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Will Augmentin Help Ear Infection Swimmers Ear
which ?: It will treat a middle ear infection but will do little if anything for swimmers ear. Swimmers ear requires a topical drop that can reach the inflamed surfaces.If the swimmers ear has worsened to include a skin cellulitis around the ear, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) may treat this secondary problem. ...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
Any of them: Any of the otc swimmers ear solutions should help to clear it up. If not working be seen for antibiotics. ...Read more
Will all ear infections eventually get better over time? I have a history of swimmers ear infections, but only in one ear.
Better to treat.: Swimmer's ear is also known as acute external otitis or otitis externa. The most common cause of this infection is bacteria invading the skin inside your ear canal. It's often brought on by water that remains in your ear after swimming favoring bacterial growth. Usually you can treat swimmer's ear with eardrops. Prompt treatment can help prevent complications and more-serious infections. ...Read more
Swimmers ear: Swimmers ear usually presents as pain in the external parts of the ear--often the canal itself but can extend to the lobe. It is treated with drops usually if it is confined to true canal bough if it extends to the lobe and becomes severe enough it may need to be treated with oral or even IV systemic medication. ...Read more
Looking at it.: Doctors know what swimmer's ear look like. They can decide to take a culture in rare cases to confirm. We use an otoscope to examine the ears. Something not really possible for the person suffering the infection. So the answer is: Physical exam and history. ...Read more
ear pain no drainage what are the symptoms of an ear infection and is it possible to have a ear infection no drainage I don't have swimmers ear?
Had swimmers ear infection had neomycin drops, my ear outside of canal and lobe swollen and inflamed? My outside ear is very large compared to other
Hi there. Please can you give me more information about ear infection. Specifically, swimmers ear. I need to know what i can do to avoid infection.
Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, 0.3 as base was prescribed to my 10 year old this summer for ear infection (possible swimmers ear). Why are there so many contradictory responses regarding this medicine. I know it depends on the type of ea
Do not use it.: This class of medications is not approved for pediatric patients if safer antibiotics are available. A single oral dose of the fluoroqunalones may disable. Prescribing an ophthalmic preparation for otic (ear) purposes is inappropriate. The best treatment for swimmers ear is acidifying the ear canal to kill off the yeast and restore normal flora, like Domeboro solution, which is OTC. ...Read more
My eustachion tubes lay almost flat. I have constant ear aches. Ear infections swimmers ear. Even vomiting i get infections. Can anything be done ?
Eustachian tube dysf: Try popping your ears but pinching your nose and blowing hard. Your ears should pop. Of not you should see your family doc and they can give you some Flonase (a nasal steroid) that can reduce the inflammation around the eustachian tube. This will help the pressure feeling. For the external ear infections, try a few drops of alcohol in the ear after showering or swimming. Good luck! ...Read more
Ears hurt when laying in bed. Have ear
Infection(probably swimmers ear). Doctor said I dont have a ruptured ear drum. Wind being suck in(after putting prescribed drop). Ear hurts when moving jaw. Yellow Green goo coming out(Should I Clean It?)
Otitis externa: No, you should not clean it yourself. See an ENT Doctor Who can carefully and properly clean the ear for you. That will help it heal safely and more quickly. ...Read more
Went by the doctor and he said that i have laryngistis and phary and a ear infection so i was given augmentin to take for seven days but it still hurt?
OK to take pain meds: Antibiotics often take 48 hours to fight the infection enough to reduce the pain that you are experiencing. It is safe to take acetaminophen and/or ibuprofen orally in addition to the antibiotic as needed for pain. Augmentin is highly recommended as a first line med for ear infection, but if you do not get relief in 3 days, please return for reevaluation. ...Read more
Just realized my pharmacist shorted me one 875mg Augmentin tablet so now i only have enough for 9 1/2 days not 10. I had an ear infection.
Missing one pill: Missing one pill likely to not affect outcome ...Read more
I have been suffering from ear infection for 2 months. Dr prescribed sofradex and augmentin which. Didn’t work,then dalacin which also didn’t work ?
