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Suggestions for inner ear care for repeated yeast infection?

Suggestions for inner ear care for repeated yeast infection?

Mix 3% hydrogen...: ...Peroxide with warm water 1:1 and drip into each ear until it pours out, do not put q-tips in. Do this every day. See an ENT first if eardrum is damaged. ...Read more

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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Any home remedies for an ear ache/start of a possible ear infection?

Any home remedies for an ear ache/start of a possible ear infection?

Earache : earache can be due an ear infection in the middle ear or external auditory canal or can be referred from the throat or teeth. You can try to ease the pain with analgesics such as ibuprofen but please see your Dr. Feel better ...Read more

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Can you use the same ear drops for an inner ear infection & middle ear infection?

Can you use the same ear drops for an inner ear infection & middle ear infection?

Wording confusion: There are 3 basic compartments of the ear mechanism. The outer canal, the middle ear with ear bones & the inner ear that is encased in the skull bone.The inner ear handles the hearing mechanism & position sense.You cannot reach it with drops.Drops are sometimes used for canal infections or middle ear pbs if tubes are present.Some drops used for canal infections can be used for middle ear infect. ...Read more

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Are floxin (ofloxacin) ear drops good for ear infections?

Are floxin (ofloxacin) ear drops good for ear infections?

External infection?: Ear drops are primarily used for otitis externa, (outer canal infection). If you have a middle ear infection, (otitis media), you may need oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is hydrogen peroxide a good treatment for an outer ear infection?

Is hydrogen peroxide a good treatment for an outer ear infection?

No: Peroxide has very limited use in treating anything with the ear. Occasionally it can help soften rock hard wax prior to removing it. It will not treat infections. See your ENT or pcp for an ear infection. ...Read more

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Will augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) treat an ear infection or swimmers ear?

Will augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) treat an ear infection or swimmers ear?

which ?: It will treat a middle ear infection but will do little if anything for swimmers ear. Swimmers ear requires a topical drop that can reach the inflamed surfaces.If the swimmers ear has worsened to include a skin cellulitis around the ear, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) may treat this secondary problem. ...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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I have amox-clav 875 mg for an ear infection, will it cure a UTI as well ad the ear infection?

I have amox-clav 875 mg for an ear infection, will it cure a UTI as well ad the ear infection?

Maybe,maybe not: This is a good general treatment for both ear infections and uti's. However, there is probably 5-10% risk with any med for ear infection that the medication will not kill the germ. There are also germs that are resistant to the amox-clav. ...Read more

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Is there a problem using cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) ear drops for an ear infection with meniers?

Is there a problem using cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) ear drops for an ear infection with meniers?

Maybe: There are two types of ear infections, middle ear and outer ear infections. Cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) is good for outer ear infections, but not for middle ear infections, which usually are the cause of menieres disease, if an infection is the cause. ...Read more

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A really bad ear infection. Other than antibiotics, what else can soothe an ear infection?

A really bad ear infection.  Other than antibiotics, what else can soothe an ear infection?

Pain reliever: Antibiotics are prescribed to heal infections caused by bacteria. Pain is relieved either by tyelenol or ibuprofen, otic drops can also be prescribed for pain if there is no perforation. ...Read more

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Need antibiotic for toddler ear infection?

Need antibiotic for toddler ear infection?

Antibiotics: Prescription antibiotics for children are best managed by a local pediatrician who can perform an in-person exam and determine the appropriate treatment course. This is not only in the best interest of your child, but for the general public as well. ...Read more

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Is acetaxolsmide prescribed for viral inner ear infection?

Is acetaxolsmide prescribed for viral inner ear infection?

Please read: Acetazolamide, sold under the trade name diamox, (acetazolamide) is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor that is used to treat glaucoma, epileptic seizures, idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri), altitude sickness, cystinuria, periodic paralysis, central sleep apnea and dural ectasia. ...Read more

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Is popping my ear ill advised for an ear infection?

Not at all: Popping your ear actually helps equalize the pressure between your throat and middle ear and should help it feel better. There is no downside to doing it, so if it makes it feel better, go for it! ...Read more

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Had a nasty cold for ~ a week. Congestion worked itself to 1 ear. Lots of pressure and muffled hearing. Prone to sinus infections. Ear infection? Doc?

Had a nasty cold for ~ a week. Congestion worked itself to 1 ear. Lots of pressure and muffled hearing. Prone to sinus infections. Ear infection? Doc?

Surgery may not help: I am a doctor who suffered for years with sinus infections.do the following: 1.Avoid anything cold. 2.no soda. 3.I use Sovereign Silver spray when I feel like I am getting another attack.its safe and natural.u won't get it in Mexico :( 4.I use VICKS topically as much as I can. 5.I use a humidifier at night 6.I drink lots of water. Good L ...Read more

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Will amoxil (amoxicillin) work for this ear infection?

Huh????????: Amoxil (amoxicillin) is the antibiotic of choice for treating ear infections caused by susceptible bacteria, but it may not be the best med for this ear infection if 1)the antibiotic has been used to treat an ear infection in the last three months 2)you are allergic to penicillin antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can drs actually see inside your ear for inner ear infection?

Can drs actually see inside your ear for inner ear infection?

No: Drs can look thru the ear drum into the middle ear & detect a pus level for a middle ear infection. However, the events involved in a inner ear infection are hidden behind bone. Microscopic exam of slides of the inner ear can show evidence of past infection, but the label is used after symptoms arise that point to the process. ...Read more

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Can i use clindamitcin for ear infection?

Can i  use clindamitcin for ear infection?

Clindamycin: Yes the drug may be used for otitis. ...Read more

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Is a crackly ear an ear infection?

Is a crackly ear an ear infection?

Not necessarily: I'd recommend getting it looked at if it hurts. An ear infection could be crackly, cut crackly doesn't mean ear infection. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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


Dr. James Ferguson
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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 ...Read more