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Is It Normal To Hear This Swooshing Sounds When You Have An Ear Infection
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
Probably normal: I would have to know more about the sound., but I am guessing that it is crackling or popping which is usually air getting in to your ears as the fluid from the infection goes away. Sometimes the fluid moving can make a sound. If it is ringing, this could be a sign that the ear infection has spread to the inner ear and should be evaluated by with a hearing test and by an ENT (otolaryngologist). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Really bad ear infection in right ear and now hearing higher sound/pitch in that ear. What is this?
Had or have ear infection(17 days feels better)now when i swallow i hear a cracklings sound coming from my ear, no pain...
Very good sign!: After an ear infection, when the ear starts crackling that means that the fluid left over from the infection inside the middle ear is slowly draining out on its own with air slowly refilling the middle ear space. This may be a very long process, over several weeks - but the more crackling the better! over time the ear and hearing should return to normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
left ear infection & jaw pain on left side. When I lay down on left side,hear what sound like a pulse top of ear.Stops when lay on other side.why?
Having wooshing? Sound in ear like i can hear my heart beat for about a year.Dr keeps saying ear infection but not going away&ha some bad can't do muc
I can barely hear on my right ear and when i swallow saliva i hear a pop sound. Is that a ear infection?
Fluid: It is likely that this is fluid. Not all middle ear fluid is infected - you can just have fluid without an associated infection. Infections usually have associated pain and/or fever. Best way to determine if an infection is present is for someone to look at it and see if there is redness and/or if the fluid present is cloudy and pussy. ...Read more
Do I have an ear infection? I have lost my hearing, my ear is very painful, when i blow my nose there is a crackling sound in my ear an its very sore
Sudden hearing loss (10-15 dbs), pulsating headaches, no visible ear infection, MRI is fine, sensitivity to sound, nausea (no vertigo) - help?
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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