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Is Vertigo A Symptom Of Otitis Media With Effusion
ENT diagnosed me with inflammation of inner ear nerve; have tinnitus and hearing loss.What is the name of this condition if no dizziness/vertigo?
Audiological #: can a person with the presence of continuous tinnitus mainly in the right ear experience annoying dizziness or is is always meniere's?
Tibes: If you have had a middle ear ear effusion (fluid) for more than 3 or 4 months and you have a hearing loss of 20 to 30%, a very simple and safe procedure performed by any competent ENT doctor is an incision into the ear drum under local anesthesia, aspiration of the fluid, and insertion of a ventilation tube. ...Read more
What is a typical course of treatment a doc will recommend for each kind of mild/moderate ear infection (middle, inner, outer) w mild pain &discharge?
It depends...: If there is discharge, probably otitis externa, but possible middle ear (otitis media) with perforated eardrum. Rarely inner (otitis interna). Otitis externa usually is treated with antibiotic ear drops, but some might require an antibiotic by mouth. Most inner ear infection are due to viruses and don't need antibiotics at all. (No virus responds to antibiotics.) ...Read more
Can a hearing specialist (ent) literally see, (with mri's) the presence of inner ear fluid buildup that may result in the diagnosis meniere's disease?
Otological/hearing #: is an inner ear problem that results in a lot of dizziness probably the dreaded meniere's diease? Could it be by high htn meds?
No not PROBABLY: Possibly....Yes? But based upon your information--- not probably. First, what do you mean by dizziness? 2nd of all, antihypertensive meds as causing these symptoms is a very good thought on your part. I don't think i've heard the description of anything particularly compelling for meniere's disease yet. ...Read more
No: The two may occur simultaneously, but neither anemia causes tinnitus nor does tinnitus cause anemia. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Is an acoustic neuroma always the cause of high frequency hearing loss in one ear only with tinnitus, in 19yr old?
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