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Dr. Said I have fluid behind ear without infection. How long can this last and at what point should I return to Dr if not better? One week long so far

Dr. Said I have fluid behind ear without infection. How long can this last and at what point should I return to Dr if not better? One week long so far

Middle ear fluid: Greetings. Middle ear fluid causes hearing loss, ear pressure and pain at times and possibly even dizziness. Not sure if your doctor recommended treatment but beginning an OTC nasal spray like Nasacort (triamcinolone) every night might help resolve the effusion. We as ENT doctors recommend considering further treatment after a total of 3 months have passed without the fluid clearing. ...Read more

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How long does ringing in ears last after serous otitis media has cleared? I still have ringing after almost all of the fluid is gone, a little worried

How long does ringing in ears last after serous otitis media has cleared? I still have ringing after almost all of the fluid is gone, a little worried

Timnitis: It does not seem to be the case. Either serous otitis not resolved completely or some other pathology. See a ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Firs time ever I had severe ears pain when plane landed ystrdy. I was bit congested - (comon cold) now ears are blocked. Why and how long can it last?

Firs time ever I had severe ears pain when plane landed ystrdy. I was bit congested - (comon cold) now ears are blocked. Why and how long can it last?

Probably congestion: This is a common problem when flying in combination with a upper respiratory infection, viral or bacterial. You can take medication similar to Afrin for no more than two days if the pain is acute. That will dry up your nares as well as allow your ears to drain. Follow up with your primary doctor if symptoms persist more than 1 week. ...Read more

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How long for fluid behind the ear to clear?

How long for fluid behind the ear to clear?

Middle ear fluid: Hello, the fluid behind your eardrum will typically fully resolve within 3months. It will usually lessen and you will notice relief. If the fluid is thick and viscous, it will resolve slower than a thin and watery fluid. See your doctor for treatment that may help improve your symptoms faster. ...Read more

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How long does the ringing in my ears last (from loud music)?

How long does the ringing in my ears last (from loud music)?

Ear ringing: It can vary but is a sign of too loud noise exposure. Give your ears a noise rest and have your hearing tested. ...Read more

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Does fluid behind the ear go away on its own? How long does it normally take for fluid to go away?

Middle ear fluid: Hello. It may take upwards of 3 months for middle ear fluid to fully resolve. If it is thick and viscous, it usually takes longer for resolution. ...Read more

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Long lasting pain surrounding outer ear. Painful to bend down and lasts for a few days. Has happened in the past but nothing has ever been found.

Long lasting pain surrounding outer ear. Painful to bend down and lasts for a few days. Has happened in the past but nothing has ever been found.

Nerve problem?: You could have a problem either with your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) or the nerve (trigeminal) in the area of your ear. See an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can having fluid in my ear cause long term problems if untreated?

Maybe: It usually resolves by itself, occasionally you can develop hearing problems. ...Read more

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How long can an ear cold last and what's the best treatment for it?

Depends what it is..: An "ear cold" does not have a strict medical definition and I would suspect could represent one of 2 things. One is a true bacterial infection of the middle ear (otitis media) which often can require antibiotics to clear up. Another would be eustachian tube dysfunction in which a cold or allergies can block the drainage tube of the ear and this can last until the cold resolves or longer 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Gun discharged now ear sound static like on tv. How long does this last?

Depends: There are a few cells that do not regenerate, brain cells and hearing cells. Dependong on the repetative nature of the gun shots and loud noises, you hope the hearing comes back in 2-3 days. If the loss persists, you need to get an evaluation by ent. Always wear protective hearing aides/ear protection when shooting a gun or performing activites with loud noises (leaf blowing, weed whacking, etc). ...Read more

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How long does it take anhistaminme to clear up fluid in your ears from allergies?

How long does it take anhistaminme to clear up fluid in your ears from allergies?

Depends what else is: Also happening regarding your allergies status. Any histamines work fairly quickly within 15 to 20 minutes. However if you also have itching in your eyelids, nose, throat, those will respond probably quicker then fluid draining from the ears. Also nasal decongestants can sometimes help clear fluid by decompressing the eustachian tube. Your doctor knows best. So, you should probably call her or him. ...Read more

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Is it possible for ears to stop producing wax; and if so why does it happen and is it harmful in the long run? 29yrs old, started within last 2 months

Is it possible for ears to stop producing wax; and if so why does it happen and is it harmful in the long run? 29yrs old, started within last 2 months

Forget about it: Don't worry about your ears and wax. Leave them alone and as long as they don't bother you, you are fine. Wax protects the ear canal skin and if your ear canal skin is happy then you have nothing to concern yourself with. Problems occur when people try to clean their ear canals and that causes a huge amount of problems including itching, infection and wax obstruction. ...Read more

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How long does swimmer ear last for?

