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Morning. For a 5 month old baby with an ear infection, is there any OTC medication/ ear drops I can get?

Morning. For a 5 month old baby with an ear infection, is there any OTC medication/ ear drops I can get?

Wouldn't help: There are no drops that help an infants ear infection. Acetaminophen can sometimes help with discomfort. A true infection would require confirmation by exam and possibly antibiotics if bacterial. ...Read more

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Ear infections and medication. Are antibiotics needed each time?

Ear infections and medication. Are antibiotics needed each time?

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

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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?

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

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Is it possible to cure ear drum hole with medication?

Is it possible to cure ear drum hole with medication?

Ear drum hole: Yes it is possible. Antibiotic drops or by mouth may cure infection and perforations. Also, many perforations will heal without any treatment. Sometimes a small hole will be treated with medication to inflame the edges. This occasionally stimulates healing. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any prescription free medication for ear eczema?

Please let me know if there is any prescription free medication for ear eczema?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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

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

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Just had 2 molers pulled on Friday. The dentist gave me penicillin vk 500mg. Now I'm getting a ear ache will this medication help?

Just had 2 molers pulled on Friday. The dentist gave me penicillin vk 500mg. Now I'm getting a ear ache will this medication help?

It may: It depends on the cause of your ear pain. If it is related to your teeth then likely. If is is a separate problem then another antibiotic may be a better choice. Be checked. All the best. ...Read more

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Dull pain in both ears, doctor see little bit of fluid. Can hear my heartbeat very loud in right ear. On high BP medication daily.?

Dull pain in both ears, doctor see little bit 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

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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?

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

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What is best medication for symptom pt complaing of noise in head and ears.?

What is best medication for symptom pt complaing of noise in head and ears.?

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

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Do any medications cause tinnitus or ringing in the ears?

Do any medications cause tinnitus or ringing in the ears?

Yes: Medications are a notorious cause of tinnitus. The list is exhaustive, with Aspirin and quinine being the most recognized. ...Read more

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Are there any medications I can take to relieve the pressure in my ears when I fly?

Are there any medications I can take to relieve the pressure in my ears when I fly?

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

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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?

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

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I've been having an 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.

I've been having an 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

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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 been experiencing sharp intermittent pains above right ear. For the past 5 days. Heat helps some but no medication helps. Some spells are worse?

See a Doctor: Sharp intermittent pains in the head or face can be due to several problems but a condition called trigeminal neuralgia should be ruled out. This can cause severe, sharp intermittent pains in the head and face. ...Read more

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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*

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

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How long does it take for swimmers ear to go away with medication?

How long does it take for swimmers ear to go away with medication?

Otitis Externa: 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

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My ears feel clogged when I'm on the airplane. Is this normal? Is there a medication for this?

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

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What are some great medications for clogged ears?  I always get ottitis media during weather changes

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