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What Causes Ear Infection In Adults
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
Many possibilities: You could have a resistant bacteria, smoking or second hand smoke, ge reflux, allergies, sinus infection, pressure changes (for instance frequent flying). These are just some of the more common causes, but the list is even longer of more unusual causes. If this is an ongoing problem, it's time to see and ENT doctor to sort out whats up. ...Read more
Many reasons: First, it depends on if your symptom is chronic pain or drainage of fluid. The causes of chronic ear drainage can be cholesteatoma or chronic infection of your middle ear. You need surgery to address this. If you keep getting acute otitis media, you may have poor eustachian tube function. Ventilation tubes for ears can help this. See an ent. ...Read more
My son will be 12 in feb & hes 145 but has fever from ear infection 103.5 how much tylonal can I give him. I have adult liquid cause be wont take pill?
TYLENOL / IBUPROFEN: Tylenol dose will be between 600 to 800 mg every 4-6 hourly. If you have 500 mg/15 ml, can give him 18-20 ml each time. Other option for fever with ear infection will be ibuprofen, it will work as anti inflammatory. Dose will be 600 mg every 6-8 hourly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause an inner ear infection as an adult, went to doc several occasions not sleeping feeling panic finally found infection.
Similar: The symptoms are pretty similar. The difference is in the ability to communicate the symptoms. ...Read more
Ear pain, discharge: Ear infections can be outer ear infections (in the ear canal) or middle ear (behind the ear drum). Outer ear infections present with ear pain (inner/outer), discharge, fullness. Middle ear infections present w/deeper ear discomfort, decreased hearing and possible drainage (if ear drum ruptured). Seeing a specialist is important to treat and make sure nothing more going on nearby that is concerning. ...Read more
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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