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What Is The Best Treatment For Red Ear Drum
Red ear drum: It looks red when you look in the ear with an otoscope. ...Read more
My 2 yr old woke up and has swollen, red, warm upper ear lobes. Doesn't seem to hurt. Any ideas on a cause and a treatment?
Possibly allergy: Since the redness and swelling involve both ear lobes, infection or cellulitis is less likely, unless there is reason to think otherwise. Allergy, possibly to something he consumed before going to bed or bug bites may cause such a reaction. If there are no bumps, and remains non tender without any systemic symptoms, I would try OTC anti allergy medicine and observe. ...Read more
My 18 months old daughter has painful tender red swelling behind her rt ear lobe. Kindly tell me causes n treatment?
Likely infected: This could be a simple skin infection or an inflamed lymph node. In either case, an evaluation may be needed. In the short term you can apply moist heat to the area in the form of a heated compress several times a day. If it is a minor issue the body may heal itself. If it worsens it will need to be seen. ...Read more
Red, hot ear at random times started 5 months back (2 weeks post neck spasm treatment) heat, emotion causes it, but mostly random. Which doc to show?
My 2 yr old woke up with swollen, red, warm upper ear lobe with no pain. Any ideas on cause and treatment?
8 month old took penicillin for 7 days for ear infection on 8 th day of treatment he had red spots on his body and backdid he have allergic reaction?
Try hydrogen peroxid: It is possible that impacted ear wax can cause blockage of the ear canal and occasionally tinnitus (ringing). If you can not afford to see a doctor, which, is truly the best thing you could do, then try 3% hydrogen peroxide 4 times a day for 7 days in the ear canal. This treatment should liquefy the wax and then gentle irrigation with warm water should help. Try emergency room doctor. ...Read more
Where's the red?: The majority of ear infections children get will involve the middle ear. A doctor has to use an otoscope to diagnose them. The ear drum will be red and bulging with fluid behind it. The ear canal can also become infected, but still requires an otoscope to view. The ear lobe and auricle or visualised outside ear being red usually has nothing to do with the common ear infections seen in children. ...Read more
Cerumen: You may consider an examination of your ear canals by a board certified otolaryngologist ...Read more
Clogged ear, went to dr wednesday she said looked really red (ear infx). ear feels better better never used drop yet. Should I use drops? ?
My 2 year old son has intermittent bilateral bright red ear lobes that are very hot to the touch. Should I be concerned? A neighbor suggested htn?
Vasodilation: I do not know of any correlation between bright red ear lobes and hypertension. It sounds like he is having a transient vasodilation involving his ears lobes (blood flow gets increased to this area). If he really has no other symptoms, I would not be too concerned about it at this point. ...Read more
I have a red ear when I get hot or my ear is knocked. It goes bright red and boiling. Also whenever my ears are hot a black discharge appears on them.
Don't know why:
Your symptoms do not lead to an easy answer.
Suggest ENT exam. ...Read more
I got told that my son had a red ear and red throat buy my gp and also infected eczema today when I took him there his temp was 38.4?
Likely infections: Many youngsters have red throats and red ears from infections (both virus and bacteria germs). The eczema infection is likely to be from a bacteria germ. The doctor should have decided whether s/he thinks that one or both of the infections requires treatment with antibiotics. Having fever often pushes doctors to prescribe antibiotics, especially in younger children.. ...Read more
Yes: Antibiotic ear drops can be prescribed to treat outer and middle ear infections even with a perforation. Sometimes oral antibiotics are needed for middle ear infections alone or with the drops. The other pressing issue is the "holes" you were born with. That is unusual and you should see an ENT doctor for full exam and hearing test. ...Read more
Can politics stop civilian ent's say surgery needed for mastotiditis & tore ear drum. Civ dr's refuse treatment when thy find out va caused it apr 201?
Gets complicated...: In general, the U.S. Is a free country, so a patient can select any doctor he wants to go to, and likewise, a doctor can select which patient he wants to treat. That makes life fair. Usually, if there is a complication after a surgery, that surgeon or another surgeon on the same team corrects the problems, instead of bringing an outside person into a problem situation. The va may have more rules. ...Read more
I have some kind ear pain, with redness in eardrum, also when swollowing pain worseness. With small white spot inside mouth.
Otitis media: Redness of an ear drum can only be visualized by looking through an otoscope and this indicates inflammation/infection of the middle ear. Antibiotics are generally prescribed to treat this. If your throat is also very sore, a rapid throat culture to check for strep can be done. ...Read more
3 y/o has tubes in ears. She has a cold, doc said ears are draining and the one is red just outside of the eardrum. Is draining a good thing w/ tubes?
Yes: Draing ear tube is a good sign that the tube is functioning well. If ear hurts, ear drops help ...Read more
Several: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
The cartilage on the inside of my left ear hurts. It is right above my ear drum, looks more red and noticeable bump, hurts when touching it? Took a pic
9 mo fluid in ear is getting yellow & eardrum looks red. Should I start her on Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) right away or wait it out? Fluid not infected last week @ ENT.
Wait and see ENT: It has been determined that for many years ear infections have been treated too frequently with antibiotics when most will resolve without antibiotics. ...Read more
Looked in baby's ear and ear drum is red on one ear he is teething and runny nose could it b ear infection or pressure? 4 weeks ago on antibiotics
Red doesn't diagnose: Red is but one thing we look at when visualizing an ear drum. Red alone does not an ear infection make. An ear drum can be red if child has fever, is crying, holding breath, etc. We also look at landmarks, how the light reflexes, whether the ear drum moves, whether there is fluid behind the drum. All the things together make the diagnosis. If you are concerned, best to have doc look to diagnose. ...Read more