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Ear infection that will not go away?

Ear infection that will not go away?

May not be an infection: If it is just pain around your ear it may not be an infection. If you are having pain and hearing loss then it may well be an infection. Most cases of ear pain that i see in adults is from the jaw joint and not the ear. If it is your jaw then you need a soft diet, anti-inflammatories, ice and a trip to your dentist. ...Read more

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Ear Infections (Definition)

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


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What can be done for an ear infection that won't go away?

What can be done for an ear infection that won't go away?

Doctor: Depends upon what the disorder is, but seeing an ear specialist is a good place to start. ...Read more

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What to do for a ear infection that isn't going away?

What to do for a ear infection that isn't going away?

Antobiotics ful cour: You need to consult your doctor or ENT specialist as you will need proper antibiotics by mouth in appropriate dose and full course, the ntibiotic has to be broader spectrum to cover most offending organisms.Ent doctor may be able to obtain a culture to narrow the choice of appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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What to do about ear infection that isn't going away?

What to do about ear infection that isn't going away?

Ear infection: If ear pain not better need to talk to your physician as there my be non-infectious cause or an infection caused by resistant bacteria, other organisms like fungal infection, or associated complication of ear infection. ...Read more

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What to do for ear infection that isn't going away with antibiotics?

What to do for ear infection that isn't going away with antibiotics?

See specialist: If it is a draining ear infection, the specialist will typically culture the infection to determine the antibiotics most appropriate for the infection. If it is not draining or culture is not possible, your doctor may change antibiotics to help treat it. ...Read more

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How long does inner ear infection take to go away?

How long does inner ear infection take to go away?

OM : Symptoms of ear infection should resolve in 2 -3 days . Complete resolution of ear fluids may take up to 3 weeks. ...Read more

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How to treat fungal ear infection that just won't go away. docs in the medicine section, please please help!?

How to treat fungal ear infection that just won't go away. docs in the medicine section, please please help!?

Fungal ear infection: Fungal ear infection usually affects the outer ear canal. You can try using vinegar drops. Or ear drops which are a combo of a steroid and vinegar. Try keeping the canal dry and if necessary have your ENT specialist clean out any debris in the ear ...Read more

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Having wooshing? Sound in ear like i can hear my heart beat for about a year.Dr keeps saying ear infection but not going away&ha some bad can't do muc

Having wooshing? Sound in ear like i can hear my heart beat for about a year.Dr keeps saying ear infection but not going away&ha some bad can't do muc

Wooshing: Has your blood pressure been checked? High blood pressure can cause your symptoms. If your blood pressure is normal then you may want to see an ear nose and throat specialist, or a neurologist for further testing. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Ear Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Shari Jackson
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Infection (Definition)

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