Can I use vinegar and water in my ear to treat a fungal ear infection?

No. There is no role for vinegar and water if there is a true infection in the ear, this should be evaluated by your primary care doctor.

Related Questions

Got a fungal ear infection, Doctor adviced me to stop using clotrimazole ear drops for another week. But still I have got white powdery stuff in my ear.

Fungal ear infection. How do you know you have fungal ear infection? Clotrimazole drops is generally not used in US, so I don't have personal experience with it. However, suspected fungal ear infection should be evaluated by an ENT and cleared manually under a microscope. Your ENT will then advise you on how to keep the ear dry and prevent reinfestation. Read more...
Otitis externa. Without seeing this it is impossible to speculate. Go back and discuss with the doctor who prescribed the clotrimazole. Good luck and wish you better. Read more...

Can fungal ear infection cause lower jaw muscle pain? I got my ear pain fixed by doctor but some how the pain reached my jaw and it is swollen

Unusual problem. Fungal infections are more uncommon that bacterial or viral but the problem is they are more difficult to treat and have a high tendency to recur. There is also evidence to show they can spread to include the parotid salivary gland which runs below your ear along the side of your jaw. It sounds like some kind of follow-up is needed and a dentist can look to rule out a tooth-based cause. Read more...
TMJ swelling. Just below your ear is a joint that allows your lower joint to open and close. Doctors may call it the tempero-mandibular joint or TMJ for short. Swelling from your ear may have spread to your tmj, but there are other possible causes. Tmj problems can be treated, some by physicians and others by dentists. Read more...

How can we identify fungal ear infection separately from Bacterial Infection?

Identification. identification can either be done with a smear and microscopic examination or by culture. Read more...
Cultures. Cultures are the best way to determine if an infection is bacterial or fungal. The appearance of the skin lesions can provide clues as well. . Read more...
Physician exam. Fungal ear infections are typically easy to distinguish from bacterial infections when the ear is examined. Certain characteristics of fungal infections are usually apparent. However, sometimes cultures are necessary to distinguish the two. See an ENT physician to be evaluated. Read more...

Got a fungal ear infection. Dr adviced me to stop using clotrimazole ear drops. But have occasional pain and white powdery stuff in ear. Please help me?

Fungal ear Infection. Suspected Fungal Ear Infection or infestation needs to be seen by ENT to debride and clear under the microscrope. We don't generally use "antfungal" drops to clear this type of infection in US. Also, do not insert any instrument or even a cotton tip applicator into your ear. Read more...
Clean the canal. Fungal infections of the ear canal are like other fungal skin infections, athletes foot, jock itch, etc. the key to resolution is to have the ear cleaned and then apply anti fungal medicines to the affected area like lotrimin (clotrimazole) or tolnaftate, which are both over the counter, but the debris needs to be removed first. See an ENT. Anti fungal drops frequently used following cleaning in US. Read more...

Using grisovin for fungal ear infection, my liver blood test shows SGPT level at 59, Is it a high value, is it good to use grisovin in the long term?

Anti fungal. SFPT of 59 is high can be because you are taking anti fungal medication it is not good to take it on a long term basis however if you do need to make sure you get a complete blood count and liver functions checked frequently. Read more...

I have been diagnosed with a fungal ear infection, and I need to get on a plane in 2 days. Dr. cleaned/debrided ear and pain relief was immediate, and I could hear again. 2days later I am losing hearing again and ear seems blocked. Should I fly?

OE, fungal OE. can relapse and might need repeat aural toilet/cleaning, most patients have followup 3-7 days after initial treatment, some are wicked with a sponge to allow medicine to get to some areas(doesn't sound like this patient was) swelling of ear canal can restrict meds from getting to areas to work as well as hearing and worsening sx needs followup. Read more...