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Will saliva infect your ears? How can I clean out my ears if I have saliva inside?

Will saliva infect your ears? How can I clean out my ears if I have saliva inside?

No: No, not unless someone sticking their tongue in your ear. Saliva from your mouth will not get into your ear. Your body is designed not to allow this to happen. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Got my ears pierced 8 weeks ago. Since 6 weeks ago they have been infected on & off so I clean piercing hole & earrings with rubbing alcohol. Is this safe?

Got my ears pierced 8 weeks ago. Since 6 weeks ago they have been infected on & off so I clean piercing hole & earrings with rubbing alcohol. Is this safe?

Keep them clean: You can clean your ears with soap and water, alcohol can irritate the skin, so it is not recommended to use it on your skin daily. ...Read more

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Possible infected ear lobe from ear piercing? I got my ears pierced on christmas eve for a christmas present. I am very religious about cleaning the piercing. My right ear lobe now has a ball inside the the lobe and has drainage on the backing to the earr

Possible infected ear lobe from ear piercing? I got my ears pierced on christmas eve for a christmas present. I am very religious about cleaning the piercing. My right ear lobe now has a ball inside the the lobe and has drainage on the backing to the earr

Ear infection: Your ear is infected, and your cleaning is not clearing it up. Sometimes that is not enough. Try using some triple antibiotic ointment (available at any drugstore without a prescription). If it doesn't clear up in 2 days, please see your doctor or prompt care physician. ...Read more

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It's a bit hard when I swallow my saliva or eat food. My ears make sounds when I do too.

It's a bit hard when I swallow my saliva or eat food. My ears make sounds when I do too.

See Physician: You may be coming down with and upper respiratory infection, bacterial which may need an antibiotic or a viral one that does not need an antibiotic. The sound is from the muscles that help you swallow pulling on your eustachion tube when you swallow. ...Read more

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Why do I make a wierd noise when I swallow my own saliva, I can also hear it in my ears.

Why do I make a wierd noise when I swallow my own saliva, I can also hear it in my ears.

Probably normal: Most of us hear a funny squishy sound when we swallow. When our mouths are closed, it may feel like it is louder. However, if the noise never happened before, it is noticeably more difficult to swallow, or you feel like your saliva has changed recently, see your physician or an ENT to make sure everything is working as it should. ...Read more

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Whenever I swallow saliva and sometimes even food I can hear some kind of crackling noise from above my soft palate and sometimes I feel its my ears?

Whenever I swallow saliva and sometimes even food I can hear some kind of crackling noise from above my soft palate and sometimes I feel its my ears?

DDS & ENT consult: I would suggest you see a dentist and an ENT specialist to see what's going on. It could be symptoms related to tmd (temporomandibular dysfunction) related to your jaw joints, something else, or a combination of issues. ...Read more

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My ear has been blocked for the whole day ever since I got flu. I cannot pop my ears, but I am continuously yawning and swallowing saliva, it unblock?

Blocked ear: Often with a cold or flu, the nasal and throat linings get irritated and inflamed. This swelling will close off the tube between the ear and throat. The motion and streching of the jaw and inner tissues will allow the tube to open. This will open the airway and unblock the ear. Your md can give you some medicine to clear up this inflamation. ...Read more

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Can saliva get into your eustachian tubes? It feels like every time I swallow saliva gets in my ears.

Can saliva get into your eustachian tubes? It feels like every time I swallow saliva gets in my ears.

See ENT or OFP: Saliva does not ordinarily get into the Eustachian tube because of the way it's anatomically structured and positioned. It's located on the top of the nasopharynx. See ENT to rule out any secondary pathology or Orofacial Pain Specialist to rule out TMJ dysfunction.
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When I swallow my saliva or open my jaw wide I hear crackling in my ears, been like that for a few weeks now. What could it be? It's annoying.

When I swallow my saliva or open my jaw wide I hear crackling in my ears, been like that for a few weeks now. What could it be? It's annoying.

Not serious: Could be due partially blocked eustachian tube (the tube that connects the inner ear to the throat). This could be caused by allergy and you could try over the counter remedies that contain an antihistamine and a decongestant. ...Read more

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I have difficulty swallowing saliva & smaller food particles. Sometimes pressure develops in my ears & burning sensation in the areas below ribs. Help?

