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Dr. Scott Keith
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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


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I thought I had had a ear infection because my head was hurting and pressure no ear infection so what could be happening?

I thought I had had a ear infection because my head was hurting and pressure no ear infection so what could be happening?

Could be sinus?: There are many causes of pressure and headaches. Some include tension, infection somewhere else, sinus problems etc... It would be a good idea to see your FP so they can work it up, find an etiology and take care of the problem. ...Read more

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What do I do? I have this weird head pain after ear infection?

What do I do? I have this weird head pain after ear infection?

Get it checked: We do not know if you are being treated for the ear infection or not and what kind of ear infection you have and what kind of weird headache you are having
if not done consult your doctor, as it is not unusual to have co existing sinus infection, which may be causing headache or the ear infection itself can cause headache.So get it checked, meanwhile tale some over the counter pain killer for pain. ...Read more

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Why is my head sensitive to the touch when I have an ear infection?

Why is my head sensitive to the touch when I have an ear infection?

Inflammation to head: Outer ear infections (in the ear canal). Outer ear infections present with ear pain (inner/outer), discharge, fullness. If it is an outer ear infection, the inflammation may spread to the local tissues near the ear on the head. This may be why it is sensitive in that area. If this is not the case, you should make sure that nothing further is ongoing. ...Read more

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Numb feeling on face went to ERnwas told I have a ear infection ?

Numb feeling on face went to ERnwas told I have a ear infection ?

Numbness on face: That story implies that your fifth cranial nerve is contributing to your problem. Maybe some swelling on that side of your face. Maybe a Bell's palsy. If your own doc can't help see a good neurologist. ...Read more

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Can ear infection cause pain on head?

Can ear infection cause pain on head?

Yes: Ear infections can cause headaches, but they can also produce other complications. It is always best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a ear infection swells up your face?

Ear infections: Swelling of the face can potentially be a symptoms of ear infections, particularly with outer ear infections. The swelling generally occurs within or around the ear itself, but can extend into the face. Sinus infections can also do this and have close relationships with ear infections. ...Read more

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How does someone get a head and ear infection?

How does someone get a head and ear infection?

Ear infection: Ear infections and sinus infections typically arise after someone catches a cold. The URI spreads and affects the persons ears and sinuses. Also may lead to pneumonia as well. Ear infections are not contagious, the cold that initiated the ear infection is contagious. ...Read more

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Hi my son got head pain because ear infection?

Hi my son got head pain because ear infection?

Ear infection: Ear infections are notorious for being very painful, so yes, they could cause head pain. But if pain persists despite antibiotics, then bring him back for evaluation. Don't ignore possible mastoiditis, sinus infection, meningitis, etc as possible causes of head pain. ...Read more

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Nose head and ears congested. Lungs congested. Sinus infection?

Nose head and ears congested. Lungs congested. Sinus infection?

Sinus: Sounds like it could be. Discuss with your health care team where ever you are. They will know what is going around. ...Read more

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If I am already on a antibiotic for a cold is there any chance that I could develop a ear infection bc my head is already hurting?

If I am already on a antibiotic for a cold is there any chance that I could develop a ear infection bc my head is already hurting?

Common cold: Is due to viral infection, so antibiotics won't be of value unless a secondary bacterial infection sets in, so you are allowed to have viral infection of your middle ears or your sinuses despite being on antibiotics, if it is really bothersome see your doctor, meanwhile, saline nasal wash and salt water gargles would help ...Read more

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My ear has been hurting for months and I go to the doctor but she said I don't have an Infection. And it makes my head hurt also..

My ear has been hurting for months and I go to the doctor but she said I don't have an Infection. And it makes my head hurt also..

TMJ: Most common cause of ear pain not caused by ear problem is TMj (jaw joint) problem. Other TMJ related symptoms jaw pain, limited oral opening, and joint noises. If this sounds familiar, see a TMJ expert for management. ...Read more

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I find that my returning ear infection causes a numb feeling of that side of my face. Why?

