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How Long Should An Ear Ache From A Cold Last
How long does ear drainage last for a ruptured ear drum? Have 28 pills of amoxicillin from doctor, should it go away after i finish them?
Probably: A middle ear infection that burst your ear drum and is draining may be a more aggressive infection. Take the Amoxicillin as prescribed. Your drainage should significantly improve in 2 to 3 days. In that case take all of the pills as recommended. If not improving in a few days call the doctor, you may need something stronger. Call even sooner if you get a stiff neck or bad headache. ...Read more
Pain felt in ear can be result of conditions that affect the ear directly such as ear infections, traumatic injury to ear, impacted ear wax, as well as benign or malignant growths of ear. Pain in ear can be referred from conditions that affect the throat, teeth, or jaw including tonsil/throat infections, dental infections, jaw joint inflammation, benign ...Read more
I've been sick with a sinus head cold and i'm going on an airplane for an hour and ten minutes. My ears are pluggedwhat can happen?Can a doctor fix it
Decongestant : You want to try to "unplug" your ears as much as you can so that the pressures can equalize, otherwise you may have a painful trip.Take a decongestant like sudafed before you board the plane and use a steroid nasal spray if you have one too. Chew gum-- they say blowing bubbles with bubble gum is a good way to try to open the eustachean tubes/ also take frequent sips of water as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had ear infection pain for an entire night, now pain is gone and ear is ringing, no blood. Is my ear ruptured? How long will it take to heal?
Depends: With treatment, i generally see the fever come down in the first 24-36 hrs on the penicillin family of meds and 48-72 hrs with a cephalosporin. This assumes the ear infection is the only issue. If no response within that time frame, there could be a resistant germ that requires a different drug. ...Read more
How long does earache last with an ear infection. I've had the pain for 5 days and had antibiotics for fours days.
Viral infection: Almost all ear infections start with a virus in the back of the nose. If that is the case, and assuming you received the antibiotic immediately, that drug will not be helpful, possibly harmful. On the other hand, if the pain has been present for 5 days, the most important question to ask, is there a hearing loss? If there is no hearing loss, you could have tmd, pain in the jaw muscles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have constant jaw and ear pain for a week after novacaine shot?Dentist said a nerve was possible damaged. How long it takes to heal?
Possible damage: In addition, the needle sometimes passes through some muscle tissue, so that may be inflamed. Also, keeping your mouth opened wide for a while during the procedure may have inflamed the tmj. Was a tooth extracted? This can also cause your symptoms. Your post gave little info to go on. Hard to say how long it will take to heal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There is difference: Most people do not transmit sinus infections; most clinicians agree that except for rare instances, sinus infections are not contagious expect in rare cases. A person infected with a cold virus may be contagious for two to three days before any symptoms appear and remain so until he or she doesn't show any symptoms. This is a period of up to two weeks or so. ...Read more
Variable: It depends on if you are on treatment/antibiotics. If you are then the symptoms should resolve in about a week. If you are not then you need someone to look in your ear to determine the cause. ...Read more
My left ear has been clogged for about a week from a cold. I see dr on mon. Is this something serious, or can I wait till monday? Can affect hearing?
Ear pressure: It could be fluid from your sinuses putting pressure on your eardrum from the inside. Try a netti pot or saline sinus rinse to help get the fluid out of your sinuses to relieve the pressure from behind your ear. Follow the instructions on the packaging (you can find at any pharmacy over the counter) at least twice a day. Even if you don't feel like there is fluid in your sinuses, try this. ...Read more
Will I get bad ear pain on an airplane if I have a small cold like only a stuffy nose? If yes, will chewing or yawning prevent it for sure?
Yes: A middle ear infection usually follows some triggering event, like a cold,allergies or the flu. The ear pain may just be fluid or pressure. If it doesn't fade soon I would have it examined.Sometimes a heat source held over the affected side of the head can diminish the pain sensation. ...Read more
Bad news: Typically the tingling is the first sign of a cold sore which is usually the type which is following a nerve under the surface. Here again these are the type which can recurr. Watch your acid ingestion, sun exposure and if possible keep your stress level down( easier said than done) possibly taking lysine supplements may be helpful as a preventive in the future. ...Read more
I've had a sinus infection for 8 days. My ear is now clogged or blocked. How can I treat it and how can I sleep to prevent further pain?
Can you have an ear infection without fluid in the ear? Ear hurting for a week and I don't have a cold.
Yes, you can have an: inflamed eardrum without fluid behind the eardrum, which could signify infection. You also could have ear pain from a swimmer's ear, also known as otitis externa, which is an infection of the ear canal from water being in the canal and making a good environment for bacteria or fungus to grow. Those are quite painful and are treated with prescription ear drops. Please see your doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more
Go see your doc: He might look in and see what the problem is. ...Read more
I recovered from mono a few weeks ago, but now i'm back to having a sore throat and huge lymph nodes.Is this a relapse? Will it last as long as before
Watchful waiting: Swollen lymph nodes are common after a throat infection and commonly found in mono. If you have no fever and the sore throat is manageable with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen then wait for it to resolve. If symptoms persist or worsen then seek medical attention as you may have gotten strep. ...Read more
I have severe otis media and a watery discharge is coming from my ear. How long should I wait before going back to gp? I'm on antibiotics and steroids
ENT: If you aren't getting better you should see your gp back, you likely need a referral to an ENT as an adult doesn't tend to get severe ear infections and drainage- you could have other things going on like a ruptured ear drum, cholesteatoma or fungal ear infection. Some of these possibilities can put your health and hearing and balance at risk if not appropriately treated. ...Read more
Can having a bad ear infection behind my ear drum cause me to have a headache 24/7? If so then what can I take for it? I have had a headache 8 days.
