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Foreign Object In The Ear Medication
Every 10 days to 2 weeks my husband’s ear will feel clogged and he can’t hear well. He flushes it with warm water using a ear bulb. What comes out seems like a fibrous material, not wax. MD checked but saw nothing, not impacted, no foreign object. ?
I would never: You can wet a Q-tip and place the wet end near the object & then gently tease it off the eye. If it will not move, you need to go to an urgent care clinic so they can extract it. An alternative might be using a big bottle of artificial tears to squirt at/flush the object. You cannot control the flow or direction of a showerhead & are likely to do more harm than good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 8yo has had for years an infection odor surrounding her head. Inside r nostril shows a swollen red lump. history epistaxis. Foreign object or what?
More information : Needed. What kind of discharge, whatis the problem, please. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
After medication I think I'm recovering from sinusitis, but ears are painful and one feels really hot inside. Is this a start of a infection?
Pain med: The appropriate medicine depends on what is causing the pain. If an infection, you need an antibiotic. If inflammation, you need an anti-inflammatory, if from your occlusion or parafunctional habits, you need an occlusal orthotic, a splint. And so on. Please see your Dentist or an ENT to determine the cause of the pain and the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Define "inner ear": Most use the term inner ear to indicate the ear nerve, which can suffer from viral infections. There is no regular treatment. The middle ear that suffers from bacterial and viral infections responds to a variety of antibiotics when necessary. The viral infections self heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on situation: The ear can have infection within the nerve, middle ear or canal.Each ore treated differently.For middle ear infections, Amoxicillin is one of several medications used that will kill the most common germs involved. Any antibiotic has a predicted failure rate of at least 5% , so monitoring and followup are important. ...Read more
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