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Middle Ear Infection Tinnitus
Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical anatomic landmarks of membrane, poor mobility of membrane ultimately, tm can perforate or rupture with subsequent drainage of fluid into the ear canal. May take months for fluid from ...Read more
I am just recovering from a middle ear infection, no pain or yellow substance from my ear anymore but now im getting tinnitus, is this likely to go ?
Hard to say: Tinnitus is thought to be the result of increased synchronous (neural) discharge from neural pathways of the auditory nervous system in the brain. There is evidence that a middle ear infection, even though it has resolved, could have penetrated into the inner ear to cause some injury to the hair cells of the cochlea. Predicting the outcome of tinnitus is very difficult. See an otologist. ...Read more
Is there any home remedies to do for ringing in my left ear or if I have a middle ear infection. Don't have insurance & can't afford an expensive bill?
Enzymes, Neuromics ;: This is a challenging problem western medicine seldom helps but there are treatments that may help. Garry gordon md reports great results with homeopathy ; the use of proteolytic enzymes pioneered by dr. Schedler in germany- see http://fight4yourhealth.Com/answers/tinnitus. Consider neuromics: http://www.Neuromonics.Com/?Page_id=36 for home remedies see http://earthclinic.Com/cures/tinnitus.Html. ...Read more
Can ringing in your ear or middle ear infection cause your throat and jaw line to hurt without having any painor discomfort in your ears?
Sometimes: Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) can be one of many symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. Other symptoms can include jaw pain, jaw joint popping when opening, headaches in the temple or back of the neck area, tenderness around the TMJ and ear area. A highly trained dentist in this area can help determine if all are related. If not, a ENT physician would be the one to see. ...Read more
Bacterial and viral : Ear infections are more common in children due to their anatomy and predisposition for upper respiratory infections. When the eustachian tube fails to maintain a neutral pressure relative to the outside world, the middle ear can accumulate fluid, siphon bacteria from the upper respiratory tract into the middle ear and an infection results. Eustachian tube swelling is often initiated with a virus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Otitis media: Hello, that is a very good question. It is rather uncommon for adults to develop middle ear infections. Once the facial bones reach maturity, the angle of the eustachian tube maximizes to prevent bacteria from reaching the middle ear. Unless etd occurs, an adult should outgro otitis media. ...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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