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What Helps Ease An Ear Infection Apart From Antibiotics Is It Safe To Use Drops
Oil: If you have an intact eardrum with no myringotomy tubes, there are studies that demonstrate placing warm, not hot, vegetable/olive oil in the affected ear, placing a heating pad over the ear and waiting 20-30 minutes usually relieves the pain. It does not cure the infection, so consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Have an ear infection taking antibiotic drops but the ear has had drainage nonstop for four days how long will drainage last is this normal?
That depends: You don't say if you have a swimmer's ear (external otitis) or otitis media with a ruptured ear drum. An external otitis is treated with ear drops alone, and the drainage should have noticeably lessened by now. In otitis media with a ruptured ear drum the drops won't be enough unless the hole in the ear drum is large, or you have a tube in your ear. ...Read more
Inner ear infection for over a week was giving ear drops no luck and now oral antibiotic taking it for 2 days not any better hearing 50% and ringing.
Give it time: The ear drops will not help an inner ear infection. The oral antibiotic sounds right, but I'd give it a couple more days before deciding that it is not working. If you are getting progressively worse, seek further evaluation. If it's the same or slightly better, wait it out! By day 5-6 of an appropriate antibiotic, you should start to see some improvement. Hang in there! ...Read more
My 10 month old son has an ear infection with tubes and was prescribed an oral antibiotic. Can I use the drops ciprodex as well?
I've been prescribed cefpodoxime for ear infection.Is it safe to also take ibuorofen whike taking this antibiotic?
I have a double ear infection I've been to the doctor they gave me ear drops and an antibiotic the ear drops wont go in how can I get my ear uncloged ?
May need a wick: Hard to tell without seeing your ears, but it sounds like you have otitis externa (outer ear infection). Sometimes when the ear canal gets so swollen, the drops won't go through, and your doctor will need to insert a wick into your ear canal to "pull" the medicine through so it can work. ...Read more
I am getting an ear infection. I don't have insurance is it safe to take the antibiotic doxycycline if its past the discard date ? Of 3/13/12
3yo w/ear infection on antibiotic drops fever pain resolved very small area of pink behind upper ear no swelling. Mastoiditis?
My ear infection started Saturday night and Monday I went to see a Dr and she said the canal was swollen and prescribed me antibiotic ear drops and pills. She just walked in checked my ears and was about to leave I asked her to make sure there wasn't anyt
Can't read question: If the ear canal is swollen, both antibiotic drops will cure it, but so will an acid solution--that is what Domebro is. I prefer vinegar to antibiotic--no chance of stimulating antibiotic resistance. You should feel improvement in a day or two. External ear canal infrection is called otitis externa, or swimmer's ear. ...Read more
I have an outer ear infection and a lot of swelling behind my ear. I was perscribed ear drops but I feel like I need an antibiotic pill. Thoughts?
Maybe: Swelling behind the ear with pain could be a sign of mastoiditis - very uncommon these days. It could also be an inflammed lypmph node. But i would agree, if there are symptoms other than just in the ear... I would proabably put you on oral antibiotics as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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