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Givin Clindamycin for sore in ear that won't heal. Diahrrea for month now 2 weeks after stopping, imodium (loperamide) safe to take?

Givin Clindamycin for sore in ear that won't heal. Diahrrea for month now 2 weeks after stopping, imodium (loperamide) safe to take?

Unclear.: For now I would say no. The ear needs to be reevaluated but the problem with the stool is concerning. True diarrhea this long might be a complication of the antibiotics. The germ is called clostridium dificile Need to see your doctor for this as this could cause a problem taking Imodium (loperamide). Can actually rarely develop a toxic situation. ...Read more

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Sore in ear canal that won't heal....be approx 8 months. Just crust over. Tried clindamycin and didn't help. ENT dr didn't have any ideas....

Sore in ear canal that won't heal....be approx 8 months. Just crust over. Tried clindamycin and didn't help. ENT dr didn't have any ideas....

See another doc: You need to have a better consult May need a biopsy. See a doc at a consult center such as at a referral center. It is not clear to me where in ear canal this is. Could be some type of fungal infection but need better information from your ear physician ...Read more

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Left ear ache with sore throat that won't go away?

Left ear ache with sore throat that won't go away?

Sounds like you need: A decongestant histamine to relieve pressure from the ear and nasal passages. Try taking Allegra d or Claritin d with nasal spray, chewing gums and yawning to help open up your eustachian tubes and nose. Also drink plenty of fluids preferably, warm to help you get better. ...Read more

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I'm 19, had pharyngitis. The sore throat went away. Now my right tonsil and ear hurts. That won't go away. Early sign of cancer? Help please.

I'm 19, had pharyngitis. The sore throat went away. Now my right tonsil and ear hurts. That won't go away. Early sign of cancer? Help please.

Get an exam: You need to have your throat examined by your family doctor or you can go to an ENT specialist. Pain is usually not a symptom of Cancer, unless the Cancer is far advanced. How long have you had this problem??? ...Read more

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I have blood and yellow mucus, chest pains, sore throat, feel like I'm suffocating when I lay down, ear pain, and headache that won't go away.

I have blood and yellow mucus, chest pains, sore throat, feel like I'm suffocating when I lay down, ear pain, and headache that won't go away.

Please see your: Doctor or go to the Emergency Room. You need to be examined to be properly diagnosed and treated. You may just have a virus, but you need to be checked for strep throat and have your chest listened to, so that if there is pneumonia or bronchitis, it can be diagnosed. ...Read more

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I won't see my ent dr. Till monday what can I do till then I think I have a ear infection and a sore throat with dry cough its harder laying down.

I won't see my ent dr. Till monday what can I do till then I think I have a ear infection and a sore throat with dry cough its harder laying down.

Go to urgent care: You can visit and get checked up. They might do rapid strep test and see if you need antibiotics. In mean while take pain medicines as needed. ...Read more

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I've had a bad cough for 6 days, it start with a sore throat. Had chest tightness and wheezing. This morning my ear popped and won't pop back, advice?

I've had a bad cough for 6 days, it start with a sore throat. Had chest tightness and wheezing. This morning my ear popped and won't pop back, advice?

Don't worry: I'm sorry you've had a bad cough for 6 days. No need to worry about the ear popping back. As the congestion in your upper respiratory system resolves the pressure in your eustachian tube will come back to normal on its own. You don't need to do anything. Don't try to "pop it back". No need to focus on it. Turn your attention to other things and you will find it will resolve in time. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do for a very sore ear?

What to do for a very sore ear?

Sore ear: There are several reasons an ear can be sore. It can be as simple as a pimple in the canal or swimmers ear which is an infection of the canal and it can be from a middle ear infection. In some it can be from TMJ pain. All of these are treated differently so I would suggest you see your doctor to diagnose and treat it properly>. ...Read more

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How do I stop reoccuring sore in ear?

How do I stop reoccuring sore in ear?

Pimple?: Is it a small pimple or an actual sore? Try cleaning area daily with hydrogen peroxide. ...Read more

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My left side of the face is sore when I touch is sore even more, ear is sore as well. What could it be?

My left side of the face is sore when I touch is sore even more, ear is sore as well. What could it be?

Hard to say.: One possibility is TMJ. Other TMJ symptoms would be clicking jaw, limitation of oral opening, pain with chewing. Many other structures in area. If persistent, see ENT doc. If turns out to be TMJ, see 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 for referral. ...Read more

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My neck hurts from the front by ears all the way back. Its sore when I move it left right. It hurts by ears more than anywhere else?

My neck hurts from the front by ears all the way back. Its sore when I move it left right. It hurts by ears more than anywhere else?

TMJ?: If you have no problem hearing, and you have other problems like grinding your teeth at night, or earaches after chewing, you may have a problem called tempro mandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. See your doctor, or dentist to confirm. ...Read more

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My neck hurts from the front by ears all the way back. Its sore when I move it left right. It hurts by ears more than anywhere else.

My neck hurts from the front by ears all the way back. Its sore when I move it left right. It hurts by ears more than anywhere else.

May be spondylosis: Please consult a rheumatologist or an orthopedics doctor or may be, first see your pcp. The possible explanations are: * cervical spondylosis
*herniated disc
*neck sprain
*muscle spasm
*fibromyalgia
*djd
*muscle pull
* nerve compression, as it emerges from the cervical vertebrae, etc.
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My neck hurts from the front by ears all the way back. Its sore when I move it left right. It hurts by ears more than anywhere else. Possible causes?

My neck hurts from the front by ears all the way back. Its sore when I move it left right. It hurts by ears more than anywhere else. Possible causes?

