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Ear infection 3wks. Cipro (cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin) ear drops first, oral cipro (ciprofloxacin) second for 10 days. Eardrum ruptured, black/green/white pus coming from ear. When will it go away?

Ear infection 3wks. Cipro (cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin) ear drops first, oral cipro (ciprofloxacin) second for 10 days. Eardrum ruptured, black/green/white pus coming from ear. When will it go away?

Middle ear infection: With ruptured eardrum, that would need the right antibiotic, right dosage for proper duration, your treating doctor can only decide that, meanwhile make sure you keep it clean and dry, and plugged when showering, avoid swimming for now, ...Read more

Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more


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How long is the pus drainage from a ruptured ear drum supposed to last?

How long is the pus drainage from a ruptured ear drum supposed to last?

Usually a few days: The drainage from a middle ear infection that causes a ruptured ear drum will typically stop in 4 or 5 days. These perforations are generally quite small and many heal within a couple of weeks. Ongoing drainage may indicate a problem beyond a straight forward middle ear infection. Infections can spread into the mastoid or air cell tracts in front of the inner ear. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have fluid behind eardrums?

What should I do if I have fluid behind eardrums?

See ENT surgeon: An ENT surgeon can pace a myringotomy tube in the eardrum to drain out the fluid. ...Read more

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Can water behind the eardrum clearup on its own?

Can water behind the eardrum clearup on its own?

Simple answer: Simple answer is yes. Depends on many things. Still need to get seen by ENT to see if waiting is all that is needed. ...Read more

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Can I fly with diagnosed fluid behind the eardrum?

Can I fly with diagnosed fluid behind the eardrum?

Flying with fluid: You are better off getting tubes placed in the ear drum. With fluid in the middle ear you have a greater chance of having a spontaneous rupture of the tympanic membrane with all the pressure changes. See your ent before you fly. ...Read more

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Fluid trapped behind eardrum for 4 months, how can I tell if it drained?

Fluid trapped behind eardrum for 4 months, how can I tell if it drained?

Doctor can check: A doctor can look to check the eardrums. Also, an instrument called a tympanometer can tell when there is no fluid nor pressure behind an eardrum. If there are no symptoms, a person would have a hard time telling whether or not she has fluid behind her eardrums without the help of a doctor. ...Read more

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Can water be behind eardrum for months if it hasn't taken out, or it should be dried by itself?

Can water be behind eardrum for months if it hasn't taken out, or it should be dried by itself?

Otitis media: Fluid behind the eardrum may persist for up to 12 weeks following inflammation. Medications are not particularly good at clearing this up although decongestants may make you feel better. If you have persistent symptoms it is best to see someone. Ear tubes may be indicated for some. ...Read more

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Fluid behind eardrums--about to study abroad in china (12 days from now). Can I get rid of it by then?

Consider myringotomy: A myringotomy, lancing the eardrum, is very effective at resolve the fluid accumulation behind your eardrum. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about fluid behind the eardrum?

Should I be worried about fluid behind the eardrum?

Fluid in ears: Typically, it is not a big problem. Many groups feel that we should only treat it with decongestants. If it becomes very painful or your hearing is seriously affected, I would see your doctor or ent. ...Read more

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Is it possible to remove fluid trapped behind eardrum? How?

Is it possible to remove fluid trapped behind eardrum? How?

Fluid: Fluid can be pushed out by popping the ears (valsalva manuever). If you can get the ear to pop then you are forcing air up the eustachian tube into the middle and simutaneously forcing fuid out the tube. Afrin (oxymetazoline) and sudafed help open the tubes. Also, sugery to puncture drum will allow fluid to come out. Often a pressure equalizing tube is put in to keep the drainage port o[pen for several months. ...Read more

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Feel like something is trapped behind eardrum will it go away?

Feel like something is trapped behind eardrum will it go away?

Foreign body: It would be hard for you to know if it's "behind" the ear drum.
If you feel something in your ear canal, see an ENT doc for assessment. ...Read more

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Any quick DIY methods for getting water out of behind the eardrums?

Any quick DIY methods for getting water out of behind the eardrums?

