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I have an ear infefection but have finished my antibiotic and still cannot hear out of that ear. What could be causeing that?

I have an ear infefection but have finished my antibiotic and still cannot hear out of that ear. What could be causeing that?

Fluid behind eardrum: If you don't have fever or pain it is most likely from a resolving ear infection. It can take 2 to 6 weeks to clear up. If the problem persists see the doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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


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Started with URI feb 23, turned into bilateral ear infection. Was prescribed azithromycin 500 on 3/2 and cephalexin 250 on 3/14. I still cannot hear.

Started with URI feb 23, turned into bilateral ear infection. Was prescribed azithromycin 500 on 3/2 and cephalexin 250 on 3/14. I still cannot hear.

Middle ear fluid: First, zithromax is not a good drug for upper respiratory bacterial infections. If you have a hearing loss, it is most likely that you have fluid behind the ear drum. That fluid can be surgically removed and hearing should return immediately. First, however, get an audiogram (hearing test). If the hearing loss has been present for more than 3 weeks, see an ENT for therapy. ...Read more

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Have ear infection, hearing sometime on sometime off, can hear the morning then cannot hear in the evening, is it recovering?

Have ear infection, hearing sometime on sometime off, can hear the morning then cannot hear in the evening, is it recovering?

No: This is not a sign of recovery. Recovery would manifest in steady improvement. If you've been taking antibiotics for less than 72 hours, keep on taking them. If no improvement after that, call your doc. Make sure to take a probiotic supplement along with the antibiotic to prevent diarrhea. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a pretty bad inner ear infection, finished my antibiotic but now its itching and I still cannot hear out of that ear. Why?

I was diagnosed with a pretty bad inner ear infection, finished my antibiotic but now its itching and I still cannot hear out of that ear. Why?

Takes time: To have a middle ear infection you accumulate fluid/pus/debris in the middle ear. This must eventually be absorbed by the body or drain down your Eustachian tubes to allow the normal air (hearing) to return. The duration of antibiotic use is based on how long it takes to kill the germ. The fluid (hearing loss) can persist for a few weeks after that stops. ...Read more

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I've been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) hc otic for 6 days, ear is still fully blocked cannot hear out of it but most of my pain is gone. Should I go back to get checked?

I've been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) hc otic for 6 days, ear is still fully blocked cannot hear out of it but most of my pain is gone. Should I go back to get checked?

Ear care: Yes. Your ear pain / infection is gone and your ear canal may need some cleaning. The doctor should check inside your ear and may use a tiny device or a suction to clean the debris. Do not use a Qtip since you may cause more impaction. ...Read more

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I've been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) hc otic for 6 days now and my ear is still fully blocked cannot hear out of it. It has alleviated most of the pain. Wondering if I?

I've been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) hc otic for 6 days now and my ear is still fully blocked cannot hear out of it. It has alleviated most of the pain. Wondering if I?

Swelling, debris: Persistent swelling vs debris vs earwax vs other more serious problems.
See ENT who will look into ear, likely suction out wax/debris with unblocking. ...Read more

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Ear infection-severe pressure pain-bleeding-then no pain. Cannot hear at all. ER doc could not see problem with ear drum- could it still be ruptured?

Ear infection-severe pressure pain-bleeding-then no pain. Cannot hear at all. ER doc could not see problem with ear drum- could it still be ruptured?

DEPENDS: An adult ear drum is easier to evaluate than that of a kid and less often obscured by wax buildup or debris in the canal. If the ER doc saw the ear drum a even a small rupture is relatively easy to spot. The smaller ones can heal quickly, but that would take a minimum of several days. A Q-tip placed in the canal during the process could have scraped the wall=blood. ...Read more

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I have a dullness in my right ear following having the flu, I have had my ears syringed a week ago but still cannot hear properly?

I have a dullness in my right ear following having the flu, I have had my ears syringed a week ago but still cannot hear properly?

Fluid behind eardrum: Often during or after a viral infection, fluid can accumulate behind the eardrum causing a feeling of fullness and dullness. It's not necessarily a bacterial infection so it doesn't always have to be treated with antibiotics. Decongestants and intranasal steroids can help, but if it's persisting, then evaluation with an ENT is sometimes warranted. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My right ear is blocked I put olive oil but still cannot hear I feel deaf it need to pop but it pops for a few. Seconds when I clench hard butgoesagain?

My right ear is blocked I put olive oil but still cannot hear I feel deaf it need to pop but it pops for a few. Seconds when I clench hard butgoesagain?

Try other side: It may not be an external ear problem, rather internal--try a decongestant, like Pseudoephedrine (if no hypertension) or afrin (oxymetazoline). If improves for a while, should see ENT dr for evaluation and longer term management plan. ...Read more

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Finished 5D zpack for ear infection Feel ringing in ear, fluid and a little pain and loss of hearing. Could the infection still be there?

Finished 5D zpack for ear infection Feel ringing in ear, fluid and a little pain and loss of hearing. Could the infection still be there?

Possible: As it can still be a viral infection, very difficult to tell from the outset, also you may have chronic serous otitis media, meaning persistent fluid in your middle ear mainly due to Eustachian tube dysfunction, more common in kids though, also chronic inflammation of nasal cavity/ throat for whatever reason like allergies can cause this. Kindly revisit your doctor or ENT specialist, good luck ...Read more

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7 yr old woke up cause her ear hurt and she cant hear from it. Ear infection or something more?

7 yr old woke up cause her ear hurt and she cant hear from it. Ear infection or something more?

