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Nasal Spray For Ear Infection
How do you get fluid out of your ear after an ear infection? I used a nasal spray but it isn't working. What else can I do?
There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more
2 months after my ear infection my hearing is blocked, I have tinnitus and nasal spray didn't work. What should I do?
Is it possible for a nonmedicated saline nasal spray to get stuck in the nasal cavity and cause of ear infection in a five-year-old?
Ear infection causes: Ear infections are caused by bacteria or viruses. Noses are full of bacteria anyway. Saline rinses away a few bacteria; if the bottle is dirty, saline may add a few bacteria to the nose, but they won't often travel to the ear because the Eustachian tube is a tiny passage, esp in children. Droplets of water sprayed in nose are only in the nose a few minutes. Squeeze bottle irrigation CAN hurt ears. ...Read more
I have had an ear infection for 9 weeks and have taken a z pack, keflex 3 times, a nasal spray, a steroid pack. What else is there to do for my ears?
I have had an ear infection for 11 weeks and have taken a z pack, keflex 3 times, a nasal spray, a steroid pack. What else is there to do for my ears?
Possible tubes: Consult an ENT specialist. He may want to put tubes in your ears to ventilate them. ...Read more
My left ear feels like it is clogged how can I relieve this? I went to the doctor on monday and he treated me for a sinus infection. He gave me anti-biotics and nasal spray. I seem to be doing better except for my left ear feels like it is clogged and whe
This: This is likely due to eustachian tube problems caused by the sinus infection. The antibiotics will clear the infection and help with the inflammation. The nasal spray is possible a steroid spray to decrease inflammation, or a decongestant to decrease edema. The positional component to the symptoms could be due to mucous in the middle ear. Sometimes ear symptoms take a while to clear even after the sinus issues are over. ...Read more
My daughter had been in excruciating pain for 2 days. The urgent care dr said it was a bad sinus infection. The pain is in her head and ears. She is taking percoset for the pain, nasal spray with a steroid and antibiotcs. The persoset does not take any of
If: If her pain is persisting even with pain medication, then she needs to go back to her primary for a follow up and a change in medication. By the date of this post almost a week has passed, so hopefully she is better by now, so for you and anyone reading this post no one should ever have to deal with excrutiating pain, especially because it can mean something more serious is going on. Always seek medical help in situations like this. ...Read more
My right ear is producing no ear wax and hurts and feels pressurized... My left ear is producing alot. I've been getting bad head aches what's going on? I have had monthly sinus infections. Another ent had me try a nasal spray and Allegra D to see if it's a
Just finished Augmentin for middle ear infection, but my ear is still RINGING! And it feels wet inside too. What can I do? Tried sudafed & nose spray
Most likely and not just middle ear infection and this needs a longer and more appropriate treatment
steam inhalation and decongestant will help for sure ...Read more
Recent ear infection left a full feeling in my ear. Testing at ENT showed eustacian tube abnormalities. Dr gave nasal spray; Should I be concerned?
Mgt: I would suggest a repeat test in 6 weeks after the infection is gone or resolved. ...Read more
Hi doctors, I have been sick for about a month. First ear infections then nasal but now I can't stop coughing specially at night. Please help thanks?
I had a external ear infection which cleared up with some drops then about a week or two later I got post nasal &feels like my lymph nodes swollen.?
I have a sinus infection that is causing horrible pain in the maxillary area and my ears are clogged. Safe to use a nasal spray while breastfeeding?
Yes.: The saline sinus sprays are completely fine. Things like afrin (oxymetazoline) work on the blood vessels to decrease their size. This type of medicine also can work on the blood vessels of the breast to decrease milk production. It is more of a problem when you take a decongestant by mouth but still a small risk. Check out lacmed app as a resource for meds and breast feeding. Feel better! ...Read more
Can Hypersal in nebulizer be used for nasal congestion? Saline solution hasn't helped 5mo & she keeps getting ear infections due to persistent cong
Increases congestion: Hypersal is a solution of salt water similar in saltiness to ocean water. It is nearly four times as salty as the solution that bathes all the cells in your body. It acts as a potent irritant. When inhaled it makes you cough and you bring up mucous. When placed in the nose it will make you sneeze. The irritation caused by this degree of saltiness may induce reflex nasal congestion. Not a good idea ...Read more
Had a really bad right ear infection 2 months ago, my right cheek bone a little swollen, tooth like pain, fluid in ear, post nasal drip, what's going?
Possible sinus: The way I read your question-it seems you had an ear issue 2 months ago (which presumably cleared), and now have additional symptoms on the right. You may currently have a sinus infection. Sinus issues can cause pain with Eustachian tube dysfunction so there may be a connection with your previous problem. Heat and antiinflammatories can help with pain. See MD to evaluate for possible antibiotic ...Read more
I'm 36 y/o & have had 4 or 5 inner ear infections this year. My doc has suggested I get grommets. What are the pros & cons. Also have nasal polyps with about 5 ops over a 15 year period?
Inner ear infection!: You probably meant 'middle ear infections' and Grommet tubes are meant to ventilate /drain the middle ears in case the Eustachian tubes are blocked. You also have nasal polyps that were surgically removed 5 x before, all this points towards chronic inflammation, ? allergic, in your upper airways, kindly see an allergist, if you have access to one, Grommets will just be temporizing, good luck ...Read more
Pelargonium sidoides (umcka). Does it really work to heal or speed up throat, nasal, bronchial, even ear infections? Or one more than the others.
