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Vertigo treatment and ear infection?

Vertigo treatment and ear infection?

Treat the ear: Assuming you didn't have vertigo initially: if you have both an ear infection and vertigo, then it is very likely that the ear infection caused the vertigo. As you treat the ear infection, the vertigo should improve. However you might need to take some meds to help with the acute symptoms of vertigo. ...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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Can amoxacillin cure an ear infection?

Can amoxacillin cure an ear infection?

Yes : If the ear infection is caused by a bacterium susceptible to amoxicillin, then its use will help cure it along with the immune system. If the bacterium is resistant to amoxicillin, or the infection is caused by a virus, then the infection wont necessarily improve right away. ...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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Throat/bronchial infection treatable with amoxacillin?

Throat/bronchial infection treatable with amoxacillin?

Not usually: Most throat and and bronchial infections are caused by viruses, which cannot be treated with antibiotics. In those cases, Amoxicillin is a placebo. However, it would work if you had strep throat. ...Read more

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Is prednisone for viral or bacterial lung infection?

For none: Prednisone is not for any type of infection; in fact it can increase the risk and severity of infection. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection cause an ear infection?

Can a tooth infection cause an ear infection?

No: These are separate areas of the body that have no direct connection.However, they do share a nerve supply and some people can have tooth pain during an ear infection as well as the other way around. ...Read more

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Antibiotics for throat infection?

Antibiotics for throat infection?

Not always, but migh: Antibiotics are not always necessary for the treatment of throat infections. Pharyngitis and tonsilitis are also commonly virals and antibiotics are not necessary. They might even produce side effects worsening an infection that could improve spontaneously.Antibiotics should always be presribed under physician supervision. Multiple factors influence this decision. Always consult your doctor. ...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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Ear infection cause hives?

Ear infection cause hives?

Uncommon: There are reports of hives occurring during infections with strep throat and viruses especially in children. An ear infection from a virus could potentially trigger hives, but more likely explanations would be the antibiotics used to treat infections, or other medications like Aspirin or ibuprofen. ...Read more

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How should I treat an ear canal infection (otitis externa)?

How should I treat an ear canal infection (otitis externa)?

See below: This type of ear infection is treated with prescription antibiotic ear drops. The otc swimmer's ear drops can help prevent swimmer's ear, but they are not effective treatment. ...Read more

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Is viral infection contagious?

Is viral infection contagious?

Depends on the virus: But most spread from person to person by one route or another. ...Read more

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Can echinacea cure ear infections?

Can echinacea cure ear infections?

No: It has been shown to decrease the length and severity of the common cold if it's taken within the first 24-48 hours of symptom onset. Nothing else has been proven. ...Read more

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Do steroids cure a viral infection?

No: Steroids are used to treat inflammation, which is often a symtpom of viral infections, but by definition do not "cure" viral infections. Some anti-viral medications will help slow and shorten the progression of viral illnesses. Rest, plenty of fluids, and supportive measures go a long way to help fight off viral infections as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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What bacteria causes an ear infection?

What bacteria causes an ear infection?

Ear infection: Ear infections can be caused by any number of bacteria. However, the three most common causes of inner ear infections (otitis media) are: Streptococcus Pneumoniae; hemophilus influenzae (non-typeable); and moraxella catarrhalis. Infections of the outer ear and ear canal (otitis externa) can be from other bacteria. See your doctor if you believe you have an ear infection. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline treat an ear infection?

Can doxycycline treat an ear infection?

EAR INFECTIONS:: Can be #1external ear infection/swimmers ear or otitis externa; or #2 middle ear infection or otitis media. Doxycyclind is not a first line antibiotic choice for either of the two. ...Read more

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What germs cause ear infections?

What germs cause ear infections?

Bacteria: The 3 most common bacteria to cause middle ear infections (otitis media) are streptococcus pneumoniae, haemophilus influenzae and moraxella catarrhalis. Otitis media can also be a viral infection. Swimmer's ear or otitis externa is mostly from pseudomonas aeruginosa. Other swimmer's ear germs include staph aureus, enterobacter aerogenes, proteus mirabilis, klebsiella pneumoniae and fungi. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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