I had a very bad cold for 10 days, then the last 4-5 days i had one tonsil swollen. Painful, with ear ache.Keeps changing from one side to the other?
I have an ear ache and horse voice and a doc just told me i may be getting a cold but i never get ear aches that last 3 day?
Eustacian tubes: The tube that runs from your middle ear to the back of the throat, if obstructed by swelling due to inflammation will produce ear pain. You may want to try a decongestant or a saline irrigation of the nares with a neti-pot. Try these and if still in pain go back and see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5 year old had a really bad ear ache. He has had a cold so this followed. I treated the symptoms and he finally slept a little last night. He woke up this morning with the ear ache but not as bad. He wants to sleep and is not hungry. No fever...
Ear Pain: It is likely this is an ear infection. Most physicians feel that treating the pain is the primary goal. This may include antibiotics, although the major cause in viral. The follow up care is important. Have his ear examined to make sure the infection/fluid is resolving to prevent hearing loss. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been sick 6 days w/ sore throat , sinus pain, earache, &dry cough. Last 2 days only have dry cough + minor throat/ear sinus pain. How long will last?
Sick: Generally ten days if viral, unless you get reinfected. If not better after 10-14 days, best to see internist. ...Read more
Hi, my dad since last year summer have ear ache plus itch, we been to drs and they have done some tests but came up negative, please help tnks?
As above : The one who can answer u question is the doctor. Who examined him. ...Read more
Room spinning off and on really bad when it hits it last for 10 seconds then goes away. What causes it? No ear ache.It just started an hour ago.
BPPV: The fact that the spinning lasts for seconds and is probably related to position sounds like benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (bppv). This is a disorder of the inner ear wherein loose calcium carbonate stones move and cause the inner ear balance mechanism to be activated. Time, head exercises, or vestibular rehab by a physical therapist will help. ...Read more
Amoxil (amoxicillin): You should be feeling better in24-36 hours. ...Read more
I have right ear congestion (fullness)with tunnitus for 12 days that started as a short lasting ear ache, at the end of a 3 week cold. ?
Eustachian tube: ET dysfunction from a cold can create ear congestion or a middle ear fluid problem that can cause temporary hearing loss and/or tinnitus . It usually will respond to medications that decongest such as topical nasal decongestants like Afrin or Neosynephrine; oral decongestants like Sudafed; and topical nasal steroids like Flonase, Nasacort, and Rhinocort, all of which are OTC. See MD if persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi.my son is 2 ys and 8 mths old. He woke up crying because of an ear ache . Is it safe to put lidosporin drops?if yes after how long and how many?Thx
It would be best: To have a doctor look in the ear. Covering up pain, and potentially introducing liquid into a eardrum that is at risk of rupture may worsen things. If it's possible to have someone look in the ear to look for foreign bodies, insects, perforation of the eardrum or fluid behind the eardrum with the tool doctors use (an otoscope) is the best way to go. Check for fever, and note any other symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There are...: ...Many illnesses that include the symptoms you've described. Most of those illnesses are viruses that resolve over time. You need lots of rest, lots of fluids, and maybe some analgesic (tylenol, ibuprofen) for pain. If it goes on longer than a week, if you develop high fevers, vomiting, trouble breathing, or anything significantly worse than the cold symptoms you describe, see your doctor. ...Read more
See your pharmacist: Pharmacists know so much more than we may give them credit for. They speak to many customers and get feedback on their otc meds. ...Read more
I had an ear ache last night on my left ear. I woke up with this constant ringing in my ear. What is going on?
Persistent cold and fever for 3yr old female child. Cold more than 2 months and fever more than 15 days with ear ache?
I am experiencing dizziness (worsened by: after exercise, prolonged standing) . The following also describe me: Spinning sensation and Ear ache.
Dizzy: It sounds like vertigo or vestibular imbalance. With this, can feel spinning when lying down or ear discomfort. You can take Antivert (Meclizine) OTC and over time, it disappears. If not, you can have your pedi MD refer you to head and neck specialist if not better after 2 weeks of Antivert trial. Welcome to Healthtap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more
I've been experiencing an annoying burning sensation in my right ear over the last couple weeks, sometimes even a very slight ear ache with it. ?
My daughter is 5 years old and complained of ear ache last night. It is the weekend and i cannot get an appointment. She has a cough for around 2 weeks now and still has mucus. Please advise
For : For the future if your daughter is complaining of moderate to severe pain, she is uncomfortable, and possibly has a fever then you can take her to an urgent care since most doctor's offices are closed on weekends. If she does have an ear infection, this can be very painful and antibiotics should be started as soon as possible. Also childrens tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil can be given for pain. I hope she has seen her doctor and is better by now. ...Read more
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