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How long does hearing loss last from tragus infection?

How long does hearing loss last from tragus infection?

Swelling of ear: It should only last as long as there is swelling of the tragus and ear canal. It should last 7-10 days at the most. ...Read more

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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


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Tragus piercing infection. What can I do?

Tragus piercing infection. What can I do?

Antibiotics & check: If the tragus is red, swollen & tender from an infection, I would first start a topical antibiotic ointment to the area like bactroban (mupirocin). I would get this checked out by an ENT doctor who may be interested in prescribing oral antibiotics for this if needed. The most important thing is to see a doctor to start some form of antibiotics if needed. An ENT would be the best choice to treat this. ...Read more

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Can a tragus peircing infection make me dizzy and nauseous?

Can a tragus peircing infection make me dizzy and nauseous?

Yes: It's possible if your tragus infected. Swelling, erythema can spread in external ear canal and cause pain. Involvement of internal ear may cause nausea and dizziness. Check it out with doctor now, please. ...Read more

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How often should I change my tragus earring to avoid infection?

How often should I change my tragus earring to avoid infection?

Tragus ear ring: Cleaning it by taking it out once a week and cleaning the ear ring and the piercing with hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol and then applying a little vaseline should keep the area healthy and clean.
Mind you that rings in ear going through cartilage can cause keloid type scars even if you are not prone to keloids. If you see that happening, see a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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New Tragus piercing is oozing white stuff. Possible infection? I herd removing piercing is bad because it can seal infection in 2 your body. True?

New Tragus piercing is oozing white stuff. Possible infection? I herd removing piercing is bad because it can seal infection in 2 your body. True?

Lets review your que: No, leaving in the foreign body causing the infection is worse. I would remove the piercing and decide to do it in the future use a replicable piercer and cleanse as per their protocol. ...Read more

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Tragus piercing - would it be a good idea to use salt water if there's an infection?

Tragus piercing - would it be a good idea to use salt water if there's an infection?

Yes: Rinse out well with any kind of water. Throw away Bacitracin & neosporin: they are absolutely useless and are among the most common things people are allergic to. Frequently allergic reactions to these useless antibiotics are mistaken for infections because they are red & weepy. ...Read more

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Got a hardish lump next to tragus in parotid/preaucular area. Got an ear infection and get them frequently. Feel well otherwise but need reassurance?

Got a hardish lump next to tragus in parotid/preaucular area. Got an ear infection and get them frequently. Feel well otherwise but need reassurance?

Mgt: If the area is not painful to touch and does not increase in size, the natural progression of reactive nodes is to eventually resolve in the next several weeks. ...Read more

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My right tragus and ear has been hurting for about a week. Muffled hearing and neck pain on right side. What is wrong? Ear infection?

My right tragus and ear has been hurting for about a week. Muffled hearing and neck pain on right side. What is wrong? Ear infection?

Yes, probably: I'm impressed you know the term tragus. Good for you! Please see your family physician for an exam and antibiotics if necessary, or even an ENT consult if needed. Are you going into the medical field? It is rewarding, although a lot of work. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lymph node next to my tragus, it's not visible to the eye but I can feel it if I press it. I have an ear infection?

I have a small hard lymph node next to my tragus, it's not visible to the eye but I can feel it if I press it. I have an ear infection?

Lymph node: Preauricular lymph nodes, just in front of the ear, are normal. A lymph node that is smaller than a pea, nontender and slightly movable, is likely just doing its job. ...Read more

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Pain in tragus and bad hearing within inner ear. Small lumps along jawline down to around cheekbones. Jaw pain and stiffness. History of ear infection.

Pain in tragus and bad hearing within inner ear. Small lumps along jawline down to around cheekbones. Jaw pain and stiffness. History of ear infection.

Likely ear infection: If you have had multiple ear infections, you could have something more serious occurring, such as a cholesteatoma. I would recommend seeing your physician. ...Read more

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Ear has wax and fluid buildup. Doc said no infection but tragus is swollen and ear is hurting. Ear infection?

Ear has wax and fluid buildup. Doc said no infection but tragus is swollen and ear is hurting. Ear infection?

Unlikely: You note ear wax and fluid build up. You note a doctor said no infection. You have pain and think it is infection. It is unlikely that you have an infection but I don't know your age, risks, symptoms beside pain.
In the summer it could be that you have build up and pain from allergies. The sneezing and inflammation can cause fluid build up. If persists then revisit your doctor for treatments ...Read more

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I have sjogren's. my left ear is full of fluid and not draining. Now the tragus is swollen but no infection. Dr said maybe lymph node draining?

I have sjogren's. my left ear is full of fluid and not draining. Now the tragus is swollen but no infection. Dr said maybe lymph node draining?

ENT Consult: This is an enormously complex case. Please see your ENT doctor to fit the pieces together and suggest a treatment plan that will minimize chronic hearing loss and vestibular dysfunction. This is a problem that you will look back on and want to know that the treatment rendered was the very best. You will also want to consult an ophthalmologist to treat the ophthalmic portion of your Sjogrens. ...Read more

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Cause of tragus pain?

Cause of tragus pain?

Otitis externa: The most common cause for travail tenderness is otitis externa, or swimmer's ear. ...Read more

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Who gets stec infections?

Who gets stec infections?

VTEC:STEC: Anyone can be infected but young children and older people are at risk of severe disease. Hus is more common in children.
Stec: stec (also known as vtec) infection can cause serious disease, including bloody diarrhoea, and sometimes haemolytic uraemic syndrome. Infection usually results from consuming contaminated food or water, or from contact with infected animals or people. Avoid eating underco. ...Read more

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What is a meecer infection?

