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There is a hole in left ear drum, no pain, no liquid, can't hear from it for a month. Ringing and echoing sound on left ear. Immediate medication?
Ear hole: No immediate remedy, unless u injured your ear & there's blood. Recommend consulting an ENT specialist. ...Read more
DRUG RASHES TEND TO: Be diffuse, not localized. Please have it looked at. ...Read more
Morning. For a 5 month old baby with an ear infection, is there any OTC medication/ ear drops I can get?
See below: Not always. A lot of ear infections will resolve on their own in about 3 days. If you can control the pain, I would wait three days before seeing a doctor. ...Read more
I have an outer and inner ear infection. On medication and tylenol (acetaminophen) 2. Feel no relief. What should I do?
Recheck: Go back to your doctor for a recheck or get a referral to an ent. ...Read more
I've had an ear infection took medication now all it does is pops but shortly after my throat hut when I swallow food and drink even when I cough?
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
More information : Needed. What kind of discharge, whatis the problem, please. ...Read more
OTC Steroid Cream: If you have a localized red, dry, itchy rash limited to ears you could be suffering from contact dermatitis secondary to exposure to jewelry. Costume jewelry has a high content of nickel in it which is a very common allergen people can become sensitized to. Consider avoiding earings if you wear them for the next few weeks and apply OTC hydrocortizone cream to area twice a day to see if resolve ...Read more
I had a TIA on nov 3rd and 10 days after the attack I have a high-pitched sound in the right side of my brain, (not ears) is it from medications?
Unusual descript.: A sound "in your brain" can only be one of three things: 1) a true external sound with acoustic interference 2) a miscue of the auditory center within the brain responsible for localization of sound or 3) misplacement of inner narrative (as occurs with schizophrenia). You are likely suffering from #2. Certain meds are known to cause tinnitus or "ringing." please discuss with your doctors. ...Read more
Is it a side effect from escitalopram 20 mg to have a watery, shaky feeling in my brain and ears after stopping this medication?
See doctor: Go see your doctor right away. These medications should not be stopped abruptly. ...Read more
M having 40% perforated ear drum m on medications right now does my ear heal by its own in one month through medicines aur surgery needed?
Depends : That is a fairly large perforation. It may heal on its own within 4 to 6 weeks. However, it is quite possible that it will not fully heal. At that point, you need to consider surgical repair. It's not mandatory, if you don't plan on swimming or getting the ear wet. However, most people would opt to have it repaired. ...Read more
I have a ruptured ear drum, and pain medication wasn't working well. So the doctor upped my dosage from 400-600 mg. Yet here I am, I have been lying in bed for 1.5 hours, and nothing has lessened the pain yet. Why is this and what can I do to make it wo
Ruptured TM: Ruptured tympanic membrane (eardrum) can be painful. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ruptured-eardrum/basics/definition/con-20023778 for more info. As always, if you don't receive expected benefit from medication or suffer from potential side effect, contact prescribing doc. In this case, you may need more (stronger) pain meds. And get checked out for potential infection, too. ...Read more
Just had 2 molers pulled on Friday. The dentist gave me penicillin vk 500mg. Now I'm getting an ear ache will this medication help?
Dull pain in both ears, doctor see little of fluid. Can hear my heartbeat very loud in right ear. On high BP medication daily.?
Infection or allergy: Fluid in middle ear (serous otitis media) is related to allergy or infection, not to your BP meds. Recommendations for adults are an antibiotic and a nasal decongestant. If it doesn't improve upon recheck within a few days, then the fluid can be drained (by an ENT doctor) ...Read more
I have a UTI turning into a kidney infection. Also believe I have swollen lymph nodes behind my ears. I'm on medication but still feel bad. Normal?
No infx is normal.: U need to complete the entire course of antibiotics (2 wks?), no matter what, b/c any infection is not normal. A UTI can spread up the ureters to the kidney, causing pyelonephritis, which is serious b/c the kidneys r very vascular & the infx can get into the bloodstream. Not sure about the lymph node behind the ear; it may be from prior infection & flared up w/ ur immune system now in overdrive.GL ...Read more
Get checked: Get both your ears checked and get your TM joints checked. Toxins and/or pathogens could settle in either the ears or the TM joint causing noises or ringing. Also, biomechanical factors could be causing TM joint issues resulting in ear noises. ...Read more
Afrin (oxymetazoline): Try afrin (oxymetazoline) or try performing a valsalva maneuver — pinch your nose and gently "blow" air out of your nose while at the same time bearing down like you are lifting something. This will force air up your eustachian tube and expand the middle ear and prevent traction on the ear drum which is what causes the pain and fullness during descent. ...Read more
When I put eat drops in I sit with my head tilted to keep the medication in my ear. Is this correct? How long do I keep my head tilted?
30 to 60 seconds: Most drops a placed in a dose of two to four drops. Usually keeping your head tilted for 30 to 60 seconds will allow the drops to get deeper into the canal and not drain out. ...Read more
After medication, I think I'm recovering from sinusitis, but ears are painful and one feels really hot inside. Is this a start of an infection?
Possibly: You should have that ear looked at to be sure. ...Read more
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I've been having a ringing in my right ear for a year now. Medication didn't work. Just pure ringing. Also, I hear a little less on my right.
Have u been: Answering the phone a lot lately? See an ENT dr lately and have a thorough evaluation of ur tinnitus and hearing loss. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/tc/ringing-in-the-ears-tinnitus-topic-overview. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/hearing-loss-causes-symptoms-treatment. ...Read more
I have been experiencing sharp intermittent pains above right ear.for the past 5 days. Heat helps some but no medication helps. Some spells are worse?
I have life a little bb sized ball behind my left and right ear they don't hurt they are movable
and I don't know what it is i havnt tried any medication I spelled life instead of like*
The : The lumps you are describing are consistent with enlarged small lymph nodes. These lymph nodes often swell in response to localized infection in your scalp, posterior neck or ears. You might want to see your physician for evaluation. The lumps usually go away when the infection resolves. ...Read more
Ear drops are needed for 7 days provided they are put properly, pulling the ear, holding the drops in for 20 minutes and tilting head properly on opposite side. At the most it should take 2 weeks after which it should be reevaluated.
Any worsening of symptoms during that time should be immediately reevaluated, since complication are common esp in diabetics. ...Read more
Normal: This is related to eustachian tube dysfuntion. You can try clearing your ears with the valsalva manuever (also used in diving). Afrin (oxymetazoline) before the flight may help, yawing, chewing gum can help as well. All of these attempt to allow the eustachian tube to open to relieve the pressure. ...Read more
What are some great medications for clogged ears? I always get ottitis media during weather changes
Clogged ears: Nasal steroid sprays and antihistamines help keep sinuses clear which will hopefully reduce fluid build up in ears. ...Read more
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