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Over The Counter Ear Infection Drops
Ear drops: It depends on whether you going to have an infection of the outer ear canal or an infection of the middle ear.If you think the outer ear is involved you can use vinegar drops since the psedomonas organism which normally causes it is sensitive to vinegar. If you suspect a middle ear problem, use nose drops since the usual cause of a middle ear problem is post nasal drip. ...Read more
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
Hi how long does an middle ear infection take to clear up for adults with taking amoxcilin 500 and over the counter ear drops no pain its clogged stil?
None: A middle ear infection, if bacterial, requires antibiotics. Many middle ear infections accompanying a viral illness are viral; and should resolve with the resolution of the virus. You can safely wait it out if this is the case but ear pain lasting more than a few days or worsening or accompanied by high fever requires a doctor to examine and treat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ear and sinus: Hello. I would recommend saline irrigation after using afrin. Afrin only for 5 days but keep the saline going until your ear improves. Mucinex (guaifenesin) will help keep fluid thin and watery. Finally Ibuprofen will help with pain and inflammation. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some harmless soothing cvs over-the-counter things I could take for ear infection or random ear pain?
Depends: For an ear infection: you need antibiotics. For "random" pain.. That could be your TMJ or eustachian tube causing problems. If it is your TMJ and the pain is worse when chewing.. You can try some over the counter motrin. If it is more of a pressure/pain you might have when coming down from altitude in a plane, the valsalva maneuver can help. If the pain does not resolve, see your local doc, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a ear infection wanted to use over-the-counter meds, but it leaking yellow and white chunks like tissue. Smells like milldew?
Time for visit: Some viral ear infections self heal in 2-4 day. Bacterial infections tend to persist and may lead to real complications. This is bacterial, 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
Can you recommend a home remedy or over-the-counter medicine for an ear ache, possibly ear infection? I've had it for a month. Apptmt is in one month.
Earache: Otc medications can help with pain but if you have an infection than need to see a physician as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more
I feel like I have an ear infection. My ear hurts and so does the same side of my throat. Is there anything I can buy over-the-counter for that?
Cepastat lozenges : And sugarless gum. See a dic first thing in the am. ...Read more
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
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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