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Whats symptoms of ear infection in adult?

Whats symptoms of ear infection in adult?

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

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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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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

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36 yo female with right ear pain for 2 days (no fever, drainage or other symptoms). History of ear infections as adult and child. I take azathioprine for crohn's. Should i go to doctor or wait?

36 yo female with right ear pain for 2 days (no fever, drainage or other symptoms). History of ear infections as adult and child. I take azathioprine for crohn's. Should i go to doctor or wait?

Any hearing loss: The first question i ask a patient with ear ache (otalgia) is if there is any hearing loss associated with pain. If there is no hearing loss and particularly if the pain is in front of the ear, i would be thinking tmd. This could be joint disease, muscle spasm or referred pain to the side of the face (ear) from dental disease as the other reviewer suggested. ...Read more

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I am an adult and both of my ears ache. What are the symptoms of ear infections. I have no fever but have a slight sinus headache.?

I am an adult and both of my ears ache.  What are the symptoms of ear infections. I have no fever but have a slight sinus headache.?

By looking : Ear pain may just indicate fluid in the ear. If you have fever that may suggest you have ear infection. Motrin (if you are not allergic) would help with ear ache. But the only way to know is to have a doctor take a look at your ear drums. ...Read more

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Symptoms of ear infection are what?

Symptoms of ear infection are what?

Pain: Pain is the primary symptom. Drainage from the ear can suggest an external infection. ...Read more

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Symptoms of ear infection always the same?

Symptoms of ear infection always the same?

No: Ear infections can present with just ear pain, fever, vomiting, tugging on the ears or throat pain or any combination of the above. ...Read more

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What are some early symptoms of ear infection?

What are some early symptoms of ear infection?

Decreased hearing: Ear infections of the middle ear usually present with decreased hearing and pain. Ear infections of the ear canal usually have pain and may have decreased hearing as they progress. ...Read more

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Are pain and fullness symptoms of ear infection?

Are pain and fullness symptoms of ear infection?

Yes: Among other things these are symptoms of ear infections. These symptoms can be associated with many other illnesses as well so see your doctor to make sure that you aren't missing anything more serious. ...Read more

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Symptoms of ear infection or fluid behind ear drum?

Symptoms of ear infection or fluid behind ear drum?

Pain, hearing issue: In acute otitis there is pain, decrease hearing in kids fever, vomiting and sometimes abdominal pain. In chronic form it decrease in hearing might be the only symptom. ...Read more

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How can I treat an adult ear infection at home?

See a doctor : These can turn to glue ear or ruptured ear drums or other things. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Feeling off balance rocking sensation ear infection cleared up why am I still experiencing these symptoms?

Feeling off balance rocking sensation ear infection cleared up why am I still experiencing these symptoms?

? the inner ear: not your middle or external ears , which can be cleared off the infection, but balance is helped by the inner ear, check with your doctor who may refer you again to an ENT or a neurologist, best wishes ...Read more

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What to do if i got a inner ear infection, can it cause other symptoms?

What to do if i got a inner ear infection, can it cause other symptoms?

Yes: Inner ear infections often cause associated symptoms of dizziness, ear ringing, headaches, vertigo, nausea. True inner ear infections are a serious matter and not to be fiddled around with. You need to see an ENT (ear -nose-throat) doctor or infectious disease doctor if your primary care doctor is not comfortable treating this. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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


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 ...Read more