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Remedies For Discharge From The Ear
I have a mild swelling in my left ear from sinus drainage and allergies. Is there a home remedy I can use to clear any bacteria from my ear canal?
Not related: The ears and sinuses are not directly connected and from your description, I cannot tell if the problem is from a bacterial infection or something else. It is best for you to get these checked out by your doctor. Once the diagnosis has been made, then you can decide on what kind of Rx may be best for you ...Read more
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
Leukorrhea: is a normal bodily function and doesn't require treatment. ...Read more
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
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
I've had a really bad ear infection for the passed 3 days. What are remedies that can soothe an ear infection?
RX numbing ear drops: There are multiple types of ear infections. Each has its own treatment. Also, what some patients think are ear infections prove to be earwax impactions or non-infectious fluid behind the eardrum. So, it would be extremely difficult for you to self treat an ear infection without professional help. Until then try a gentle blow dryer or get your md to call in rx numbing drops as you await your appt. ...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
Tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin: You can take Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) until you are able to see a doctor- someone should look in the ear before you put any drops in the ear. You need to make sure that you don't have a ruptured ear drum that can be worsened by putting " sweet oil" or other ear drops in the ear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ear pain no drainage what are the symptoms of an ear infection and is it possible to have a ear infection no drainage I don't have swimmers ear?
Swimmers ear: certainly can cause fullness with reduction hearing. There is often pain and discharge as well. The ear canal is often visibly swollen. if your ear feels plugged, but not irritated, then it could be simply blocked by wax or water, and may simply need flushed. The doctor can quickly tell what you need by taking a look. ...Read more
"best" is variable: Some may same...Best is to allow your body to clear the infection without intervention by medicines....Most will resolve on their own just as quickly without any antibiotics...Some will persist or develop complications so best to me would be treat if not resolved in a couple of days..Best is also not the most broad spectrum antibiotic...Best is amox at about 90mg/kg/day given twice a day. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the drainage, is it clear or brown? You should get it checked anyhow. See your doctor. ...Read more
For a month have fullness in ear and maxillary sinus. MD says eustachean tube blockage from sinusitis. What for relief? Will this go away by itself?
Popular folk remedy: Garlic is a popular remedy used in folk medicine for treating ear pain.It has been used for centuries to treat ear infections before there were any antibiotics as garlic is known to have antibacterial properties.But in modern medicine there are better remedies including antibiotics especially in children, and before using it one should check with their doctor. ...Read more