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Pus Behind Eardrum
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?
Had ear infection for 3 days, small drainage when I'm asleep, put q-tip in next morning and yellow pus showed. Maybe ruptured eardrum? No dizziness
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 went to the doctor about a month ago and they told me I had fluid behind my eardrums and I feel off balance all the time now. Do you think it's the fluid causing this or a more serious issue, I've been really worried about it thanks!
Probably the fluid: This is probably just the fluid. Ask you doctor however if a referral to en ENT specialist is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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
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
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
What can be done to prevent this after having repeated infections and abcess behind eardrum as a child?
My doc said I have hard secretions behind my eardrum that cannot be irrigated out. How do I get rid of it?
May need an ear tube: See an ENTGet a more detailed answer ›
Yesterday I was told by my doctor that I have fluid behind the eardrum today it is more painful do I need antibotics.?
May be: If you have a hearing lost in the same ear and the effusion is purulent! ...Read more
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: Inflammatory eustachian tube disease. See ENT for diagnosis and tx. ...Read more
Taking Temperature: Yes. Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Had tube put in left eardrum 3 days post op have a little pressure still, no pain no drainage. Is this normal?
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?
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?
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
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.
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
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
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
YES,: IF THE FLUID IS INFECTION LYMPH NODES WILL ENLARGE ...Read more