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I have ear infection in both ears after suctioning my ears plug up again around two days later why?
Plugged ears: Your ears are getting plugged due to fluid backing up from your sinuses. Seel help from an ENT specialist.See 3 more doctor answers
What are symptoms of excess ear wax in the ear or fluid? Sometimes my l ear has a suction feeling when I lay on it and muffled hearing
Ear wax or fluid: Muffled hearing, crackling, popping and pressure feeling have been described in patients who have excess ear wax or fluid. Some do not experience any symptoms. Have your primary doc or ENT take a look in your ears.
Pulsating feeling in left ear after 2or3 suctions for wax blockage, cause? Also, can an ear infection for 4 months with treatment cause slight confusion
Reexam: Have your ear canal and eardrum examined to look for any trauma. An ear infection by itself will not cause confusion unless there is extension to the brain. All the best.
Small catheters: Nurses use small plastic catheters inserted down endotracheal tubes to clear airways of secretions.
See ENT: A ear nose and throat (ENT) specialist would be able to examine you and hopefully provide you with an appropriate diagnosis and the best treatment options. Best wishes.
Before suctioning an intubated patient hooked to mechanical ventilator, is it right to increase the fio2 to 100% to hyperoxygenate the patient?
Usually: That is usually the norm because, you are technically suctioning out air (and thus oxygen) from the lung when you suction. In all reality, does it affect oxygenation that much? Probably not. But, turning up the oxygen to 100% for a few seconds usually causes no harm.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: Ear clogging is a very common symptom and can be due to problems in either the outer, middle or inner ear. The most common outer ear issue is wax, the most common middle ear issue is fluid and the most common inner ear issue is high frequency hearing loss. Wax can be cleared with softening drops and gentle irrigation. Fluid can be cleared by holding your nose and blowing. If no help see an ent.See 1 more doctor answer
You would know..: I've had a couple of kids in my career with live insects in ears, and they are screaming, crying, batting at their ears in lots of distress. You can actually feel it moving around and it is extremely irritating because the ear canal is so sensitive. So, if you have to wonder if there is spider in there, then there certainly is not a live one. To see if dead insect there, someone has to look!