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Middle Ear Problems In Adults
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
My ears feel like they are stopped up, hurt, and pop. I've been to 3 docs (said they looked fine). History of middle ear and fluid buildup problems. ?
Pop Pop Fizz Fizz...: "There's more than meets the eye" -anon (and a feeble mind, I might add). OK so it looks OK. You probably need a test to measure the reactivity of your inner ear structures as well as how your ear drum is functioning ("Tympanometry"). These help measure the pressures, etc inside that may be causing your symptoms. Go see an ENT doc or Audiologist. And take care if you fly or drive to altitude. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I keep having fluid in the middle ear. What can I do to eleviate this problem from occurring over and over--if happens in both ears but not usually at the same time and lingers.?
See an ENT: I would recommend seeing an ENT surgeon first as it might be an anatomic issue that can be easily corrected. They would want a ct scan of the sinuses as well as would want to do a rhinoscope. If this is non-diagnostic, then i would proceed to an allergist since the sinuses and ear issues are strongly correlated. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
My dr. Checked my left ear, in the back of my ear i hear louder from the middle ear, so could the problem only be hardening in middle ear?
Difficult to tell: There are 2 types of hearing loss, sensorineural and conductive. The first involves the structures of the inner ear and cochlea which cannot be changed with medications or surgery. The second type involves the middle ear structures, like the eardrum & ear bones(ossicles). Sometimes there can be fluid or a growth affecting the middle ear. Generally, middle ear problems are fixable. See an ent. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is draining middle ear fluid a simple and common procedure for adults? Can it be done in the physicians office?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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