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Medicine For Otitis Interna
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
Otitis interna?: Otitis "interna" is not a standard medical term. The most common ear infections are "otitis externa" (swimmer's ear), or "otitis media" the common ear infection of children. An "internal" ear infection would apply to the inner ear structures, of which the most common infection is a viral process involving the 8th nerve which causes vertigo ("labyrinthitis"), mostly resolves on its own. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Amoxicillin is still recommended as the first line antibiotic. There are others for treatment failure or patients with allergies. Also pain control. In older patients, pain control alone maybe tried for 3 days with antibiotics prescribed if the infection does not resolve on its own. ...Read more
Are steroid shots recommended to help get over URIs and ear infections such as otitis externa? And where on the body are they given?
I'm also having a cough and chest congestion. Can otitis media or middle ear infections cause these symptoms?
Viral or bacterial: It depends on the cause. If it suspected viral infection- there is no treatment, it will resolve on its own. If it believed to be bacterial, your primary doctor will most likely prescribe antibiotics for you. ...Read more
What to do if I had otitis media, I took medicine, the pain is gone but still yellowish thick foul smelled fluid comes out?
Ear discharge: If you finished you antibiotics as recommended, even no pain but still with purulant ear discharge you need to go back to your 1ry care physician or ENT, that means perforation of your ear drum & if not treated property it can become chronic & can affect your hearing. Please take care of it. Good luck. ...Read more
What do you advise if I had otitis media, I took medicine, the pain is gone but still yellowish thick foul smelled fluid comes out?
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
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
Recurrent ear infections in 22 year old. Have them every 2-3 months. Sinus problem/cyst history. Options besides shots/medicine? Tired of the pain.
17 months many ear infections now dr says ''ear drum looks ready to burst.' too many drugs already loves to swim tubes? Problems with? Alternatives?
Consider tubes: Ear tubes (tympanostomy tubes) may be a good option for you. Tube insertion usually requires about ten minutes of general anesthesia and is done as an outpatient procedure. Risks are low but do include ear drainage and a hole in the eardrum (which can be patched. Of course, ear infections themselves can cause holes). I allow the children I operate on to swim, I prefer them to wear ear plugs. ...Read more
Can I fly from ny to london england sick? I've had pneumonia and ear infections for several wks. Had chest xrays and medicine. Had checkup today and dr told me I still have fluid on left lung and ear infections are still there. What would happen if I sti
Intuitively,: Intuitively, this doesn't sound like a good idea. I'm assuming you are not contagious otherwise you would be putting other people at potential risk in the small confines of a plane. There would be potential issues with increasing coughing jags with dry pressurized air. On descent, pressure changes in an ear with impaired eustachian tube function could create pain and pressure in your ears and possibly sinus areas. ...Read more
Finished medicine for throat and ear infections. Have a burning sensation that comes and goes in arms and wrist? Part of infection?
How can I treat my otitis externa without medicine? I only poor and don't have money to see doctor and buy medicines.
-make sure water doesn't enter your ear
-do not scratch your ear; do not use q-tips in your ear.
I understand your situation. If you do no improve w/ this non-medical management, you will need to see a doc. I do not recommend any over the counter drops or home remedies as a doctor needs to examine your ear, ear canal, and eardrum.
A free clinic in your community should be able to treat you. ...Read more
Not needed: In general, fluid behind the ear drum by itself doesn't need an "antiseptic" or antibiotic. If the fluid is infected that is a different story and antibiotics can be helpful. If fluid formed because of a nasal or sinus infection then again an antibiotic can help. Most antibiotics in common use such as amoxil, augmentin, ceftin, (cefuroxime) Bactrim etc... Are helpful. ...Read more
Expert opinions? Which antiseptic drug can you recommend for otitis media (fluid behind the ear drum)?
Confusing question: I am not aware of any antiseptic drugs used in the treatment of otitis media. However, we do use antibiotics. Those used vary by the age of the patient, the germ expected, personal allergy history and other factors derived by an office visit. Your pcp can sort this out. This site is not a substitute for an office evaluation when indicated. ...Read more
Is Neurontin (gabapentin) 300 mg po tid a very safe drug to take given for inflamed nerve after tooth extraction and otitis media and slite vertigo?
Neurontin (gabapentin): Neurontin (gabapentin) is an excellent medication for nerve pain related to the tooth extraction. The dosage of 300 mg three times a day is high for people not used to taking neurontin and you may feel drowsy and unbalanced. It is a safe drug and allergic reactions are uncommon. Some people will develop swelling in the extremities and weight gain over a few weeks of taking the medication. ...Read more
Labyrinthitis is also referred to as vestibular neuronitis and refers to a disorder of the inner ear. Symptoms include:
abnormal sensation of movement (vertigo)
difficulty focusing the eyes because of involuntary eye movements
hearing loss in one ear
loss of balance, such as falling toward one side
nausea and vomiting
ringing or other noises in the ears (tinnitus)
i hope this helps. ...Read more
Otitis externa: Swimmer's ear.Get a more detailed answer ›