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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. ...Read more
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
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
Small catheters: Nurses use small plastic catheters inserted down endotracheal tubes to clear airways of secretions. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Before suctioning an intubated patient hooked to mechanical ventilator, is it right to increase the fio2 to 100% to hyperoxygenate the patient?
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
TINNITUS (RINGING EAR:
It can be caused by several medical conditions and you need to check with your doctor
, following common conditions
allergies, ear infections, hearing loss, wxcessive wax, brain or head injury, stress, hypothyroidism, lyme disease, TMJ disfunction, high blood pressure, meniers disease, otosclerosis, and poor circulation. ...Read more
Unlikely: Dog barks generally are not a high decibel volume, even when near your ear. I can imagine a situation where a dog repeatedly barks in close proximity day after day but this seems rather unlikely. So dog barking is annoying but not harmful. ...Read more
Congested ear: There could be a variety of causes which include wax or foreign body in ear canal, fluid in the middle ear behind the eardrum, swelling of the eustachian tube which leads from the back of the throat to the middle ear, and other causes. You should see an ENT doctor for exam and possibly a hearing test. ...Read more
Not much: Many patients often try to use ear coning with candle etc in order to facilitate or remove wax. I would not recommend this and instead recommend that one not put anything including qtips into ears and just keep ears clean from the outside. And if you need removal of wax from ear see doctor to have ears cleaned with warm water or syringing. ...Read more
Some basic causes: Tinnitus can have many causes, chronic loud noise exposure, drugs like asprin, congested ear canals, diseases like menenier's disease (tinnitus+dizziness) having had a severe concussion or brain injury. Some are treatable but let your primary care doctor sort it out. They might need to send you on to an ENT too. Many cases can't be treated but there are some novel treatments as well. ...Read more
No complete cure: Tinnitus is ringing in the ears caused by damage to the hearing nerve. It is typically heard at the frequency of the damage. It is essentially the brain thinking it heard a sound at that frequency when there is no sound. The brain hears it because of the damage and does not always resolve fully. Treatment involves masking the sound or other conservative treatments. Surgery is a last resort. ...Read more
Ringing in ear is a kind of degenerative process that is more common in people who had been exposed to loud noises, but can happen to everybody. Might stay for the rest of your life. If it is associated with dizziness, or hearing loss, then needs evaluation.
White noise at bed site might mask the ringing in ear. People gets frustrated, but you need to know that it is not a dangerous condition. ...Read more
Teeth clenching??: One of the reasons for tinnitus - ringing in the ears - is teeth clenching. Trigeminal nerve that controls jaw closing muscles also has a branch that controls tensor tympani muscle that controls ear drum tension. Hence the connection. Have an evaluation by a dentists with expertise in treating temporo mandibular dysfunction (tmd) to check this. ...Read more
Have to see it.: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more
Many causes: When people come to see me with ear pain, I have found many causes. Can be an infection in the middle ear space behind the eardrum, or in the ear canal (swimmer's ear). Can be referred pain from the jaw joint or tmj, which is immedicately in front of the ear. Sometimes it is referred pain from the throat, from sinus drainage or throat infection. A plugged eustacian tube can cause pressure and pain. ...Read more
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