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Ear Infections (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

Ear infection: There are infections of the ear canal and those of the eardrum. The fluid around the eardrum can be referred to both. This is important to know what kind of ear infection you have because approach to treatment differs based on that fact. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My son just turned a year and he has an ear infection in both ears. How do I prevent this from happening again?

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 more

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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

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 more

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I've got a double ear infection in both ears. What can I do to get rid of it?

I've got a double ear infection in both ears. What can I do to get rid of it?

Ear infections: Some ear infections are bacterial infections and some are just a build up of mucus like fluid. Both will usually resolve on their own but if it is bacterial and very painful go see your doctor as antibiotics can help resolve the infection quicker. ...Read more

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I have ear infection in both ears after suctioning my ears plug up again around two days later why?

I have ear infection in both ears after suctioning my ears plug up again around two days later why?

Plugged ears: Your ears are getting plugged due to fluid backing up from your sinuses. Seel help from an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

Otitis secretora: Your docotr may give you steroids. Chew gum. Intranasal steroids may help since the eustacian tube may be obstructed or the osteomeatal canals. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Ear Infection (Definition)

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


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