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Have a ear infection and pregnant what can I take ?

Have  a ear infection and pregnant what can I take ?

Ear infection : Get your ears checked ,if middle ear infection many antibiotics are safe in pregnancy . Your doctor may prescribe you amoxicillin . ...Read more

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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I'm pregnant and have been having ear infections for the last 3-4 weeks! what should I do?

I'm pregnant and have been having ear infections for the last 3-4 weeks! what should I do?

Treat as needed: Your ear infections and their treatment should not adversely affect the baby. Be sure to tell the treating physician you are pregnant so s/he can avoid meds that might. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection during pregnancy (15 weeks) affect the baby in any way?

Can an ear infection during pregnancy (15 weeks) affect the baby in any way?

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

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I'm taking Sofradex eardrop (1 drop daily) for ear infection. Are there any risk if I got pregnant during the treatment? Thanks!

I'm taking Sofradex eardrop (1 drop daily) for ear infection. Are there any risk if I got pregnant during the treatment? Thanks!

Yes: The safety of this medication during pregnancy has not been established. It is possible the medication can be absorbed into the bloodstream, cross placenta and effect the baby. The maker of this medication does not recommend its use in pregnant or breastfeeding moms unless "the potential benefits to the mother outweigh any potential risks to the fetus. ...Read more

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Fever due to an ear infection , can it be dangerous during pregnancy?

Fever due to an ear infection , can it be dangerous during pregnancy?

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

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Im 15 weeks and 3 days pregnant I got a cold, bronchitis and double ear infections is my baby sick too?

Im 15 weeks and 3 days pregnant I got a cold, bronchitis and double ear infections is my baby sick too?

Yes & no: To some degree, things that stress u will have an impact on baby. But unless an illness has a phase where the germ can travel in your blood, it doesn't affect baby directly. The conditions u list tend to stay local to the respiratory tract. ...Read more

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My best friend is pregnant and im usually always there and now because of distance i cant be. she is having horrible double ear infections. flu like s?

My best friend is pregnant and im usually always there and now because of distance i cant be. she is having horrible double ear infections. flu like s?

Pregnancy and illnes: Best to call the obstetrician for the best advice on treatment that is safe for the pregnancy. Your friend is lucky to have a friend who is helping her even from afar. ...Read more

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. Tiffanie Noonan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more