Inner ear problem: The sense Of fluid within your ears may not be curative easily with over-the-counter remedies. Exam will be needed right away. Sometimes "eustachian tube dysfunction" can lead to these hearing problems. ...Read more

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I have fluid behind the eardrum its so painful how can I get some relieve?

I have fluid behind the eardrum its so painful how can I get some relieve?

See physician,: I'll give some over the counter measures that might help but if the pain persists please see your physician or an ENT specialist. Fluid behind the ear, serous otitis, can not only cause pain and infection but if prolonged it may cause hearing loss. At home try warm moist compresses as often as needed, Sudafed or other decongestant and Advil, Naprosyn or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Son went to dr and he said he has fluid behind eardrum and it causing pain. Gave no meds. What do I do?

Middle ear fluid: Middle ear fluid is a common incidental finding and can be associated with a muffled like feeling in kids (like not being able to pop your ears after flying).The fluid itself is benign and may persist for weeks at a time without problems or might become infected by throat germs over less than 8 hours.Ibuprofen is usually adequate for pain with recheck if or when the kid is running fever. ...Read more

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Fluid behind eardrum. What is the recommended treatment?

Ear Fluid: There are numerous issues that contribute to ear fluid... Allergies, colds, viruses, indfections, sinusitis, deviated septums, barotitis from flying or scuba diving, nasal polyps, etc. Etc.

I would consult an ENT specialist for answers. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of fluid behind the eardrum?

Otitis: If the fluid does not go away within about two weeks, it usually does not resolve on its own. If this is the case, see an ENT for treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fluid behind the eardrum in an adult?

Decongestants: Things that improve eustachian tube function include decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, oral steroids (ex prednisone), and nasal decongestants (ex. Afrin). ...Read more

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I want the name of dr excellent extraction surgery fluid behind the eardrum?

Unclear question: I don't know what you mean with this question.

If you have fluid behind the ear drum, any ear nose and throat doctor should be able to help you. This is a very routine issue in ENT practice. ...Read more

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I've got puss behind my eardrum. Been on amoxicillian for 3 days. Still not any better. Is there anything else I can do? CMS

I've got puss behind my eardrum. Been on amoxicillian for 3 days. Still not any better. Is there anything else I can do? CMS

Depends..: Not knowing your age, medical hx.........should use Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or Avelox or Biaxin for better result along with antihistamine, decongestat. If chronic may need a tube. ...Read more

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How to get rid of water behind eardrum?

How to get rid of water behind eardrum?

Middle Ear Effusion: Can have several causes (ie viral infection, bacterial infection, blocked eustachian tube, lining of middle ear produces too much fluid) and can be independent from otitis media (ome) often happens after cold and the fluid can remain even several months after resolution of ear infection. Important to have otolaryngologist perform otoscopic exam and diagnose cause. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of water behind the eardrum?

How long does it take to get rid of water behind the eardrum?

It is not water: The fluid in the middle ear is not water. It is usually blood serum secondary to negative pressure from Eustachian tube blockage. At 43 years of age it is probably the result of a viral infection. I would wait no more than 3 weeks. If not spontaneously resolved by then, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for young children to have recurring fluid buildup in the ear behind the eardrum?

Is it normal for young children to have recurring fluid buildup in the ear behind the eardrum?

Yes: Studies in day care centers suggest the persistence of middle ear fluid for up to 3 months in the first year in patients with no symptoms. The occurrence is aggravated by smaller drainage tubes in kids heads, allergies & recurrent URI's. As they approach age 8-9 they achieve 90% of adult head size & the issue is uncommon. ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent this after having repeated infections and abcess behind eardrum as a child?

What can be done to prevent this after having repeated infections and abcess behind eardrum as a child?

See below: I am assuming the index case has been under the care of ENT specialist. Referral to infectious disease specialist to find out whether he/she has an immunodeficiency would be appropriate. ...Read more

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How to know if I have fluid behind my eardrum? I can make a fluid/watery sound everytime I want. Also comes when swallowing/chewing. Is that it?

How to know if I have fluid behind my eardrum? I can make a fluid/watery sound everytime I want. Also comes when swallowing/chewing. Is that it?

