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Is It Safe To Get A Tattoo If You Have An Ear Infection
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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
Tattoos: The United States food and drug administration (fda) does not regulate tattoos leaving the burden of tattoo safety and regulations up to individual cities and states. Some of the risks that come with getting a tattoo are infection at the site of the tattoo, allergic reaction to the tattoo dye, the spread of disease such as HIV and hepatitis c, granulomas and keloid formation. No tattoos! ...Read more
Probably: It should not have any specific effect on tattooing. ...Read more
What to do if I have an ear infection and want to get rid of it. What med is best for curing an ear infection?
It depends: Most ear infections are viral and don't need antibiotic therapy. Ibuprofen & acetaminophen may be taken for pain and a nasal decongestant may help reduce congestion and associated ear pain. If the pain lasts more than 2-3 days, it's best to have your ears checked by a doctor, who would advise to continue supportive therapy or Rx antibiotics, depending on your ear exam. ...Read more
I have an ear infection and I'm allergic to penicillin, is there something I can take that is OTC to get rid of the ear infection.
I constantly get water in my right ear, it can stay blocked for up to 4hrs, my glands are swollen on my right side, do I have an ear infection?
Swimmer's Ear: This is swimmer's ear, also known as external otitis. It is a true skin infection usually caused by a fungus or bacteria which grows in warm, moist environments like wet ear canals. Shake or drain the water out or dry it with alcohol/vinegar mixture 1/2 each. 5 drops in ear canal. Never scratch with small objects or q- tips. Don't use these drops if you have a hole in your eardrum. ...Read more
I might be pregnant and I have an ear infection, the doc has given me augmention 500 mg every 8 hrs 4 7days. Is it safe to take in such early stage.
Do I have an ear infection? I get irritation, itchiness and a feeling of blockness. I also get discomfort listening to headphones in short periods.
The most common cause of itchiness of the ear canal is dryness. Compulsive cleaning of the ear canals with q-tips is the most common cause of dryness of the ear canals. It is a misconception that the ears must be cleaned. Cerumen or wax is normal and has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Wax always migrates from deep in the canal to the opening of ear canal.
Don't push the wax back. ...Read more
I have an ear infection and want to take a bath and wash my hair. That may get water in my ear...what do I do?
Is it safe to perform the Valsalva maneuver while I have an ear infection? (plugging my nose and blowing to pop my ears). The discomfort is really bad, but I don't want to try it if it could make the pain worse or cause damage.
Hi, I currently have an ear infection in my right ear, and since I've been taking the ear drops the pain and migraines seem to get worse. Also recently I have had a throbbing pain in a tooth on the upper left side. Is this normal?
I have an on and off ear infections in one ear, it releases a white cottage cheese substance. Ongoing headache and a UTI. I'm on meds now but why do I have an ear infection every time I get sick? Also recurrent pleural effusion. Please assist.
Do I have an ear infection or something else I have been having these pains in my ear and the pain goes down to my throat and it feels like water is in them. It goes in and out as if I am 35, 000 feet in the air on a plane. When I blow my nose I get this
Get medical exam: This is not something you should try to self-treat. When you have these symptoms, it's apparent you need a medical exam to determine the cause of what sounds like it could be an infection. Call your physician or np soon. ...Read more
Inflamation mid/ear: Otitis media is a broad term that includes various forms of inflamation of the middle ear. That space is like a cave in the skull, with the ear drum on one wall, a drain tube (eustacion tube) in the floor ; another wall composed by the skull ; the ear nerve. The walls make mucous which normally drains but can be trapped. Viruses often start the process but bacteria can invade ; need treatment. ...Read more
Treat the infection: Infection of the outer ear canal (otitis externa), typically is itchy or painful, discharge from the ear often; treatment ear drops with an antibiotic and some topical cortisone. An inner ear infection (otitis media) generally is more painful and is pus trapped behind the eardrum (often coming from a sinus infection) and requires an oral antibiotic. If it is truly an infection, rx requires a doc. ...Read more
Water in ear.: If you are getting an external ear canal infections (otitis externa, also known as swimmer's ear), it is because water is getting trapped in your ear canal, making a good place for bacteria and fungus to grow. Excess ear wax can predispose to water trapping, as can allowing the water to flow directly into your ear. You can ask your doctor if you have a lot of wax and re-direct the water flow. ...Read more
Ear infection: It depends on why type of infection you have. External ear infections are commonly caused by excessive swimming or over aggressive q-tip use. Middle ear infections can be from sinus problems, viral infections or even a perforation of the ear drum. Some people are predisposed to get them, however. See an ENT for an evaluation. ...Read more
Only works if...: Ciprodex can only work for an ear infection if it is an outer ear infection (in the ear canal), if your eardrum perforated, or if you have ear tubes in. Otherwise the topical drops can't penetrate into the area of the infection if it's in the middle ear. Even with those things, you may need an oral antibiotic as well. Call your doc back and ask. ...Read more
Back of nose: If you truly have an ear infection, most are viral in origin. The middle ear space is sterile and is a pocket of venous gases. Infection can only reach this space via the eustachian (auditory) tube. Therefore the cause of ear infections must always start in the back of the nose. Colds, allergy and other causes of nasal obstruction are the causes of an ear infection secondarily. ...Read more
Maybe: If the infecting agent is aggressive and the host (you) is vulnerable, the ear infection could spread to the meninges. This is usually through hematogenous spread (through the blood stream) rather than through neighboring invasion. Rarely, if the infection is ignored, it can spread to the mastoid air sacs, thence to the venous sinuses in the brain, and thus cerebritis. ...Read more
Collection of issues: The middle ear requires drainage of a mucus created by its walls, the drain has tiny tube size initially that enlarges with age. Infants have recurrent illnesses, many of them in the respiratory tract as it builds its immune system. The tiny tubes block easily with colds, throat germs invade, ear infections occur. As the kid/head grows, this becomes less common. There are other factors. ...Read more
Predisposed: Regular otitis media is a sequential event. The fluid made by the middle ear walls is trapped in that space by impaired drainage thru the eustacian tube. Germs from the throat enter that space & cause infection. Smaller kids/kids with allergies or colds/kids with cleft palate etc are predisposed to recurrence because the drainage doesn't improve until the head grows big enough to improve the drain. ...Read more
Infection: Unlikely, unless it progressed to an middle ear infection. I would see a doctor and get a definitive diagnosis. Good Luck ...Read more
See your doctor: You have to consult your doctor to diagnose and treat the infection with appropriate antibiotics. ...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
Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more
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