How long does swimmer ear last for?

Not long: Cindy,

If you are not re-exposing yourself, swimmer's ear (an ear canal irritation from chlorine) should only last a few days. If it persists, it could be an infection, and you should see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long does the pain last for in swimmer. Ear?

How long does the pain last for in swimmer. Ear?

Needs treatment.. .: Then usually 5-7 days or so. It may just run it'sccourse but it will B prolonged. C Ur PCP 4 Rx. ...Read more

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How long does the swelling on ear piercing last?

How long does the swelling on ear piercing last?

Varies: Varies, but usually gone by 7 to 10 days, if it persists or is painful, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pain in the ear and can also last for prolonged periods?

What could cause sharp pain in the ear and can also last for prolonged periods?

Many causes: Earache are non-specific. Persistent ear pain could be ear canal infection, headache, TMJ disorder, dental infection, arthritis of neck and others. See an ENT doctor! ...Read more

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How long should it take for fluid to get out ear? I'm waiting for infection meds to work and feel horrible can't hear for 5 days now everything hurts

How long should it take for fluid to get out ear? I'm waiting for infection meds to work and feel horrible can't hear for 5 days now everything hurts

Ask your doctor: Whether you should have responded by now. If you really have external otitis/"water on ear", then you would be applying the medicine to the outside. If there is too much swelling the medicine might not be getting down into the canal and a wick may be needed. If internal otitis media/"fluid in ear", 2-3 days max. If your whole ear is swollen, you may need a different medicine. ...Read more

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How long does a ear infection last?

How long does a ear infection last?

7-10 days: Ear infections (middle ear) can resolve on their own in 7-10 days. The non-infected fluid can persist for up to 3 months behind the ear drum. ...Read more

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How long does an ear infection last?

Depends: Most ear infections can be caused by viruses but if your child has high fever and ear pain then bacteria can play a role. Ear infections caused by bacteria are usually treated for 7-10days with antibiotics. However, fluid behind the ear drum can last weeks to months once the ear infection is treated. ...Read more

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How long will an ear infection last?

How long will an ear infection last?

One week: Most ear infections will heal entirely on their own is 6-7 days. Studies found that taking an antibiotic may actually cause them to last longer than doing nothing. I developed a treatment that parents can do at home that usually resolves the ear infections very quickly. ...Read more

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For how long does a ear infection last?

For how long does a ear infection last?

Varies alot: The symptoms that made you suspect an ear infection in the first place should clear up. Usually this means pain goes away. This usually happens within a couple of days. Then you should get your hearing back. This can take a little longer as it takes more time for the fluid from the infection to get cleared up and hearing to return to normal. Sometimes takes up to 8 weeks to get rid of fluid. ...Read more

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For how long does an ear infection last for?

For how long does an ear infection last for?

Ear infection: If treated with antibiotics an ear infection can clear up in 36-48 hours. Untreated an ear infection may clear up in 5-7 days. However fluid fluid in the middle ear may take several weeks to clear up. ...Read more

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How long will this neck stiffness and ringing in my ears last? Going insane.

How long will this neck stiffness and ringing in my ears last? Going insane.

Do not worry: The symptoms of stiff neck and tinnitus (ringing awareness in the ears) may be only a viral infection. There is an entity called cervical vertigo which is related to inflammation of the neck muscles which can rarely cause the perception of sound in the ears. Try heat to the neck and an anti-inflammatory drug. If not relieved see a physiatrist (dr. Of physical medicine). ...Read more

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For how long will my ear infection last?

Hope it is better: Ear infections can last 10-14 days...Once treated the pain subsides quickly and for many the infection is resolved in 3-5 days. Others have lingering fluid behind the eardrum which can last a few days to a few weeks before resolving. ...Read more

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For how long do ear infections last?

For how long do ear infections last?

Ear infections: Under treatment they last 2-3 days;without treatment 7-10 days. ...Read more

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How can inflammation of inner ear caused by sinuses be treated and how long does it last?

How can inflammation of inner ear caused by sinuses be treated and how long does it last?

Depends: The answer depends on the severity of the infection and the bacteria or virus causing it. If truly with an accompanying inner ear issue, an antihistamine or decongestant medication, even one such as "antivert" (meclizine) may help with symptoms of dizziness, etc. And once treated with antibx if needed and meds as above, you should get better in a few days. If not, then see ENT dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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On occasion when I get water in my ears, my head will shake violently and I will tense up. Doesn't last long. What causes this?

On occasion when I get water in my ears, my head will shake violently and I will tense up. Doesn't last long. What causes this?

Seizure?: If this is uncontrolled, it could be a sign of a more serious underlying condition which merits MRI or eeg evaluation. ...Read more