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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Otitis Media (Overview)

Otitis media is also known as Middle ear infection. Otitis media is an infection of the middle ear, which is located just behind the eardrum. Patients may have ear pain, difficulty hearing, or fever.


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What's the safest way to treat otitis media?

What's the safest way to treat otitis media?

Symptomatic Therapy: Most ear infections are viral infections and, depending on the age group and certain other factors, often can be managed without antibiotics or other specific therapy as they are self limiting. These usually require only symptomatic therapy such as Ibuprofen and/or Acetaminophen for pain. Occasionally they are bacterial and require antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Otitis Media (Overview)

Otitis media is also known as Middle ear infection. Otitis media is an infection of the middle ear, which is located just behind the eardrum. Patients may have ear pain, difficulty hearing, or fever.


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How long does otitis media usually last?

How long does otitis media usually last?

Infection controlled: Otitis media is infection of the middle ear and it needs to be under the care of a physician. It is not somethng to ignore. ...Read more

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Im ear pain with discharge take treatment not improved diagnosis? Fungal otitis media please need treatment

Im 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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Is otoscopy is only way to diagnose otitis media???or clinicaly we can diagnose it?if yes thn how???

Is otoscopy is only way to diagnose otitis media???or clinicaly we can diagnose it?if yes thn how???

Yes: The doctor has to look at the tympanic membrane or eardrum to diagnose an otitis media or middle ear infection. One can experience certain symptoms like pain in the ear, pressure, hearing issues or fever. But definite DX is made by otoscopy. ...Read more

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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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I was wondering what are the causes of otitis media?

Viruses and bacteria: Most ear infections are caused by viruses. Most bacterial infections are caused by pneumococcus and haemophilus strains. Many bacterial ear infections will follow a cold or other respiratory infection. Often there is a lack of proper drainage from the middle ear into the throat. This drainage problem contributes to children having more ear infections than teens and adults. ...Read more

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What exactly does "pulmonary hypertension secondary to otitis media" mean?

Meaningless: Those two conditions have nothing to do with each other. They can both exist in te same person but one does not cause the other with any kind of regularity. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Ear Infection (Definition)

Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical anatomic landmarks of membrane, poor mobility of membrane ultimately, tm can perforate or rupture with subsequent drainage of fluid into the ear canal. May take months for fluid from ...Read more


Dr. Alexander Gorup
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Middle Ear Infection (Definition)

The area behind the ear drum is called the middle ear. It can be filled with mucus type fluid, thin serum like fluid, or pus. A middle ear infection occurs when the middle ear is filled with pus and the ear drum is also very ...Read more


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