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Yesterday, I was diagnosis with r otitis media and externa. Could this cause pain and burning on the r side of my face and eye as well?

Yesterday, I was diagnosis with r otitis media and externa. Could this cause pain and burning on the r side of my face and eye as well?

Yes: There are multiple nerves that branch on each side of our face and infections or pain on any of those branches can cause the entire nerve to be irritated. It is not at all unusual to feel tingling, burning or any number of sensations from this. If it does not improve with the medication you were given in 2-3 days, you should call your md. ...Read more

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Middle Ear Infection (Definition)

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I'm ear pain with discharge take treatment not improved diagnosis? Fungal otitis media please need treatment

I'm ear pain with discharge take treatment not improved diagnosis? Fungal otitis media please need treatment

Outer ear infection: It sounds like you may be suffering from a chronic outer ear infection. This can be caused by bacteria or fungus. If this has been going on for some time, you ought to be seen by an ENT physician for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms and tests for otitis media?

What are symptoms and tests for otitis media?

Ear pain , otoscopy: Symptoms include ear pain, fever, and hearing loss. Tests for otitis media include physical exam with an otoscope. A hearing test may help as well. ...Read more

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What is acute otitis media?

What is acute otitis media?

Middle ear infection: "Acute" = recent onset.

"Otitis" = ear infection.

"Media" = the middle ear space, the space behind the ear drum but before the inner ear area. (inner ear are is the area that effects balance.)

Acute otitis media is the common term docs use for a middle ear infection which is often a complication from a cold, smoke exposure, allergies — anything that can cause congestion in the upper airways. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the otitis media pathogenesis?

I want to know what's the otitis media pathogenesis?

Many possibilities: These can include a variety of respiratory viruses and bacteria that normally inhabit the throat. Pneumoccus, hemophillis influenza types, moxilla species, etc. These are often just opportunist germs that enter the space to take advantage of the fluid build up. A predisposing factor is the trapping of middle ear fluid behind a poorly draining eustachian tube. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the causative agent of otitis media?

Please help! What is the causative agent of otitis media?

Many possibilities: These can include a variety of respiratory viruses and bacteria that normally inhabit the throat. Pneumoccus, hemophillis influenza types, moxilla species, etc. These are often just opportunist germs that enter the space to take advantage of the fluid build up. A predisposing factor is the trapping of middle ear fluid behind a poorly draining eustachian tube. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the etiologic agent of otitis media?

Many possibilities: These can include a variety of respiratory viruses and bacteria that normally inhabit the throat. Pneumoccus, hemophillis influenza types, moxilla species, etc. These are often just opportunist germs that enter the space to take advantage of the fluid build up. A predisposing factor is the trapping of middle ear fluid behind a poorly draining eustachian tube. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of otitis media?

How can I get rid of otitis media?

Comfort measures: Some viral ear infections self heal in 2-4 day. Bacterial infections tend to persist and may lead to real complications. Infants need an early eval. If older is not better after 3-4 days, an evaluation and treatment is advised. Prior to antibiotics, hearing loss due to chronic middle ear disease was not uncommon and a significant complication called mastoiditis requires surgical drainage. ...Read more

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How dangerous is serous otitis media?

Nothing specific: Serous otitis starts as normal fluid made on the walls of the middle ear that fails to exit through the eustachian and the throat. Any structural, irritant, allergic or infectious process that causes the eustachian tube to swell can trigger this. It can last for weeks or months before resolving. It could become secondarily infected and become a true ear infection requiring antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is otitis media vs otitis externa?

What is otitis media vs otitis externa?

MiddleEar&Ear Canal: Otitis Media is the infection in the middle ear behind the ear drum
Otitis Externa is infection in the ear canal leading to the ear drum ...Read more

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Can otitis media be caused by poor hygiene?

Can otitis media be caused by poor hygiene?

No: Otitis media is caused by bacteria, and are normally associated with colds. Poor hygiene will not cause ear infections. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the pathogen of otitis media?

I want to know what's the pathogen of otitis media?

Many possibilities: These can include a variety of respiratory viruses and bacteria that normally inhabit the throat. Pneumoccus, hemophillis influenza types, moxilla species, etc. These are often just opportunist germs that enter the space to take advantage of the fluid build up. A predisposing factor is the trapping of middle ear fluid behind a poorly draining eustachian tube. ...Read more

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Is unilateral serous otitis media in an adult a concern?

Is unilateral serous otitis media in an adult a concern?

Not: "SERIOUS" but should be treated to avoid hearing loss. It can be treated with a combination of nasal spray and oral decongestants! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I was wondering what are bacteria common in otitis media?

