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Ear canal abscess. Are there any home remedies?

Ear canal abscess. Are there any home remedies?

Ear canal abscess: If it is a true abscess, you should be seen by a doctor and have the abscess drained and take antibiotics. At home you can clean it with peroxide and apply warm compress to help it drain better. Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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My pierced ear started an abscess, would bactroban (mupirocin) help?

No: It will probably need hot salt water soaks until it comes to a head and drains. Take the post out to let it drain. Read more

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I had abscess on my inner ear. Given anti biotics, they did not work. Dr. culted the abscess and it came back +2 enterococcus faecalis?

I had abscess on my inner ear. Given anti biotics, they did not work. Dr. culted the abscess and it came back +2 enterococcus faecalis?

Repeat culture: 30 year old gentleman with inner ear abscess unsuccessfully treated with antibiotics. Which antibiotics did not work? Amoxicillin or Fluoroquinolone? I believe you should have this culture repeated. E. faecalis is not a common pathogen in that body area. You should see an ENT specialist and have any abscess drained and the proper antibiotic course administered, possible 2-3 doses IV hospital 1st. Read more

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I am on antibiotics for a root tip abscess (have taken them for 2 day) now my jaw and ear hurt can the abscess cause that even with the meds?

I am on antibiotics for a root tip abscess (have taken them for 2 day) now my jaw and ear hurt can the abscess cause that even with the meds?

See yr dentist ASAP: Any other treatment like NSAIDs or antibiotics is a temporary relief. A tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Visit a dentist ASAP for definitive treatment, drainage and root tip removal. Read more

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Abscess on top part of ear, 4 days. Painful, throbbing. Poked it with tiny lancet& squeezed but only blood came out, no puss. Should I poke deeper?

Abscess on top part of ear, 4 days. Painful, throbbing. Poked it with tiny lancet& squeezed but only blood came out, no puss. Should I poke deeper?

See a doctor: For these kinds of problems, it's gone beyond the 'home remedy' stage. The issue with the ear is that you don't want a longer term deformity to develop by poking around and digging at this infection. A doctor should better be able to manage this for you. I would call your primary or go to an Urgent Care center where someone could deal with it properly. Read more

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Can having a tooth abscess cause both ear aches and a headache?

Can having a tooth abscess cause both ear aches and a headache?

Possible: An abscessed tooth can cause pain that radiates back to the ear and up the side of your head. See a dentist for a full evaluation. Read more

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If you have an ear infection can it spread to a bad tooth causing an abscess?

If you have an ear infection can it spread to a bad tooth causing an abscess?

No: Abscess is caused by the tooth being infected, an untreated cavity. Ears don't infect teeth. Different problems, different treatments. You need to see both a physician and a dentist, and don't put the appointments off because this can really go south very quickly. Read more

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I have an abscess in my ear canal (diagnosed) got drop antibiotics. How do they remove it and does it hurt? Scared.

I have an abscess in my ear canal (diagnosed) got drop antibiotics. How do they remove it and does it hurt? Scared.

? Abscess?: Otitis externa causes significant swelling of the ear canal but rarely a trues abscess. Abscesses are painful so your question "does if hurt? " suggests that it is not an abscess. Further antibiotic drops are usually used for infection of the canal from cellulitis of the canal. Being scared lowers your resistance (immune system) so rest assured that it does not sound like an abscess. Read more

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Could an abscessed tooth infection go into your ear?

Could an abscessed tooth infection go into your ear?

See yr dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus, ear and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. Read more

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I just wanted to know can abscessed tooth infection spread to your ear?

A tooth abscess: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus, ear and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. Read more

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Painful swollen lump in front of ear jaw from tooth abscess?

Painful swollen lump in front of ear jaw from tooth abscess?

Infection: An abscessed tooth is a badly infected tooth. Infection may be spreading to, and causing swelling of, lymph nodes. The best way to rx this problem is to eliminate the abscess through root canal rx (preferable) or extraction. Please see your dentist now before infection spreads farther. Read more

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Please tell me, could a tooth abscess feel like an ear infection?

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Please tell me, could a tooth abscess feel like an ear infection?

Yes: Pain can be referred, meaning it could feel like it is coming from somewhere else (like your ear) but it is really coming from your tooth. You know the pain is referred if you treat the tooth and the earache went away. At the same time, TMJ pain can also imitate earache. Have your dentist perform a complete evaluation. Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take an ear infection to form into a brain abscess?

Several weaks: An ear infection leading to a brain abscess is a relatively rare condition, but can happen. The usual time course between a bad ear infection and the development of a brain abscess is several weeks. Read more

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Can you tell me how much time does it take an ear infection to form into a brain abscess?

Brain abscess: First off ear infections rarely go onto develop a brain abscess. To develop a brain abscess it is usually due to a chronic infection that has been brewing for some time. Acute or rapidly occurring brain abscesses are very uncommon after an ear infection. Read more

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I have an abscess relating to a wisdom tooth and have developed very sore ear cartilage on the same side. Are the two related? Thanks!

I have an abscess relating to a wisdom tooth and have developed very sore ear cartilage on the same side. Are the two related? Thanks!

Abscess: It is possible to have 'referred' pain to the ear, and the area behind the ear because the same cranial nerve for sensation goes to both areas, just in different branches. I have not however seen pain refered to just the ear cartilage. Mostly just general ear ache. Most likely this is another issue. I would recomend getting the abscess treated by a dentist, because these can realy ruin a day. Read more

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