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My Child Has Otitis Externa What Is The Best Way To Explain It To The Other Kids
Otitis externa is also known as Swimmer's ear. Otitis externa is an infection of the outer ear canal. Patients usually have pain at the outer ear, and there may be fluid draining from the ear. Often these infections are caused by water accumulating in the ear canal, such as after swimming, or if the ear ...Read more
Ear drops: For uncomplicated otitis externa that's not severe, drops like cortisporin otic work fine. Severe cases may require different ear drops, and maybe oral antibiotics if it's really bad. To prevent, use drops that are a mix of 2 parts vinegar & 1 part rubbing alcohol- let them run in & right back out any time you get water in ears; don't use if already infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swimmer's ear: Sometimes a small drop of water can get trapped behind a small piece of wax in the ear canal, either from swimming or bathing. Then, because it is a warm place, bacteria or fungus can grow causing pain and swelling, which can be severe. Ear drops and sometimes oral antibiotics and steroids are used to treat this condition. ...Read more
I have had otitis externa for a while now and no way to get back to doc yet and no money for prime.. Will hot tea help for the ear pains?
I'mEaringWhatYouSay: Do you intend to drink the tea or put some in your ears?? Drink on,drink on,but don't expect any miracles. If you are thinking of dripping on,I wouldn't suggest that either,unless it's penicillin tea.A cheap way to try and beat your infection is to put a few drops of vinegar into half a cup of water and use that as ear drops. Sometimes it works.If not, try and get to a doctor.Chronic otitis sucks ...Read more
Otitis externa: Swimmer's ear. Very painful infection of the external ear canal with significant tenderness to touch/tug on ear cartilage. Canal will often close with swelling. Puss-like drainage is very common. Can be very concerning if untreated or in diabetics, with spread of bacteria to bone around the canal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a mild form of otitis externa; can I make a long flight?
Thanks in advance for you precious advice.
See answer: While there are of course no guarantees, it's unlikely that a correctly diagnosed, mild form of otitis externa will cause any significant problems while flying especially if you are using appropriate antibiotic/ear drops to help clear and/or prevent worsening. Otitis media affecting the middle ear would be a different scenario and air travel could potentially lead to further or protracted problems ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swimmer's ear (otitis externa) is an infection of the outer ear canal. Patients usually have pain at the outer ear, and there may be fluid draining from the ear. Often these infections are caused by water accumulating in the ear canal, such as after swimming, or if the ear ...Read more
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