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How to get rid of an ear infection?

How to get rid of an ear infection?

Back of nose: If you truly have an ear infection, most are viral in origin. The middle ear space is sterile and is a pocket of venous gases. Infection can only reach this space via the eustachian (auditory ) tube. Therefore the cause of ear infections must always start in the back of the nose. Colds, allergy and other causes of nasal obstruction are the causes of an ear infection secondarily. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of an infected hip piercing?

How can you get rid of an infected hip piercing?

Infected piercing: Check for signs of infection to include: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping the piercing in place (if removed – the drainage tract will close up). Call your physician for medical evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of an eyebrow piercing scar?

How do you get rid of an eyebrow piercing scar?

Usually remove : The scars above and below cam be surgically removed and stitched to close the openings. By placing incisions parallel to the brows, this usually results in minimal scars that are easily concealed. Done outpatient, local anesthesia. ...Read more

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How to get rid of ear fungus?

How to get rid of ear fungus?

Vinegar/ debridement: First order of business it to remove the fungus and debris in your ear. An ENT will do that. If your ear drum is intact, irrigating it with vinegar/water mixture is helpful. Other possibility is a ink dye that your ENT has. You need both to succeed as ear fungus can be stubborn. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bumps inside ear piercings?

How can I get rid of bumps inside ear piercings?

May or may not be: able to. Recommend dermatological consultation.

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How do you get rid of pussy pierced ear pain?

How do you get rid of pussy pierced ear pain?

Antibiotics: Cleanse the site with hydrogen peroxide and dress it with antibiotic ointment. You would also benefit from an oral antibiotic which will help to eliminate the infected piercing site. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of keloids from nose piercings?

How can I get rid of keloids from nose piercings?

Keloids on nose: Keloids on your nose can be treated by incision or injection. It really depends on their size and location. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pierced ear foul smell?

BAD NEWS!: This sounds like you may an infection. Recommend medical evaluation. ...Read more

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How to get rid of the red around my ear piercing?

How to get rid of the red around my ear piercing?

Infection: The redness may be due to cellulitis or skin infection and may require antibiotics. Start by applying topical OTC antibiotic and if it persists or worsens over the next 2-3 days, may need oral antibiotics and take out the foreign body (ring or stud). ...Read more

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What can I do or take to get rid of keloids from ear piercings?

What can I do or take to get rid of keloids from ear piercings?

Depends how bad: Minor ones can improve with steroid injections and pressure earrings. More severe ones will likely need surgical excision and external radiation to minimize the risk of it coming back. ...Read more

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How can you treat my infected ear piercing?

How can you treat my infected ear piercing?

See your doctor: Remove the ear piercing, apply topical antibiotic, see your doctor. You may need antibiotics by mouth as well to control the infection. ...Read more

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My ear piercings get infected easily. What's the best earring to use ?

None: Chronic infections from piercings can damage skin and cartilage. It is best to remove the peircing until the infection is resolved (usually with antibiotics). You may be able to re-pierce after healing. It is also possible that you do not have an infection, but rather an allergy to the type of metal. See a doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of water behind eardrum?

How to get rid of water behind eardrum?

Middle Ear Effusion: Can have several causes (ie viral infection, bacterial infection, blocked eustachian tube, lining of middle ear produces too much fluid) and can be independent from otitis media (ome) often happens after cold and the fluid can remain even several months after resolution of ear infection. Important to have otolaryngologist perform otoscopic exam and diagnose cause. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin be used to get rid of infected cartilage piercing?

Can amoxicillin be used to get rid of infected cartilage piercing?

Probably not: Amoxicillin is a poor choice of antibiotic for this purpose. Many if not most infections with skin bacteria, like this one, are resistant to it. See a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and learn if you need an antibiotic, then follow your doctor's advice and prescription. ...Read more

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How to get rid of very large ear keloid?

How to get rid of very large ear keloid?

Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential! ...Read more

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How do you get rid of keloids after nose piercings?

How do you get rid of keloids after  nose piercings?

Surgery and...: Steroid injections are the most likely treatments to work. See a plastic surgeon for your best advice. ...Read more

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How to get rid of keloid on monroe piercing?

How to get rid of keloid on monroe piercing?

Injections first: If you have a true keloid scar the best first line treatment is steroid injection. If that fails to improve the keloid to your satisfaction the next option is excision which comes with very high recurrence rates (and can come back worse than the original) and a postop regimen of silicone, pressure, and in severe cases even radiation treatment. I would suggest removing the jewelry if treating it. ...Read more

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How should get rid of swimmers ear?

How should get rid of swimmers ear?

Swimmers ear: If you alrady suffer from the pains of swimmers ear, a presciption of antibiotics with steroids in an acid vehicle will cure. As a preventative, instill several drops of a solution of equal parts rubbing alcohol and white vinegar into each ear after end of swimming, . ...Read more

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How to get rid of a sinus drainage?

How to get rid of a sinus drainage?

Sinus drainage: It really depends on the cause. If it is from a cold, otc meds are fine to use short-term. If it's from allergies, antihistamines are the way to go. For chronic sinus issues, there are prescription medications that work fairly well. If you have concerns, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I think i may have an enfected ear piercing, maybe blood clot, how do I get rid of it?

I think i may have an enfected ear piercing, maybe blood clot, how do I get rid of it?

Med eval: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more

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How can you treat my infected ear piercing?

