Help about some questions regarding to my acute otitis media while flying?

Ok. Might be painful but it also depends on how long you have been on antibiotics. You may not experience discomfort. Take tyelenol or Ibuprofen to help alleviate pain.
Chew and swallow. Normally there is air of equal pressure on both sides of the ear drum. With a middle ear infection (otitis media), the space behind the ear drum is closed off, leading to the build up in fluid, infection, and pressure. When you fly or change elevation, the pressure difference increases, causing pain. Chewing gum or drinking and swallowing something may help.

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Do I ask rn or doctor on call if some questions regarding to my acute otitis media?

Acute Otitis Media. You can ask either the on-call rn or physician questions you have about otitis media. Many primary care and pediatricians office have a nurses line for non-emergent night and weekend questions. Read more...

What is acute otitis media?

Middle ear infection. Acute otitis media: otitis means inflammation of the ear and media refers to middle. So acute otitis media is an acute inflammation of the middle ear generally caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Read more...
Middle ear infection. "acute" = recent onset. "otitis" = ear infection. "media" = the middle ear space, the space behind the ear drum but before the inner ear area. (inner ear are is the area that effects balance.) acute otitis media is the common term docs use for a middle ear infection which is often a complication form a cold, smoke exposure, allergies - anything that can cause congestion in the upper airways. Read more...
AcuteMiddleEarInfect. Acute Otitis Media is the term used for acute infection in the middle ear usually presents with fever,earache with or without discharge. Read more...

Acute otitis media, how long does it last?

Few days. Acute otitis media should feel better within 24-48 hours of treatment...Then the acute part is resolved. It can take 3-10 days to heal completely and occasionally one will have fluid behind the drum for a few weeks afterwards and that is fine. Read more...

Please explain if it is possible to fix acute otitis media?

Comfort measures. Some viral ear infections self heal in 2-4 day. Bacterial infections tend to persist and may lead to real complications. Infants need an early eval.If older if not better after 3-4 days, an evaluation and treatment is advised.Prior to antibiotics, hearing loss due to chronic middle ear disease was not uncommon and a significant complication called mastoiditis requires surgical drainage. Read more...

Acute otitis media or otitis media w/ effusion, what to do?

Two different cond.. Acute otitis media often requires antibiotic treatment especially in young children. Otitis media with effusion can be transient, however, persistent (over 12 weeks) one with significant hearing loss requires "tube" for proper drainage. Read more...

Would azithromycin cure acute otitis media?

Maybe,maybe not. It is often used for this diagnosis.No matter what medicine is used, up to 10% may fail their first antibiotic due to germ resistance. Read more...

I was wondering what are the main pathogens in acute otitis media?

OTITIS MEDIA- CAUSES. Bacteria: strep pneumoniae (came down from 50% to 34% due to pcv vaccine); hemophilus influenzae (nontypable); moraxella catarrhalis; staphylococcus aureus; group a strep; mycoplasma (rarely). Viruses: rsv; influenza; adenoviurses. Fungal: less common, seen in immuno-compromized persons, e.g. Candida, aspergilla. Read more...

Is there anything I can do about acute otitis media or otitis media w/ effusion?

Some self heal. In the years before antibiotics people had ear infections ; just toughed them out. It often took 6-8 weeks for the body to clear the infection.Pain control with heat, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen can help.Some viral infections disappear in a few days without help.However, some infections can become chronic, abscess the bone near the ear and need to be surgically drained. Infants should see their doc. Read more...

Can you please suggest treatment of acute otitis media.?

OTITIS MEDIA is- Middle ear infection. Bacteria enters from upper respiratory tract/nose thru the eustacian tube. As middle ear is a close empty cavity, bacteria grows easily. Treatment is antibiotic for about 10 days which is a prescription med. For relief of pain, take Ibuprofen as per weight. Keep nose clean, drink enough water. Make appointment with your primary care doc. For an exam and treatment. Read more...