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Treatment For Calcium Crystals In The Ear
Several things: Chodrocalcinosis is calcium deposits in the cartilage, which can cause pseudogout, a type of arthritis or rheumatism. It is now known to be associated with primary or secondary hyprparathyroidism, the latter most associated with vitamin d defiency. You need an evaluation by someone in rheumatology to both treat the condition and determine cause. ...Read more
Can a hearing specialist (ent) literally see, (with mri's) the presence of inner ear fluid buildup that may result in the diagnosis meniere's disease?
I get random pain in upper pinna or behind middle of the ear , traced all the way to under the jaw joint. For over 10yrs.Any remedy sans B12 tabs?
Jaw pain: I am assuming you have consulted your primary physician regarding this problem which has been going for so long. I would advice consulting a orofacial pain dentist as you could be having temporomandibular disorders (chronic pain in the jaw). For starters, you could try massaging your jaw couple of times a day; it might help. Also, warm compresses for 10-15 minutes should help too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can impacted wax from continuous (5 years) use of ear plugs at night result in an ear infection? And could an ear infection result in pain in the jaw and neck as well as the ear?
No: Ear wax retention does not cause a bacterial infection.It can cause discomfort, and there are many OTC products that can be used to dissolve the retained was, or you can have it removed by a physician or ENT specialist. The ear drum shares a nerve with the jaw joint and occasionally those with an otitis can have jaw pain or someone with tooth/jaw pain may have ear pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it typical for young children to have recurring moisture buildup in the ear behind the eardrum?
Yes: The middle ear makes fluid in everyone. If the eustachian tube is blocked, the fluid builds up. In babies and young children, the area where the eustachian tube opens in the back of the nose is narrow and can get inflamed easily by nasal sinus problems or adenoid enlargement, hence the increased incident of ear infections and fluid in children. ...Read more
Glucosamine and calcium both are needed to get relief from pain in joints and are both beneficial for build up of Greece in the joints to fill up the ?
Calcium: Calcium deficiency is very common in all ages it takes years to show its effect later in life especially female daily requirement is 1000 mg , any food you eat dose not provide more than half , daily 600 mg of ca plus VD should be taken all life , Glucosamine help joints cartilage to stay healthy but still ca is the most important , ...Read more
Otitis externa: Pseudomonas is a common cause of swimmer's ear or otitis externa and is usally treated topically, however, in diabetics and some immunocompromised people, the organism invades into the temporal bone of the skull and then is treated with systemic antimicrobials such as ceftazidime. ...Read more
Is a combination of amoxillin with clavulanic acid and metronidazole effective and advisable for the treatment of ear infection in children.Doctor.?
Fluid in ears: Please see your doctor. He/she can help you get rid of the fluid safely. You don't want to get an infection. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Clindamycin for ear infection? Wi it work? And is a swollen gland under the jaw by the ear part of the ear infection
Otoliths are normal: The tiny calcium crystals in the inner ear are called otoliths. They sit in a small pouch called a utricle or saccule and move in the fluid inside the ear when you move, sending a message via "hair cells" to the vestibular nerve that helps you sense where you are. When otoliths get stuck or slip out of the pouch, the nerve gets the wrong message and you feel dizzy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can eating too much calcium cause dizziness or a buil up of crystals in inner ear and cause vertigo?
Maybe not bppv: If you are referring to benign positional vertigo, it always has the potential to return, it really can't be 'cured' for good. If it has been constantly there despite treatment maybe it's another diagnosis all together. Did an ENT diagnose you? Make sure you have a full work up before giving up. Treating the wrong thing coil be a reson it's not working. ...Read more
Not much: Options include using white noise machines or tinnitus masking earphones. The goal of these treatments is to train your brain not to notice the ringing. Sometimes medications can be prescribed - amitryptilline or valium - somewhat helpful. There was some hope that gingko biloba would help but it is also only somewhat helpful. ...Read more
Bacterial infection: Warm dark wet spaces such as a wet ear canal make an ideal breeding ground for bacteria such as pseudomonas and staph and these cause swimmers ear. Antibiotic / steroid drops are most effective in treating it. It is more common in people who clean their ears with qtips as wax protects the skin from infection. Another reason to not clean your ear canals. Only the very outside should be touched. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tinnitus: What you are describing is tinnitus.Tinnitus is very common and usually but not always associated with hearing loss (usually a high frequency loss). I would recommend getting a hearing test at your local ent's office. Unfortunately, there is no cure for tinnitus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have recrring shoulder pain. Exay shows calcium but ortho says no treatment. Vety painful at times.
Calcium shoulder: Calcium deposit in shoulder is mostly benign and does not cause pain. When it causes pain, it means it is large, inflamed, pinching rotator cuff bursa or ruptured and leaking. Please apply cold compress, bengay patch, and take ibuprofen. If the pain is severe, get steroid injection. It is recurrent and can be taken out arthroscopically. Pls. Have second ortho opinion. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ears hurt a lot and it has been like that for a long time what could it be and what is the treatment?
Hi my ear has been blocked about 8 months now i just want to know if there is an aloternative metrhod for Otovent Glue Ear Treatment. Like home made ?
See an ENT: 8 months is a ridiculously long time to suffer with blocked ears. Please have you ears evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more
I have ringing and noise in my ears sometimes i hear my heartbeat, for about a year. I didn't get any treatment for it
Is there a way to stop it.
Tinnitus: It's worth seeing an ENT physician to be evaluated and hear treatment options. ...Read more
Tinnitus treatment: We check for underlying causes such as earwax occluding the ear canals, hearing loss due to history of loud noise exposure or age-relates, medications, high blood pressure, head/neck injuries, head/neck tumors, TMJ disorder, etc. Treatments will depend of whether the cause of tinnitus is treatable or not. ...Read more
Noise: Most causes of ringing is due to auditory nerve irritation or degeneration, although the means by which that occurs is quite variable. The most effective treatment is to play a sound source to distract you from the internal noise. A high-tech solution involves precise matching of the ringing tones and then to produce noise cancellation by reversing tonalities. ...Read more
Probable: allergies!! should be evaluated ( what's inside your PILLOWS!!!!) Use a anti-histamine/decongestive at bedtime (eg Xyrtec -D) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Depends what it is..: An "ear cold" does not have a strict medical definition and i would suspect could represent one of 2 things. One is a true bacterial infection of the middle ear(otitis media) which often can require antibiotics to clear up. Another would be eustachian tube dysfunction in which a cold or allergies can block the drainage tube of the ear and this can last until the cold resolves or longer 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
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