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I had perforated eardrums due to infection in november. They seemed to heal normally. However, i've been having tinnitus for a month. Related?
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Yes but...: Any ear infection can theoretically spread to the brain and result in meningitis or brain abscess and with a worst case scenario result in death. But, this is really unusual. In 20+ years of practice I have seen less than a handful of ear infections that have spread to the brain and none of those patients died. ...Read more
Prednisone was prescribed for ruptured eardrum caused by infection. What are possible side effects from taking prednisone?
Minor stuff: Most people on short courses if steroids don't have many side effects and there are no long term effects to worry about. For use of less than 2 weeks here's what generally happens 1. Increased appetite 2. Heartburn 3. Possible trouble sleeping (usually mild) 4. Hot flashes or a flushed feeling if you are a diabetic it can increase blood sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Left ear middleear infection. Eardrum ruptured yesterday. Today right ears shows same pain as left before rupture. Could right ear also be infected?
Rupture?: By popped do you mean rupture. An acute infection can cause the eardrum to rupture. This can be painful and is followed by drainage of the pus from the ear, which can then decrease the pain as the pressure is released. Happily, most of these heal on their own. If it doesn't, then you may need surgery to repair the hole. ...Read more
I have 2 perforated eardrums and my specialist says they won't heal on own and surgery is a risk of holes comin back my concern is infection n Fowleri?
Very unlikely: Naeglaria fowleri is an amoeba that can cause certain rare and often deadly brain infections. This is contracted by contaminated water entering the nose. Water contamination through perforated eardrums can cause infection (draining ear), but this is typically with common bacteria like pseudomonas and is usually easily treated with antibiotic ear drops. ...Read more
What can be done to prevent this after having repeated infections and abcess behind eardrum as a child?
I have a perforated eardrum for 2 years. The last two months i have had an infection that does not respont to eardrops or cipro. ?
My 3 yr old's eardrum ruptured 8 days ago because of an infection. How long will it take for her hearing to improve? When should we be concerned?
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