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What are the common symptoms of otitis interna?

What are the common symptoms of otitis interna?

Significant earache.: Significant earache, decreased audition from the affected ear, and possible mucopurulent discharge if the tympanic membrane ruptures. ...Read more

Ear Infections (Definition)

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


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My sister has developed otitis interna. What is it exactly?

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

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What is the treatment for otitis interna?

What is the treatment for otitis interna?

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

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How can you tell the difference between otitis media and labyrinthitis?

How can you tell the difference between otitis media and labyrinthitis?

Ear infections: Otitis media involves the middle ear and is usually characterized by fever and pain. Labyrinthitis affects the inner ear and is characterized by vertigo or dizziness. ...Read more

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Are steroid shots recommended to help get over URIs and ear infections such as otitis externa? And where on the body are they given?

Are steroid shots recommended to help get over URIs and ear infections such as otitis externa? And where on the body are they given?

No: Steroids can be helpful for systemic inflammatory conditions or for asthma exacerbations but can have possible significant side effects. It would not be recommended for a simple URI or for otitis externa ...Read more

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I'm also having a cough and chest congestion. Can otitis media or middle ear infections cause these symptoms?

I'm also having a cough and chest congestion. Can otitis media or middle ear infections cause these symptoms?

No, but....: A middle ear infection will not cause cough and chest congestion. However, the same virus that caused the middle ear infection in the first place may also have caused lower respiratory tract infection/symptoms. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the best medicine for otitis media?

Please help! What is the best medicine for otitis media?

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

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What to do if I had otitis media, I took medicine, the pain is gone but still yellowish thick foul smelled fluid comes out?

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

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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?

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?

Ear drum rupture: Your pain is gone because your ear drum has likely ruptured by what you have described, releasing the pressure behind it. Otitis media should not cause drainage from the ear otherwise. You should go back to your doctor for further treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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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.

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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Why do my ear infections keep coming back even after I take medicine?

Why do my ear infections keep coming back even after I take medicine?

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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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.

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.

Ear infections: Hello. Sinus disease can be linked to ear troubles. A saline nasal wash may be of help. If your ear infections are middle ear or otitis media, the a set of tubes may help eliminate the recurring infections. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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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

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

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Finished medicine for throat and ear infections. Have a burning sensation that comes and goes in arms and wrist? Part of infection?

Finished medicine for throat and ear infections. Have a burning sensation that comes and goes in arms and wrist? Part of infection?

Associated symptoms: There is no direct connection between throat/ear infections and arm/wrist paresthesias (burning feeling). Doubt it is part of the original infection or the medication you took. IF it continues, or if you get any weakness, dizziness, go see a local doctor. ...Read more

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How can I treat my otitis externa without medicine? I only poor and don't have money to see doctor and buy medicines.

How can I treat my otitis externa without medicine? I only poor and don't have money to see doctor and buy medicines.

See below: -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

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Which antiseptic drug are used for otitis media (fluid behind the ear drum)?

Which antiseptic drug are used for otitis media (fluid behind the ear drum)?

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

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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

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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?

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

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What can be done for labyrinthitis?

Labyrinthitis: Should see ENT for exam and audiogram. If viral, supportive care indicated, i.e. antivertginous medications, avoidance of alcohol, smoking, rest, etc. If not, treatment dependent on findings ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some symptoms of labyrinthitis?

Vestibular disorder: 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
dizziness
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

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What is otitis media?

What is otitis media?

Middle ear infection: Otitis Media is the term used for infection in the middle ear ...Read more

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Is otitis media painful?

Is otitis media painful?

Yes: Often otitis media is painful due to the pressure build up in the middle ear from the infection. ...Read more

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What causes otitis media?

Otitis media: The middle ear space should contain air but it may become filled with fluid (mucus), which typically occurs during a cold. The mucus may then become infected by germs (bacteria or viruses). This may then lead to otitis media. ...Read more

Dr. Suresh Mukherji
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Labyrinthitis (Definition)

A condition caused by swelling and irritation of the inner ear. This often results in a loss of balance, a loss ...Read more


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Otitis Interna (Definition)

Otitis interna = inflammation ...Read more