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Is Swollen Lymph Nodes A Symptom Of Acute Otitis Media
Was told I have otitis media n swollen lymph nodes, But I don't have any ear pain, only pain I have is on the right side of neck below jaw, is this ok?
I have acute otitis media as well as eustachian tube dysfunction and have noticed a painful swollen area behind my ear...Is this normal? What can help
Possible lymph node: If it a small pea to marble sized lump, it is likely a lymph node that has become swollen in response to the infection. Motrin should help and it should resolve as the infection resolves. If the whole area is swollen, you should see your doctor as this may represent a very rare, but possibly dangerous complication of an ear infection - mastoiditis. ...Read more
Why acute otitis media is dangerous in adults? Could it be a sign of cancer or weak immunity? Thanks
?? Dangerous??: I would consider it unusual and a nuisance but not dangerous. If it led to a perforated ear drum, those do take much longer to heal and may require surgery. Adults who get acute otitis generally did so as kids, and many have allergic and or sinus issues that predispose to the problem. I can't buy a cancer or immune defect as a significant factor. ...Read more
Pain lower back right side for over a month. Cloudy urine, ceftin (cefuroxime) for otitis media (not helping). Swollen glands in neck & under arms. Dr says glands feel fine and are just reactive. What can it be?
Complicated: On the top of your otitis acute or chronic (not clear from the presentattion) and lymphadenitis you might have confiding urolythiasis (stone in the kidney). Kidney ultrasound would help. Continue antibiotics for otitis full course as your doctor prescribed, get re-evaluation after treatment. If no improvement from the treatment you might need to get ENT (ear doc) referal. ...Read more
About a year ago. I was diagnosed otitis media and noticed painful lymph nodes in side of neck. Now, I can still feel them. But painless. Wory or no?
The nodes are probably a bit scarred and thickened.
May reduce over time.
If enlarging or painful need checked. ...Read more
Some self heal: In the years before antibiotics people had ear infections ; just toughed them out. It often took 6-8 weeks for the body to clear the infection. Pain control with heat, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen can help. Some viral infections disappear in a few days without help. However, some infections can become chronic, abscess the bone near the ear and need to be surgically drained. Infants should see their doc. ...Read more
Hey docs, should I practice aikido if I have pharyngitis and acute otitis media (an ear infection)?
Few days: Acute otitis media should feel better within 24-48 hours of treatment...Then the acute part is resolved. It can take 3-10 days to heal completely and occasionally one will have fluid behind the drum for a few weeks afterwards and that is fine. ...Read more
What is a good sleeping position to help drain fluid in middle ear? I'm currently having acute otitis media. What are to dos and not to dos. Thank yo
Otitis media: Pop your ears on a regular basis 30 or 40 times a day. This is about all you can do. If your doctor gave you a decongestant then take it. You can try pseudo-fed as well. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more
Comgestion: You should see your doctor for treatment with an appropriate antibiotic, if necessary. There are other combinations of rx like nasal decongestant sprays, oral decongestants, nasal steroids, mucolytics like guaifenesin, ; sometimes oral steroids are necessary to alleviate sinus and eustachian tube congestion. You may need to see an ENT md to help. ...Read more
OTITIS MEDIA is-: Middle ear infection. Bacteria enters from upper respiratory tract/nose thru the eustacian tube. As middle ear is a close empty cavity, bacteria grows easily. Treatment is antibiotic for about 10 days which is a prescription med. For relief of pain, take Ibuprofen as per weight. Keep nose clean, drink enough water. Make appointment with your primary care doc. For an exam and treatment. ...Read more
What should my next steps be? I have acute otitis media that was accompanied with hearing loss in my right ear that came from a cold I had last week, I went to th ER and given meds and started the regemine and still have somee pain along with the prolonge
You: You should consult with an ENT in your area. Many times, an episode of acute otitis media will result in a middle ear effusion (fluid behind the eardrum) that may take much more time to resolve than the actual acute infection. I would make sure you have been given the appropriate medications from the er (you did not state what was given) usually an antibiotic aimed at appropriate/common bacteria that cause middle ear infections, and sometimes steroids are prescribed. Unless you had a perforation, ear drops are not effective. It sounds as if your pain has improved, so you are probably resolving the acute infection. The decreased hearing may persist in some cases for weeks after the initial infection, however, a good exam, as well as an audiogram will be helpful in determining where you are in the course of the disease, as well as any potential complications and time course until resolution. In some instances (for example, after a period of observation (3-6 weeks) without any improvement) a small incision in the eardrum may be necessary to alleviate pressure and inflammation and drain the fluid from the middle ear. But that course is, thankfully, usually unnecessary. For now, see your local otolaryngologist, and make sure that you are on the right medicaitons. ...Read more
Middle ear infection:
"acute" = recent onset.