TMJ: Consider TMJ (tempro mandibular joint syndrome, ddd cervical spine, herniated cervical disc -you should see your physician for definitive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Lightheaded, ear ringing, sore pnd?

Lightheaded, ear ringing, sore pnd?

Fluid in ears: You may have fluid in your ears from the pond. You should consult an ENT physician for help. ...Read more

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Pealing and soreness behind ears?

Pealing and soreness behind ears?

Possible rash: Rashes are best treated by first determining the cause. I would recommend that you see your family practice physician since rashes are difficult to diagnose online. ...Read more

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Sore nodes above ears, what is this?

Sore nodes above ears, what is this?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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What causes swollen sore outter ears for days?

What causes swollen sore outter ears for days?

Q tips: Again, q tips are an instrument of the devil. Rarer autoimmune disease can cause it, or occasionally frost bite or tanning booths, but you would know re that. ...Read more

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My ear is sore and blocked. How do I fix this?

My ear is sore and blocked. How do I fix this?

Blocked ears: This may be due to a wax build up. You can use over the counter wax removal drops and that can help to get the wax out. Do o not use qtips or anything other objects to manipulate the ear. If that does not help unblock the ears after a few days or if the soreness gets worse, it may be an infection and you should see a doctor who can either clean the ears and give you antibiotics if necessary. ...Read more

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What causes sore head at right side of head from top or ear to fore head?

What causes sore head at right side of head from top or ear to fore head?

Right side head pain: One sided head pain behind one's eye could be migraine. But you should see a physician and get a medical diagnosis as it could be a medical condition that requires treatment or further diagnostic evaluation. If it is migraine, stress management therapy, biofeedback and/or medication are treatment possibilities. ...Read more

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Got a really sore head but getting worse and my ears are really sore but gets worse when I bend down?

Headache: It is impossible to make a diagnosis and establish adequate treatment without a proper history and physical examination. You headaches may suggest an ear infection, a migraine, or increased intracranial pressure this one in particular is a more serious condition and may requires immediate medical evaluation. I suggest that you contact your physician for further care. ...Read more

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How to treat jaw and ear soreness?

How to treat jaw and ear soreness?

See your doctor: These are important symptoms that need to be evaluated in person by your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Irritated and sore inner ear. Shoul I be worried?

Need to see doctor: There are many things that can cause ear irritation and pain. It could be an infection in the canal (otitis externa) often called swimmers ear or a middle ear infection (otitis media). Both of these can be treated with antibiotics so I think seeing a healthcare provider would be a good idea. ...Read more

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Soreness in bone behind ear, what could be wrong?

Soreness in bone behind ear, what could be wrong?

Tendonitis: In the absence of ear pain or hearing loss, the most likely cause of pain behind the ear is tendonitis of the scm muscle which attaches to the mastoid tip. Hear and analgesic should help. ...Read more

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Thick green phelgm sore ears headache and cough symptoms of?

Thick green phelgm sore ears headache and cough symptoms of?

URI/SINUSITIS/BRONCH: It may be due to upper res infection, sinusitis, otitis media and/or bronchitis.Get it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Muy son is complaining of a sore inner ear what is the best remedy?

Ear pain: Have him seen by your doctor to rule out an infection which could be causing him pain. ...Read more

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Just notice a knot behind my right ear. What could it be from? Is sore.

Just notice a knot behind my right ear. What could it be from? Is sore.

Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head ; behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size. They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more

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I have a 2yr old flying for the 1st time. What Can I use incase his ears get sore?

I have a 2yr old flying for the 1st time. What Can I use incase his ears get sore?

Decongestant: Topical decongestants to improve air flow between the throat and the ears/ sinuses. A squirt of Afrin and a squirt of Flonase up the nose before boarding the plane. Generics are the same but cheaper. Oxymetazoline and flutacasone. ...Read more

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My ear has a sore on the inside of it want heal and it also has puss in it what's wrong?

My ear has a sore on the inside of it want heal and it also has puss in it what's wrong?

Ear infection: Have you been examined or treated by a physician? The infection may need antibiotics and drainage. Need to see a provider ...Read more

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I had my ears pierced 3 days ago at the mall. The left is sore, but I think it's just irritated?

Mall piercing: A cross contamination of instruments leading to cellulitis and infection could be starting. Best to see your Primary or Urgent Care docs for examination and possible antibiotics.. ...Read more

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It's been 4 days after a concert and the inside of my ear still feels sore will it get better with time?

It's been 4 days after a concert and the inside of my ear still feels sore will it get better with time?

Sore ear: Loud noises can cause trauma to ears. One version of this is called Tinnitus. Please see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. It MAY get better but be on the safe side. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a pain on the left side of my neck directly below my felt ear lobe that's sore to the touch. What could this be?

I have a pain on the left side of my neck directly below my felt ear lobe that's sore to the touch. What could this be?

Various...: This could be related to various possibilities: it could be a muscle spasm, an infected gland, ear infection, shingles. The only way to tell is getting examined. Make an appointment with your doctor in order to get a formal evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Leant over to brother and hit left ear/head quiet hard on his shoulder was sore and still feels sore today. Could I have done any damage?

Leant over to brother and hit left ear/head quiet hard on his shoulder was sore and still feels sore today. Could I have done any damage?

Trauma: Soreness after that type of trauma isn't unusual. If your hearing is normal and there was no bleeding in your ear, no loss of consciousness, vomiting, unusual drowsiness, visual disturbances or dizziness I doubt any serious damage occurred. If you have further concerns, have your physician evaluate you. ...Read more