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What kind of doctor should I see for Mastoiditis? ear doctor?

What kind of doctor should I see for Mastoiditis? ear doctor?

Mastoiditis: You should follow up with an ENT. Are you already on antibiotics? It's important that you get treatment as soon as possible ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Gottschall
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Mastoiditis (Definition)

Mastoiditis is an infection of the mastoid bone, which is a bone of the skull, located just behind the ear. The mastoid bone has air-containing spaces in which an infection can develop. Patients usually have pain and redness in the area of the ...Read more


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How long after an ear infection does mastoiditis start?

How long after an ear infection does mastoiditis start?

Depends: Mastoiditis is an inflammation and infection of the bone next to the ear. It can be from a localized spread of infection from an ear infection and can happen rapidly (if a severe infection) or slowly depending on the infection and immune response. If they develop, it is usually over a week or two from the beginning of an ear infection. ...Read more

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3yo w/ear infection on antibiotic drops fever pain resolved very small area of pink behind upper ear no swelling. Mastoiditis?

3yo w/ear infection on antibiotic drops fever pain resolved very small area of pink behind upper ear no swelling.  Mastoiditis?

Mastoiditis: With mastoiditis you would notice swelling with tenderness. Often the ear on that side appears more prominent. Continue to observe her for further symptoms. All the best. ...Read more

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CT Scan, MRI (extensive left mastoiditis) ears ok. Headache w/ darkness (corner of eyes). Bacterial infection in June. ENT on Fri. Allergy/recovery?

CT Scan, MRI (extensive left mastoiditis) ears ok. Headache w/ darkness (corner of eyes). Bacterial infection in June.  ENT on Fri. Allergy/recovery?

Head ache: "Mastoiditis" is over read on MRI by radiologist. If CT is ok with no bone erosion or complete Opacification then easily treated with meds. It may be unrelated to your HA. If you have no nasal or sinus congestion or middle ear fluid then you don't have clinically significant mastoiditis. you've been on abc and antihistamine already. You will at least get a good head $ neck exam from ENT. ...Read more

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I have acute mastoiditis. My ear seems fine,I feel okay,No swelling,fever, and rarely feel pain behind my ear.Does that mean it's clearing up?on an AB

I have acute mastoiditis. My ear seems fine,I feel okay,No swelling,fever, and rarely feel pain behind my ear.Does that mean it's clearing up?on an AB

Likely: Particularly if these symptoms were worse prior to antibiotics. Signs to look out for: swelling/mass, pain, fever, changes in eyesight or hearing, dizziness, confusion, facial muscle weakness, loss of sensation in the face, drooping eyelid. All unlikely if responding to antibiotic. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with mastoiditis,my ear feels fine, no swelling or redness. Had a fever but antibiotics are working well. How long does this typically last?

Diagnosed with mastoiditis,my ear feels fine, no swelling or redness. Had a fever but antibiotics are working well. How long does this typically last?

A week : It could last 7-10 days could be longer if it was severe some might end up requiring surgery so it is unpredictable but the mild one with antibiotic 7-10 days ...Read more

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I have tenderness in muscles or bones behind ears but no ear problems. Is it mastoiditis or my tmj?

I have tenderness in muscles or bones behind ears but no ear problems. Is it mastoiditis or my tmj?

Occipital nerve pain: This could be related to a distubance of the occipital nerve. This is a nerve that comes off of the spinal column and goes up the back of our head. Neck problems will often aggravate this nerve and cause pain. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ acute mastoiditis. No ear pain, swelling, redness , fever. Horrible headache. 10 days on antibiotic . 1 week after finishing headache back?

Diagnosed w/ acute mastoiditis. No ear pain, swelling, redness , fever. Horrible headache. 10 days on antibiotic . 1 week after finishing headache back?

Mastoiditis : Recommend you see an otolaryngologist (ENT) for detailed exam which will likely include hearing testing and ct of temporal bone if one has not been performed already. ...Read more