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What's the treatment for middle ear infection (otitis media) in adults?

What's the treatment for middle ear infection (otitis media) in adults?

Depends: If evaluated by a dr. And a history and physical exam is performed with a visual inspection of you ears, a diagnosis can be forthcoming regarding whether it is viral or bacterial. Bacterial would require antibiotics, whereas a viral infection would require more supportive care of the symptoms (nsaids, ant-pyretics, etc.). ...Read more

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Middle Ear Infection (Definition)

The area behind the ear drum is called the middle ear. An infection occurs when the middle ear is filled with pus and the ear drum is also very ...Read more


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Is there a treatment for chronic otitis media?

Is there a treatment for chronic otitis media?

Myringotomy tubes: Myringomtomy tubes are tiny tubes placed surgically in the ear drum to prevent recollection of fluid in the middle ear space, thus reducing the need for oral antibiotics. Most varieties will fall out on their own after a few months to a couple of years, but other types are intended to be permanent. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment of acute otitis media.?

Can you please suggest treatment of acute otitis media.?

OTITIS MEDIA is-: Middle ear infection. Bacteria enters from upper respiratory tract/nose thru the eustacian tube. As middle ear is a close empty cavity, bacteria grows easily. Treatment is antibiotic for about 10 days which is a prescription med. For relief of pain, take Ibuprofen as per weight. Keep nose clean, drink enough water. Make appointment with your primary care doc. For an exam and treatment. ...Read more

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What decongestants should I look for in helping with the treatment of serous otitis media? I went to the doctors a while ago and plan a follow up soon

What decongestants should I look for in helping with the treatment of serous otitis media? I went to the doctors a while ago and plan a follow up soon

Mucinex-D and Afrin (oxymetazoline): Try mucinex-d as long as you don't have blood pressure problems, for 7-10 days. It's is useful to use afrin nasal spray 2 sprays each nostril 2x a day for 3 days only, as well. The nasal spray will decongest your nose and eustachian tube right behind your nose to help drain the fluid. ...Read more

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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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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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Please let me know if there is a holistic cure for otitis media?

Please let me know if there is a holistic cure for otitis media?

Probably: Much of treatment for pain and inflammation is non pharmaceutical (positive thinking, exercise, relaxation, heat, massage, etc). And the infection may resolve without abx. But if getting worse abandon the unproven methods and go with what has been shown to work


Check the website : http://nccih. Nih. Org to see what really works and what is bogus. ...Read more

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I have csom (chronic suppurative otitis media) is operation the only way for cure?

I have csom (chronic suppurative otitis media) is operation the only way for cure?

Depends: If you have a perforation with drainage, sometimes just local antibiotic drops will resolve the problem. If the drainage has a foul smell, you may have a cyst of skin called a cholesteatoma and that requires surgical removal. Csom is a generic term. Therefore, ask your otologist exactly what the problem is and why he/she thinks surgery is necessary. ...Read more

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In adults with otitis media with enfusion what's the proper way to rest for relief? Relief for otitis media with enfusion

I: I am not quite clear on your question. If you are asking what sleep position you should try then my answer would be to lay with the affected ear down, that should help you feel less pressure and fluid. If this was not what you meant please resubmit your question.
Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a quick cure for otitis media with effusion?

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No: Otitis media with effusion (OME) may resolve spontaneously. However, persistent OME over 12 weeks generally requires ventilation tube insertion. ...Read more

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Please tell me about adult with otitis media---how long until it clears up?

Please tell me about adult with otitis media---how long until it clears up?

Depends on the adult: Most infections resolve in 10 days. Sometimes fluid behind the eardrum can last a few weeks. Chiropractic and craniosacral therapy can help clear that. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the cure for otitis media (without the doctor consent)?

Please help! What is the cure for otitis media (without the doctor consent)?

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. ...Read more

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Otitis media with effusion in adults causes ringing in the ears?

Otitis media with effusion in adults causes ringing in the ears?

Ringing: Ear fluid can definitely cause ringing. When the fluid resolves, the ringing will get better (along with your hearing). ...Read more

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Why acute otitis media is dangerous in adults? Could it be a sign of cancer or weak immunity? Thanks

Why acute otitis media is dangerous in adults? Could it be a sign of cancer or weak immunity? Thanks

?? Dangerous??: I would consider it unusual and a nuisance but not dangerous. If it led to a perforated ear drum, those do take much longer to heal and may require surgery. Adults who get acute otitis generally did so as kids, and many have allergic and or sinus issues that predispose to the problem. I can't buy a cancer or immune defect as a significant factor. ...Read more

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Would azithromycin cure acute otitis media?

Would azithromycin cure acute otitis media?

Maybe, maybe not: It is often used for this diagnosis. No matter what medicine is used, up to 10% may fail their first antibiotic due to germ resistance. ...Read more

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For how long will it take for azithromycin to cure otitis media?

For how long will it take for azithromycin to cure otitis media?

Otitis: Azithromycin can be used for ear infections. But some are infected with bacteria that are resistant and need other antibiotics. But if it is sensitive it can resolve sometimes in a week to ten days. ...Read more

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Would azithromycin (zithromax) cure acute otitis media?

Would azithromycin (zithromax) cure acute otitis media?

Maybe, maybe not: It is often used for this diagnosis. No matter what medicine is used, up to 10% may fail their first antibiotic due to germ resistance. ...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 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

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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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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 if 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?

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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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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Otitis Media (Definition)

Otitis media is also known as a middle ear infection. It ...Read more