I was wondering what are bacteria common in otitis media?

Many possibilities: These can include a variety of respiratory viruses and bacteria that normally inhabit the throat. Pneumococcus, haemophilus influenza types, moraxella species, etc. These are often just opportunist germs that enter the space to take advantage of the fluid build up. A predisposing factor is the trapping of middle ear fluid behind a poorly draining eustachian tube. ...Read more

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Acute otitis media or otitis media w/ effusion, what to do?

Acute otitis media or otitis media w/ effusion, what to do?

Two different cond..: Acute otitis media often requires antibiotic treatment especially in young children.
Otitis media with effusion can be transient, however, persistent (over 12 weeks) one with significant hearing loss requires "tube" for proper drainage. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is infantile otitis media?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is infantile otitis media?

Inflamation mid/ear: Otitis media is a broad term that includes various forms of inflammation of the middle ear. That space is like a cave in the skull, with the ear drum on one wall, a drain tube (eustachian tube) in the floor ; another wall composed by the skull ; the ear nerve. The walls make mucous which normally drains but can be trapped. Germs can feed on the trapped mucous ; cause infection. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the main pathogens in acute otitis media?

I was wondering what are the main pathogens in acute otitis media?

OTITIS MEDIA- CAUSES: Bacteria: strep pneumoniae (came down from 50% to 34% due to pcv vaccine); hemophilus influenzae (nontypable); moraxella catarrhalis; staphylococcus aureus; group a strep; mycoplasma (rarely).
Viruses: rsv; influenza; adenoviurses.
Fungal: less common, seen in immuno-compromized persons, e.g. Candida, aspergilla. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms serous otitis media and what is it caused from?

What are the symptoms serous otitis media and what is it caused from?

Fluid in ear: Serous otitis media is simply fluid in the middle ear (behind the ear drum). It can be caused by allergies or viral infections. If fluid stays in this area, it may become infected and need to be treated, but the serous fluid usually clears up on its own. You may have a blocked feeling in your ears, feel pressure, or popping in your ears. ...Read more

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What is difference between otitis externa and otitis media clinically?

What is difference between otitis externa and otitis media clinically?

Pain on touch: If the ear is painful to external touch, it is most likely otitis externa. Also, the outside ear may be red and swollen ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between otitis media and labyrinthitis?

How can you tell the difference between otitis media and labyrinthitis?

Ear infections: Otitis media involves the middle ear and is usually characterized by fever and pain. Labyrinthitis affects the inner ear and is characterized by vertigo or dizziness. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do about acute otitis media or otitis media w/ effusion?

Is there anything I can do about acute otitis media or otitis media w/ effusion?

Some self heal: In the years before antibiotics people had ear infections ; just toughed them out. It often took 6-8 weeks for the body to clear the infection. Pain control with heat, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen can help. Some viral infections disappear in a few days without help. However, some infections can become chronic, abscess the bone near the ear and need to be surgically drained. Infants should see their doc. ...Read more

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Abx needed? 3 1/2 year old with 3 day fever spiking to 104 at nighttime s/p croup and subsequent otitis media. When to start abx?

When warrented: Fever by itself is not an indication for abx. Persistence of fever is an indication for a review of the history, thorough exam & testing if indicated. When evaluation finds a treatable condition, abx can be selected based on the agents suited for that finding and started immediately. ...Read more

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How should I clean my ear if I have otitis media?

Do not: A middle ear infection is an infection behind the ear drum. Therefore, cleaning the ear canal would do absolutely nothing. Furthermore, you should not be cleaning out your ear canal as you may injure the skin and cause another problem. A middle ear infection (otitis media) may be viral or bacterial. Otitis media, if that is truly the diagnosis, has nothing to do with the ear canal. ...Read more

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Is otitis media painful?

Yes: Often otitis media is painful due to the pressure build up in the middle ear from the infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about otitis media?

Can you tell me about otitis media?

Inflamation mid/ear: Otitis media is a broad term that includes various forms of inflamation of the middle ear. That space is like a cave in the skull, with the ear drum on one wall, a drain tube (eustacion tube) in the floor ; another wall composed by the skull ; the ear nerve. The walls make mucous which normally drains but can be trapped. Germs can feed on the trapped mucous ; cause infection. ...Read more

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Can recurring otitis media be cured?

Yes: I wonder if infant experiences simply a recurring or frequent ear infection or if infant carries a persistent middle ear effusion between the bouts of infection. The latter is often the case requiring tympanostomy "tubes.". ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of otitis media?

Earache FeverDischar: The symptoms are
Pain in the ear
Fever
Ear Discharge
Hearing Loss
Irritability in infants ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Otitis Media (Definition)

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