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What is better than Claritin (loratadine) d to solve my inner ear infection?

What is better than Claritin (loratadine) d to solve my inner ear infection?

Infection: If you do have bacterial infection, you will need to have antibiotics prescribed. Claritin (loratadine) d is used for symptomatic treatment and doesn't treat any infection. Viral infections usually go away without treatment and will require symptomatic treatment of which Claritin (loratadine) d is one. Your doctor needs to decide what to do next if Claritin (loratadine) d is ineffective. ...Read more

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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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Help please! could Claritin (loratadine) d or zyrtec help with ear infections?

Help please! could Claritin (loratadine) d or zyrtec help with ear infections?

EAR INFECTION:: Mainly 2 types of ear infections:. #1 otitis media or middle ear infection and #2. Otitis externa or external ear canal infection mostly called swimmer's ear. After antibiotic treatment of middle ear infection, Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec is given for 4-6 weeks to help drying up or drainage of residual fluid in the middle ear. For otitis externa or swimmer's ear, antibiotic/combination ear drop is given. ...Read more

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For how long does it take for a inner ear infection?

For how long does it take for a inner ear infection?

About 1-2 days: If the question is how long does it take for an ear infection to improve on medication, it takes about 24-48 hrs. After the start of antibiotics it may take 24-48 hrs to improve. Some ear infections will improve on their own but it may take longer. ...Read more

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Can an inner ear infection be seen with otoscope?

Can an inner ear infection be seen with otoscope?

No: The middle ear is visible across the tympanic membrane but the inner ear is burried deep within the temporal bone and cannot be visualized on physical exam. ...Read more

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Can an inner ear infection be seen with an otoscope?

No: You cannot see the inner ear with an otoscope. To visualize the inner ear, which is encased in bone, you need an mri. ...Read more

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How long can inner ear infections last?

How long can inner ear infections last?

A Long Time: The effects can last months.So if your symptoms of ear discomfort persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could your neck hurt when you have an inner ear infection?

Could your neck hurt when you have an inner ear infection?

Yes: Most likely because the ear hurts you are holding your neck in a funny position to decrease pain or maximize hearing. Massage can help as can craniosacral therapy, chinese medicine....And Motrin etc. ...Read more

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I think I have an ear infection, my inner ear itchy and clogs up at night.

I think I have an ear infection, my inner ear itchy and clogs up at night.

Your question is ?: It is interesting that you have diagnosed your problem. But what are you asking? To use the site properly you provide background and ask a related question. If you have decided what your issue is either ask a relevant question or keep it to yourself. There are thousands who want to ask relevant questions. ...Read more

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Can predisone help inner ear infections?

Can predisone help inner ear infections?

Not for inner ear : Prednisone is a steroid and generally not given for an inner ear infection also known as otitis media. However, outer ear infection also known as swimmers ear or otitis externa is often treated with ear drops which contain steroids such as Ciprodex ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have a middle ear infection after an inner ear infection?

Clarify: Inner ear infections are rare and would involve the hearing and balance part of the ear with resultant deafness and severe vertigo. Rarely middle ear infection can spread to inner ear. Most likely you had a middle ear infection which when treated has residual fluid behind the ear drum. This fluid usually clears but if there is still hearing loss after 3-4 months then see ent. ...Read more

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Help please! is dizziness and ear ringing normal with inner ear infection?

Help please! is dizziness and ear ringing normal with inner ear infection?

Perhaps: An inner ear infection is extraordinarily rare and is either from meningitis or acute otitis media that has spread, to the inner ear causing deafness and profound vertigo. If you really did have an inner ear infection i would expect you to, have these and other symptoms such as deafness. Mild dizziness and tinnitus are common in otitis media and usually resolve as the fluid behind the drum resolves. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with viral inner ear infection, is there anything i can do to help with dizziness etc?

I was diagnosed with viral inner ear infection, is there anything i can do to help with dizziness etc?

Time: This should improve over time but it may take a few days, sometimes even a couple of weeks. Medications for motion sickness may help as well. ...Read more

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Taking phenrgan for viral inner ear infection. Does that help with dizziness or should I be taking something else? Other things do to help?

Taking phenrgan for viral inner ear infection. Does that help with dizziness or should I be taking something  else? Other things do to help?

Could be useful.: Phenergan (promethazine) is an antihistamine-antinausea medication. Rx Antivert or otc Meclizine have also found to be effective for the vertigo associated with inner ear maladies. These are anti-motion sickness medications. Also available is otc dramamine or dimenhydrinate which may prove useful, too. However, please see your otolaryngologist if symptoms do not improve quickly. Beware of an acoustic neuroma. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with viral inner ear infection and have had dizziness for several months.. Some days worse than others. Will it ever go away ?

I was diagnosed with viral inner ear infection and have had dizziness for several months..  Some days worse than others.   Will it ever go away ?

Yes it will: Yes it will one day go away.The virus infection has effected your inner ear which controls the equilibrium and as time passes you will regain your equilibrium if it is only due to the viral infection. ...Read more

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I had a inner ear infection with vertigo and dizziness.But after 4 months it shows with focus, conc.Problems.I'm not fully concentrated.What i have?

I had a inner ear infection with vertigo and dizziness.But after 4 months it shows with focus, conc.Problems.I'm not fully concentrated.What i have?

Ear infection: It is possible you may have an extension of your ear infection into the, brain and it is causing concentration problems. See an ENT specialist asap you may need an MRI of the brain. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an inner ear infection and the pain only be a mild burning sensation in ear and neck? Going on 5 days and the pain is the same.

Is it possible to have an inner ear infection and the pain only be a mild burning sensation in ear and neck? Going on 5 days and the pain is the same.

Sure: Certain low grade infections, including viruses the body may be trying to fight off, may produce mild symptoms that last for several days. ...Read more

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I have headaches, dizziness, and very sick to stomack if it is not inner ear infection, what could it be?

Anything: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, eye strain, teeth grinding, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

Inner Ear (Definition)

The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and ...Read more


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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