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Can a double ear infection damage pitch?

Can a double ear infection damage pitch?

Hearing and pitch: Hello, yes an ear infection or double (both ears) will change your hearing and thus change pitch. ...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 to do if I have a double ear infection?

What to do if I have a double ear infection?

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

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I've had a double ear infection for a week now. When should it all clear up?

I've had a double ear infection for a week now.  When should it all clear up?

Varies: The pain should be getting a lot better, if it is not, you may want to return to your doctor for a check. A feeling of fullness, decreased hearing, and popping and crackling in the ears that can sometimes be painful all can stay around for a few weeks to a few months. ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat a double ear infection without having to take off from school?

Is there any way to treat a double ear infection without having to take off from school?

NO: Having an ear infection or treating it should not remove you from school. However if you are having significant pain or unable to hear that might cause you troubles in going to shcool. ...Read more

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I have a double ear infection. What could cause this? Also, My neck isnt stiff but it hurts a little. Is that typical with an ear infection?

I have a double ear infection. What could cause this? Also, My neck isnt stiff but it hurts a little. Is that typical with an ear infection?

Mgt: I would suggest completing a course of antibiotics. If you have a fever, please see your PCP. Sometimes more than one course of antibiotics is needed. For your neck pain, it may be referred pain, but if it worsens please consult your physician. ...Read more

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Had a double ear infection last week. At the end of her antibiotic, but over the last 1-2 weeks she is eating less per feeding and in total. Problem?

Had a double ear infection last week. At the end of her antibiotic, but over the last 1-2 weeks she is eating less per feeding and in total. Problem?

Recurrent infection: Food refusal in children is often an early sign of ear infection. The infection may have recurred and require a different antibiotic. Another reason for food refusal could be upset stomach from the medication. If symptoms persist after the medication has been completed, a repeat ear check would be in order. ...Read more

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Can there be any way to treat a double ear infection without having to see a doctor?

Can there be any way to treat a double ear infection without having to see a doctor?

Comfort measures: Some viral ear infections self heal in 2-4 day. Bacterial infections tend to persist and may lead to real complications. If not better after 3-4 days of comfort care, an evaluation and treatment is advised.Prior to antibiotics, hearing loss due to chronic middle ear disease was not uncommon and a significant complication called mastoiditis requires surgical drainage.Infants should see the doc. ...Read more

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I have a double ear infection my ear just popped and there is a shooting stabbing pain should I worry or is that normal?

I have a double ear infection my ear just popped and there is a shooting stabbing pain should I worry or is that normal?

Family practice : Your ear drum may have ruptured. You would have drainage from the ear if that happened. If you are being treated possibly your ear is gradually opening up. Your eustachion tube may have popped causing discomfort. ...Read more

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I was just told I have bronchitis and a double ear infection. When do you go back to the hospital if you don't feel better after taking meds?

I was just told I have bronchitis and a double ear infection. When do you go back to the hospital if you don't feel better after taking meds?

Bronchitis infections: Very often bronchitis and upper respiratory infections are viral in nature and therefore unresponsive to antibiotics. Generally these conditions improve after about five to 10 days but can last longer. Helpful in deciding when to return to the doctor is if you are worsening have new onset fever or other concerning symptoms. ...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. Oscar Novick
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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