I have difficulty swallowing saliva & smaller food particles. Sometimes pressure develops in my ears & burning sensation in the areas below ribs. Help?

? infection: You may have an infection and this is affecting your swallowing, and causing your other symptoms. See the Dr. For an evaluation as if it is found to be likely bacterial in origin, you may need antibiotics. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to pierce my ears by myself? Is there any chance to get infected or anything else? I'm 23. Thank you.

Is it safe to pierce my ears by myself? Is there any chance to get infected or anything else? I'm 23. Thank you.

Do not do self: The risk for infection is much higher if you try this yourself, best to have it done in a professional and sterile manner. ...Read more

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If my ears keep getting infected when I wear earings, what type of earing will be best for me?

If my ears keep getting infected when I wear earings, what type of earing will be best for me?

Allergic reaction: You may be allergic to the metal nickel which is found in varying amounts in bothgold and costume jewelry. You can be allergy tested to confirm this. Wear sterling silver which does not contain nickel or hypoallergenic nickel free jewelry available fromn the chain claires. ...Read more

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I got my ears pierced 12/18/2013 and they have yet to heal. Keep getting infected. Sleep with them in b/c if I don't they close. AntiB's didn't work?

I got my ears pierced 12/18/2013 and they have yet to heal. Keep getting infected. Sleep with them in b/c if I don't they close. AntiB's didn't work?

If oral antibiotics: Didn't help, re-visit your doctor. "Staph" infection may be hard to eradicate if the cause was/is unsterile equipment, posts &/or clasps, repeated touching with dirty hands., posts that aren't 14 K gold or stainless steel, are too short or too rough or clasps that are too tight. See treatment tips on www. Uofmmedicalcenter. Org/healthlibrary/Article/116410EN. Don't keep posts in at night. ...Read more

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What should I do if my ear is infected after getting my ears pierced?

What should I do if my ear is infected after getting my ears pierced?

Infected ear: Take our the earrings, let the lobe drain and soak it. Get to your doctor to get a culture and an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Rs is republic of serbia and my ears were infected but now are ok but I still have dizziness and I have pain in my eyes sometimes, not regulary.

Rs is republic of serbia and my ears were infected but now are ok but I still have dizziness and I have pain in my eyes sometimes, not regulary.

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You may have a headache syndrome of some type such as migraines or migrainous vertigo. For more information I'd want you to fill out a headache diary and then, we'd have to figure out the best medication depending on what the log says. ...Read more

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My ears piercings get infected very easily, I've tried sensitive earrings & sterling silver but they infect my ear. Is there somthing else I should try?

My ears piercings get infected very easily, I've tried sensitive earrings & sterling silver but they infect my ear. Is there somthing else I should try?

Gold?: Gold may help. Less likely to irritate and inflame your ears. "sensitive earrings" sometimes still contain nickel [and also depends on the quality of the outer covering]. Sterling silver has some copper in it [are you allergic to copper? ]. Anyway, gold might be an alternative - although $$$. ...Read more

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My ears continue to pop from my sinus infect that has not completly heal. Been a mth. My hearing seems unbalance everyday and is worst when I yawn too much. Will it go away on own or how do I treat it?

My ears continue to pop from my sinus infect that has not completly heal. Been a mth. My hearing seems unbalance everyday and is worst when I yawn too much. Will it go away on own or how do I treat it?

Get evaluated: It sounds that you may have fluid in your middle ear which is not uncommon with sinus infection. Your physician needs to check your ears and determine the best treatment. I would recommend that you be evaluated soon as this may get worse and can cause complications ...Read more

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One week ago I had my ears pierced with 2nd holes. One hole is slightly infected. I'm using bactine and bacitracin. Would minocycline help?

One week ago I had my ears pierced with 2nd holes. One hole is slightly infected. I'm using bactine and bacitracin. Would minocycline help?

It really should be: Seen by doctor or dermatologist. Most infections in ear piercing are staph or strep, where doxycyline and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) are best. But often it is a contact dermatitis. See doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment if not clear with bacitracin ...Read more

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Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more