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Look to the ear: Acute mastoiditis has fever, ear pain, tenderness behind the ear, and the ear may even stick out more than it normally does. Chronic mastoiditis shows with drainage which persists despite common treatments. See your ear doctor for chronic but get immediate care for an acute case as it may need urgent surgery. ...Read more
My CT head scan from 2 yrs ago showed chronic bilateral mastoiditis.I've had no symptoms. Could I still have this condition?
Have ears inspected: Mastoiditis is due to chronic middle ear infection. Though you may not have symptoms now, signs point to a prior episode with the chronic effects noted on your CT. Refer to your physician or a specialist to inspect and clean the ear canal as well as determine if you need oral antibiotics or eardrops. If active and left untreated, further complications are possible. ...Read more
My CT head scan report from 2yrs ago said I have bilateral chronic mastoiditis.I'm 19 now. What's that?What r the symptoms?Can it be treated or cured?
Many symptoms: Symptoms include fever, irritability,and lethargy,swelling of ear lobe,redness,tenderness and pain behind the ear, drainage from ear.Inner ear infections.Chronic mastoiditis is treated with oral antibiotics, eardrops, and regular ear cleanings by a doctor. If these do not work, surgery may be necessary to prevent further complication.Mastoid cell underdevelopment may mimic mastoid disease. ...Read more
A MRI showed mastoiditis. I am on antibiotics for this . I have none of the symptoms for this condition but have extreme dizziness. Ear crystals?
Yes, for sure.: It is fairly common in children. Usually it can be treated with just a tube in the eardrum, but sometimes needs a bigger operation to drain the infection. Beware of doctors overcalling "mastoiditis" on ct or MRI scans, when all they are seeing is fluid in the mastoid. This is seen with any ear infection for a while afterwards. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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