My 15yo son took Augmentin for 10 days for a sinus and double ear infection. Just finished 10 day course and he is coughing with nasal and ear congestion again. No fever. What should we do. He has a script for Flonase, says it doesn't help. Suggestion
Still congested: With sinus infections, it is important to decongest to remove the mucous that caused the infection in the first place. Flonase can help reduce swelling of the nasal turbinates, but it doesn't clear the mucous. I would recommend one of the antihistamine/pseudoephedrine products sure as Claritin D or Zyrtec D 12 hr. They will clear his congestion as the Augmentin does not. ...Read more
Can ear tubes help with Eustachian tube dysfunction? I have tried decongestants, nasal steroids, etc. Ear infections and hearing loss continue. Help!
Maybe: Fluid that accumulated behind the ears can thicken to the point it may not drain. During the process of inserting tubes, they usually remove this thickened debris with vacuum cleaner like tools. The tubes allow a bypass for new fluid to escape while swollen middle ear tissue recovers. It is more traditional to use in small kids, but might help an adult. A consult with an ENT can help you decide ...Read more
Does this sound like a cold or ear infection and should I take him to see a doctor now? 2 year old boy with nasal, and eye drainage and his external ear is completley red with having no injury to his ear. His nose is stopped up but he seems to be playing
It: It is not common for the external ear to be affected with a middle ear infection (the kind of ear infection you get with colds). An outer ear infection (swimmer's ear) can cause redness and drainage, but is fairly painful. Eye drainage, however, can be a sign of middle ear infection. Since he is 2 years old and may not be able to tell you if his ear feels different, you should give his doctor a call and have him checked out. ...Read more
Had a sinus/ear infection. Finished 7 days Augmentin 875mg. All symptoms better except my sore throat worsened. Very mild post nasal drip remains.?
Sore throat: It should have resolved by now so you should get rechecked ...Read more
I've been sick on & off for the last month w/ sinus & ear infections. Yesterday, I went to bed w/ the worst post nasal drip & woke up with the most HORRIBLE sore throat of my life that isn't going away! Dr called in Clarithromycin. What else can I do?
Control nose: The sinus and ear infections are most likely from obstruction of their openings from the allergic rhinitis. The most important step is to decongest the nose (nasal steroid) so that these organs can drain. Just antibiotic alone will not likely provide long-term relief. See an allergist if this has been a recurrent problem. ...Read more
Hoping to clear ear: The nose is connected to the ear through the eustachian tube. Improving nasal function should improve eustachian tube problems hopefully helping to clear the ear. Beclomethasone spray helps to improve the nose and eustachian tube. ...Read more
I have fluid in my ears and am taking a nasal spray from my pcp for it. Now, everytime I drink something, I feel like the fluid is going into my ears?
Ears: Please make an appointment to see an Ear, Nose, and throat specialist. They are excellent at patient care! ...Read more
Fluid behind eardrums, nasal spray doesn't work and I am now in some pain, I can feel pressure in my ears?
Middle ear effusion: Fluid behind the ear drum can occur with or without infection. Causes include colds, sinusitis, Eustachian tube dysfunction, allergies to name a few. Generally first line treatment include use of oral and nasal decongestants and active inflation of ears. If this does not help some patients may need to have tubes placed. Talk with your doctor about being referred to an ENT. ...Read more
Nano silver nasal spray actually help sinus? Have had multiple sinus infections even using saline. Nano was suggested by friend, never heard of. Thanx
Sinus infection: You need to seek the help of qualified ent. ...Read more
Possibly: Nasal saline is a mild decongestant so it may be beneficial to use in patients with ear congestion from allergies. ...Read more
I'm taking beconase steriod spray for a nasal infection can I still use sudafed nasal spray at the same time?
Yes: Beconase is a topical steroid and as such is not used for an infection but for allergy or non-allergy inflammation. It has little systemic absorption and there fore you can use sudafed as well. But sudafed is a tablet and I am not sure it is a nasal spray. But its mode of action is totally different than Beconase and you can use it. It sounds like you have nasal allergy so allergy visit next. ...Read more
What is an equally effective over-the-counter alternative to the nasal spray astepro used for chronic sinus infections cost is a factor.?
Unfortunately there: Is nothing cheaper that may be as effective as Astepro intranasally speaking. There are several pills by mouth that may help but not be as effective if it has worked good for you. ...Read more
Eustachian tube: A poorly functioning eustachian tube can cause the ear to feel plugged. Some providers believe that a nasal steroid spray may improve eustachian tube function by reducing swelling in the nasal cavity. This has not been proven in studies but can be tried especially if you have significant allergy symptoms. ...Read more
I have a swollen nostril and fluid behind my ears I have a nasal spray for it, could this be the cause of me feeling off balance and sick?
Yes: Congestion affects the inner ear which is responsible for maintaining balance and such imbalance can cause vertigo, nausea and vomiting. An otolaryngologist is best qualified to advise and treat you if nasal irrigations with warm salt water, nasal decongestant spray and, if you can take them, oral decongestants don't help. These sprays and oral decongestants are not meant for long term use however. ...Read more
My whole face, inside of mouth, ears and neck feel like they are on fire and burning. Haven't eaten anything, but am on a nasal spray for my sinus?
?: You where probably exposed to something you are allergic to, OTC antihistamines would help until you see a doctor asap, avoid driving yourself, ER if worse ...Read more
I have serous otitis & retracted eardrums. Wont get nasal spray for a few days. Anything I can do until I get meds. Buzzing sounds in both ears. No pain?
Have sinus infection took augmetin 10 days & steroid nasal spray then sinus started to smell bad, got refil augmetin 10 more days sinus still smell bad?
Hi, I have been given Beclometasone Dipropionate nasal spray in regards to blocked ears, would this be correct?
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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