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Doctor insights on: Middle Ear Problems In Adults

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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. Scott Keith
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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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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 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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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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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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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