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Medicine For Ear Disorders
Many: Common ear disorders in children are middle ear infections caused by viruses and bacteria. External otitis is an infection of the skin of the outer ear canal and is often caused by instrumentation of the outer ear in an attempt to remove wax. These infections may become chronic. Inner ear injuries are commonly caused by excessive noise exposure and viral infections. Aging and genetics are imp. ...Read more
Possible treatment: Accupuncture has been used to help treat inner ear disorders that can cause imbalance and hearing problems. Any time you seek this type of treatment you should be sure you are dealing with a licensed and well-trained practitioner, checking his or her educational and training background. ...Read more
Too non-specific: We need to know what specifically you are talking about. Inner disorders could be vertigo, hearing loss (sudden or gradual) tinnitus (usually central in origin), meniere's disease, labyrinthitis, positional vertigo or even an autoimmune disorder involving the inner ear. In general there a few treatments for inner ear disorders unless you know more specifically what you mean. ...Read more
Inner ear: All inner ear disorders do not come with nystagmus. You have to differentiate cochlear and vestibular problems which are both of the inner ear. Cochlear problems cause hearing loss and vestibular problems cause vertigo. Nystagmus is the eye responding to vestibular problems of the inner ear in some cases. Central neurologic problems which do not involve inner ear can cause nystagmus, as well. ...Read more
Isn't there: Those with inner ear issues do not by their diagnosis, need any middle fluid to be present. Inner ear disorders reflect an attack of the ear nerve, that usually comes through the bloodstream. Someone with inner ear disease can have incidental middle ear fluid and that may be visible. ...Read more
Balance organ: The inner ear contains both the organ of hearing and an older system called the vestibular system. Injury to the vestibular system usually causes the symptom of vertigo (spinning sensation). This critical system normally functions to orient your head in space and head to the rest of the body. Probably, the most common reason for an injury to this balance system is a viral infection. ...Read more
Vertigo in the ED: The emergency department can provide treatments to relieve symptoms of vertigo, and to evaluate if it is in the category of a peripheral cause (inner ear) versus a central cause (brain). In most cases, specialized evaluation of the inner ear to determine the specific structural cause is not necessary. For severe or persistent cases, evaluation in the Otolaryngology (ENT) office may be needed. ...Read more
How can someone live normally with inner ear disorders? The CT scan showed chronic sinusitus and meds help with symptoms but I think was misdiagnosed
Go back: If you think you were misdiagnosed, talk with your doctor and discuss your concerns. See an ENT specialist if you haven't already. You can always get a second opinion as well just to be sure. ...Read more
Nonspecific term: If u agree that the ear includes a nerve part/bones/drum/canal and outer skin cone;an ear disorder could relate to any piece. I have seen kids born without outer ears, with malformed or misplaced inner ears&without ear canals. There are agents that infect the nerve, middle ear & canal. There are conditions where the hearing is impaired for a variety of nerve or ear issues. ...Read more
Sir, I am suffering from Ear disease " tinnitus ". Due to severe sounding in ear, I won't get sleep in some days, Can I take "Tagara" medicine.
Probably seborrhea: Flaky skin around the ears is usually caused by a condition called seborrhea that is inherited in many cases but occasionally acquired. It occurs more often in those with immune deficiency (you should get an HIV test). Your doctor or dermatologist can help you with treatment. To start, you should scrub the area with selenium sulfide (e.g. Selsun) shampoo to remove all the flakes daily. ...Read more
See WebMD: This topic is too broad for the 400 characters we're allowed to use here. Try webmd. ...Read more
Pseudo...: Fluid that builds up in cavities such as the sinuses or the middle ear can be treated over the counter with decongestant medications. Pseudoephedrine is an active ingredient of many such decongestants, which is quite effective. Speak to a pharmacist about which decongestant is the best for you. ...Read more
Depends: Tinnitus is a vague term, that can come from multiple causes/diseases. The most common is noise induced tinnitus, you may want to see an audiologist to get it diagnosed. If it is noise induced, there is no proven medication however a lot of things have been tried. If it is significant consider noise cancelling hearing aids. ...Read more
Starting to suspect something wrong with the inner ear. What kind of disorder or problem would cause discomfort?
Inner ear problem: Discomfort is a difficult symptom to assign a specific cause to. Your best course is to see an otolaryngologist for a complete head and neck examination. Your work-up will most likely include a hearing test +/- balance test depending on your symptoms. A special MRI may be needed. ...Read more
Hi I just read the ringing in ears is due to tinnitus. Any medicine, drop that can make it better. What can I do now!!!
Investigate.: There's really no medication, sight unseen, that can help tinnitus universally. If your tinnitus is due to inflammation, then there may be a medication that can help. If your tinnitus is due to damage, then this may be permanent. We won't know for sure without an investigation by an ENT physician. ...Read more
Is there any type of medicine to use to remove a cottonwool from the ear? It got stuck while I was cleaning my ear with an earbud.
Is there any disease in ear that cause halfdeaf but still curable? What diseases are likely to be in the list? Please don't ask toent because I had :).
Deafnes: These conditions can cause mild to moderate deafness: ear infections, fluid in the ear from infection and allergies, exposure to constant noise, impacted cerumen (wax), eardrum perforation, etc. ...Read more
Treat ear discharge: Ear discharge may be caused by infection of the external ear, or infection of the middle ear space associated with a hole in the ear drum. The infection may be due to bacteria, fungi or both. It may be necessary to culture the discharge so that the most appropriate medication can be prescribed. ...Read more
Depends on location: Viruses can invade the ear nerve, impaining hearing; viruses or bacteria can inhabit the normally sterile middle ear space& mucous= otitis media;germs can invade the ear drum= myringitis/ lots of pain; skin bacteria & fungus can invade an over-hydrated outer canal & cause swimmers ear. Each affliction may be considered an ear infection & each is handled differently. ...Read more