See your doctor: Remove the ear piercing, apply topical antibiotic, see your doctor. You may need antibiotics by mouth as well to control the infection. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is any medicine for continiously infected ear piercing?

Have it evaluated.: It is not good to have an infection for long periods of time. Have it evaluated for proper antibiotic selection. ...Read more

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How could i cure my infected ear piercing?

How could i cure my infected ear piercing?

Take out earring: You also probably need a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can you do with an infected ear piercing?

What can you do with an infected ear piercing?

See doctor: for oral and or topical antibiotics, try cleaning with hydrogen peroxide ...Read more

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What to do about infected ear piercing! advice?

Seek medical care.: Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat my infected ear piercing?

Is there a way to treat my infected ear piercing?

Piercing infection: Check for signs of infection to include: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping the piercing in place (if removed – the drainage tract will close up). Call your physician for medical evaluation. Your physician may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's any medicine for continiously infected ear piercing?

Help! need to know if there's any medicine for continiously infected ear piercing?

An ID specialist: (Disclosure: I am an ID specialist) You shouldn't have to live with a continuously infected ear piercing. Before you think of a medicine,you must know if your suffering is caused by an infection or an allergic reaction to the stud put through the piercing. If it is indeed an infection,the right treatment will be based on what is growing from cultures. an ID doctor can help you with your problem. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat an infected ear piercing with neosporin?

Is it possible to treat an infected ear piercing with neosporin?

May want evaluation.: You may want to have your ear evaluated by a doctor. If it is not responding to over the counter topical antibiotics like neosporin you may have a complicated infection that may require oral antibiotics. It is also very common to have a allergy to a metal in your earring that may seem like an infection but isn't. This may require something other than an antibiotic like a topical cortisone cream. ...Read more

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How can I treat an infected ear piercing without having to take my earring out? My piercing is brand new and started to swell 2 days after piercing it

How can I treat an infected ear piercing without having to take my earring out? My piercing is brand new and started to swell 2 days after piercing it

Remove earring: That may be the source of infection or it may not be pure gold.A common problem is other metals, notably nickel, are present and this is an allergic reaction, not infection. ...Read more

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Can an infected ear piercing cause tooth pain ?

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Can an infected ear piercing cause tooth pain ?

Not relevant: However, ear piercing infection must be treated as soon as possible. See your PCP for treatment. ...Read more

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Can my infected ear piercing cause the lymph nodes behind by ear to be tender?

Can my infected ear piercing cause the lymph nodes behind by ear to be tender?

Yes, very likely: Any infection of the skin can cause the regional lymph nodes to enlarge and become tender. It means you need to take antibiotics for which you should go see your doctor and let him/her examine you and assess the seriousness of this infection and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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I have an infected ear piercing. I took the jewelry out. Is the best antibiotic Ciprofloxacin?

I have an infected ear piercing. I took the jewelry out. Is the best antibiotic Ciprofloxacin?

Agree w Dr. Dohan.: Why did you jump to a quinolone antibiotic? If you have old Ciprofloxacin sitting around your house - please don't self-medicate with it. If you have a serious infection - recommend medical assessment. ...Read more

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Possible infected ear lobe from ear piercing? I got my ears pierced on christmas eve for a christmas present. I am very religious about cleaning the piercing. My right ear lobe now has a ball inside the the lobe and has drainage on the backing to the earr

Possible infected ear lobe from ear piercing? I got my ears pierced on christmas eve for a christmas present. I am very religious about cleaning the piercing. My right ear lobe now has a ball inside the the lobe and has drainage on the backing to the earr

Ear infection: Your ear is infected, and your cleaning is not clearing it up. Sometimes that is not enough. Try using some triple antibiotic ointment (available at any drugstore without a prescription). If it doesn't clear up in 2 days, please see your doctor or prompt care physician. ...Read more

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How to get rid of the red around my ear piercing?

Infection: The redness may be due to cellulitis or skin infection and may require antibiotics. Start by applying topical OTC antibiotic and if it persists or worsens over the next 2-3 days, may need oral antibiotics and take out the foreign body (ring or stud). ...Read more

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Will Aspirin paste for an ear piercing bump get rid of it? (Along with regular saline solution cleaning)

Will Aspirin paste for an ear piercing bump get rid of it? (Along with regular saline solution cleaning)

Aspirin Paste: Know of no mechanism by which aspirin paste would heal either cartilaginous or soft tissue 'bump' of ear. Take care. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of the non infected fluid (after a ear infection in an adult)in the ear drum faster then waiting it out?

How can you get rid of the non infected fluid (after a ear infection in an adult)in the ear drum faster then waiting it out?

Pop ears: The underlying problem is the Eustachian tube, which connects the nose with the ear. You can try using Afrin nasal spray and try to clear your ears by pinching your nose and blowing. Can also try nasal steroid like Flonase or Nasacort (triamcinolone). If you can't pop the ears, you might need to have a procedure to evacuate the fluid. You'll need to see an ENT specialist for that. Best wishes ...Read more

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I have an infected ear piercing that responded well to keflex in the past. I was hoping to get an antibiotic prescription for relief?

I have an infected ear piercing that responded well to keflex in the past. I was hoping to get an antibiotic prescription for relief?

Try our other forum: Try HealthTap PRIME, one of our premium services. On PRIME, doctors see and treat you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. You can send photos or test results during the consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere, and patients just have a monthly subscription fee. The fee is the same, REGARDLESS of whether or not the doctor thinks you should get a prescription without an in-person exam. ...Read more

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Ear Infection (Definition)

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