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Inner Ear Infection Without Pain
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
Clarify: Inner ear infections are rare and would involve the hearing and balance part of the ear with resultant deafness and severe vertigo. Rarely middle ear infection which is usually painful can spread to inner ear. Otitis media may not have pain and only manifest with fluid behind drum.This fluid usually clears but if there is still hearing loss after 1-2 months then see ENT especially if only 1 ear. ...Read more
I have an inner ear infection and it hurts to lay down. What can I do for pain so i can sleep and lay back?
Types Ear infection: 3 types of ear infections: outer, middle &inner. Inner ear infection involves the balance system and people get very dizzy. Outer ear infection involves the outer ear and ear canal. It can be very painful. There is usually swelling and drainage of the ear. Middle ear involves the ear drum and middle ear space. There is pain, muffled hearing etc. For pain: advil, or tylenol+warm compress. ...Read more
Is it possible to have an inner ear infection and the pain only be a mild burning sensation in ear and neck? Going on 5 days and the pain is the same.
Sure: Certain low grade infections, including viruses the body may be trying to fight off, may produce mild symptoms that last for several days. ...Read more
Nope: That is a sign that you are increasing the inner ear pressure when you blow your nose. The nose connects to the inner ear via the eustachian tube. This tube is what allows pressure to balance and is responsible for "popping" of the ears. What you describe is a similar method to how scuba divers equalize the pressure under water. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with an inner ear infection. Dr gave me steroids and pain killers. Anything else i can do at home i'm miserable.
Ear Infection: Your symptoms are more typical with middle ear infections than with true "inner ear" . See an otologist - an ENT sub-specialist if your symptoms continue. Antibiotics are usually given but you didn't mention that you were given antibiotics . Seek a second opinion if your symptoms continue ! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The doctor said my ear wasn't clogged & started me on meds for inner ear infection. I have no pain but ear is muffled bad after 4 days of meds?
Expected: To develop a middle ear infection you retain mucous behind the ear drum which becomes food for the germs that cause the infection. The mucous muffles hearing in what should be an air filled space.The mucous/muffling may remain for days/weeks after the germs are killed by antibiotics. Normal hearing should return gradually but may take a while. ...Read more
What can cause tinnitis, pain and crackling in both ears other than tmj, etd and inner ear infection?
See otologist: Sounds like you've seen an ENT doc. I think you need a more specialized opinion. From an otologist. An otologist is an ENT doc who has done a fellowship in ear disease only. Aside from ear and TMJ, no other viable cause of tinnitus exists. Also Make sure you've ruled out TMJ not by a dentist, but a TMJ expert. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was diagnosed with an inner ear infection over two months ago, I experince dizziness daily and now neck pain and headaches what can I do?
Everytime I burp I have a very sharp pain in my inner ear. When I swallow hard it also hurts my ear. I'm wondering what could be causing it? I also want to know if it could be a serious ear infection, I get them often back to back but I've never had a bur
The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and ...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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