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Itchy Ear After 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
Eustachian Tube: A clogged ear with no infection or fluid in the ear is usually the result of a poorly functioning eustachian tube. This is the connection from the middle ear to the nose, responsible for maintaining proper air pressure in the ear.When clogged, the ear feels full or stuffy. ...Read more
Middle ear infection with yellowish drainage, seen ent. Ear was not painful b4, now there is slight pain, , infection reach ear canal?
2 yrs. Tubes six months ago suspect ear infection started ear drops today ear drainage and external ear is looking very bruised..Is this from infectn?
Clear bad smelling ear drainage continues 10 days after finishing antibiotics for inner ear infection. No pain. I'm 22 and had a cholesteatoma at 10?
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Son has ear tubes. Fluid draining from one ear. Has sinus drainage too. Take him to doc bc of ear drainage? Worried it's ear infection.
Unpredictable: There is no way to tell. If symptoms persist, you should see an ENT for treatment. ...Read more
Ear has wax and fluid buildup. Doc said no infection but tragus is swollen and ear is hurting. Ear infection?
Unlikely: You note ear wax and fluid build up. You note a doctor said no infection. You have pain and think it is infection. It is unlikely that you have an infection but I don't know your age, risks, symptoms beside pain. In the summer it could be that you have build up and pain from allergies. The sneezing and inflammation can cause fluid build up. If persists then revisit your doctor for treatments ...Read more
Wording confusion: There are 3 basic compartments of the ear mechanism. The outer canal, the middle ear with ear bones & the inner ear that is encased in the skull bone.The inner ear handles the hearing mechanism & position sense.You cannot reach it with drops.Drops are sometimes used for canal infections or middle ear pbs if tubes are present.Some drops used for canal infections can be used for middle ear infect. ...Read more
I had distorted hearing in one of my ears, ear ache, occasionally itchy, and drainage into my nose. Is it possible it's an ear infection?
Looked in baby's ear and ear drum is red on one ear he is teething and runny nose could it b ear infection or pressure?4 weeks ago on antibiotics
Red doesn't diagnose: Red is but one thing we look at when visualizing an ear drum. Red alone does not an ear infection make. An ear drum can be red if child has fever, is crying, holding breath, etc. We also look at landmarks, how the light reflexes, whether the ear drum moves, whether there is fluid behind the drum. All the things together make the diagnosis. If you are concerned, best to have doc look to diagnose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scratched inside of ear approx 2weeks ago caused it to bleed, following day was leaking ear wax I have earache sore throat and infected smelling wax?
I have an ear ache, clogged and itchy ear, headache and a small lump behind and below my ear that is soft, tender. Inner Ear Infection?
What to do if I have recently had an ear infection and now I have lost my hearing in that ear and its itchy?
See a specialist: A ear infection may clear up but leave you with fluid in your middle ear that might take up to a month to clear, leaving you with decreased hearing. You may also have skin and wax debris in your ear from the infection, or, rarely, a nerve disorder which should be treated quickly by a specialist. ...Read more
Your question is ?: It is interesting that you have diagnosed your problem. But what are you asking? To use the site properly you provide background and ask a related question. If you have decided what your issue is either ask a relevant question or keep it to yourself. There are thousands who want to ask relevant questions. ...Read more
How do I know if I have an ear infection if my ear feels clogged and itchy but doesn't hurt and is there a cure?
Left ear not producing any wax. Recently had an ear infection in my left ear and now my left ear is itchy and not producing any wax. Right ear is fine?
External otitis: Many of us would term this chronic external otitis. It's basically a condition of the skin of your ear canal. It is frequently caused by cleaning the ears too much, usually with a q tip. I frequently treat this with a steroid cream, used two or three nights a week. See an ENT to have the ear checked out and make recommendations. ...Read more
Hi woke today with sores on my ear lobe , red not itchy and going scabby? Did have ear infection 3 weeks ago but this is other side
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.
Q-tip usage?: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my ear irrigated, then the ear canal became itchy, then i got a middle ear infection, now the infection has gone its itchy again? What will help
Tincture of time: And try not to submit to scratching the itch too much. This is likely self limited. Ask your doctor if there is some type of moisturizing or anti-itch cream you could put on (very small amounts) but i would not recommend applying it with anything like a q-tip or anything. Remember, nothing should go in your ear except your elbow! lol! hear! hear! ...Read more
I have a raised bump on the inside of my arm in my elbow crease. It is itchy, has no rash. I have had an ear infection 3 weeks ago could this be an inflamed epitrochlear node? Should i be worried?
Difficult to know: This is the location for the epitrochlear lymph nodes, but this could just as easily be an epidermal inclusion cyst (sebaceous cyst) or a lipoma (fatty tumor) or something more serious. I would suggest you have it evaluated if you are concerned. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inside my left ear has been itchy and so has the left side of my throat i tried cleaning it with a qtip but it still itching is it a ear infection?
No: The worst thing you can do is clean out your ear canal with a q-tip. You will only succeed in pushing the wax (if it exists) in further toward the ear drum. Itching in the ear canal is usually the symptom of dryness. Use 4 drops of mineral oil in your left ear and put a small piece of cotton batten in ear opening for 5 minutes 3 to 4 times a day and only for the itching. Stop using q-tips. ...Read more
Do I have a ear infection? Itchy ears, popping ears from blowing my nose too much. I also have a runny/stuffy nose (itchy nose). What can it be? No other symptoms.
NO ear infection: This appears to be fluid flilled middle as you blow too hard. The allergic synptoms may cause the eustachian tube to close up and when you blow so hard you can cause fluid to back up into the middle ear. . Get some kind of allergy med or decongestant from your doc and blow easily. time is the best med here. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Red eye on both eyes. No itchy, burning, watery or bothering me. Just looks ugly! Recently had ear infection and was on a bunch of meds. Possibilities?
Itchy achy feeling in upper throat above tonsil. Can't tell if it's ear or throat. No ear infection. Feels like when u blow balloon up. Allergies?
Very possibly: Allergic reactions can produce numerous upper respiratory tract symptoms. ...Read more
What are some home remedies for an ear infection, I believe I have one, my ear is plugged and I have itchy eye and a runny nose.?
Pain?: We often get fluid behind our eardrums when we get a cold or have bad allergies. This doesn't always mean the fluid is infected. If you have not pain and it just feels plugged, then it is likely fluid that will go away and doesn't need treatment. If you have a lot of pain and fever, then it may be infected. If you often have itchy eyes and runny nose, you might seek allergy treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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