Yes: Often theses little guys have a cold first. Waking up with a sore ear and decreased hearing sounds like an ear infection. Treat her for pain and have her see her doctor today. All the best and I hope she feels better. ...Read more

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I'm taking CEFDINIR for an inner ear infection. Its going on 4 days now of taking it and I still cant hear out of my ear. Should I switch meds?

I'm taking CEFDINIR for an inner ear infection. Its going on 4 days now of taking it and I still cant hear out of my ear. Should I switch meds?

No: One feature of middle ear infections is the accumulation of mucous and puss in the middle ear space. This transiently reduces hearing up to 40%or so. It can remain for a week or two (6 in babies) after you kill all the germs because the material must drain through your Eustachian tube to the throat and be displaced by air. Abx kill germs but the rest can take time. ...Read more

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I recently finished a course of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for an ear and sinus infection but my ears are still stuffed and hearing not good when will hearing be back?

I recently finished a course of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for an ear and sinus infection but my ears are still stuffed and hearing not good when will hearing be back?

Serous otitis: As a residue of your infection you have fluid in your ears. It may take 6-8 weeks to get rid of. Your best bet is see your doctor or make an appointment with an ENT physician who can offer you some other options. ...Read more

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My right ear is blocked and I cannot hear out of it. When I unblock it I stop hearing within 20min. What do I do?

My right ear is blocked and I cannot hear out of it. When I unblock it I stop hearing within 20min. What do I do?

Where is the block?: Ears canals can be blocked with an excess of wax - for management of this see http://patient. Info/health/earwax-leaflet - if excess wax, soften then have suctioned or syringed.
Ears can also be blocked in the middle ear - the sensation one gets changing altitude on a plane. Try http://patient. Info/health/ears-and-flying for some simple solutions, Persistent hearing loss mandates Dr review. ...Read more

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What to do if I cannot hear from my left ear and it has a constant ringing sound in it.?

What to do if I cannot hear from my left ear and it has a constant ringing sound in it.?

Hearing: I would have someone look in ear to see if you have a wax problem or a bug in the ear canal. Let us know what they find. Thanks. ...Read more

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What is the best method to clean my ears at home my left ear is muffled and I cannot hear very well?

What is the best method to clean my ears at home my left ear is muffled and I cannot hear very well?

There are a number o: Otc wax removal kits such as ceruminex, debrox, murine. They should not be used if there is a hole in the ear drum. Some people use ear candles. ...Read more

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Would I be disqualified from the military if I cannot hear properly from one ear?

Would I be disqualified from the military if I cannot hear properly from one ear?

Medical standards: “Current hearing threshold level in either ear greater than that described below is disqualifying: (1) Pure tone at 500, 1000, and 2000 cycles per second for each ear of not more than 30 decibels (dB) on the average, with no individual level greater than 35 dB at those frequencies. (2) Pure tone level not more than 45 dB at 3000 cycles per second or 55 dB at 4000 cycles per second for each ear. > ...Read more

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My ears have been popped for about 2 weeks now. I cannot hear properly, and they are clean! ?

My ears have been popped for about 2 weeks now. I cannot hear properly, and they are clean! ?

Eustachian Tube Dys.: You likely have eustachian tube dysfunction which is swelling of the tube in the back of your throat that connects to the middle ear. This tube allows for equalization of the pressure in the middle ear with the atmospheric pressure. I would try Afrin and Pseudofed for 1 week. If not resolved try over the counter Nasonex for 2 weeks. If after 2-3 weeks you are no better consider an appointment. ...Read more

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My right ears won't pop after landing and it feel sucks I cannot hear with good sound it feel like in plane how do I muddle through?

My right ears won't pop after landing and it feel sucks I cannot hear with good sound it feel like in plane how do I muddle through?

Inner Ear issue/ETD: For eustachian tube dysfunction, you may need to see a doc, but assuming you can't, you can go buy sudafed and take this (no heart condition I hope)...And this is decrease the inflammation and help you pop your ears better. If pain gets worse, go see your doc. ...Read more

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Feel fluid sloshing around when I move my head around in left ear only. Ear muffled--cannot hear well. I have tinnitus. Is this shl or etd or effusion?

Feel fluid sloshing around when I move my head around in left ear only. Ear muffled--cannot hear well. I have tinnitus. Is this shl or etd or effusion?

Ear fluid: Hello. The answer to your question is that each possibility could exist. A complete audiometric evaluation with a tympanogram could help answer your questions. See your ENT who will review these questions in more detail. ...Read more

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I was in shower using qtip and slipped, qtip went far in my LT ear. Now I cannot hear LT ear, dizzy. Pain is 7-9 on 1-10. Wait it out or c ent stat?

I was in shower using qtip and slipped, qtip went far in my LT ear. Now I cannot hear LT ear, dizzy. Pain is 7-9 on 1-10. Wait it out or c ent stat?

You may be OK: Was there blood? ICan't know the extent of damage from what you're describing but I would advise you get to an ER at least for some pain relief and to just assess the integrity of the tympanic membrane. If it were me, I'd do it like that...then, they'll give you a name of an ENT to follow up with. Leave the qtips out of the shower and OUT OF YOUR EARS! Wanna talk? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I have otitis media, I cannot hear from ear... Like 90% can't hear is this normal? I have antibotics and nasel spray.

See an ENT: Treatment may have been ineffective and may need surgical intervention. If the hearing is so low in the ear it needs quick treatment or it become permanent loss. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more