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My doctor says I have an ear infection caused by congestion. On medication&recieved a shot. My ear was unaudible since 2days ago&now my right. Help?

My doctor says I have an ear infection caused by congestion. On medication&recieved a shot. My ear was unaudible since 2days ago&now my right. Help?

Common: For a true middle ear infection to occur you must have some fluid accumulation in the middle ear space. That fluid drops hearing perception by around 40%. The fluid buildup that led to problems in one side will often involve both over time. It takes a week or so to kill the germs and sometimes weeks for the fluid to leave & hearing to return to normal. ...Read more

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17mo son vomit fever 102-103 runny nose for 2 days. Test neg for flu. wont drink. Has had flu shot. No ear or sinus infect. What else could it be?

17mo son vomit fever 102-103 runny nose for 2 days. Test neg for flu. wont drink. Has had flu shot. No ear or sinus infect. What else could it be?

Mgt: Most likely this is a viral illness and should resolve within the next few days. If he continues to have a fever or is dehydrated a visit with your physician is indicated. Try giving small amounts of pedialyte frequently. ...Read more

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What should you do if you get shot in the ear with air?

What should you do if you get shot in the ear with air?

Depends: It can be completely benign, produce ear pain transiently, or perforate your ear drum. It depends on the force of air received at your er drum. ...Read more

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I got shot in the ear with a empty bb gun. And now I have tinnitus, so I got my ear check, my hearing was good. Is there any hope losing my tinnitus?

I got shot in the ear with a empty bb gun. And now I have tinnitus, so I got my ear check, my hearing was good. Is there any hope losing my tinnitus?

Could be temporary: Tinnitus, or ringing sensation in the ear, is often experienced after exposure to a sudden or prolonged loud noise, such as a gunshot or even being a loud concert. When it occurs after a single exposure, it can often be temporary. If persistent, you should seek further medical care. ...Read more

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Does my child need to get a shot for repeated ear infections?

Does my child need to get a shot for repeated ear infections?

No: Your child may need a tube placed in the eardrum. The tympanostomy tube can help drain fluid that's present due to an infection. ...Read more

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What can help cool cheeks? Cool wash cloth is hot within seconds got a steroid and cocktail shot yesterday for ears and have viral sinusitis

What can help cool cheeks? Cool wash cloth is hot within seconds got a steroid and cocktail shot yesterday for ears and have viral sinusitis

Steroid and cocktail: is a strange prescription. Viral sinusitis (if that is what it is) should clear up without steroids. You might have something else. If your cheeks are very red or painful or tender,or you have a fever you need to be seen again. Meanwhile, best way to cool cheeks is a gel mask, keep one in fridge and wear the other. ...Read more

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What will happen if you take flu shot and have an ear infection?

What will happen if you take flu shot and have an ear infection?

Nothing bad: The flu shot does not require that you be perfectly healthy to do what it needs to build protection. ...Read more

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My daughter just had her 2 month shots. She has 2 ear infections. She won't eat last she ate was at 3 this morning. Screaming till sleep i'm worried?

My daughter just had her 2 month shots. She has 2 ear infections. She won't eat last she ate was at 3 this morning. Screaming till sleep i'm worried?

Not eating, drinking: If your baby is only 2 months old and not eating (and presumably not drinking either) she could easily become dehydrated. If she has a fever also, this will increase the difficulty. Babies do sometimes get fevers with immunizations, but if crying extensively and not taking anything in, she should be seen. Call your pediatrician -- s/he may want to meet you in er. Be well, . ...Read more

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I was given a steroid shot a nasan ty ear infection, . Can steroids raise heart rate. It's been 112-120 for hours. Can the infection cause tachycard?

I was given a steroid shot  a nasan ty ear infection, . Can steroids raise heart rate. It's been 112-120  for hours. Can the infection cause tachycard?

Infection can/pain: Steroids are a natural stress hormone the body also makes in response to illness/stress. It shouldn't raise your heart rate, but the infection and the pain involved can release other stress chemicals ,mainly Adrenalin that does raise the rate. ...Read more

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Have heartburn/tight chest & full body rash (itchy, little red dots, irritating behind ear)- flu shot given 5 days ago, s/s started 1 day later.?

Have heartburn/tight chest & full body rash (itchy, little red dots, irritating behind ear)- flu shot given 5 days ago, s/s started 1 day later.?

Viral exanthem: This could be a viral rash, but you can't discount other possible causes exanthems can be caused by toxins or drugs, microorganisms, or can result from autoimmune disease. It could be related to the flu shot, but not necessarily. A visit to the medical doctor could be warranted here. ...Read more

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I had Rociphen shot yesterday for double ear infections and pharyngitis. Do I keep taking the Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (10 days) or no? If yes, for how many days?

I had Rociphen shot yesterday for double ear infections and pharyngitis.  Do I keep taking the Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (10 days) or no?  If yes, for how many days?

Yes: It may be confusing but the shot was just an effort to speed recovery by covering additional germs. It may take both to kill all the germs. If you rely on rocephin alone it would need to be given daily for up to a week. ...Read more

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Ears clogged/muffled after *mildly* loud sound. Are my eardrums shot?

Ears clogged/muffled after *mildly* loud sound. Are my eardrums shot?

No. TMD symptom?: Assuming that your ears have been examined & are clear. Also assuming cold or allergy flare ups ruled out. Plugged ears are common symptoms of temporo mandibular dysfunction (tmd). Trigeminal nerve controls the jaw muscles as well as the tiny muscle that opens eustachian tube. Hence the symptoms. Have you noticed any changes in ear congestion with jaw movement or chewing? ...Read more

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How long after my daughter gets her 4 months shots do I have to wait to have her ears pierced?

How long after my daughter gets her 4 months shots do I have to wait to have her ears pierced?

17 years 8 months.: This is a permanent procedure, it causes pain and has side effects. Since there is the potential of complications that can be serious and it is purely cosmetic, let her choose to have it done. Her standards are not yours. No 4 month old would consent to being hurt for any reason. You would not pierce her nipples or give her tattoos, right? ...Read more

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Will be having an ear operation as my ears stick out. Are they any more painful than a shot?

Will be having an ear operation as my ears stick out. Are they any more painful than a shot?

Yes: You may feel the shots initially if it is preformed under local anesthesia. You will likely have some soreness of your ears for a few days after surgery. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain inside my ear, have been exposed to gun shots last week friday. kindly advise?

Barotrauma: Ayanda, you could have a ruptured eardrum and need to be seen by a doctor to be sure it will heal and prevent against infection. Good luck! ...Read more

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I got shot in my car about 5 days ago. I'm healing fine now, but my ear is still ringing. All the windows were up. Will this ringing go away?

I got shot in my car about 5 days ago. I'm healing fine now, but my ear is still ringing. All the windows were up. Will this ringing go away?

Ringing in ears: Depending on the caliber of weapon - you will likely have ringing for at least a week. The sound of a gunshot within a closed vehicle - causing intense pressure on your eardrum. The auditory nerves were "shocked" by the sudden noise. This should fade over the next several days although you may have some hearing loss as a result. Good luck ...Read more