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Can mold cause inner ear problems or middle ear problems?

Can mold cause inner ear problems or middle ear  problems?

Not typically: The middle ear and inner ear are generally inaccessible to mold pathogens., unless there is something unusual about your anatomy. Bacteria and viruses are the general troublemakers in those areas. Mold and yeast infections are very common in the outer ear. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Ear Problem (Definition)

Problems with the ear include external infection, allergy to the skin, perforation of the eardrum, tinnitus (ringing), loss of hearing acuity, deafness, dizziness, balance disorder, problems after flying with air pressure, and many others. See your otolaryngologist ...Read more


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What kind of bacterial/virus could cause middle ear problem? Where are they come from? Food? Air?Blood?

What kind of bacterial/virus could cause middle ear problem? Where are they come from? Food? Air?Blood?

Several: Adeno-, rhino-viruses and non-typable h.Flu, pneumococcus, moraxella, staph are bacteria that can cause infection. The virus usually causes the initial infection, and the patient is colonized with the bacteria that secondarily infects the middle ear. These diseases are transmitted by hand to mouth contact from another infected host, the same as a cold. Not from blood, food. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ear problem. Popped something?

What to do if I have ear problem. Popped something?

Ears may: pop when pressure is being equalized. However, if you have pain, drainage v hearing that is not resolving then med eval would be prudent. Take care. ...Read more

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I have an inner ear problem.Please help?

I have an inner ear problem.Please help?

Question?: Not sure what the question is but if this is true, go see an ENT to help out. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an inner ear problem?

How can I tell if I have an inner ear problem?

Maybe: I need more symptoms and need to do a physical exam in order to determine this. Are you nauseated? Do you have the sensation that the room is spinning? Is your gait altered? Do you get the 'room spinning' sensation when you turn your head upon waking up? If so, you very well could have an inner ear problem. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What will help with inner ear problems and equilibrium?

What will help with inner ear problems and equilibrium?

Depends: It really depends on the cause so accurate diagnosis vital. If one ear has weakness then balance retraining therapy helps. If both inner ears weak then not much is useful. For chronic inner ear imbalance try as much as possible to avoid antidizzy drugs as they can impair the brain's ability to compensate. Suggest evaluation by neurootologist who specializes in hearing and balance disorders. ...Read more

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What are common ear problems?

What are common ear problems?

Infection : Infection is the most common problem in children. Either middle or outer ear infections are extremely common. Adults most common problems are hearing loss or vertigo. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ear problem?

What is the definition or description of: ear problem?

Hearing, balance: Problems with the ear include external infection, allergy to the skin, perforation of the eardrum, tinnitus (ringing), loss of hearing acuity, deafness, dizziness, balance disorder, problems after flying with air pressure, and many others. See your otolaryngologist to have these evaluated. ...Read more

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Can any type of ear problem cause an off-balanced feeling?

Can any type of ear problem cause an off-balanced feeling?

Yes: Part of the inner ear detects head rotation in all three axes, acceleration and deceleration. Acute problems usually manifest with vertigo, chronic problems can cause vertigo but also chronic imbalance. There are other causes. If it persists then see ent. ...Read more

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What to do about ear buzzing in child with past ear problems?

What to do about ear buzzing in child with past ear problems?

See Your Doctor: Your child's age is unknown. Children with prior history of recurrent ear infections and fluid are at risk for hearing loss, language delay (if very young), & poor school performance. It is important to have your child's ears checked to determine if there is an explanation for the "buzzing" (may occur with fluid in the middle ear), & hearing test. See your doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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I have been having an ongoing ear problem for around 2 years?

Need more info: I would need more information in order to treat you appropriately. I certainly would recommend that you see someone if you have an ear issue that is not resolving. It may very well be something quite minor. Then again, it could be something more serious depending on the specifics of your situation. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having ear problems, what could it be?

What do you advise if I'm having ear problems, what could it be?

Many things: Many things. Complicated organ. See an ENT doc for expert advice ...Read more

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How ents check inner ear problem?

How ents check inner ear problem?

Tests: If the problem is hearing, we order a hearing test. If the problem is balance, there is an array of vestibular testing that we can order (vng or eng). These test can test if your balance disorder is due to your vestibular system or is it related to something else related to your brain. Also it can tell is which side you are the problem is on. ...Read more

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Could my 2 year olds ear problems cause autism like symptoms?

Could my 2 year olds ear problems cause autism like symptoms?

Fluctuating hearing: Loss from chronic middle ear effusion does not impact a child's intent to communicate socially, nor to engage in reciprocal social interaction or pretend play. See the m-chat on firstsigns.Org. A 12-month-old should point for desired objects; a 14-16 month-old should point to share interest & look at items to which parents point. Joint attention (shared interest) precedes social communication. ...Read more

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