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How long does inner ear infection last? been 4 weeks still dizzy heavy headed and off balance. took antibiotics and steroids

How long does inner ear infection last? been 4 weeks still dizzy heavy headed and off balance. took antibiotics and steroids

CAN BE LONGER: Unfortunately, even when the infection has been treated, the aftermath symptoms can hang around for months. I know this isn't the answer you wanted to hear, but it's reality. Sounds like your doctor has tried reduction of inflammation with steroids. You may want to ask them about possibly a longer term course of NSAIDS. Also, there actually is now physical therapy f or inner ear problems! ...Read more

Ear Infections (Definition)

There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more


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How long can inner ear infections last?

How long can inner ear infections last?

A Long Time: The effects can last months.So if your symptoms of ear discomfort persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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For how long does it take for a inner ear infection?

For how long does it take for a inner ear infection?

About 1-2 days: If the question is how long does it take for an ear infection to improve on medication, it takes about 24-48 hrs. After the start of antibiotics it may take 24-48 hrs to improve. Some ear infections will improve on their own but it may take longer. ...Read more

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How long does inner ear infection take to go away?

How long does inner ear infection take to go away?

OM : Symptoms of ear infection should resolve in 2 -3 days . Complete resolution of ear fluids may take up to 3 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an inner ear infection to get better?

How long does it take for an inner ear infection to get better?

Not long.: If the ear infection is treated with an antibiotic, which is usually but not always the case, it should improve in 1-3 days. If it hasn't, call your doctor, since it may be necessary to look again. And determine if the antibiotic should be changed. There are circumstances in which a doctor may choose watchful waiting rather than an antibiotic, then the ear should be rechecked within several days. ...Read more

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How long do inner ear infections laset?

How long do inner ear infections laset?

Depends: A true inner ear infection is rare and causes severe nerve hearing loss which may be permanent and intense vertigo lasting days to several weeks with some degree of permanent imbalance. Most likely you have a middle ear infection with fluid behind the drum. May take up, to three months for fluid to resolve. ...Read more

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Diagnosed by ENT with bacterial inner ear infection have dizziness for eight days now, some days worse than others. Will it ever go away and how long?

Diagnosed by ENT with bacterial inner ear infection have dizziness for eight days now, some days worse than others. Will it ever go away and how long?

Yrs: It will get better. It takes time for your inner ear to heal and for your body to adjust to any effect like this in the inner ear. If you continue to have dizziness, vestibular testing and rehabilitation can be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a inner ear infection?

How can I tell if I have a inner ear infection?

To determine: type of ear infection - recommend medical evaluation. It isn't something that you would automatically be able to self diagnose by listing sx's. Take care ...Read more

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What to do if i got a inner ear infection, can it cause other symptoms?

What to do if i got a inner ear infection, can it cause other symptoms?

Yes: Inner ear infections often cause associated symptoms of dizziness, ear ringing, headaches, vertigo, nausea. True inner ear infections are a serious matter and not to be fiddled around with. You need to see an ENT (ear -nose-throat) doctor or infectious disease doctor if your primary care doctor is not comfortable treating this. ...Read more

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Hi i have a inner ear infection .can i take a 1 hour flight on Saturday thanks?

Possibly: If the infection is resolved and there is not pressure then it should be fine. Check and see if you can get your ears to pop by pinching your nose and blowing. If you can get them to pop then you know that the Eustachian tubes are functioning. If you develop pressure during the flight you can do this to relieve it. Taking a nasal decongestant spray before the flight would be a good precaution. ...Read more

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Please tell me symptoms of a inner ear infection?

Please tell me symptoms of a inner ear infection?

Inner ear infection: The inner ear is important for hearing and equilibrium. Its infection is manifested by reduced hearing, ringing, blance problems including dizziness, unstable gait, etc. ...Read more

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I had a inner ear infection with vertigo and dizziness.But after 4 months it shows with focus, conc.Problems.I'm not fully concentrated.What i have?

I had a inner ear infection with vertigo and dizziness.But after 4 months it shows with focus, conc.Problems.I'm not fully concentrated.What i have?

Ear infection: It is possible you may have an extension of your ear infection into the, brain and it is causing concentration problems. See an ENT specialist asap you may need an MRI of the brain. ...Read more

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I have had a inner ear infection in my right ear since saturday. Can't hear and the ringing is driving me nuts. When does it go away?

Urgent: You should see an ENT asap and get a hearing test. They need to find out what type of hearing loss you have. Depending on the type, you may need treatment right away....So don't delay. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure an inner ear infection?

What can I do to cure an inner ear infection?

Inner ear infections: Anatomically ear is divided into external ear, middle ear( consisting of ossicles), inner ear ( consisting of cochlea, vestibular apparatus) when you are asking about inner ear I am assuming you are asking about the middle ear ( infections may be bacterial or fungal most often) . These infections can be cured with antibiotics, or antifungals- rarely surgery. ...Read more

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Can i exercise if I have an inner ear infection?

Can i exercise if I have an inner ear infection?

Yes: It may hurt a but with movement, but exercise is fine. You may want to take something like Ibuprofen 1 hour prior to working out. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i leave my inner ear infection untreated?

Middle ear infection: An inner ear infection is very rare and can be very serious. However, you may be referring to otitis media, which is an infected collection of fluid behind the ear drum. If untreated, it will often resolve on its own. However, you can also have complications from it anywhere from simply rupturing the ear drum to more complex things like meningitis or mastoiditis. ...Read more

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What should I do to make an inner ear infection go a way quicker?

Otitis media?: Do you mean an infection behind the eardrum, often called otitis media? A true "inner ear" infection is rare and serious. It involves the labyrinth/cochlea which is the sensory organ that transduces sound into electrical signals transmitted to your brain. Otitis media will often resolve quickly with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can i fly if symptoms of an inner ear infection?

Can i fly if symptoms of an inner ear infection?

Painful: You "can" but it might be very painful with the pressure changes your ears will go thru. Normally when pressure changes, your ear adjusts to it, but if you have an ear infection this system of "adjustment" is not working. Try to postpone. If you can't, at least use specialized ear plugs for air travel (not sure how effective they will be). Good luck. ...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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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more