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Ear Is Sore And Won't Unclog What To Do
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
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....
My daughter has a clogged up chest that won't go away and stuffy nose for a week now, I have tried giving her allergex and a cough mixture. This morning she now complained about her left ear that it was sore.
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
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.
Severe sore throat for 2 weeks, won't go away/zpack did not help. 45 y.O. (f). 1 mo. Ago p.A. @ work saw me for swollen painful outside of ear. He thought it was maybe shingles or cellulitis (skin red, inflamed, hot, had a sore on ear) and gave me steroid
See a doctor ASAP: This could be nothing so something more serious. So, please see your doctor. ...Read more
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
* nerve compression, as it emerges from the cervical vertebrae, etc.
Thanks. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
What cause neck on side and ears to be sore across shoulder someone said traps hurts when lifting bending neck?
Traps and SCM: The 2 major neck muscles are the Traps and SCM muscles. See a Physiatrist. ...Read more
Have had my ears pierced for years took them for a little while now when I've put them back in they r sore and hurt when in should I taken them out?
Wore some heavy fake hoops last night and since this morning my ears are sore and itch in the hole the earrings were. Not red. When will it subside!?
Itchy ears: You may be allergic to the nickel which may be present in the ear rings. ...Read more
Was changing the battery in smoke detector and the alarm went off with my ears right next to it. Ears have been blocked/sore since. Permanent Damage?
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
Ear pain: Have him seen by your doctor to rule out an infection which could be causing him pain. ...Read more
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
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
It's been 4 days after a concert and the inside of my ear still feels sore will it get better with time?
My son has sore ears, cold and cough and is not eating anything. We have to fly back to NZ tomorrow. Need urgent advice?
See doctor: Sore ears can be due to infection or due to cold. Best to see doctor for ear examination. ...Read more
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?
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
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