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Any signs and symptoms of an ear infection in adults?

Any signs and symptoms of an ear infection in adults?

Ear infection: Depends on what part of the ear is infected. Usually fullness and pressure type pain. At times pulsating. The tympanic membrane is dull or irritated and may be bulging. Hearing is reduced and there may be dizzyness. May or may not be fever. ...Read more

Ear Infections (Definition)

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


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And difference in signs and symptoms of ear infection in adults?

And difference in signs and symptoms of ear infection in adults?

Discomfort, drainage: Ear infections can be outer ear infections (in the ear canal) or middle ear (behind the ear drum). Outer ear infections present with ear pain (inner/outer), discharge, fullness. Middle ear infections present w/deeper ear discomfort, decreased hearing and possible drainage (if ear drum ruptured). Seeing a specialist is important to treat and make sure nothing more going on nearby that is concerning. ...Read more

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Pain in ear when i blow nose only. Is that one of the signs and symptoms of inner ear infection?

Pain in ear when i blow nose only. Is that one of the signs and symptoms of inner ear infection?

Nope: That is a sign that you are increasing the inner ear pressure when you blow your nose. The nose connects to the inner ear via the eustachian tube. This tube is what allows pressure to balance and is responsible for "popping" of the ears. What you describe is a similar method to how scuba divers equalize the pressure under water. ...Read more

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What r the signs & symptoms of an ear infection. My ear is sore and also feels like it is full of water and its not. What could be wrong ?

What r the signs & symptoms of an ear infection. My ear is sore and also feels like it is full of water and its not. What could be wrong ?

It sounds like you: have an ear infection. The only way to tell is for a doctor/health care provider to look at it with an otoscope. You can take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for the pain until you can be seen. The feeling of water in your ear may be from fluid behind your ear drum, which can be part of the ear infection. ...Read more

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Signs of ear infection in adults differ from kids?

Signs of ear infection in adults differ from kids?

Similar: The symptoms are pretty similar. The difference is in the ability to communicate the symptoms. ...Read more

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What's most likely signs of an ear infection in adults?

What's most likely signs of an ear infection in adults?

Ear pain, discharge: Ear infections can be outer ear infections (in the ear canal) or middle ear (behind the ear drum). Outer ear infections present with ear pain (inner/outer), discharge, fullness. Middle ear infections present w/deeper ear discomfort, decreased hearing and possible drainage (if ear drum ruptured). Seeing a specialist is important to treat and make sure nothing more going on nearby that is concerning. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Ear Infection (Definition)

Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical anatomic landmarks of membrane, poor mobility of membrane ultimately, tm can perforate or rupture with subsequent drainage of fluid into the ear canal. May take months for fluid from ...Read more


Dr. Sewa Legha
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Infection (Definition)

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