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Ear Infection While Pregnant
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Im 15 weeks and 3 days pregnant I got a cold, bronchitis and double ear infections is my baby sick too?
I might be pregnant and I have an ear infection, the doc has given me augmention 500 mg every 8 hrs 4 7days. Is it safe to take in such early stage.
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?
I believe I have an ear infection. I'm 39 weeks pregnant, and i'm unsure if it will harm the baby or not. ?
Ear infection : Not likely, but you should contact your doctor and be evaluated. ...Read more
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
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
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