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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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Diagnosed w/ sinus inf. and fluid sucked back in ear. During antibiotics ear pressure went away, after swimming it's back. How do I get fluid out ear?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) D might help: Assuming you don't just have water in your ears from swimming (equal parts vinegar and rubbing alcohol good for that), and assuming you can take decongestants (no high blood pressure, no previous bad effects from Pseudophed), then MucinexD may be your best choice. Won't dry up the secretions so much that your sinuses won't drain, but will open you up enough to hopefully relieve pressure. ...Read more

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Will having fluid in ears cause dizziness or vertigo or lab Or inner ear issues ?

Will having fluid in ears cause dizziness or vertigo or lab
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Labyrinthitis.: Yes, congestion in the inner ear can lead to dizziness. This is called labyrinthitis, wherein the inflammation within the inner ear affects the balance mechanism therein, causing episodes of dizziness. Treating the allergies would make the dizziness go away. ...Read more

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I have fluid in my ears diagnosed with a sinus infection. pain in my neck on left side. Is this related to fluid in ears and sinus infection?

Neck pain: I don't think that the neck pain is specifically related to the sinusitis and fluid in your ears. Usually more of a musculoskeletal problem, but I can't be certain without more information and physical exam. See your doctor again, if it is bothering you. ...Read more

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Went on a plane and for a week have been having ear pressure. Went to gp and says lot of fluid in ear. Will antibiotics help at all? Been chewing gum

Went on a plane and for a week have been having ear pressure. Went to gp and says lot of fluid in ear. Will antibiotics help at all? Been chewing gum

Eustachian Tube: Eustachian tube dysfunction is common among plane travelers, SCUBA divers, or a trip to the mountains. This tube normally equalizes pressure in your inner ear. It dysfunctions with change in altitude or even with a cold or sinusitis - the tube closes off and you feel inner ear pressure . Treated with decongestant (OTC pseudophed behind the pharmacist counter). Antibiotics only help if infected. ...Read more

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I swallow & hear crackling noises. Dizziness. Ear Pressure Feel like stuff is oozing around deep N ear. Goopy drainage. How can I get the fluid out?

 I swallow & hear crackling noises. Dizziness. Ear Pressure Feel like stuff is oozing around deep N ear. Goopy drainage. How can I get the fluid out?

Ear discharge: Ear pain and discharge especially when it is not clear most probably from infection, may need antibiotics, have it examined. Allergic symptoms could be treated with decongestant nasal spray, steroid nasal spray and antihistamines. ...Read more

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Yesterday, my primary dr. Said i had fluid in ears which was i think sinusitis. Taking z pac for it. Have buzzing in left ear. How long til i get well?

Yesterday, my primary dr. Said i had fluid in ears which was i think sinusitis. Taking z pac for it. Have buzzing in left ear. How long til i get well?

Get fluid drained: The pressure from the fluid is probably causing the buzzing. In addition to the antibiotic you should be getting your nasal passages cleared so that your ear will drain. Try a netti pot or nasal saline. You can also use an antihistamine for a few days. ...Read more

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Can sinuses cause you to feel pressure under your ear , in your neck? I do have fluid in both ears & ear pressure, it's been draining though.

Can sinuses cause you to feel pressure under your ear , in your neck? I do have fluid in both ears & ear pressure, it's been draining though.

Ear infection: Draining ears are usually indicative of ear infection complication, when middle ear acts like an abscess, which bursts to release the pus, draining out of the ear. It is urgent that you go to your doctor or urgent care by tomorrow for proper diagnosis and treatment with proper antibiotics. Feel better ...Read more

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I've been dealing with dizziness, nausea, and ear pressure for the past 2 months. What qualities should I look for in an ENT for these symptoms?

I've been dealing with dizziness, nausea, and ear pressure for the past 2 months. What qualities should I look for in an ENT for these symptoms?

Otologist: Any ENT can evaluate & treat these symptoms. Otology is a sub-specialty of ENT that deals strickly with ear problems. These specialists are an excellent choice. They are usually located in the big cities. If you live in a more rural area, make sure the ENT has specialized testing (electronystagmography or video nystagmography). ?You may have menieres syndrome. ...Read more