Tricky: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, in finfectios that do not go away, getting the germs (culture) would be needed to know what to do. ...Read more
Just finished Augmentin for middle ear infection, but my ear is still RINGING! And it feels wet inside too. What can I do? Tried sudafed & nose spray
most likely and not just middle ear infection and this needs a longer and more appropriate treatment
steam inhalation and decongestant will help for sure ...Read more
15 wks pregnant, ear infection, prescribed Augmentin and Ciprodex otic (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone) ear drop. Pharmacist says ear drop not ok, doctor says I need it. What do I do?
Had pink eye in both eyes/sore throat/ear infections 8/21-9/5. The pink eye cleared with eyedrops 8/25.Now 9/12 i have pink eye/sore throat again?? Is this the same sickeness? Took augmentin for ears and finished those about 6 days ago.
I had an illness from 8/23-9/5. I had ear infections and pink eye in both eyes and sore throat. Took augmentin finished on 9/6. 9/12 i woke up with pink eye again 9/13 other eye infected and now have sore throat. Is this common?? Heath anxiety bad
Any allergies?: this makes me wonder if you may be experiencing allergies. I do not think this sounds worrisome but i think it would be prudent to see your doctor if symptoms persist. i hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
URI w/ ear infection and BAD cough, taking Augmentin 875. Now, severe rib pain on right side and back. No chest pain. Rib injury from coughing?
Possible: Yes, it is possible to fracture a rib from coughing although I have more common,y seen it in older and frail people. ...Read more
My 15yo son took Augmentin for 10 days for a sinus and double ear infection.. just finished 10 day course and he is coughing with nasal and ear congestion again. No fever.. what should we do. He has a script for Flonase, says it doesn't help. Suggestion
Still congested: With sinus infections, it is important to decongest to remove the mucous that caused the infection in the first place. Flonase can help reduce swelling of the nasal turbinates, but it doesn't clear the mucous. I would recommend one of the antihistamine/pseudoephedrine products sure as Claritin D or Zyrtec D 12 hr. They will clear his congestion as the Augmentin does not. ...Read more
Had a sinus/ear infection. Finished 7 days Augmentin 875mg. All symptoms better except my sore throat worsened. Very mild post nasal drip remains. ?
Sore throat : It should have resolved by now so you should get rechecked ...Read more
Maybe,maybe not: This is a good general treatment for both ear infections and uti's. However, there is probably 5-10% risk with any med for ear infection that the medication will not kill the germ. There are also germs that are resistant to the amox-clav. ...Read more
I have had an ear infection for over a year and am sure im starting to lose my hearing. I got amox-clav 875 mg tabs.But not sure how much to take?
See an ENT doctor: Do not self-medicate. See an ENT doctor for evaluation and treatment. (s)he will order the appropriate studies to determine the reason for persistent or recurrent middle ear fluid in a 21-year-old, then explain all needed medical ; surgical treatments. (s)he will also order an audiological exam to determine your degree of hearing loss, if any. Stop messing around, with your hearing at stake. ...Read more
I was on amox-clav for 2 weeks followed by levofloxacin for 5 days for 2 severe inner/middle ear infections. I have random sores in my mouth now?
Fluid behind eardrum. Taking Augmentin/Nasocort but not helping. Can I use swimmers ear solution drops?
Will augmenten work on ear infections too? Was just given it for sinusitis but glands and ears are also hurting. I'm immuno compromised.
Yes: Sinus infection and ear infections are usually caused by the same three types of bacteria. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is commonly used to treat both of these infections. You mentioned you are immunocompromised. In severely immunocompromised people, you can get infections with other types of bacteria or fungi, but Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a good first choice to cover both areas. ...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?
have water in my ear plus earwax buildup
Don't want it to turn into swimmers ear infection
Which symptom should I address first?
Ear Wax Removal: If you are currently asymptomatic I usually recommend not removing ear wax. If you have symptoms due to wax accumulation options for removal include cerumenolytic agents, irrigation, and mechanical removal. The most commonly used cerumenolytics are preparations of mineral oil or hydrogen peroxide, both available over-the–counter. Irrigation and removal are performed by doctor only. ...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
Also known as otitis externa, this is an infection of the outer ear canal. Patients usually have pain at the outer ear, and there may be fluid draining from the ear. Often these infections are caused by water accumulating in the ear canal, such as after swimming, or if the ear ...Read more
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