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Should I Use A Heating Pad On Low To Help The Pain Of My Ear Infection
There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more
I may have an ear infection but i can't see the doctor until tomorrow. In the meantime, would a heating pad against my ear help or make it worse?
woke up in tears bc her ear hurt so bad.gave her Motrin,had her lay on a heating pad propped up and nothing helped.Ear drops hurt her. Ear infection?
Could be: The middle ear will usually hurt if you stretch or hurt the ear drum.This is most commonly due to a build up of pressure behind the drum from pus, but other things can do it.The only way to know is to have her seen.With that degree of discomfort, the sooner the better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The upper part (near my cartilage) of my ear is swollen, tender to touch and warm. I have had previous ear infections. But this is definitely not an ear infection. I have tried putting a heating pad and an ice pack on it.
Ear infection: Most ear infections in older children and adults heal by themselves in a few days. However, if you continue to have pain after using the eardrops for over 72 hours and you develop a fever or become very uncomfortable with worse pain, your doctor can check you again and perhaps prescribe an antibiotic then if the ear infection has persisted. You make a painkiller to ease the earache. ...Read more
I am 48 years old and never had a ear infection now after going to the doctors office and getting the meds my ear has started leeking fluid and blood is there anything I can flush the ear with and is it ok to use the drops they gave me?
I felt off balance yesterday so my dad said to use debrox the minute the liquid got into my ear it hurt. Is that normal? Do I have a ear infection
Off balance: Falling off balance (without alcohol or other drugs being involved) on a horizontal and level surface, especially if it is repeated, it can be very significant for your health. Go see an internal medicine physician and eventual an ent. It can be a banal ear infection, a labyrintitis, or even worse, a brain injury or a tumor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor prescribed me ear drops for my ear infection but when I use them my ear hurts even more. What should I do?
Keep going..: Unfortunately, sometimes there is pain before gain. If your ear is raw and sensitive, any med is likely to feel uncomfortable. But unless you push through that discomfort, the ear can't get better. It's like you need to eat when you have diarrhea even though it will make the diarrhea worse the first 1-2 days. Give the treatment a few days to work, and then if not improving, have it reassessed ...Read more
Ive had 3 ear infections in 8mths, people cant hear me when im talking loud they say im talking low and when i burp my ear hurt. What could be wrong?
Have an ENT: thoroughly examine you. Sounds as if there could be a problem with the Eustachian tube(s). ...Read more
Did my sore throat lead to my ear infection? Does this need to be treated? Can I just use ear drops
May be related: Middle ear infections often arise after a cold or other process involving the upper airway/throat/adenoids/tonsils. If a specific germ is dominating the others in the area, they can affect both your throat and middle ears. If it is viral it will pass in a few days without treatment.If bacterial, oral antibiotics will be needed.Drops are unlikely to be helpful in this case. ...Read more
I have itching in my ear and I'm not sure if I may have an ear infection or not. I do have cipro (ciprofloxacin) eye drops on hand. Can I use for my ear?
Can I use camphor phinique for an inner ear infection my ear is stopped up i was prescribed cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) and amoxivillin bunt can't afford them
Confusing statement: Amoxicillin is an old antibiotic and generally very cheep.You should look into a discount card you can find most places.It would be your best chance to cure a middle ear infection of the items listed. Putting camphophonique in your canal may give you something to do, but it wouldn't cure a middle ear infection. You may self heal in 6-8 weeks like they did before antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ear infection: Is it the ear canal or the middle ear that is involved? For outer ear/otitis externa/ swimmer's ear there are otc treatments available. Dizziness, however, suggests otitis media & possible labyrinthitis (infection/ inflammation in the balance mechanism). Otc decongestant may help; otc dramamine (dimenhydrinate) (low dose to prevent side effects) can help with dizziness. If not better in couple days, see fp for tx. ...Read more
Treatment failure: Symptoms of an illness that will respond to a particular antibiotic usually start to improve within 3-4 days if the appropriate antibiotic was prescribed, and they were taken as directed. Relapse or persistence of symptoms is generally regarded as a treatment failure or inaccuracy of the original diagnosis (i.e. viral not bacterial). ...Read more
How to prevent my ear infection from a throbing noise type of thing at night. Why does this happen? Is it normal with an ear infection
Throb with ear inf. : It is very common to hear your heartbeat with an ear infection. It is also very common for it to throb. The only way to get rid of that is to clear the fluid from the middle ear ( between the ear drum and the stapes). Sometimes playing the radio or running a fan at night will make it less noticeable. Good luck. ...Read more
My ear was in pain for about 2 days. I thought It was just an ear infection. the pain is gone now but I can't hear very well. What can I do?
Check it out: Pain in the middle ear can be many things, including viral issues that self heal or bacterial ones that may require antibiotics for quick resolution. With any, there is often accumulation of middle ear fluid that slows down the movement of the ear boned (suppresses hearing). It can take weeks to improve.The only way to know if it needs antibiotics is to have it checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is your balance off when you have an ear infection? I have one where fluid is coming out of my ear does this make me wobbly/ hard to balance?
Yes: While a middle ear infection will not make you too wobbly, extension of the infection into the inner ear or vestibular (balance) system will make you dizzy . Fluid coming put of your ear has to be either from an infection of the ear canal or a perforated eardrum with a middle ear infection. Accompanying vertigo suggests the latter. See your MD. ...Read more
Had a bad ear infection that last few days, where my hearing was muffled and I couldnt hear, now if I pull my ear out it pops and I can hear. normal?
I have an ear infection and have been on amoxicilina for 6 days. The first 3 days my ear was blocked. Now I have a constant clear and sticky discharge?
Ear drum rupture: Your ear infection was accompanied by an effusion - a collection of fluid behind the membrane. That fluid gave you the sensation of being "blocked". Now the pressure has reach a point that the ear drum ruptured and now that effusion can drain. It's not an uncommon occurrence. Finish your antibiotics and follow-up with your primary care doc for re-eval to assess whether ENT referral is needed. ...Read more
See doctor: If the ear infection has been documented by your doctor, then using a nasal decongestant spray, nasal steroid spray, or even a short course of prednisone may be considered. The next step would be treatment with an antibiotic. Some studies argue against the use of abx but I would certainly want it myself if I were suffering from the throbbing pain. ...Read more
No: Ear infection from yeast would be outside of the eardrum (otitis externa), and surgery has no potential to benefit otitis externa unless you have a very abnormal ear canal. The key here lies in using anti fungal drops as prescribed then maintaining good ear hygiene: never put anything in the ear canal, blow-dry after getting wet, treat wax problems with sweet oil or other softener, swim cap/plugs ...Read more
I have an ear infection and i want to tle a shower but that may put water in my ear....what do i do?
Shower: People can shower while they have ear infections. If you have otitis externa (aka: swimmer's ear) it is advised not to swim or go below the surface of water until your treatment has been completed. Don't attempt to "wash" out your ear with water while in the shower. Discuss with your doctor who diagnosed and prescribed treatment for your ear infection what other precautions you may need to take. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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