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Over The Counter Treatment For Chronic Middle Ear Fluid
Tibes: If you have had a middle ear ear effusion (fluid) for more than 3 or 4 months and you have a hearing loss of 20 to 30%, a very simple and safe procedure performed by any competent ENT doctor is an incision into the ear drum under local anesthesia, aspiration of the fluid, and insertion of a ventilation tube. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
I get random pain in upper pinna or behind middle of the ear , traced all the way to under the jaw joint. For over 10yrs.Any remedy sans B12 tabs?
Jaw pain: I am assuming you have consulted your primary physician regarding this problem which has been going for so long. I would advice consulting a orofacial pain dentist as you could be having temporomandibular disorders (chronic pain in the jaw). For starters, you could try massaging your jaw couple of times a day; it might help. Also, warm compresses for 10-15 minutes should help too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wording confusion: There are 3 basic compartments of the ear mechanism. The outer canal, the middle ear with ear bones & the inner ear that is encased in the skull bone.The inner ear handles the hearing mechanism & position sense.You cannot reach it with drops.Drops are sometimes used for canal infections or middle ear pbs if tubes are present.Some drops used for canal infections can be used for middle ear infect. ...Read more
Ear infection: Treatment for middle ear infection (otitis media) will depend on age. Adults may not take antibiotics if the earache disappears in a few days. Children less than 5 years old usually need antibiotics, especially younger than 2 years old. Over 5 years, treat the same as adults. Analgesic ear drops or oral equivalents can be used to ease the pain. ...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
Typical treatment of eustation tube dysfunction that isn't responding to nasal steroid therapy and psodoephedrine ? It's been blocked for over 9 days
Chew gum,drink lots: of liquids which pop eustachian tubes open, otherwise can't think of any other treatment ...Read more
What over-the-counter medication should I use for ear pain due to congestion (liguid in the ear)?
Nasal blockage: Try a nettie pot first. You are alreadt taking an otc antihistamine with decongestent. Avoid neosynephrine (phenylephrine) or afrin. They can cause rebound swelling, overusage and dependence. If it doesn't clear quickly seek medical treatment because this can lead to permenent problems including balance and loss of hearing. ...Read more
Can impacted wax from continuous (5 years) use of ear plugs at night result in an ear infection? And could an ear infection result in pain in the jaw and neck as well as the ear?
No: Ear wax retention does not cause a bacterial infection.It can cause discomfort, and there are many OTC products that can be used to dissolve the retained was, or you can have it removed by a physician or ENT specialist. The ear drum shares a nerve with the jaw joint and occasionally those with an otitis can have jaw pain or someone with tooth/jaw pain may have ear pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic ohitis serous. What is the treatment after several antibiotics, decongestants, steroids, and ear drops. I am 38. There is history of infect?
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
What could cause chronic middle ear effusion in right ear in an adult? There's also a swollen lymph node behind ear present for 10 months (painless).
Acute bronchitis....: Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways, usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. If a bacterial infection is present, antibiotics are sometimes needed. If a virus is the culprit, treatment is largely symptom relief, including drinking plenty of fluids, rest, etc. Saline nasal spray can help with nasal congestion, throat lozenges can help the sore throat, etc. If worsening, see dr. ...Read more
Resolved painful swelling of outer ear canal (from swimming) w drops, oral antibi & steroids, still have fluid in middle ear. Can decongestants help?
Slowly: Decongestants are appropriate, alone or with new generation antihistamines. However, nothing helps dramatically and it can take some time to fully recover. Smoking is a direct negative factor by irritating the throat opening of eustachian tube. Increased fluids are also appropriate. There are adults, very infrequently, with tubes when problem persists with nothing helping. ...Read more
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