"otitis" = ear infection.
"media" = the middle ear space, the space behind the ear drum but before the inner ear area. (inner ear are is the area that effects balance.)
acute otitis media is the common term docs use for a middle ear infection which is often a complication form a cold, smoke exposure, allergies - anything that can cause congestion in the upper airways. ...Read more
Comfort measures: Some viral ear infections self heal in 2-4 day. Bacterial infections tend to persist and may lead to real complications. Infants need an early eval. If older if not better after 3-4 days, an evaluation and treatment is advised. Prior to antibiotics, hearing loss due to chronic middle ear disease was not uncommon and a significant complication called mastoiditis requires surgical drainage. ...Read more
OTITIS MEDIA- CAUSES:
Bacteria: strep pneumoniae (came down from 50% to 34% due to pcv vaccine); hemophilus influenzae (nontypable); moraxella catarrhalis; staphylococcus aureus; group a strep; mycoplasma (rarely).
Viruses: rsv; influenza; adenoviurses.
Fungal: less common, seen in immuno-compromized persons, e.g. Candida, aspergilla. ...Read more
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I have swollen lymph nodes under my chin for over a month ENT gave amoxicillin so far its been 3 days and no results, no other symptom. Be worried?
Boopsy: If after treatment dose not resolved or become larger it may need biopsy for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have literally every symptom of SLE except a positive ANA for 9 years. Now High LDH, CRP, Neutrophls, swollen lymph nodes & major hair loss. Ideas?
Consider retest: Whether it is true that 1% of people with true lupus never test positive for anti-nuclear antibodies, the real decision is whether to treat you as if you had lupus. That's up to your physician. If you have "every symptom" then perhaps you'll meet the criteria for the disease (you need four of eleven for probable lupus). Try getting an ANA screen from a different lab; errors do get made. ...Read more
Are painless swollen lymph nodes for 2 years likely yo be cancerous? No other symptoms. No other conditions related.
See a doctor: You do not describe the area involved with any specificity, nor do you indicate what these feel like (size, consistency, tenderness, mobility, etc.). Unless you are aware of some process which might have stimulated their appearance, it would be a good idea to have them seen by your local doctor. ...Read more
I think I might have two swollen lymph nodes in my groin area. If I have Hodgkin's or non Hodgkin's would I have more symptoms?
Probably: You can get groin nodes from something as simple as going barefoot. Hodgkin's seldom starts there and when it does, the nodes are obviously abnormal. Your lymph nodes are your friends. Unless they are obviously pathological, just mention them to your physician next visit ...Read more
Can cat scratch fever cause swollen lymph nodes with no other symptoms? Around barn cats at times and have a reg. Cat in the house.
That is most common: Single, large, mildly painful lymphnode is the most common presentation after the initial several small papules (zit-like) at the site-of-infection/innoculation, usually 1-3 wks later. Most of the cases resolve on their own without treatment in 2-12 month, but some have fever/fatigue, headache, anorexia, joint pain, and other rare/severe symptoms. Consult to make sure this is catscratch. Good luck. ...Read more
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