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What does an ear infection feel like?

What does an ear infection feel like?

Variable.: Sometimes nothing, sometimes pain, fever, loss of hearing, noise in the ear, cough is a common symptom. ...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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What does inner ear infection feel like? Can it cause lightheadedness, upset stomach, sob. Anxiety like symptoms?

What does inner ear infection feel like? Can it cause lightheadedness, upset stomach, sob. Anxiety like symptoms?

Depends: A inner or middle ear infection (media otitis) can cause a whole spectrum of symptoms. Fever, pain, loss of balance (as the inner ear is integral in how your body interprets positional changes). If your balance is thrown off, then it is likely that stomach upset and nausea would follow. It is something that should be treated asap, as it can rapidly cause lifelong loss of hearing or impairment. ...Read more

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What does an inner ear infection feel like?

Dizzy: You can feel nauseated and dizzy because it affects the part of your inner ear that affects balance. ...Read more

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How long does an ear infection last?

How long does an ear infection last?

Depends: Most ear infections can be caused by viruses but if your child has high fever and ear pain then bacteria can play a role. Ear infections caused by bacteria are usually treated for 7-10days with antibiotics. However, fluid behind the ear drum can last weeks to months once the ear infection is treated. ...Read more

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How much time does an ear infection last?

How much time does an ear infection last?

Depends on type: A middle ear infection will usually feel better after 48 to 72 hours on an oral antibiotic, but it is important to complete the course of antibiotics prescribed. An external ear infection (swimmer's ear) will also feel better after 48-72 hours, but is treated with antibiotic drops. Meanwhile, for either, use ibuprofen or acetaminophen for the pain. ...Read more

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How long does an ear infection take to cure?

How long does an ear infection take to cure?

Not that long: Simple war infections like external ear canal infections can clear with appropriate treatment in a few days. Chronic middle war infections may take longer time, they may need surgery. ...Read more

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For how long does an ear infection last for?

For how long does an ear infection last for?

Ear infection: If treated with antibiotics an ear infection can clear up in 36-48 hours.Untreated an ear infection may clear up in 5-7 days. However fluid fluid in the middle ear may take several weeks to clear up. ...Read more

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Does an ear infection hurt on the outside of the ear?

Does an ear infection hurt on the outside of the ear?

Not typically: Middle ear infections don't typically hurt the outside of the ear, known as the pinna. External ear infections, or otitis externa might hurt the pinna. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does an ear infection last in conjunction with a sinus infection?

I'm wondering how long does an ear infection last in conjunction with a sinus infection?

Similar timing!: Your sinuses and ears are connected inside your head. So sinus congestion and stuffiness can affect the pressure in your ears. Treating sinus congestion may help overall discomfort and pain from that pressure. ...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 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


Dr. Scott Keith
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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