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What to do for ear infections in winter?

What to do for ear infections in winter?

See the Doctor: A true ear infection may improve naturally.But if the symptoms persist, the doctor may need to prescribe antibiotics. T he season makes no difference.I would wait no more than a week. ...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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What to do about ear infection not going away!?

Ear infectgion: In general, I would normally tell a patient to follow up with an medical ear specialist ...Read more

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What to do about ear infection that isn't going away?

What to do about ear infection that isn't going away?

Ear infection: If ear pain not better need to talk to your physician as there my be non-infectious cause or an infection caused by resistant bacteria, other organisms like fungal infection, or associated complication of ear infection. ...Read more

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What to do with ear infection if it hurts and wont go away?

What to do with ear infection if it hurts and wont go away?

Be seen: If it hurts and won't go away, you should definitely have a physician check it out! ...Read more

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What to do about ear infection extremely painful please help?

What to do about ear infection extremely painful please help?

See your doctor.: Doctors can help by providing adequate treatment, usually antibiotics if there is an infection. If it's multiple infections you might get referral for ENT specialist. Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are adequate OTCs for pain control. If not feeling better, see doc to get stronger pain controlling medications and further treatment. ...Read more

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What to do abount ear infection puss?

What to do abount ear infection puss?

Get it treated: If you have pus in your ear canal, leaving it can then lead to an ear canal infection. Furthermore, your middle ear will continue to push out pus until the infection gets treated. See an ent. ...Read more

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What to do about ear infection & bleeding in the ear?

What to do about ear infection & bleeding in the ear?

Ear infection: In general, I would normally tell a patient to see a doctor for ear infections with bleeding. ...Read more

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What to do about ear infection after ear infection surgery?

Ear infection: In general, I would normally tell a patient to follow up with the doctor who did surgery for their ears ...Read more

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What to do about ear infections that come back?

What to do about ear infections that come back?

May Need ENT: A true ear infection may improve naturally.But if the symptoms persist, the doctor may need to prescribe antibiotics. .I would wait no more than a week.If they are persistant, an ENT consult and tubes may be necessary. ...Read more

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What to do about ear infection and ringing in my ears?

What to do about ear infection and ringing in my ears?

Ear infecition: In general, I would normally tell a patient to see a doctor to give treatment ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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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


Dr. Peter Ihle
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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