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Can otitis be treated whitout hospitalisation?

Can otitis be treated whitout hospitalisation?

Broad question: Yes, in most cases, otitis is treated on an outpatient basis. That doesn't mean that in some cases hospitalization isn't required. Too little information to understand your specific situation. ...Read more

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What is malignant otitis?

Severe Ear Ache!: Malignant otitis media is a term for a severe ear infection, manifested by intense pain --sometimes externa, due to swimmer's ear; or often a middle ear infection. If swimmer's ear, antibiotic drops plus oral antibiotics are needed. If only a severe middle ear infection then only oral antibiotics with pain management. Make sure to follow up to be certain of appropriate treatment! ...Read more

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What is otitis media?

What is otitis media?

Middle ear infection: Otitis Media is the term used for infection in the middle ear ...Read more

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What causes otitis media?

What causes otitis media?

Otitis media: The middle ear space should contain air but it may become filled with fluid (mucus), which typically occurs during a cold. The mucus may then become infected by germs (bacteria or viruses). This may then lead to otitis media. ...Read more

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What the heck is otitis media?

What the heck is 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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Otitis media is characterised by what?

PainDrainageHearingL: Otitis media usually presents with pain in the affected ear may or may not be associated with hearing loss and sometimes fever.And can also present with purulent drainage ...Read more

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Could recurring otitis media be cured?

Could recurring otitis media be cured?

Recurrent otitis: Talk to a ear doctor about tympanostomy tubes to help you. ...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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My sister has developed otitis interna. What is it exactly?

My sister has developed otitis interna. What is it exactly?

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

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What is the treatment for otitis interna?

What is the treatment for otitis interna?

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

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What is the lay term for "otitis externa"?

What is the lay term for "otitis externa"?

Outer ear infection: I would call it an outer ear infection or an ear canal infection.

Also sometimes referred to as swimmers ear. ...Read more

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How long will dizziness last if you have otitis?

How long will dizziness last if you have otitis?

Not knowable: Generally dizziness will subside within a few days after otitis resolves. If it doesn't, reassessment is needed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with otitis externa?

What are the symptoms associated with otitis externa?

Otitis externa: Swimmer's ear. Very painful infection of the external ear canal with significant tenderness to touch/tug on ear cartilage. Canal will often close with swelling. Puss-like drainage is very common. Can be very concerning if untreated or in diabetics, with spread of bacteria to bone around the canal. ...Read more

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Otitis externa still not going away. What should I do?

Follow up: If you already have seen your doctor and were prescribed the right antibiotic ear drops, but it is not improving, you should go back to your doctor to get rechecked. ...Read more

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My husband's grandparent might have otitis externa. What is it?

My husband's grandparent might have otitis externa. What is it?

Swimmer's ear: Sometimes a small drop of water can get trapped behind a small piece of wax in the ear canal, either from swimming or bathing. Then, because it is a warm place, bacteria or fungus can grow causing pain and swelling, which can be severe. Ear drops and sometimes oral antibiotics and steroids are used to treat this condition. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to deal with the pain of otitis externa?

Is there anything I can do to deal with the pain of otitis externa?

Pain meds?: Have you tried some oral pain meds, like tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen?

There are some ear drops that have anesthetic in them

there are also ear drops with steroids, which work as an antiflammatory to help reduce pain and swelling. ...Read more

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My child has otitis externa. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

My child has otitis externa. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

See an ENT: For more details, see my patient information sheet at http://www. Richmondent. Com/assets/downloads/ear-nose-throat/ears-hearing/swimmers-ear. Pdf. ...Read more

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My son 25lb was given amoxicillin 400/5ml twice a day 5ml for otitis is seem ok? I worried overdose

My son 25lb was given amoxicillin 400/5ml twice a day 5ml for otitis is seem ok? I worried overdose

Normal dose: The most often recommended dose for otitis media at his age is 80-90 mg/kg, which is what you were given. Lower dose es are often given for things like a UTI or lung infection because the med gets into those areas easier. With otitis the germs differ and more is recommended. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a mild form of otitis externa; can I make a long flight? Thanks in advance for you precious advice.

See answer: While there are of course no guarantees, it's unlikely that a correctly diagnosed, mild form of otitis externa will cause any significant problems while flying especially if you are using appropriate antibiotic/ear drops to help clear and/or prevent worsening. Otitis media affecting the middle ear would be a different scenario and air travel could potentially lead to further or protracted problems ...Read more

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I was wondering if otitis intera can begin to grow into externa, and how long it can go on while being un/mis-diagnosed?

I was wondering if otitis intera can begin to grow into externa, and how long it can go on while being un/mis-diagnosed?

Possible: Any infection can spread. However, I don't see how you got diagnosed with otitis interna. In fact, I've never heard of it. I've heard of otitis MEDIA, but it rarely causes otitis externa. I've never seen that, anyway. The two can occur concurrently, but they are treated differently. ...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?

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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