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Otitis Interna Medication
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
Otitis interna?: Otitis "interna" is not a standard medical term. The most common ear infections are "otitis externa" (swimmer's ear), or "otitis media" the common ear infection of children. An "internal" ear infection would apply to the inner ear structures, of which the most common infection is a viral process involving the 8th nerve which causes vertigo ("labyrinthitis"), mostly resolves on its own. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Amoxicillin is still recommended as the first line antibiotic. There are others for treatment failure or patients with allergies. Also pain control. In older patients, pain control alone maybe tried for 3 days with antibiotics prescribed if the infection does not resolve on its own. ...Read more
Are steroid shots recommended to help get over URIs and ear infections such as otitis externa? And where on the body are they given?
I'm also having a cough and chest congestion. Can otitis media or middle ear infections cause these symptoms?
Depends on situation: The ear can have infection within the nerve, middle ear or canal.Each ore treated differently.For middle ear infections, Amoxicillin is one of several medications used that will kill the most common germs involved. Any antibiotic has a predicted failure rate of at least 5% , so monitoring and followup are important. ...Read more
Had viral labyrinthitis ugh! 10 days ago; recovered with medication, but a few days later my IBS returned. Did all that vomiting awaken the ibs?
Good day, a week ago I woke up with vertigo symptoms. My GP prescribed medication for Labyrinthitis and treated it as a viral infection. ?
Chronic ear pressure/congested sensation? Was told I just have allergies, but no medication works for me. Have had 15+ ear infections in 2 years.
Chronic sinusitis : You need to see a board certified ENT. Allergist. Good Luck ...Read more
Hi Doc, I have recurring fungal ear infections, have been to an ENT SPECIALIST & they still persist. What OTC medication can I use? Tired of antibioti
The doctor diagnosed me with acute suppurative otitis media. how long will it take to heal? my ear is still blocked after 7 days of medication.
Varies: The germs are usually all killed by the end of antibiotic treatment. For it to be there to begin with there is mucus retained behind the ear drum which contains germs and pus cells. This must liquefy and drain from the middle ear which can take weeks. Hearing is usually muffled until the mucous is gone and air returns to the middle ear space. ...Read more
How does Ciproflaxin help with ear infections? My fiancee has been taking this drug for 48 hours, still has a foul smelling, brownish discharge.
Effective as ear : frops for infection. Average time 7-10 days and you may need oral antibioticd as well. Notify prescribing physician. ...Read more
Over the past two weeks, I have suffered from otitis externa in my left ear, I suffered from it also back in November of 2014. After following my GP's advice and being provided the relevant medication to resolve this issue, the infection has reduced subs
What's question: Sounds as if this has been managed effectively. This is usually due to getting water in the external ear, and more frequently occurs in diabetics (often with poor control). It may also occur if you traumatize the external ear using a Q-tip to clean it out too aggressively. Does sound as if your GP knows their business. Hope this helps. ...Read more
many ear infections
now dr says ''ear drum looks ready to burst.'
too many drugs already
loves to swim
tubes? Problems with?
Consider tubes: Ear tubes (tympanostomy tubes) may be a good option for you. Tube insertion usually requires about ten minutes of general anesthesia and is done as an outpatient procedure. Risks are low but do include ear drainage and a hole in the eardrum (which can be patched. Of course, ear infections themselves can cause holes). I allow the children i operate on to swim, i prefer them to wear ear plugs. ...Read more
Not needed: In general, fluid behind the ear drum by itself doesn't need an "antiseptic" or antibiotic. If the fluid is infected that is a different story and antibiotics can be helpful. If fluid formed because of a nasal or sinus infection then again an antibiotic can help. Most antibiotics in common use such as amoxil, augmentin, ceftin, (cefuroxime) Bactrim etc... Are helpful. ...Read more
Expert opinions? Which antiseptic drug can you recommend for otitis media (fluid behind the ear drum)?
Confusing question: I am not aware of any antiseptic drugs used in the treatment of otitis media. However, we do use antibiotics.Those used vary by the age of the patient, the germ expected, personal allergy history and other factors derived by an office visit.Your pcp can sort this out. This site is not a substitute for an office evaluation when indicated. ...Read more
Is Neurontin (gabapentin) 300 mg po tid a very safe drug to take given for inflamed nerve after tooth extraction and otitis media and slite vertigo?
Neurontin (gabapentin): Neurontin (gabapentin) is an excellent medication for nerve pain related to the tooth extraction. The dosage of 300 mg three times a day is high for people not used to taking neurontin and you may feel drowsy and unbalanced. It is a safe drug and allergic reactions are uncommon. Some people will develop swelling in the extremities and weight gain over a few weeks of taking the medication. ...Read more