Fluid = hearing loss: Fluid behind your ear drum leads to hearing loss. What you are describing is either incomplete wax impaction of your ear canal or an issue with ear pressurization or both. See an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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Fluid behind eardrum and pulsating tinnitus for 5 months. What could the cause be?

Fluid behind eardrum and pulsating tinnitus for 5 months. What could the cause be?

Fluid: Inflammatory eustachian tube disease. See ENT for diagnosis and tx. ...Read more

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Is it typical for young children to have recurring moisture buildup in the ear behind the eardrum?

Is it typical for young children to have recurring moisture buildup in the ear behind the eardrum?

Yes: The middle ear makes fluid in everyone. If the eustachian tube is blocked, the fluid builds up. In babies and young children, the area where the eustachian tube opens in the back of the nose is narrow and can get inflamed easily by nasal sinus problems or adenoid enlargement, hence the increased incident of ear infections and fluid in children. ...Read more

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When I was little, my parents said I had blood behind eardrum. I don't know many others who have had it. What is it?

When I was little, my parents said I had blood behind eardrum. I don't know many others who have had it. What is it?

Common: Blood often accompanies an infection in the middle ear. Pus causes inflammation in the lining and when the lining is angry it can bleed. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Does MRI show if I have water behind the eardrum, and does doctors knows also if I do has this, or only special machine can detect this?

Does MRI show if I have water behind the eardrum, and does doctors knows also if I do has this, or only special machine can detect this?

Yes: An MRI can show fluid behind the eardrum as well as within the surrounding mastoid air cells and petrous bones. A higher resolution exam would be a ct scan of the temporal bones. I will see about including images of that kind of study on my site so you can see what they look like. Feel free to check here in the next few days:
http://www. Conciergeradiologist. Com/ct-scan-images. Html. ...Read more

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Is there a faster way to get rid of fluid built up behind the eardrum besides decongestants? I have taken allegra (fexofenadine) d for one week.

Is there a faster way to get rid of fluid built up behind the eardrum besides decongestants? I have taken allegra (fexofenadine) d for one week.

Pop your ears: Block your nose, close your mouth and gently exhale. You might hear bubbling sounds. This may help clear it. Talk to your doctor about using something like afrin (oxymetazoline). ...Read more

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Fluid behind my eardrum. Antibiotics didn't help, couldn't take steroids because of reaction. What can I do at home? Can't see specialist for month.

Fluid behind my eardrum. Antibiotics didn't help, couldn't take steroids because of reaction. What can I do at home? Can't see specialist for month.

Confirmed?: Is the presence of fluid confirmed by your doctor and how long has this been present? In many cases this is the result of prolonged nasal congestion. If you have allergies, nasal steroid may help. If this is from a cold, nasal decongestant pill and/or spray (for up to 5 days) may be tried. ENT evaluation is needed if the problem has been present for >2 weeks. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some ways to get rid of fluid behind eardrum (otitis media)?

I was wondering what are some ways to get rid of fluid behind eardrum (otitis media)?

Time usually works: If it doesn't resolve with time, then the best way is to use a steroid nasal spray for 2-3 weeks. If that doesn't help then antibiotics might help or as a last resort, pe tubes from an ent. ...Read more

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I have fluid behind my right eardrum. I have taken antibiotics 2 weeks ago after seeing a doctor, but it will not drain out yet.

I have fluid behind my right eardrum. I have taken antibiotics 2 weeks ago after seeing a doctor, but it will not drain out yet.

Takes time: The fluid can take a much longer time to re-absorb once the infection is clear. If it's causing problems, see the doctor that prescribed the antibiotics, and ask if a referral to an ENT specialist is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have had tinnitus since the age of 12 also diagnosed with tmj. Rencently, my doctor confirmed fluid behind eardrum. Can fluid increase tinnitus?

I have had tinnitus since the age of 12 also diagnosed with tmj. Rencently, my doctor confirmed fluid behind eardrum. Can fluid increase tinnitus?

Yes: Consult your md asap for fluid behind your eardrum. Ringing in your ears can be a caused by many things and this needs to be diagnosed by your physician. Unlikely related to tempro mandibular joint disorder. However the jaw joint and ear are so closely related anatomically they are frequently associated by patients. Suggest consult with md for cause of said fluid behind ear. Hope this helps. ...Read more