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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?

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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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


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