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Medicine For Children Ear Infections
Child ear infections: Ear infections in childhood include middle ear infection or otitis media and external ear infection or otitis externa. Otitis media occurs when the middle ear is infected by bacteria and/ or virus. via the eustachian tube. The eustachian tube connects the pharynx to the middle ear. In young children the tube is short and flat and does not drain well facilitating infection of the middle ear. ...Read more
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
Depends: How did you know you have an ear infection? If a doctor had seen you and made the diagnosis, you should follow his/her advice. If you have pain but have not seen the doctor yet, you don't know if it is a middle ear infection caused by bacteria or viruses, or an external ear infection. The treatment is different for each of those conditions. You need to see a doctor if you have not yet. ...Read more
Depends on type: Middle ear infections can be viral and respond to time. They can be bacterial and respond to antibiotics. External otitis can be bacterial, fungal, or result from other inflammatory conditions each requiring different treatment. Best to see your doctor to determine the nature of your ear infection. ...Read more
Several factors: Young children have less developed immune systems and the eustachian tube that allows fluid to drain from the middle ears is smaller and more horizontal, so it does not function as well. Young children also are exposed to other children with illnesses and are notorious for not having good hand hygiene and thus transmit illnesses more readily. ...Read more
Maturity: Ear infections are thought to result from a poorly functioning eustachain tube which connects the middle ear to the nose. As one ages the tube matures. It gets larger making it less likely to obstruct. It is this blockage that causes ear infections. In addition, it is probable that the immune systems matures, fighting the infections off more efficiently. ...Read more
Not the case: Adults, all though less frequent can get ear infections. Ear infections are normally more common in toddlers and infants, simply because they may get more uris. ...Read more
I just started taking antibotics today for my ear infection but the medicine isn't taking away the annoying itch and pain....
Predisposed: Regular otitis media is a sequential event. The fluid made by the middle ear walls is trapped in that space by impaired drainage thru the eustacian tube. Germs from the throat enter that space & cause infection. Smaller kids/kids with allergies or colds/kids with cleft palate etc are predisposed to recurrence because the drainage doesn't improve until the head grows big enough to improve the drain. ...Read more
We are giving my 8 month old Ammoxicillin for an ear infection, and she has slept longer than normal. Is this normal for this medicine?
My son was diagnosed with an ear infection on Friday, he has had two days of medicine but he cannot shake the fever. The last two nights it has been 1?
Depends: If the med is Amoxil or Augmentin I would expect the fever down unless the germ is resistant. With Omnicef or Zithromax I have often seen it take an additional day or 2 for the fever to subside. It has to do with how fast the med starts working. Either way, a call to your doc for guidance would be where to start. ...Read more
Chronic otitis: One possibility, if it is a middle ear infection, is poor function of the eustachain tube which drains the middle ear space into the back of the throat. Another is the presence of a resistant organism. For external otitis recurrence can be due to swimming, incomplete eradication of the bacteria, allergies, eczema in the ear canal, fungal infection, or cellulitis of the ear canal. ...Read more
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No: There is no link between the two. ...Read more
How to treat fungal ear infection that just won't go away. Docs in the medicine section, please please help!?
My 10 mo old has 102.4 fever with medicine goes to 101 since last night. There are no other obvious symptoms Just fever. Could it be ear infection?
3mo old baby taking Amoxil (amoxicillin) for ear infection. She fell asleep before her last dose of the day. Administered medicine as soon as she woke up. Is this o?
None: A middle ear infection, if bacterial, requires antibiotics. Many middle ear infections accompanying a viral illness are viral; and should resolve with the resolution of the virus. You can safely wait it out if this is the case but ear pain lasting more than a few days or worsening or accompanied by high fever requires a doctor to examine and treat. ...Read more
Inner?: Most ear infections are not inner ear but middle and external. Symptoms are from laberynthitis like vertigo, nausea, loss of balance, headache, tinnitus etc. Most common is a viral infection. Treatment can be antivert, phenergan, (promethazine) ativan, steroids, antiviral etc. You need to see a physician soon during the acute phase. ...Read more
I've got an internal ear infection. Are there any antibotics or some kind of medicine to make it go away?
Define "inner ear": Most use the term inner ear to indicate the ear nerve, which can suffer from viral infections. There is no regular treatment. The middle ear that suffers from bacterial and viral infections responds to a variety of antibiotics when necessary. Evaluation by a primary care provider is needed to select the specific cause and treatment. ...Read more
Is the common cold in children something that should be followed by an ear examination to rule out an ear infection?
Comfort measures: Some viral ear infections self heal in 2-4 day. Bacterial infections tend to persist and may lead to real complications. If not better after 3-4 days of comfort care, an evaluation and treatment is advised. Prior to antibiotics, hearing loss due to chronic middle ear disease was not uncommon and a significant complication called mastoiditis requires surgical drainage. ...Read more
Some are some not: In general an infant with 5 or more in a year or one that will not clear after 90 days will benefit from tube placement. Other factors can increase or decrease the need. Growth in head size will eventually reduce the frequency of infections but that is slow and steady. Each kid must be assessed individually. ...Read more
Hi I am taking metronidazole for an infection. I also have an ear infection do I need additional drugs?
What do doctors think is the top OTC medicine or homeopathic remedy for a serious sinus and ear infection?
What are the over-the-counter medicines or old remedies that could possible get rid of an earache/ear infection?
Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more
Ear infections in childhood include middle ear infection or otitis media and external ear infection or otitis externa. Otitis media occurs when the middle ear is infected by bacteria and/ or virus. Via the eustachian tube. The eustachian tube connects the pharynx to the middle ear. In young children the tube is short and flat and does not drain well facilitating infection ...Read more
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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