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When Will Normal Hearing After A Major Ear Infection Come Back
When Healed: Not only when the infection is gone, but the fluid and damage is totally healed. This can take an average of 2-6 weeks in kids. ...Read more
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
2-4 weeks: If not, then you should have your ears checked again to see if the infection is still present. You can also have fluid that remains after the infection, but that should be followed to make sure it resolves. ...Read more
Inner ear infection: Your hearing should return but it my take several weeks for it to happen. ...Read more
Why did my ear infection pain come back a few days after starting floxin (ofloxacin)? Not as bad as it was but this is my 3rd abx.
After infection clea:
It depends on the infection whether it is viral or bacterial and if there is residual fluid left behind the ear drum after the full course of antibiotics and reexamination by the doctor
if the infection has all clearedand there is no residual fluid behind the ear drum, your hering should return to normal gradually within 2to3 weeks. ...Read more
Chronic otitis : One possibility, if it is a middle ear infection, is poor function of the eustachain tube which drains the middle ear space into the back of the throat. Another is the presence of a resistant organism. For external otitis recurrence can be due to swimming, incomplete eradication of the bacteria, allergies, eczema in the ear canal, fungal infection, or cellulitis of the ear canal. ...Read more
Had a bad ear infection that last few days, where my hearing was muffled and I couldn't hear, now if I pull my ear out it pops and I can hear. Normal?
Blocked ears: Yes can happen, your external ears can become blocked with wax/debris after infection, when you pull your ears out it pops and you can hear when the blockage becomes partially open, your doctor can perform ear wash or prescribe some ear drops to dissolve the impacted wax ...Read more
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
It varies.: Usually the fluid in the middle ear resolves by 3 months. There are some things that can be done to speed it up. Talk with your doctor. If the fluid has not resolved by three months I will offer patients a tube placement to remove the fluid. This can be done in the office. ...Read more
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
See a doctor. Maybe.: Bullous myringitis is usually treated with antibiotics prescribed by your physician. About your hearing, if this is occurring after many ear infections you might have some hearing loss. If this is an isolated incident, give it a week to clear up the infection and start healing, as fluid clears out of the infection, you will be able to hear better. ...Read more
I have ear infection (bullous myringitis); when will I get my hearing back, what to do for treatment?
Ear infections: In general, I would normally tell a patient to see there doctor to treat ear infections if there is pain and hearing will eventually return if treated. ...Read more
Prescribed cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) drops for an ear infection, placed 2 drops in the left ear and immediately experienced moderate hearing loss. Is this normal?
My son has an ear infection. The doctors have prescribed him with amoxicillin. How do I know that it has cleared as it has effected his hearing?
Visualization: Following a typical course of antibiotics for an ear infection, follow up in 2-4 weeks so your provider can look at the ear drums with an otoscope is important. At times, the infection will clear enough to not produce symptoms, but fluid will remain (this tends to get re-infected). In general, ppeople on the correct medication will start to feel relief from their symptoms within 2-3 days. ...Read more
I am overcoming an ear infection and now my ear is very blocked, my hearing is muffled and my ear is ringing and it has been like this for 4 days.
Ear infection: This can be a common occurence after an ear infection and it is due to residual fluid. This may take up to three months to resolve but your symptoms should lessen sooner. It also could be your current antibiotic is not effective and may need to be switched to a new one. I would suggest you get your ears rechecked. ...Read more
Ear tubes: Patients who have an effusion or "fluid" present behind the ear drum for more than 90 days may have permanent damage to the hearing mechanism. For this reason patients who have fluid deep to the ear drum are often given ear tubes. This is a five-minute office procedure for adult patients. Topical anesthetic is place on the ear drum, a microscopic cut placed, and a tube inserted in the incision. ...Read more
What to do if I have recently had an ear infection and now I have lost my hearing in that ear and its itchy?
See a specialist: An ear infection may clear up but leave you with fluid in your middle ear that might take up to a month to clear, leaving you with decreased hearing. You may also have skin and wax debris in your ear from the infection, or, rarely, a nerve disorder which should be treated quickly by a specialist. ...Read more
Questions about my ear infection... how long before I should see improvement of hearing? And when will the drainage stop
Ear infection: Depends on the amount of tissue swelling, eustachian tube function, efficacy of antibiotics, whether perforation is present, drainage, etc. Could be as little as 5-7 days. If no TM perforation, the initial recovery is three weeks. Some infections need antibiotic tx for three weeks, perhaps longer. If residual fluid in middle ear, could take some time to clear until ET functioning normally. ...Read more
Have ear infection have been on drops and meds 7 days. should I b concerned that I still have pain, bad hearing, balance issues? 3 days left for meds.
You should be concer: You need to see an ear doctor for the symptoms you described ...Read more
I had an ear infection with stuff draining out of my ear and I used garlic for it. It's stopped but I'm still having trouble hearing from my ear.
Ear infection: The ear canal may be stuffed with wax for which you can use a mucolytic available over the counter.Likewise, the garlic may be clogging the ear. ...Read more
Some directions: First, make sure that infection completely gone, that sinuses and mastoids are clear, and eustachian tube is fully patent. Also, check that no cerumen is blocking external auditory canal. Get updated audiogram to objectify your ability to hear, and if there is severe issue, modern hearing aides would really help. ...Read more
Good resource below.: http://www.hiddenhearing.co.uk/hearing-health/156/hearing-aid-care-and-ear-infections/Get a more detailed answer ›
Lately I've been hearing a weird whispering noise when I'm in noisy environments. Is this a hearing problem, an ear infection or is it psychosis?
See your doctor to : See your doctor to rule out any hearing issues first. They may refer you to a specialist if needed. If everything is within normal limits, they may refer you to a mental health specialist. ...Read more
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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