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My 9 mo old grandson has small dimples on the top of his ear loves what could this indicate health or organ wise?

it sounds like you: Are describing fusion points where the precursor hillocks come together to form the external ears. These are not indicators for anything. ...Read more

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One Dr said vancomycin capsules for cdiff don't cause hearing/ pain in ear because it's not absorbed in system. Why does the pharmacy sheet say it can?

One Dr said vancomycin capsules for cdiff don't cause hearing/ pain in ear because it's not absorbed in system. Why does the pharmacy sheet say it can?

Clostridium dificile: Oral vancomycin is essentially the same product as what the administer IV so the drug fact sheet refers to this. You doctor is exactly right, its not absorbed and does not cause any hearing issues or ear pain. ...Read more

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How long does it take the immune system to respond to an ear infection?

How long does it take the immune system to respond to an ear infection?

Good question: Viral otitis media should resolve in 10 to fourteen days. At age 36, it is most likely that the symptoms of ear ache, ear fullness and pressure are the result of a cold extending into the auditory tube in the back of your nose. If you have severe pain after 72 hours, it may then be a bacterial superinfection which requires an appropriate antibiotic. See and ENT doc for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I use ear wax removal systems for my ears. Do you have any precautions or concerns with those?

I use ear wax removal systems  for my ears.  Do you have any precautions or concerns with those?

Ear wax removal: As long as your ear is not occluded with hard, compacted wax (cerumen) ear wax removal systems can be quite beneficial to clear wax from ear canals. You may however, need the assistance of a otolaryngologist to clean your ears with specialty instruments for best results. Some primary practitioners are able to irrigate the ears. ...Read more

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Can tinnitus *lead* to deafness, or damage your ear or neurological system? The cause-effect wording is intentional.

Can tinnitus *lead* to deafness, or damage your ear or neurological system? The cause-effect wording is intentional.

Tinnitus : It's completely opposite of what you suggest. Tinnitus is a sign or symptom often associated with hearing loss. Tinnitus does not cause hearing loss, nor does it damage your hearing or neurologic system. ...Read more

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Could the bad state of my teeth & gums cause music playing in my ears, same song on Hammond Organ over & over & over! HELP!

Could the bad state of my teeth & gums cause music playing in my ears, same song on Hammond Organ over & over & over! HELP!

Um, no: There is no direct correlation between the extensive dental treatment that you need and the perceived melodies you are experiencing. I suggest you visit a local dentist for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I boost my 8 month old immune system before the winter comes is there a medication or certain foods ican give he catches throat&ear infec alot?

How can I boost my 8 month old immune system before the winter comes is there a medication or certain foods ican give he catches throat&ear infec alot?

Immune boosting: No. There is no magical formula to improve immune function. Young children are more susceptible to infection because they have not been exposed to many of the common pathogens present in the community and it takes time for them to build up the prerequisite antibodies to reduce the frequency of future attacks. There are some babies with immune deficiency but this must be detected by pediatriiacian. ...Read more

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Will an acute ear infection in an adult with an avarage immune system cause meningitis?

Will an acute ear infection in an adult with an avarage immune system cause meningitis?

Extremely unlikely: Even though theoretically, severe and chronic ear infection involving bone erosion leading to brain involvement, I have yet heard of one. As for acute ear infection, the risk is likely zero. ...Read more

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