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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

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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I have a sinus infection which makes my head and ears full. Usually take Claritin d 12 hour - it helps but quit and tried mucinex. Not good. Help,?

I have a sinus infection which makes my head and ears full.  Usually take Claritin d 12 hour - it helps but quit and tried mucinex.  Not good. Help,?

Sinusitis: if it has been over 7-10 days you may need antibiotics. you can also try afrin but do not use longer than 3 days. you can also try a nasal steroid like nasonex which are available over the counter now. lastly, try nasal saline rinses and warm sinus compresses. ...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 an inner ear infection?

For how long does it take for an 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 a 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 an 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 an 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

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What can I do to cure an inner ear infection?

What can I do to cure an inner ear infection?

Inner ear infections: Anatomically ear is divided into external ear, middle ear(consisting of ossicles), inner ear (consisting of cochlea, vestibular apparatus) when you are asking about inner ear I am assuming you are asking about the middle ear (infections may be bacterial or fungal most often). These infections can be cured with antibiotics, or antifungals- rarely surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an inner ear infection with no pain?

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 which is usually painful can spread to inner ear. Otitis media may not have pain and only manifest with fluid behind drum. This fluid usually clears but if there is still hearing loss after 1-2 months then see ENT especially if only 1 ear. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I leave my inner ear infection untreated?

Middle ear infection: An inner ear infection is very rare and can be very serious. However, you may be referring to otitis media, which is an infected collection of fluid behind the ear drum. If untreated, it will often resolve on its own. However, you can also have complications from it anywhere from simply rupturing the ear drum to more complex things like meningitis or mastoiditis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for body to cure itself of an inner ear infection?

Yes: England rarely uses antibiotics for this condition as they realized many patients recover on their own in 4-7 days. Blow nose frequently. Use warm olive oil ear drops for pain relief. If no improvement after a week or rapidly worsening symptoms see your MD ...Read more

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Which specifically is the medicine that you would take for an inner ear infection?

Inner?: Most ear infections are not inner ear but middle and external. Symptoms are from laberynthitis like vertigo, nausea, loss of balance, headache, tinnitus etc. Most common is a viral infection. Treatment can be antivert, phenergan, (promethazine) ativan, steroids, antiviral etc. You need to see a physician soon during the acute phase. ...Read more

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Can I fly if symptoms of an inner ear infection?

Can I fly if symptoms of an inner ear infection?

Painful: You "can" but it might be very painful with the pressure changes your ears will go thru. Normally when pressure changes, your ear adjusts to it, but if you have an ear infection this system of "adjustment" is not working. Try to postpone. If you can't, at least use specialized ear plugs for air travel (not sure how effective they will be). Good luck. ...Read more

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Could an inner ear infection be seen with an otoscope?

Could an inner ear infection be seen with an otoscope?

Define "inner ear": I have seen some people describe the typical middle ear infection as being an inner ear (instead of canal) infection. The infections of the "inner ear" meaning the organ of corti where sound is processed cannot be seen by anyone with any instrument. ...Read more

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Can drs actually see inside your ear for inner ear infection?

No: Drs can look thru the ear drum into the middle ear & detect a pus level for a middle ear infection. However, the events involved in an inner ear infection are hidden behind bone. Microscopic exam of slides of the inner ear can show evidence of past infection, but the label is used after symptoms arise that point to the process. ...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