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What is the treatment for inner ear infection? Oral antibiotics aren't working could antibiotics through injections be a possible answer?

What is the treatment for inner ear infection? Oral antibiotics aren't working could antibiotics through injections be a possible answer?

Yes: Injected Rocephin has been used but an inner ear infection that is not being adequately treated can spread to the mastoid air cells, a more serious situation. Another option is the placement of a small tube into the ear drum to allow infected fluid to drain out. Ear infections that are hard to clear can have blockage of the eustachain tube by enlarged adenoids. An ENT doctor can advise you. ...Read more

Inner Ear (Definition)

The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and ...Read more

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Is there an effective non-antibiotic treatment for an inner ear infection? I have had reactions to tetracycline, amoxicillin, clindamycin, erythromycin and smz/tmp 800-160. I have swollen lymph nodes (for 1 week now), no discernible fever and very little

You : You are describing a probable viral or allergy symptoms, since you have no pain. Continue daily antihistamines and your flonase. Be sure that you are taking a true sudafed decongestant. You'll need a prescription in oregon, the over-the-counter decongestants are no longer true sudafed. Time should improve your symptoms, with the above interventions. ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ear (earplugs or showercap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses for minimal pain
3x day
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Is there an effective treatment for dizziness caused by inner ear vertigo?

Is there an effective treatment for dizziness caused by inner ear vertigo?

Depends: Inner ear vertigo can have a multitude of causes. Most commonly it is a viral infection that affects the semi-circular canals and causes dizziness. This type of infection is self-limiting and goes away by itself in 3-5 days. Meclizine is an otc medication that can help with the dizziness. If your dizziness is lasting more than 3-5 days, then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Visit doctor to get antibiotic drops to treat infection
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No swimming for at least 5 days
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Put alcohol/white vinegar drops in the ear after swimming when healthy
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Bad ear ache in right ear. What are some easy home remedies for an inner ear infection?

Tylenol or motrin: You can take Motrin or tylenol until you are able to see a doctor- someone should look in the ear before you put any drops in the ear. You need to make sure that you don't have a ruptured ear drum that can be worsened by putting " sweet oil" or other ear drops in the ear. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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How good are home remedies with inner ear infections usually?

How good are home remedies with inner ear infections usually?

Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more

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