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Im wanting to know what's wrong with me. My symptoms are hearache, runny nose, fluid in ears, blood in snot from nose, body aches. Please tell me what it is.?

Im wanting to know what's wrong with me. My symptoms  are hearache, runny nose, fluid in ears, blood in snot from nose, body aches. Please tell me what it is.?

URI type Infection : It sounds like you have a bad cold or possibly an early case of the flu. If you have a high fever, you should see a doctor. If the headache is very severe or you get a stiff neck, you should see a doctor. If your ears become very painful, you may have an ear infection. The infection could be viral or bacterial. Which one it is determines which medications might help. ...Read more

Ear Pressure (Definition)

Pressure in the middle ear is ideally equal to environmental pressure. It is corrected by the eustachian tube, which connects from the middle ear to the back of nose. The popping that occurs when one goes in an airplane is the eustachian tube opening to equalize ear pressure. When pressures differ, the ear drum can be sucked in or bulge out. With this fluid can accumulate ...Read more


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Sudden onset of sore throat, wheezing, loss of voice, Fluid in ears but no runny nose fever or any other symptoms could this be strep throat?

Sudden onset of sore throat, wheezing, loss of voice, Fluid in ears but no runny nose fever or any other symptoms could this be strep throat?

Unlikely: Most probably it's a viral infection leading to this constellation of symptoms, unlikely to be streptococcal pharyngitis from the outset, although bacteria may kick in later, but symptoms will change. Saline nasal washes, salt water gargles for decongestion remain the mainstay for treatment though, together with voice rest,fluids,bronchodilator for wheezing if you're prescribed one, c MD if worse ...Read more

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What are the causes of sharp ear pain and fluid in ears?

What are the causes of sharp ear pain and fluid in ears?

Ear infection: A swimmer's ear will cause sharp ear pain and drainage of fluid. A middle ear infection with a tympanic membrane perforation will also produce that. ...Read more

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Nasonex (mometasone) a good idea for fluid in ears?

Nasonex (mometasone) a good idea for fluid in ears?

No: Nasonex (mometasone) works for rhinitis symptoms but has been shown to have no effects in the outcome of middle ear effusion. Effusion might increase the risk of getting middle ear infection. It may take several months before the fluid go away. Systemic corticosteroid may hasten the drainage. ...Read more

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What causes sharp ear pain and feeling of fluid in ears?

What causes sharp ear pain and feeling of fluid in ears?

Prob not ear: It is possible your pain may be referred by something else such as your jaw or teeth. If your ear is ok then i would focus on your jaw as a cause. Soft diet, ice, antiinflammatory medications and see your dentist. It is rare for pain caused by the ear to come and go. ...Read more

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Fluid in ears and ear infection, treatment?

Age matters : I'm a pediatrician, but hope i can still give you helpful advice. In babies and children, we treat ear infex based on the degree of illness and/or discomfort with the infex. Fluid can be present behind the eardrum with an acute ear infection. If it does not resolve and/or it's adversely affecting one's hearing, we are quicker to act on that. See an ENT (ear/nose/throat) specialist. ...Read more

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Can fluid in ears go away without placing tubes in ears?

Can fluid in ears go away without placing tubes in ears?

Yes: In children, persistent fluid in the middle ear can resolve at any time after an infection; however, the longer it persists, the lower the odds that it will resolve on its own. Particularly if the child has recurrent infections, or shows signs of hearing loss, tubes may be necessary. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my 5 year old son has smelly fluid in ears and pimplelike rash around his body, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my 5 year old son has smelly fluid in ears and pimplelike rash around his body, what do you suggest?

See doctor: Smelly fluid in the ear could mean an ear infection. The pimply rash can be diagnosed and treated by the doctor at the same visit. ...Read more

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Top of head & front of head pressure, feeling fluid in ears and feelng off balance, im scared this has been happening for four days what could it be?

Top of head & front of head pressure, feeling fluid in ears and feelng off balance, im scared this has been happening for four days what could it be?

Doubt migraine: The symptoms are more consistent with a viral rhino-sinusitis. This problem, is most likely viral, but you must see an ENT doctor for an appropriate diagnosis and treatment. The fluid in the ear feeling is most likely from Eustachian tube edema. 4 days duration is consistent with a viral upper respiratory infection. If symptoms last longer,as above, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can bad teeth cause fluid in ears, but without any infection or pain in the teeth?

Can bad teeth cause fluid in ears,  but without any infection or pain in the teeth?

It is possible: A bad tooth abscess infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus, ears 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 draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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