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Medicine For Foreign Object In The Ear
Every 10 days to 2 weeks my husband’s ear will feel clogged and he can’t hear well. He flushes it with warm water using a ear bulb. What comes out seems like a fibrous material, not wax. MD checked but saw nothing, not impacted, no foreign object.?
I would never: You can wet a Q-tip and place the wet end near the object & then gently tease it off the eye. If it will not move, you need to go to an urgent care clinic so they can extract it. An alternative might be using a big bottle of artificial tears to squirt at/flush the object. You cannot control the flow or direction of a showerhead & are likely to do more harm than good. ...Read more
My 8yo has had for years an infection odor surrounding her head. Inside r nostril shows a swollen red lump. History epistaxis. Foreign object or what?
What test should be performed to see if there is an object in the ear - symptoms are sharp stabbing and severe pain?
Examination: The first step is to have a visual examination of the ears. Your doctor will be able to identify any foreign object or infection. ...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
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
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.
Inner vs outer infxn: Outer ear infection=swimmer's ear can be quite painful. Mild case can be tried at home using vinegar+water (1 to 2 ratio mixture) drops: 3-4 drops 4x/day may help. If severe, need to see doc. Inner ear infection often not as painful, but often requires antibiotic. Tmj can also cause ear pain. Motrin/tylenol/aleve helps pain in general, but I can't tell what you have now. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
You can try to look: You can try to look with a flashlight but ear canals can be hard to see into. Take her to your pediatrician if you are concerned. ...Read more
Check up: See a doctor so that you can know what it is. ...Read more
I was taking these medcines metroprol 50mg, chlorothadone 25mg and nifidipine 60mg within few weeks I started having pain from behind my ear to the n?
Variety of methods: If object does not absorb water try the direct flush method in the shower. Do not try this with objects that could expand when wet. If object is a bug you may try floating it out with a few drops of oil. If object is visible and you feel safe it is possible to grab it with tweezers. This requires a steady hand and ear. If object is really wedged then visit your local practitioner. ...Read more
Suggestions.: If the ear is tender to the touch in the canal, or if it's draining and the canal is swollen, there are drops in the pharmacy for 'swimmer's ear' that may help. Also take over the counter drugs like acetaminophen and ibuprofen. If that doesn't help, you should have a doctor look inside to see if you need an antibiotic for a middle ear infection; something like Amoxicillin or Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more
Warm compress: Try a warm compress to ease the pain. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my ears have been ringing for a few days. I need simple and effective ways to get rid of it without medicine?
Ears ringing: Simple and effective is to figure out what is causing it and treat that. Do you have a bug in your ears for example? ...Read more
My father is 56 years old. He has ear buzzing and he hears it espicially when environment is quiet. What're causes and what's its treatement? Drug?
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
I am 17 week pregnant, one week before my right side ear and head having pain due to cold. Pls recommend one medicine and it will not effect to my baby.
No Treatment Here: Unfortunately we are not prepared to diagnose or treat or recommend treatment for your concerns here on this simple app, you are pregnant. Please see your physician so you can be examined and the appropriate treatment started. ...Read more
Hi, an object was pushed too far and it caused pain in the ear and down neck scans not shown any damage to inner ears etc could it be a nerve problem?
Eardrum: Probably due to an infection in the ear that caused this. Most common cause is from using a foreign object to clean ears. Another cause is with intense pressure changes like seen when flying where to ears chart and get blocked sometimes. ...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
I have otitis externa. Is it ok that I don't have any medicine for my ear? I just take pain reliever to ease the pain.
Vinegar cure: If you are sure you have otitis externa, 4-5 drops of ordinary white vinegar might be able to help you, use three or four times daily. Four or five drops should suffice. ...Read more
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