Doctor insights on:
What Do You Do For An Ear Infection
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
Culture, change abx: If it is a draining ear infection, the specialist will typically culture the infection to determine the antibiotics most appropriate for the infection. If it is not draining or culture is not possible, your doctor may change antibiotics to help treat it. Either way i would see a specialist to determine the next course of action. ...Read more
Get it treated: You need to get it treated. The traditional method is antibiotics, but if you can get the inner ear to drain, then it will resolve on its own in most cases. This can be done with decongestants/nasal sprays that will reduce obstruction/inflammation surrounding the tube that connects the middle ear to the nose. If it is truly infected, it's worth getting a doctor to check it out. ...Read more
Decongestants: The key is for the eustachian tube to be open. This is the tube that connects the inner ear to the nose and allows the pressure to equalize. This is what you do when you "pop your ears" with altitude changes. You can use a decongestant/spray to help clear them and chewing gum and yawning can help the process. ...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
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
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
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What can you do for an inner ear infection?
- What do you do when you have a ear infection?
- What can you do for ear infections?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What to do for ear infection?
- What to do for a ear infection in children?
- What to do for inner ear infection?
- What to do for a ear infection at home?
- Talk to a pediatrician online