What is a meecer infection?

MRSA: Is this what you mean? It is an infection with a bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics. It can be community or hospital acquired. It stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. ...Read more

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I have problems urin infection?

Problems?: If you have a urine infection, you need to be on antibiotics. If you are suddenly tending to get lots of infections, you need to be seen to be sure there's not something blocking flow of urine and causing the infections. If you are just concerned about possible urine infection, drink plenty of cranberry juice and possibly take Mannitol from health food store. Good luck! ...Read more

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What infections cannot be cured?

Too many to list: Good question, but it can't be answered meaningfully in this forum. Can you be more specific? Is there a situation you can describe that inspired you to ask this question? If not, then the answer is " too many to list.". ...Read more

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How are stec infections diagnosed?

How are stec infections diagnosed?

Routine: All stool samples from patients with severe diarrhea sent to the microbiology lab are plated on media selective for shiga-toxin producing e. Coli, and may be subjected to an enzyme immunoassay when received. Positives go to public health labs that do pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and gene studies for comfirmation. ...Read more

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What to do if earpierce infection?

What to do if earpierce infection?

Infection: Keep it clean.

Apply neomycin cream daily for a week. ...Read more

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What causes yeats infection in woman?

Yeast infection: This is often predisposed to by use of antibiotics, steroids, underlying diabetes, immune deficiencies and sometimes simple changes in the normal organisms present in the vagina. ...Read more

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How you know if you have an infection?

Depends where: It depends what part of the body is infected. If in the lungs cough, sputum, chest pain and shortness of breath would be the symptoms. The classic signs of inflammation and infection are redness, swelling and pain. Fever, malaise, arthralgias and myalgias are also frequent symptoms when infected. ...Read more

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Which type of infection could this be?

Not enough info: Sorry not enough info given to answer your question. ...Read more

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What might cause recurring infections?

What might cause recurring infections?

Low immunity: It is important to bring this to your doctor's attention so it can be determined it you are having a problem with immunity. Examples- diabetes, hiv, cancer, or other illnesses. ...Read more

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Why am I constantly getting infections?

Why am I constantly getting infections?

Depends: You have have not been able to clear your existing infection so that it recurs, or you may be continually exposed to a source of infection; it really depends on what type of infection we are talking about here. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a nailbed infection?

Warm soaks: You can start by soaking your finger in warm water to encourage drainage of the infection. If the infection worsens despite doing this, you should see your doctor for a drainage procedure. Antibiotics can be used in more severe cases. ...Read more

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What is the pain rating of tragus piercing?

What is the pain rating of tragus piercing?

Tragus: The tragus is the small pointed eminence of the external ear in front of the ear canal. Unlike the ear lobe, it has a core of cartilage. I have seen pain ratings (on a scale of 1 to 10 where 10 is the worst) ranging from 3 to 7. It probably depends greatly on the person and on the method of the professional doing the piercing. I would find someone who had a good experience and use that piercer. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a gaseous infection?

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Yes: There is such a thing as gas gangrene, caused by infection with anaerobic organisms that produce gas as they grow. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having an infection?

Fever: Classic signs of infection are fever/chills, redness, and pain. Other symptoms depend on the specific type of infection in question. ...Read more

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Iceberg concept of infection and its importance?

Iceberg concept of infection and its importance?

The iceberg concept.: Implies that the clinical cases of a specific infection reflects the part of the iceberg above the surface where most of the cases go unrecognized. This fits for many infections but not all. Rabies, HIV and chickenpox are infections primarily clinically overt. ...Read more

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Why is my bellybutton smelling is it a infection?

Infection: Try cleaning it with hydrogen peroxide on a qtip, then apply topical antibiotic ointment. If not better, do a consult to get antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is an alds infection and how can it be treated?

HIV: Aids is the end stage of infection by hiv, a blood borne virus, through either contact with blood or other infected body fluid. It manifests by slowly destroying the immune system. Treatment is with a cocktail of usually three active medications, called haart therapy, under the care of an HIV specialist. ...Read more

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Depending on where infections are, are treated differently?

Yes.: Infections at different body sites are treated differently and are often caused by different microorganisms. A viral conjunctivitis (pink eye) would be treated very differently than a bacterial infection of a toe or an abscess in the liver. It is important to consider the location of the infection and the clinical setting and to know what the specific offending pathogen is to treat an infection. ...Read more

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Could you please describe how the body handles an infection?

Infecition: Yes I can but not in 400 spaces. See Wikipedia and hen if need more details lets chat. ...Read more

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What are pathogenic and non-pathogenic diptheroids when it comes to infections in humans?

Diphtheria: Luckily in the Western world, we have greatly reduced the incidence of diphtheria. The disease is still found in some parts of the world- ie Africa, parts of Asia. The bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae is the type species for the disease diphtheria. Whether or not this bacterium has the toxin producing disease is the key question. A microbiological lab can analyze this and help guide treatment ...Read more

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What is staff infection?

What is staff infection?

Staph infection: Staph infections are caused by staphylococcus bacteria, a type of germ commonly found on the skin or in the nose of even healthy individuals. Most of the time, these bacteria cause no problems or result in relatively minor skin infections. But staph infections can turn deadly if the bacteria invade deeper into your body, entering your bloodstream, joints, bones, lungs or heart. ...Read more

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Vignal infection n pain?

See doctor: This kind of symptom you need to see a doctor. The doctor may need to exam you and collect sample and send it to lab to determine what kind of infection. If infection not treated easily could affecting other female organ and might affecting you having baby in the future. ...Read more