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Ringing In Ear Otitis Media
I have a ringing in one ear following otitis media with effusion, will this ringing go away when the fluid drains away?
How long does ringing in ears last after serous otitis media has cleared? I still have ringing after almost all of the fluid is gone, a little worried
Timnitis: It does not seem to be the case. Either serous otitis not resolved completely or some other pathology. See a ENT specialist. ...Read more
Ringing: Ear fluid can definitely cause ringing. When the fluid resolves, the ringing will get better (along with your hearing). ...Read more
Can some person with otitis media dint feeling any pain in their ear but have ringing in their ear instead?
Ear causing tear : (: The ringing in the ear during, after this infection can last awhile...And wax and wane as it slowly improves over time. Sometimes the ringing can last for awhile. I recommend seeing your doctor or an ENT physician. Do not despair. ...Read more
Recently I got told I had otitis media with effusion and ringing started in my left ear, does this ringing go away when the fluid drains out?
About how long does it take for otitis media with effusion to clear on average, and will the ringing in my left ear stop with it? It came from a uri.
Within 3 months: Typically ~90% of patients will clear the effusion within 3 months. Taking medications such as a topical decongestant (nasal steroids) may speed the recovery. If the effusion doesn't clear, then you should see an ENT to make sure the eustachian tube isn't blocked. An ear tube or a simple drainage procedure may be needed. For most patients w/o any other ear issues, the ringing should stop. ...Read more
1 month ago I was told I had infection & serous otitis media in my left ear and ringing but now my right ear is also ringing IV been on 2 anti biotics?
Ear Infection RIng: Serous otitis medial is generally associated with blockage in the eustachian tube, the opening between the middle ear and back of the nose. Ringing is often associated with hearing loss. Try gently clearing your ears by closing your mouth, and blowing your nose. The ears should pop or feel full. If they don't clear, I feel the best course is a short round of inhaled nasal steroid or oral steroids. ...Read more
Do not: A middle ear infection is an infection behind the ear drum. Therefore, cleaning the ear canal would do absolutely nothing. Furthermore, you should not be cleaning out your ear canal as you may injure the skin and cause another problem. A middle ear infection (otitis media) may be viral or bacterial. Otitis media, if that is truly the diagnosis, has nothing to do with the ear canal. ...Read more
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Doctor's advice: Follow the advice and recommendations of the doctor who diagnosed and is treating the problem. If not under care of an otolaryngologist (ENT specialist), ask your doctor about a referral. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a history of otitis media and I've been in a windy area my ears are feeling blocked and glands below my ears are painful. What can I use?
Well: First protect your ears by covering them with ear muffs or a hat. Now you have gone beyond protection of ears so see doctor to be sure your ears are fine ...Read more
Went to doctors and have had otitis media with effusion for 2 weeks and going. How long can it take for ears to not feel full and fluid to drain?
2-4 weeks: After appropriate treatment is the general time frame for resolution. ...Read more
Not cured.: Recurrent otitis media implies chronic issues with the eustachian tube. In these cases, particularly if there is hearing loss +/- chronic middle ear fluid, ventilating tubes (ear tubes) may be recommended. Tubes bypass a dysfunctional eustachian tube and allow better air exchange in and out of the middle ear, which is implicated in recurrent ear infections. ...Read more
Like before 1940?: Some viral ear infections self heal in 2-4 day. Bacterial infections tend to persist and may lead to real complications. Infants need an early eval. If older if not better after 3-4 days, an evaluation and treatment is advised. Prior to antibiotics, hearing loss due to chronic middle ear disease was not uncommon and a significant complication called mastoiditis requires surgical drainage. ...Read more
Otitis: The duration of ear infections vary greatly from person to person. Some are treated with antibiotics and can resolve within a week others need a longer time due to the disfunction of the eustacian tube. Age is another factor...Young children sometimes can take a long time and some even need surgical intervention by an ent. (tubes). ...Read more
I have otitis media with effusion and my ears have been slightly popping all morning when swallowing, is this good or bad?
Likely improving: Eustachian tube allows middle ear mucous to drain into the throat & air to circulate behind the ear drum. As the infection begins to clear, you will often have periods when the tube opens for a period letting air in (popping) or periods where it is still full of fluid or closed. I see the feature as a sign things are improving. ...Read more
I had otitis media for 1 year. Did not finish antibiotic. My left ear is dry and painful when cleaning. What do I do? I think it impacted.
I have otitis media, I cannot hear from ear... Like 90% can't hear is this normal? I have antibotics and nasel spray.
See an ENT: Treatment may have been ineffective and may need surgical intervention. If the hearing is so low in the ear it needs quick treatment or it become permanent loss. ...Read more
Can barotrauma from a airplane be mistaken as otitis media with effusion? Do they look similar on a ear exam with a otoscope?
Not usually: Barotrauma may perforate the tympanic membrane whereas infection can cause fluid to accumulate, with perforation a late consequence. Ent eval may be helpful. ...Read more
I have otitis media and fluid behind my ears and a feeling of pressure, am on betaclav for 5 days and sinucon. When will the pressure go away?
Hi I am a student of 23.i did ear operation twice. Doctor confirmed it is chronic suppurative otitis media. I afraid that it will come back again?
Buzzing and ear fullness did not go away after treating Otitis Media (started 3, 5 weeks ago) with amox-n and zpack courses. Why? What's the next step?
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
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