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How to treat fungal ear infection that just won't go away. docs in the medicine section, please please help!?

How to treat fungal ear infection that just won't go away. docs in the medicine section, please please help!?

Fungal ear infection: Fungal ear infection usually affects the outer ear canal. You can try using vinegar drops. Or ear drops which are a combo of a steroid and vinegar. Try keeping the canal dry and if necessary have your ENT specialist clean out any debris in the ear ...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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Can I use vinegar and water in my ear to treat a fungal ear infection?

Can I use vinegar and water in my ear to treat a fungal ear infection?

No: There is no role for vinegar and water if there is a true infection in the ear, this should be evaluated by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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How can we identify fungal ear infection separately from Bacterial Infection?

How can we identify fungal ear infection separately from Bacterial Infection?

Cultures: Cultures are the best way to determine if an infection is bacterial or fungal. The appearance of the skin lesions can provide clues as well. ...Read more

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Using grisovin for fungal ear infection,my liver blood test shows SGPT level at 59 ,Is it a high value,is it good to use grisovin in the long term?

Using grisovin for fungal ear infection,my liver blood test shows SGPT level at 59 ,Is it a high value,is it good to use grisovin in the long term?

Anti fungal: SFPT of 59 is high can be because you are taking anti fungal medication it is not good to take it on a long term basis however if you do need to make sure you get a complete blood count and liver functions checked frequently ...Read more

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Got a fungal ear infection.Dr adviced me to stop using clotrimazole ear drops ..but have occasional pain and white powdery stuff in ear.please help me?

Got a fungal ear infection.Dr adviced me to stop using clotrimazole ear drops ..but have occasional pain and white powdery stuff in ear.please help me?

Fungal ear Infection: Suspected Fungal Ear Infection or infestation needs to be seen by ENT to debride and clear under the microscrope. We don't generally use "antfungal" drops to clear this type of infection in US. Also, do not insert any instrument or even a cotton tip applicator into your ear. ...Read more

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I think I have a bacterial and/or fungal ear infection. Itching really bad inside the ear. I was given amoxicillin for otitis media 10 days ago. ?

I think I have a bacterial and/or fungal ear infection. Itching really bad inside the ear. I was given amoxicillin for otitis media 10 days ago. ?

Examine: Have your ear canal examined. If there is pain and draiage, you will be treated for an infection. If it looks more like an itchy dermatitis steroid drops would work best. I hope it gets better. All the best. ...Read more

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Got a fungal ear infection,Doctor adviced me to stop using clotrimazole ear drops for another week.but still i have got white powdery stuff in my ear.

Got a fungal ear infection,Doctor adviced me to stop using clotrimazole ear drops for another week.but still i have got white powdery stuff in my ear.

Otitis externa: Without seeing this it is impossible to speculate. Go back and discuss with the doctor who prescribed the clotrimazole. Good luck and wish you better. ...Read more

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Can fungal ear infection cause headaches and upset stomach? I am on clotrimazole for 4 days and having pressure pain, numbness and headaches.

Can fungal ear infection cause headaches and upset stomach? I am on clotrimazole for 4 days and having pressure pain, numbness and headaches.

Not likely: Fungal ear infection does not cause headaches without severe ear pain first. It is more likely that you have migraine headache which very frequently causes nausea and vomiting which you are calling upset stomach. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can fungal ear infection cause lower jaw muscle pain?I got my ear pain fixed by doctor but some how the pain reached my jaw and it is swollen

Can fungal ear infection cause  lower jaw muscle pain?I got my ear pain fixed by doctor but some how the pain reached my jaw and it is swollen

TMJ swelling: Just below your ear is a joint that allows your lower joint to open and close. Doctors may call it the tempero-mandibular joint or TMJ for short. Swelling from your ear may have spread to your tmj, but there are other possible causes. Tmj problems can be treated, some by physicians and others by dentists. ...Read more

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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 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


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