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Neti Pot Water In Ear
What would the symptoms of infection aquired via neti pot be? I have sinus and ear pain and have used neti pot with untreated well water.
Sinus irrigation: Please do not do that again. Only use sterile distilled water and use an irrigating bottle that can be washed and put into the microwave for 60-90 seconds to sterilize it. You could develop deadly amoebic meningitis otherwise with severe headache, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, fever, coma, convulsions, and death. ...Read more
I used a neti pot to clear my sinuses, but some water went into my ear. I have to fly in 3 days. Can you help? Will my eardrum rupture. I'm terrified
No: Your eardrum will not rupture. Don't worry - the water will clear from your ears. However, if you are still congested, the pressure changes from ascent and descent of the plane may cause brief but severe ear pain. No damage is likely. There really isn't a way to prevent this though. ...Read more
Did nasal irrigation (like neti pot) in feb. And water got stuck in my ears. Water is gone but ear pressure remains that was not present before. Why?
I have a bad sore throat, pain in my right ear & face pain. I have been gargling w/salt water, using a neti pot & taking a decongestant, nothing works?
My face and ears feel hot not red not flushed just hot3 days now I have pots and more than likely lupus. Is it the lupus or pots or just weird no fvr?
Something else: Discuss with primary---this is not consistent with lupus. ...Read more
I've this jaw/ear pressure that makes me think TMJ but also bad neck throbbing and POTS-like issues (go blind standing up). All related? Arteritis?
Can't say for sure: Coudl be TMJ. I have no data to indicate arteritis. I agree more than one process can be active. The complexity here indcates your best benefit is to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
I have an ear infection and no fever. But hearing loss and pain. Can this cause my resting heartrate to be up 10 to 15 bpm? I also have pots, eds, lyme
Depends: If your ear drum is intact and your ear canal does not have any injuries, your ear canal is waterproof. If it is stuck in your ear canal with a bubble, you can use rubbing alcohol to break this bubble as long as your ear drum is intact and your ear canal does not have any injuries to it. ...Read more
Ear bulb: Use warm water with a little hydrogen peroxide in it. Using an ear bulb, spray this into your ear forcefully. You will be amazed what comes out. ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Wyatt: It may represent barotrauma - this could occur at deeper or shallower depths. You referred to "deep water". You haven't told us if this is breath hold diving, scuba diving, surface supplied air, mixed gas or what. Your dive profile will help provide a clue as to cause. A brief shallow dive well within dive tables will not likely cause dcs. Give more info to get more info. Can re-ask. ...Read more
Yes: I would try to wick out any water that enters the ears after the bath using a dry cloth. However, there is no connection between the little water that would get in babies ears & the risk of ear infections. ...Read more
Goes away: Eventually, water in your ear will eventually evaporate. If you have wax issues that clog your canals, you can try over the counter remedies or see a dr to get them flushed (irrigated) out. Good luck. ...Read more
Wax: Wax can sometimes swell up and cause pain and pressure in ear. ...Read more
Ear pain: You may have an irritation inside the ear and should seek evaluation with an ear, nose, and throat specialist. ...Read more
Pop and water in the: This complaint may be due to either water or wax that are trapped in your outer ear canal, fluid collection behind your ear drum as commonly happens after a cold, dysfunction of the connection between the middle ear and the back of the nose (the eustachian tube) as occurs commonly with nasal congestion/cold, bubbles naturally found in the lower jaw joint or when the ear drum is perforated. ...Read more
No: The ear canal is closed off from the interior of the body. Why would you do this? ...Read more
Drops: You can make a solution with 50/50 vinegar and rubbing alcohol and drop it into the ear twice/day to prevent swimmer's ear and keep the ear canal clear of germs. Don't use this if there might be a hole in the eardrum from infection or tubes. Don't use if the ear hurts, since swimmer's ear is an infection of the skin of the canal and these would burn! ...Read more
A mixture of vinegar and rubbing alcohol can be useful to prevent swimmers ear. Check proportions on line. At this point 3 drops of rubbing alcohol will help evaporate vinegar/water mixture. This should v
be done only if there is no underlhying problem. If there is an external ear infection or pain then see your pediatrician. ...Read more
Not inner ear: You most likely mean water in the external ear canal. It should resolve with head movement and time and if there is a normal ear drum, you should not be concerned. If the symptoms do not spontaneously resolve in 2 or 3 days, then see an ENT doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My ear feels like there is water in it but it only started this afternoon and I haven't been anywhere near a shower.
Plugged ear: The fluid may be in your middle ear and accumulated because your eustachian tube is plugged up, and has nothing to do with being around water of getting water in the external canal. With middle ear fluid, you get that feeling of 'plugged up'. Pop your ears frequently, chew gum, yawn - the same things you do on a plane if ears plug. If pain or drainage develop, see doctor. ...Read more
My ears for the last three months have been having the feeling of water in it and a bit of pressure in the right one. What can I do?
Have it examined: See your family doctor or an ENT specialist and have the ears examined. ...Read more