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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?

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 (Definition)

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


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Yellow ear discharge and bleeding from ear, is this signs of a yeast infection?

Yellow ear discharge and bleeding from ear, is this signs of a yeast infection?

Unlikely the issue: Yellow pus is usually a sign of a bacterial process, not one caused by fungi.Bleeding is a non specific sign of irritation and inflammation by any agent. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for an ear ache/start of a possible ear infection?

Any home remedies for an ear ache/start of a possible ear infection?

Earache : earache can be due an ear infection in the middle ear or external auditory canal or can be referred from the throat or teeth. You can try to ease the pain with analgesics such as ibuprofen but please see your Dr. Feel better ...Read more

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Whut can I take over-the-counter for ear infection from drainage from sinus?

Whut can I take over-the-counter for ear infection from drainage from sinus?

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 more

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What are the treatments for a middle ear infection?

What are the treatments for a middle ear infection?

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

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What is the root cause for watery discharge from nose?

What is the root cause for watery discharge from nose?

Runny Nose: Most common causes of runny nose are hay fever, or a cold. Colds last only a few days and usually do not recur for weeks or months. Whereas, hay fever lasts longer and recurs more frequently and is often seasonal. ...Read more

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I've had a really bad ear infection for the passed 3 days. What are remedies that can soothe an ear infection?

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

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Please help! what is the difference between ear discharge and bleeding from the ear?

Please help! what is the difference between ear discharge and bleeding from the ear?

Discharge = general: Discharge is a general term that simply means any type of substance leaking out from somewhere, such as pus, clear fluid, mucus, etc. As such, bleeding can be a type of discharge. Bloody discharge from the ear is known as bloody otorrhea. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medication should I use for ear pain due to congestion (liguid in the ear)?

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

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Bad ear ache in right ear. What are some easy home remedies for an inner ear infection?

Bad ear ache in right ear. What are some easy home remedies for an inner ear infection?

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 more

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My ear is infected from an ear infection. Is there any tips to help my ear?

My ear is infected from an ear infection. Is there any tips to help my ear?

Proper treatment: You need to see a doctor to receive proper diagnosis and treatment. Until then, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin should give pain relief. Do not lay flat-keep your head slightly elevated. On on a heating pad on the affected ear may also give some pain relief. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms for swimmers ear fullness in the ear? And what can be done about it?

Are the symptoms for swimmers ear fullness in the ear? And what can be done about it?

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

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Best remedy for ear infection and how to drain fluid from ears faster?

"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

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What are the reasons for drainage from the ears in adults?

What are the reasons for drainage from the ears in adults?

Depends: Depends on the drainage, is it clear or brown? You should get it checked anyhow. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have ear discharge from 14 days i'm not using any ear drops please which ear drops is best?

I have ear discharge from 14 days  i'm not using any ear drops please which ear drops is best?

Rx, probabably: Discharge from the ears may indicate an ear infection--most likely bacterial, possibly fungal. Either infection would require a prescription ear drop. You need to see your doctor for an exam of the ear, and he/she can determine what you may need. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Clogged ear: Should be on Abx. Augmentn, Zithromax, Avelox, etc. Pop your ears several times an hour. Idea is to get ear back in middle ear space. No smoking or alcohol. Probably best to see ENT for exam. ...Read more

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Where does the garlic ear ache remedy come from? What is the history behind this remedy?

Where does the garlic ear ache remedy come from? What is the history behind this remedy?

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