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Acute otitis media or otitis media w/ effusion, what to do?

Acute otitis media or otitis media w/ effusion, what to do?

Two different cond..: Acute otitis media often requires antibiotic treatment especially in young children. Otitis media with effusion can be transient, however, persistent (over 12 weeks) one with significant hearing loss requires "tube" for proper drainage. ...Read more

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Middle Ear Infection (Definition)

A bacterial infection behind the ear drum, often occuring after an upper respiratory infection causes a build up of fluid. Usually gets better on its own, but if there is severe pain, fever, or bulging of the ear ...Read more


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Can I fly with an otitis media ear infection?

Can I fly with an otitis media ear infection?

I would not: Otitis media, a middle ear infection, can cause significant pain when you go up or down in an aircraft. See your doctor and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Can antibiotic ointment help media otitis?

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Can antibiotic ointment help media otitis?

No : Otitis media often requires oral or occasionally injectable antibiotics treatment, especially in children 2 years and under. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which antiseptic drug can you recommend for otitis media (fluid behind the ear drum)?

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

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is otitis media and otitis externa?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is otitis media and otitis externa?

3 ear sections: Inner ear= the ear nerve middle ear= the chamber with the ear bones between the ear drum and the ear nerve outer ear= canal and outer ear structure otitis media implys germs inside the ear drum in the middle chamber.Otitis externa implys germs or inflammation of the canal. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the otitis media pathogenesis?

I want to know what's the otitis media pathogenesis?

Many possibilities: These can include a variety of respiratory viruses and bacteria that normally inhabit the throat. Pneumoccus, hemophillis influenza types, moxilla species, etc. These are often just opportunist germs that enter the space to take advantage of the fluid build up. A predisposing factor is the trapping of middle ear fluid behind a poorly draining eustachian tube. ...Read more

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Help about some questions regarding to my acute otitis media while flying?

Help about some questions regarding to my acute otitis media while flying?

Ok: Might be painful but it also depends on how long you have been on antibiotics. You may not experience discomfort. Take tyelenol or Ibuprofen to help alleviate pain. ...Read more

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In adults with otitis media with enfusion what's the proper way to rest for relief? Relief for otitis media with enfusion

I : I am not quite clear on your question. If you are asking what sleep position you should try then my answer would be to lay with the affected ear down, that should help you feel less pressure and fluid. If this was not what you meant please resubmit your question. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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How to help swimmers ear?

How to help swimmers ear?

Have it cleaned: The best treatment for swimmer's ear, before any medications, is a professional cleaning to remove the infected wax. For prevention, an acidified alcohol solution may be used after swimming. Do not use any home remedies if you may have a perforation. ...Read more

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I have chronic otitis media in toddlers, what to do?

I have chronic otitis media in toddlers, what to do?

See an ENT: If the child is having ear infections back to back for more than 2 months, or not clearing up in between antibiotics, it may be time for an ear, nose, and throat consultation. A change of antibiotics might be needed, or if that doesn't clear the infection, he may need pe tubes to allow the fluid to drain properly. Talk with your doctor to find out if this is needed. ...Read more

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Sinus infection, acute otitis media and plugged ear, what all can I do to get better?

Sinus infection, acute otitis media and plugged ear, what all can I do to get better?

Comgestion: You should see your doctor for treatment with an appropriate antibiotic, if necessary. There are other combinations of rx like nasal decongestant sprays, oral decongestants, nasal steroids, mucolytics like guaifenesin, ; sometimes oral steroids are necessary to alleviate sinus and eustachian tube congestion. You may need to see an ENT md to help. ...Read more

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Can otitis media infection in middle ear cause drowsiness and hearing problems?

Can otitis media infection in middle ear cause drowsiness and hearing problems?

Yes: Decreased hearing, noises in the ears and pain would be the most common symptoms. Drowsiness can occur with most illnesses. ...Read more

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How long to antibiotic eardrops take to cure otitis externa?

How long to antibiotic eardrops take to cure otitis externa?

Depends on situation: Oe usually responds within a few days to a week when the drops are properly used. Sometimes there is so much debris in the canal, the drops cannot get to the affected area & removal of the debris is needed. Sometimes a wick, a fabric that can hold the drops & bypass swelling & debris must be inserted. ...Read more

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Which antiseptic drug are used for otitis media (fluid behind the ear drum)?

Which antiseptic drug are used for otitis media (fluid behind the ear drum)?

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

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Home remedies for otitis media dangerous?

Home remedies for otitis media dangerous?

Some might: Many episodes of OM are viral and self heal with no intervention. Some bacterial ear infections would self heal over months like before antibiotics. Some are triggered by aggressive bacteria and can lead to perforated ear drums, chronic infection, mastoiditis, and long term health implications. The danger of any self treatment is delay of proper diagnosis,treatment & potential for complications. ...Read more

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Can you fly with otitis externa?

Can you fly with otitis externa?

Usually you can: Otitis externa only involves the outer ear, and this part of the ear is not sensitive to pressure changes. If the infection involves the ear drum as well or behind the ear drum (with fluid or negative pressure present- your doctor or ENT could tell you), then flying can be painful. I would get checked before the flight to be sure what is going on. ...Read more

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How to tell if ear is clogged due to wax in external ear or fluid in middle ear?

How to tell if ear is clogged due to wax in external ear or fluid in middle ear?

ENT consultation: If you year is blocked, you can not differentiate between impacted wax and middle ear fluid. The treatments are entirely different and you need a specific diagnosis by a specialist, an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Otitis Media (Definition)

Otitis media is also known as a middle ear infection. It ...Read more