Trigeminal nerve: The outer surface of the drum is innervated by the trigeminal nerve, the major nerve supply to the entire face so it's possible for an infection affecting the drum could have facial symptoms. I assume by numbness you mean sensation loss and not weakness. If the face weak with infection may have absent bone around facial nerve that runs behind drum. If so then ENT asap. ...Read more

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Can you have a chest infection without coughing a lot? I have pain left and right sides and have congestion in ears nose head

Can you have a chest infection without coughing a lot? I have pain left and right sides and have congestion in ears nose head

Need more info: Is your breathing compromised in any fashion, are you short of breath, having the pain when you inhale deeply, do you have fever, have you been coughing, and so on? The best thing to do is to go to your family doctor and get examined and if they deem it necessary get imaging studies performed. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection and fluid in my ear. I have a throb in my head and it gets worse when i move around and go up stairs or lift my kids.

I have a sinus infection and fluid in my ear. I have a throb in my head and it gets worse when i move around and go up stairs or lift my kids.

You sure do....: I'm not sure what your question is here. You are totally describing the symptoms associated with a sinus infection when there is associated congestion and plugging of the connections between all of those respiratory passages involved. Treat the underlying sinus infection as dictated by your physician including , but not limited to antibiotics if needed, decongestants, humidity.. and it will clear ...Read more

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Clicking noise in my ear whenever i turn my head. If i shake my head rapidly it also repeats. Could I have contracted an ear infection?

Clicking noise in my ear whenever i turn my head. If i shake my head rapidly it also repeats. Could I have contracted an ear infection?

Ear vs TMJ vs neck: Clicking could be ear, TMJ or neck. Start with your PCP for exam. You may need to see ENT or DDS also. Also, if you have no other symptoms, I doubt it is a serious problem and you can just watch it. Seeking further care only if it starts to cause other symptoms. ...Read more

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2days ago my 10momth old was prescribed amoxicillin for ear infection today i noticed a rash on the sides of his face. Should i be concerned?

No: If the rash is getting worse or is raised like hives it is a reaction to the medication and it should be stopped. If he had a fever for 3 days prior to that and now the rash it is likely a viral infection called roseola and is unrelated to the the medication. ...Read more

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I have a got an infected cyst on my ear the infection as spread to my neck and face and need an operation will i be able to go back to work after it?

I have a got an infected cyst on my ear the infection as spread to my neck and face and need an operation will i be able to go back to work after it?

Sounds aggressive: Surely you will be able to return to work after you are better, but that may take some time. It is important to treat this aggressive infection first so you dont get really sick. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection which makes my head and ears full. Usually take Claritin d 12 hour - it helps but quit and tried mucinex. Not good. Help,?

I have a sinus infection which makes my head and ears full.  Usually take Claritin d 12 hour - it helps but quit and tried mucinex.  Not good. Help,?

Sinusitis: if it has been over 7-10 days you may need antibiotics. you can also try afrin but do not use longer than 3 days. you can also try a nasal steroid like nasonex which are available over the counter now. lastly, try nasal saline rinses and warm sinus compresses. ...Read more

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I have tingling on the left side of my face, and I've been having sharp pains and stuffiness in my right ear on and off, could it be an ear infection?

I have tingling on the left side of my face, and I've been having sharp pains and stuffiness in my right ear on and off, could it be an ear infection?

Tingling: An ear infection can produce pain on the side of your face and head, but usually not tingling of the face, unless the infection is producing swelling and compressing nerves which travel near the ear. You definitely need someone to look in your ear and treat a possible ear infection before it worsens and damages your ear drum. Also consider shingles or Bell's palsy as a possible diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm having horrible ear pain and now I'm staring to get pain on my head above that ear. No fever though so not sure if its a infection. What could it ?

I'm having horrible ear pain and now I'm staring to get pain on my head above that ear. No fever though so not sure if its a infection. What could it ?

IEarYouHaveAProblem: Anything that hurts that bad should be seen in-person so someone can take a look inside the ear canal, and also carefully examine around the ear, then decide what to do based on what they do or do not find. If you've had it for one day, maybe you could take some Motrin and see how it goes for a day or two, but if it gets worse don't dick around. Just get yourself examined by a general practitioner. ...Read more

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Reaction to neomycin-polymyxin-hc prescribed for ear infection this morning - I have taken two doses - experiencing dumbness and swelling on right side of face. Please advise.

Reaction to neomycin-polymyxin-hc prescribed for ear infection this morning - I have taken two doses - experiencing dumbness and swelling on right side of face. Please advise.

This : This is per webmd "a very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), redness of the ears, severe dizziness, trouble breathing." i would get emergency treatment now. ...Read more