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Treating An Ear Infection
Alocohol/vinegar: You may prepare a mixture of 1:1 isopropyl alcohol and white vinegar. Put 3-4 drops into each ear 4 times a day for 7-10 days. If you get severe swelling on the entry to the ear canal or if the pain is not improving in 2-3 days, you should be examined, and probably get a prescription medication. Once the infection clears, you may use a few drops of this mixture in each ear to prevent infections ...Read more
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
Ear infection: The choice of antibiotics for treating middle ear infections depends on age of the person and whether the cause is bacterial. A good percentage of these infections in older children and adults is viral in nature and these need no antibiotics to treat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been treating an ear infection for the past week and i woke up today with swelling in my right arm, hand, and foot. What could be wrong?
6 MS old boy has an ear infection we are treating it with omnicef, now he developed a rash on her face and mild on chest, does it relate to infection?
Allergic reaction: That antibiotic is called a cephalosporin. These are related to antibiotics such as penicillin. Sounds more like an allergic reaction to the antibiotic. You should call your doctor and report the rash. You should be instructed to discontinue this medication and switch to something else. ...Read more
Is stemetil effective in treating the aftermath of liquid trapped behind ear drum as result of ear infection? Read it's anti psychotic, got scared
Ask Dr to explain: This is a common choice for ear infections (inner) in the british empire. Ask the doctor to explain how it works. This troubles me too, but for many years now, drugs developed for one thing were seen to have additional effects and the companies said, "why not?" so, side effects have become agents on their own. It's like the b side of a record becoming a hit! ...Read more
LO has an ear infection treating him with amoxicillin he had developed a rash in feet arms and belly he had same med before no problems. Suggestions?
See DR now: Need to reevaluate. Question original diagnosis. No benefit from Benadryl which often makes infants agitated. If allergic to antibiotic (not typical) may need treatment. Some serious infections cause a rash-----also some not so serious ones. Fever? Other symptoms? Feeding? Fussy? Lethargic? Diarrhea or vomiting? Cough or breathing problems? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ear Infection Signs: Ear infection symptoms include pain, hearing loss, and fever. Usually, these symptoms follow an upper respiratory infection, especially the common cold, in young children. Adults experience ear infections infrequently, but often may have ear pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any safe home remedies for ear impaction? How do I tell if that is what is wrong or if it's an ear infection?
Yes: It would be best to confirm that excess wax is the problem. As long as there is not a history of perforation or a hole in your ear drum; 2 common home remedies are dilute hydrogen peroxide, 3 parts water to 1 part hydrogen peroxide 1-2 drops twice daily for 5 days and then reassess. Colace solution used typically as a laxative, 1-2 drops twice daily for 5 days may also be helpful. Syringing by MD ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends.: Children <6 months old should always receive antibiotic treatment for ear infections. Children from 6 months - 2 years who have an uncertain diagnosis of ear infection and a mild illness do not need antibiotics. Children 2 years and older do not need antibiotics if their illness is mild or if the diagnosis is uncertain. All children with ear infections should follow up closely with their doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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