throat, not the nose. For the nose, the adenoids (upper throat, behind the nose) can cause nasal obstruction . A nasal septum deviation or turbinate enlargement is very likely to contribute to nasal blockage. Adenoids can contribute to ear infections. Tonsil and adenoid problems can contribute to sleep apnea problems. See an ent. ...Read more
Can I use ciprofloxacin ophthalmic .3% that was prescribed for my 2yr old eyes in her ear. Shes getting an ear infection can't sleep.
No: Drops used to treat ear infection only work if your daughter if she has tubes in her ears or if she has an external otitis (infection in the ear canal, not the middle ear.) if she has tubes in, you can't use the ophthalmic solution in the middle ear, because the ph of the solution is not right for that area. If no tubes and she has a middle ear infection to where she can't sleep, oral antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a ear infection cause an overall sleeping deprivation? I am having alot of problems sleeping lately, and the anxiety that it causes worsens it.
Short term: Any infection or disease which causes discomfort can cause temporary or short term sleep deprivation due to the discomfort it creates. When compounded by anxiety about NOT getting adequate sleep, the situation worsens. Managing anxiety and pain together should help this be a short lived problem. If not, your doctor can help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am using amoxicillin for ear infection and I cannot sleep in the night because of the pain can I take a dayquil to sleep?
I have an inner ear infection and it hurts to lay down. What can I do for pain so i can sleep and lay back?
Types Ear infection: 3 types of ear infections: outer, middle &inner. Inner ear infection involves the balance system and people get very dizzy. Outer ear infection involves the outer ear and ear canal. It can be very painful. There is usually swelling and drainage of the ear. Middle ear involves the ear drum and middle ear space. There is pain, muffled hearing etc. For pain: advil, (ibuprofen) or tylenol+warm compress. ...Read more
Comfort: Several options are available for comfort. A weight appropriate dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen may help. Heat, not burning but warm, held against the infected ear. Or if the eardrum is intact, putting 1-2 drops of warm but not hot olive oil may help reduce the pain. Also sleeping in a more upright position may help. ...Read more
I believe my daughter has an ear infection. She scratched her ear so much til it bled, now she's sleeping?
My daughter just had her 2 month shots. She has 2 ear infections. She won't eat last she ate was at 3 this morning. Screaming till sleep i'm worried?
Not eating, drinking: If your baby is only 2 months old and not eating (and presumably not drinking either) she could easily become dehydrated. If she has a fever also, this will increase the difficulty. Babies do sometimes get fevers with immunizations, but if crying extensively and not taking anything in, she should be seen. Call your pediatrician -- s/he may want to meet you in er. Be well, . ...Read more
Ear pain and pain under jaw pain even in back neck all left side. Dr said no ear infection just red. But i can't even sleep it hurts so bad?
Red?: What does he/she mean "red"? No diagnosis? Might be a TMJ disorder. I'd have an oral surgeon look at you. If TMJ, see a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5 month old had an ear infection got amoxicillin had reaction stopped after 5 days and now she will not sleep at night any idea why?
Rarely needs surgery: True fluid and hearing loss most often will clear on its own with decongestants and treatment for whatever led to the fluid in the first place (uri, sinusitis, allergy). This can be combined with holding your nose and blowing into the nose trying to "pop" your ears. Rarely fluid won't clear and adults can have it drained under a local or topical anesthetic. Fluid is often misdiagnosed - watch out! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can cause an inner ear infection as an adult, went to doc several occasions not sleeping feeling panic finally found infection.
5 month old has cough and stuffy nose, keeps pulling on and off the bottle. She's sleeping so so at night? Ear infection? Or just part of cold?
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