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Ringing/fullness in ears, spinning sensation, blurry vision. What is this? What's my treatment options?

Ringing/fullness in ears, spinning sensation, blurry vision. What is this? What's my treatment options?

Vertigo: Most commonly this is caused by inner ear or sinus infection. You can take OTC dramamine (dimenhydrinate) (meclizine) to help the symptoms but you should be evaluated to make sure there are no other potential causes for the vertigo like artery blockage or brain disorder. ...Read more

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Pain in ear while swallowing, jaw appears to be 'locked.' what is the best treatment for this?

Pain in ear while swallowing, jaw appears to be 'locked.' what is the best treatment for this?

Jaw Joint pain: Clicking, popping and jaw locking are common signs of temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. It is to only one in the body that actually disarticulates it also works in tandem with the opposite side tmj. The anatomy includes a cartilage disc , between the head of the jaw and the base of the skull. The disc and its ligaments get damaged in life and locks up the movement. See a TMJ dds/dmd. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fluids in middle ear and popping ears?

What is the best treatment for fluids in middle ear and popping ears?

Antihistamine: There are plenty of antihistamine non-prescription drugs in the market that can open up your sinuses. Afrin (oxymetazoline) spray for a few days works well, unless you have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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How long can an ear cold last and what's the best treatment for it?

How long can an ear cold last and what's the best treatment for it?

Depends what it is..: An "ear cold" does not have a strict medical definition and i would suspect could represent one of 2 things. One is a true bacterial infection of the middle ear(otitis media) which often can require antibiotics to clear up. Another would be eustachian tube dysfunction in which a cold or allergies can block the drainage tube of the ear and this can last until the cold resolves or longer 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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What causes swimmer's ear, and what's the best treatment?

What causes swimmer's ear, and what's the best treatment?

Bacterial infection: Warm dark wet spaces such as a wet ear canal make an ideal breeding ground for bacteria such as pseudomonas and staph and these cause swimmers ear. Antibiotic / steroid drops are most effective in treating it. It is more common in people who clean their ears with qtips as wax protects the skin from infection. Another reason to not clean your ear canals. Only the very outside should be touched. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for the fungi in the ear and how to avoid it? It's happened to me twice since two months !

What's the best treatment for the fungi in the ear and how to avoid it?
It's happened to me twice since two months !

Ear: How do u know it's fungus? 1) need exam ear.2) more detail. Yes monilia is common invader canal whenever ph or acidity is changed- ie shampoo. Safe method is equall parts alcohol and white vinegar to change acidity. As rx called vosol (acetic acid and propylene glycol). Ethanol alcohol sold in pharmacies behind counter but isopropyl ok. Twist end paper towel into wick to draw any fluid out after use of 4 drops 4xday. Also saline. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for mild ear laceration?

First aid: For a minor laceration, wash it with soap and warm water, apply pressure to stop bleeding, apply an antiseptic such as Bacitracin or neomycin (both sold over the counter) and apply a clean dry dressing or just leave it open to air to heal. ...Read more

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Wondering what the best treatment is for a really painful swimmer ear infection?

Wondering what the best treatment is for a really painful swimmer ear infection?

Ear drops: See your primary care physician. Combination ear drops of steroid and antibiotics, e.g., ciprodex, works well. ...Read more