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Middle Ear Infection (Definition)

The area behind the ear drum is called the middle ear. An infection occurs when the middle ear is filled with pus and the ear drum is also very ...Read more


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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) 300 mg po tid a very safe drug to take given for inflamed nerve after tooth extraction and otitis media and slite vertigo?

Is Neurontin (gabapentin) 300 mg po tid a very safe drug to take given for inflamed nerve after tooth extraction and otitis media and slite vertigo?

Neurontin (gabapentin): Neurontin (gabapentin) is an excellent medication for nerve pain related to the tooth extraction. The dosage of 300 mg three times a day is high for people not used to taking neurontin and you may feel drowsy and unbalanced. It is a safe drug and allergic reactions are uncommon. Some people will develop swelling in the extremities and weight gain over a few weeks of taking the medication. Read more

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What are the tests for otitis media with effusion?

What are the tests for otitis media with effusion?

See below: Ear examination with an otoscope. And some people will perform tympanometry. This produces a graph that can aid in the diagnosis. Read more

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I have otitis media with effusion. How I get rid of it?

I have otitis media with effusion. How I get rid of it?

Antibiotic: Although there is some discussion about antibiotic treatment in otitis media, it is still the most common standard of care in treatment of a localized infection. The 'with effusion' just means there is fluid under pressure in the middle ear. If antibiotic treatment alone is ineffective over 3 months, many doctors recommend pe tubes. Read more

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Please let me know if there is a quick cure for otitis media with effusion?

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Please let me know if there is a quick cure for otitis media with effusion?

No: Otitis media with effusion (OME) may resolve spontaneously. However, persistent OME over 12 weeks generally requires ventilation tube insertion. Read more

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Otitis media with effusion in adults causes ringing in the ears?

Otitis media with effusion in adults causes ringing in the ears?

Ringing: Ear fluid can definitely cause ringing. When the fluid resolves, the ringing will get better (along with your hearing). Read more

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What can help my 5 year old with his coughing, asthma and otitis media with effusion?

Asthma: Have the child be evaluated by the pediatrician. May need antibiotics as any ENT infection can worsen asthma symptoms and make your little one miserable. If the child had seen a physician and is still symptomatic then take him/ her back if they are not getting better. Read more

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What could help my 5-year-old with his coughing asthma and otitis media with effusion?

What could help my 5-year-old with his coughing asthma and otitis media with effusion?

Asthma?: Has he been diagnosed with asthma? If so, then he needs his rescue inhalers. His ear infection may need antibiotics so you need to have him seen by his doctor. Read more

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I have a ringing in one ear following otitis media with effusion, will this ringing go away when the fluid drains away?

I have a ringing in one ear following otitis media with effusion, will this ringing go away when the fluid drains away?

Tinnitus and Otitis: Yes. Generally the ringing in the ears will subside once the otitis abates and the fluid is absorbed. Tinnitus is very annoying, so let's hope it disappears sooner than later! Read more

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I have otitis media with effusion and my ears have been slightly popping all morning when swallowing, is this good or bad?

Likely improving: Eustachian tube allows middle ear mucous to drain into the throat & air to circulate behind the ear drum. As the infection begins to clear, you will often have periods when the tube opens for a period letting air in (popping) or periods where it is still full of fluid or closed. I see the feature as a sign things are improving. Read more

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Does salt and caffeine make tinnitus from otitis media with effusion louder or is it not the same as tinnitus from nerve damage?

Does salt and caffeine make tinnitus from otitis media with effusion louder or is it not the same as tinnitus from nerve damage?

Possibly: Anything that will increase the size of the effusion may increase the tinnitus, i.E salt. So it is possible that the symptoms also worsen. Read more

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Recently I got told I had otitis media with effusion and ringing started in my left ear, does this ringing go away when the fluid drains out?

Usually yes: Otitis media is an ear infection. In bacterial ear infections, it can take a month for the fluid in the ear to completely resolve. The fluid may be causing the ringing. If the ringing does not go away, you should be re-evaluated. Read more

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Can barotrauma from a airplane be mistaken as otitis media with effusion? Do they look similar on a ear exam with a otoscope?

Can barotrauma from a airplane be mistaken as otitis media with effusion? Do they look similar on a ear exam with a otoscope?

Not usually: Barotrauma may perforate the tympanic membrane whereas infection can cause fluid to accumulate, with perforation a late consequence. Ent eval may be helpful. Read more

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About how long does it take for otitis media with effusion to clear on average, and will the ringing in my left ear stop with it? It came from a uri.

About how long does it take for otitis media with effusion to clear on average, and will the ringing in my left ear stop with it? It came from a uri.

Within 3 months: Typically ~90% of patients will clear the effusion within 3 months. Taking medications such as a topical decongestant (nasal steroids) may speed the recovery. If the effusion doesn't clear, then you should see an ENT to make sure the eustachian tube isn't blocked. An ear tube or a simple drainage procedure may be needed. For most patients w/o any other ear issues, the ringing should stop. Read more

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Acute otitis media or otitis media w/ effusion, what to do?

Acute otitis media or otitis media w/ effusion, what to do?

Two different cond..: Acute otitis media often requires antibiotic treatment especially in young children. Otitis media with effusion can be transient, however, persistent (over 12 weeks) one with significant hearing loss requires "tube" for proper drainage. Read more

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Is there anything I can do about acute otitis media or otitis media w/ effusion?

Is there anything I can do about acute otitis media or otitis media w/ effusion?

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

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Doctor says I have otitis media with an effusion. How do I get rid of it?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics and possibly a nasal spray should take care of this problem. Read more

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