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If I Have Adult Ear Infections In Both Ears Should I Go To Work
There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more
I'm on levaquin (levofloxacin) for middle ear infection in both ears. I've been taking it for 10 days. How long does it take to work? My ears are hurting more now...
Ear infection: Since you are still having problems after ten days, return to your doctor for reevaluation. ...Read more
I keep having reacuring ear infections in both ears inside the ears its all sqwishy like there is lots off fluid around the eardrum any answers plz?
Hi I have just been prescribed Metronidazole for an infection in the gum. I think I have ear infections in both ears, would this get rid of them also?
Unlikely: Although metronidazole may have an antibacterial effect on a small spectrum of germs, it has little or no value with the type of germs that cause ear infections.However, the inflammation that is caused by your gum infection may be giving you a false feeling of ear pain due.The nerves that supply these areas can misrepresent the location of the problem. Your doc can sort it out. ...Read more
My son just turned a year and he has an ear infection in both ears. How do I prevent this from happening again?
Suggestions: Most ear infections follow colds and therefore are less likely in summer. Risk factors are day care, reflux, supine breast or bottle feeding, pacifier use, family history of ear disease, and secondhand smoke exposure. Alter the risk factors you can. Allergy usually doesnt manifest this young. Xylitol may be preventive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I brought my son into dr. They said ears were fine, but his left ear has green, crusty wax in it, is that an ear infection? He covers both ears to even
May be Wax: It could be ear wax, which sometimes looks quite colorful. If you say the doctor and then a few days later, he developed this, then he could have developed an ear infection and ruptured the ear drum. I have seen an ear go from normal to horrible in less than 4 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have ear infection in both ears after suctioning my ears plug up again around two days later why?
Have had an ear infection in both ears for a week. And now I have fluid behind my eardrums and i'm taking allegra (fexofenadine) d. Not helping ?
Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical anatomic landmarks of membrane, poor mobility of membrane ultimately, tm can perforate or rupture with subsequent drainage of fluid into the ear canal. May take months for fluid from ...Read more
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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