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What Can I Do To Help My Baby With The Pain From An Ear Infection
Motrin: You can use Motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen). You can use them together since they do not interact with each other. You can also use a topical anesthetic (auralgan) - by prescription only. This should only be used if your baby does not have a rupture of the ear drum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have a servere tooth ache that's also causing an ear ache. I'm sure its due to an infection in my tooth. With no insurance what can I get to help me?
Dental school: Is there a dental school in your area--many times they will see patients are reduced or no cost. Check on this. Also you could call and dentist and just explain your situation-you might get help that way also, if not from that dentist, perhaps some information about dental clinics that might be available. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can I do for a bladder infection? I know I have a bladder infection, but can't get in to see my doctor until after the weekend. What can I do in the meantime to help ease this constant burning pain?
Hearing & Ear Infect: Fluid may persists for weeks after an ear infection -- 60% clear by 4 weeks, 75% clear by 8 weeks, and 95% clear by 12 weeks after infection. Gently, trying blowing your nose, hoping to clear your ears. Taking an oral decongestant may help, but "clearing" the ears with valsalva (popping the ears) maneuvers works best. It should not hurt, and may not clear with each attempt. Keep trying. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ibuprofen, tylenol (acetaminophen): Pain from the ear infection typically presents with inflammation local to the area around the infection. Treating the infection slowly brings the inflammation down but Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with the immediate pain in the meantime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends upon the cause of the pain. I would suggest seeing a physician for help. ...Read more
See below: These symptoms could be serious and need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more
I have very strong ear infection in his right ear. I take the antibiotic. What can I do more to alleviate pain?
Decongestant: Either irrigation of the nasal passageway with saline using a neti-pot, using a decongestant like Pseudoephedrine or oxymetozaline, or possibly steroid nasal spray may help to alleviate the pain. If not, use aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen and go see a doctor again. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more
Broken wisdom tooth causing pain I no I need it removed but what can I do in the meantime to help with the pain I have antibiotic will it help ?
Be careful: There are sources of pain in broken down teeth that have nothing whatsoever to do with infection. If that is the case, antibiotics will not help and may cause harm if not taken correctly. You really need to see a live dentist to evaluate your situation and only then can the safe use of antibiotics be determined, if appropriate. OTC pain meds (ibuprofen, acetaminophen) are OK to use until then. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have an infection in my ear where my hole used to be for earrings and it's getting worse instead of better, what can I do to get rid of it? Help!
Confirm/ treat: You help yourself by having it confirmed as a treatable form of ear infection (some are viral and self heal).Then you follow the treatment plan and use whatever comfort measures seem to help.Finish all medications even if the discomfort leaves quickly and you feel better after half the meds are taken. ...Read more
My left ear is clogged. Dealing with sinus/chest infection. Can I use peroxide to delight? What can I use so i can hear out of it again?!
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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