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Not always the same!: Mastoiditis is usually caused by an "untreated" middle ear infection. Treatment is primarily with antibiotics and/or surgery. Conventional oral antibiotics for middle ear infection usually prevents complications and spread of infection in mastoiditis. In the US, mastoiditis treatment is usually with IV antibiotics. If more severe-surgery is indicated with an ENT physician. ...Read more
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
Mastoiditis: If left untreated, true suppurative acute mastoiditis, could lead to extracranial ( facial paralysis, labyrinthitis, petrositis, subperiosteal abscess) and/or intracranial (meningitis, brain abscess, extradural abscess, subdural abscess) complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
CT scan: If there is not clear cut swelling behind the ear, then ct scan is the best way to diagnose mastoiditis. Cloudy mastoid cells on ct is not mastoiditis, that is just an ear infection. If there is breakdown of the tiny air sacs of the mastoid bone on ct, then the diagnosis of mastoiditis is correct. ...Read more
Depends: Acute mastoiditis can be treated with myringotomy and tube placement on the ipsilateral ear drum to allow drainage. Antibiotic given intravenously, by mouth and/or via antibiotic drops are commonly used depending on how ill the patient is. Mastoidectomy can be performed in patient not responding to the aforementioned treatment. ...Read more
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