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How To Get Your Ears To Pop When You Have A Sinus Infection
Eustachian tube: With a cold, your nasal passages swell. This can render the eustachian tube less functional. This necessitates greater pressure difference between your middle ear and environment for the eustachian tube to open. When it does, there is a greater gust of air exchange producing a greater excursion of your ear drum. Thus, it seems to pop. ...Read more
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
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What do you recommend if I have a bad ear infection. Can it cause you to feel sick and under the weather?
Confirm/ treat: You help yourself by having it confirmed as a treatable form of ear infection (some are viral and self heal).Then you follow the treatment plan and use whatever comfort measures seem to help.Finish all medications even if the discomfort leaves quickly and you feel better after half the meds are taken. ...Read more
Rarely needs surgery: True fluid and hearing loss most often will clear on its own with decongestants and treatment for whatever led to the fluid in the first place (uri, sinusitis, allergy). This can be combined with holding your nose and blowing into the nose trying to "pop" your ears. Rarely fluid won't clear and adults can have it drained under a local or topical anesthetic. Fluid is often misdiagnosed - watch out! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got a middle ear infection. Should i go to the docotors to get the ear drops? Or can I go to the pharmcy and get it myself?
Go to doctor : If you have a middle ear infection, which become less common as you approach adulthood, then ear drops will not resolve the infection. With a middle ear infection the problem is behind the ear drum and unless you have a hole the drops will not and usually should not get in there. There are drops to numb the ear drum otc but drops to treat external infections are rx only and need exam to tell. ...Read more
When you have a sinus infection is it normal to hear your heartbeat in your ear, when resting? How do I get rid of it?
Pulsatile tinnitus: When you have a sinus infection and severe nasal congestion, your eustachian tube cannot equalize your middle ear pressure and cause a mild decrease in hearing. The blood flow across you ear drum becomes audible as you cannot hear the background noise well. It should resolve after the infection. See an ENT doctor if it persists! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tenderness, pain: Signs of infection include peristent redness and swelling at the area as well as pain and tenderness. ...Read more
See your doctor: You have to consult your doctor to diagnose and treat the infection with appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more
ASAP GO TO DENTIST: Just tell the dentist about your cold, so the dentist can be sure to wear a face mask and not catch your cold. A cold is not a reason to avoidthe dentist. Your ear ache may be from your tooth, if it is a lower tooth. It is wrong to suffer in the 21st century. Get help and do not wait! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention: Worthwhile asking your doctor; he/she may want to culture your nose to see if you are a carrier. Otherwise, wash your hands well and regularly with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds at a time. Avoid picking the nose. Disinfect surfaces with disinfectant spray. Wash clothes/sheets in hot water. Do not use anyone else's towels. Everyone in the household should follow these instructions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does it hurt to drain you ears? I might need that as i have had unbalance hearing for bout a month due to sinus infect which is not completely heal. What is actually done to drain the ear?
Antihist./decongesta: ears drain into the nose thru the eustacian tube, if nasal congestion it backs up so need over the counter antihistamine and decongestant like zyrtec d or other similar generic. the best is flonase now otc too , but use all three , always flush nose first with nasal saline if thick mucus to help too. wait 2 weeks to dry up the inner ears , if not working or getting worse see your dr. ...Read more
I have an ear ache plus congestion and runny nose. Do you think it might be an ear infection and should I go to the doctor?
It could be.: Congestion plugs up the opening between the middle ear and the nose, causing your ears to feel full and occasionally hurt. You could try a dehumidifier, shower, sugarless gum chewing or some oral decongestant to see if it relieves the pain; if not, you do need to see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When should I have to go to the er, with an ear infection? Should i give the antibiotics more time?
Most : Most ear infections can be seen in the doctor's office setting, call an otolaryngologist, i.e. Also known as an ear, nose and throat or ENT doctor. Most can be managed with a decongestant and/or antibiotics, depending on an examination of the ear. There are two types of ear infections: otitis media, also known as a middle ear infection, occuring in the area between the eardrum or tympanic membrane and the inner ear, including a duct known as the eustachian tube. The other is otitis externa, also known as "swimmer's ear", which is usually a fungal or bacterial infection of the ear canal and may become painful and/or tender to touch. In rare cases, when the patient is a elderly diabetic or on immunosuppression, including steroids, a more severe type of outer ear infection, known as malignant otitis externa can be life threatening with progressive bacterial infection of the external auditory canal, extending into the mastoid sinus and into the base of the skull and is caused by a virulent and difficult to treat bacteria, pseudomonas aerugenosia. If in doubt, you can go to the emergency room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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