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What Is A Double 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
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
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