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When Can You Return To School After Ear Infection
When comfortable: If the ear infection seemed to occur independently of other symptoms (no cough, significant nasal drainage, etc.) then they are unlikely to be a high risk of passing infection to others. The limiting factor is going to be their comfort. If they are not requiring pain medication or feverish, they can probably return to school without significant concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Why keep out ?: Unless your school has a restriction on fever or the kid is too sickly to benefit, there is no reason a kid with a simple ear infection should be kept out of school. If they are fever free and can sit still to watch their favorite TV show they can go to school. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The ear infection is not contagious to others so that is not an issue. Whether you will feel well enough to engage in class and learn anything productive is a separate issue. Some schools will hassle you for any missed days, so in balance, consider how you feel and go if you are up to it. ...Read more
Hi I have a fever of 101 my glands have white spots on them and I have a bad ear infection according yo my school doctor. What should I be taking? Tks
Didn't they treat?: If you have seen a doctor and these things were described, it seems likely that further testing and suggestions for treatment would have been offered. If not, see your family doctor. This could be strep throat, infectious mononucleosis, or half a dozen other illnesses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hearing: After an ear infection, the ear drum will be swollen and there could be fluid in the middle ear. Both of these problems need to resolve before your hearing will get better. In children, there are those who take over 3 months for this process. For adults, we don't tolerate it that long. If your hearing isn't back to normal within a month, you should really see an ENT for a full ear evaluation. ...Read more
After taking the 5 day dosage for an ear infection a week ago the pain i was previously having has returned. Could i need more or is it my tmj?
Ear infection gone (or is better) I have lost some hearing and have ringing in my year is there fluid left when fluid leaves will i return to normal?
Most likely: Up to half of all people with a properly treated ear infection will have residual fluid in the middle ear space. This fluid often will muffle sounds and cause hearing loss at some frequency. Once the cause of the infection (ie, a cold) has resolved and the swelling of the tube between the throat and the ear improved, your hearing should definitely improve. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more
Ear infection: You dhould be able to teturn to the gym without aproblem. ...Read more
Ear infection since Sunday, on Clindamycin. Sunday/Monday ear was painful w/ drainage. No more pain or draining but when does hearing return. ?
It may take: a few weeks,but your hearing should return. ...Read more
Returned to ER on 6/10. Was told that i still have a sinus infection and ear infection. Augmentum was prescribed. How effective is this antibiotic?
Usually works well: For most, the milder drug Amoxicillin can do well but Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) has added strength to kill a few more germs that might be resistent to the amoxicillin. You should begin to feel some relief within 24 hours if it is starting to work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I returned to london from usa a month ago. After 3 days i woke up with vertigo ( dizziness) when turning my head. I still always feel dizzy? I saw a dr who said it was likely a middle ear infection.?
Ear Problem: It appears that since the vertigo or dizziness gets worse by head movement. Your doctors have diagnosed a middle ear problem. It affects the peripheral vestibular nerve. Most likely is a viral infection of the nerve or a problem in the inner ear vestibular apparatus. If your middle ear looks inflamed on examination, your doctor may be right.Usually it's self-limited and will return back to normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had ear infection tht spread, jaw cldnt open & stabbing pain in head behind infected ear. Pain in head has returned months later. Shld I b concerned?
See you PCP: Always pay attention to a new or recurrent/worsening pain. This could be a recurrent infection or mechanical damage from the previous infection. Or maybe you are grinding your teeth at night. A quick look in your ear and exam of the jaw and teeth should go a long way to ruling out these possibilities. It is always better to have things evaluated early BEFORE they have a chance to spread. ...Read more
Ringing in my left year, hearing loss, runny nose, and built up pressure in head. This is after being treated for an ear infection. New or returned?
Double ear infection. ENT diagnosis. perforation healing other is retracted (Was bloody blister) . Will it heal itself? nausea stop & hearing return?
Yes!: Most perforations will heal spontaneously with return of middle ear functions and resolution of symptoms. Keep close to ENT and keep all requested follow up. After the infection it is often necessary to control the cause of the infection; allergies, obstruction of tubes and opening in the ear and nasopharynx that alter the funtion of the middle ear cavities. Take care www.healthtap.com/dr-nnebe ...Read more
May not be an infection: If it is just pain around your ear it may not be an infection. If you are having pain and hearing loss then it may well be an infection. Most cases of ear pain that i see in adults is from the jaw joint and not the ear. If it is your jaw then you need a soft diet, anti-inflammatories, ice and a trip to your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflamation mid/ear: Otitis media is a broad term that includes various forms of inflamation of the middle ear. That space is like a cave in the skull, with the ear drum on one wall, a drain tube (eustacion tube) in the floor ; another wall composed by the skull ; the ear nerve. The walls make mucous which normally drains but can be trapped. Viruses often start the process but bacteria can invade ; need treatment. ...Read more
Depends on the type: If you have an ear infection of your ear canal like a swimmer's ear, you need the debris removed and receive antibiotic ear drops. If the infection is behind your ear drum, you need oral antibiotics. If you have chronic ear infections that persist despite antibiotics, you need surgery. The process of treatment begins with your otolaryngologist. ...Read more
Treat ear infection: Depending on if this is an external ear infection or middle ear infection, or if there is active drainage from the year, a topical antibiotic or anti-fungal ear drop with or without the addition of an oral antibiotic may be needed. I recommend you see your doctor or otolaryngologist (ENT) for examination, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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