Can a middle ear infection cause a temporary or permanent loss of taste and smell?

Ear infection cannot. ...Cause loss of smell or taste - but ear infections are usually complications of nasal problems which obviously can.

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Can a middle ear infection cause temporary or permanent loss of taste and smell?

Middle ear infection. A middle ear infection can cause temporary hearing loss but I have not come across any article linking it with loss of taste or smell. Just pose your question again to see if other doctors have seen that association. Read more...

Can ringing in your ear or middle ear infection cause your throat and jaw line to hurt without having any painor discomfort in your ears?

Sometimes. Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) can be one of many symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. Other symptoms can include jaw pain, jaw joint popping when opening, headaches in the temple or back of the neck area, tenderness around the TMJ and ear area. A highly trained dentist in this area can help determine if all are related. If not, a ENT physician would be the one to see. Read more...

What causes middle ear infection?

Bacterial and viral . Ear infections are more common in children due to their anatomy and predisposition for upper respiratory infections. When the eustachian tube fails to maintain a neutral pressure relative to the outside world, the middle ear can accumulate fluid, siphon bacteria from the upper respiratory tract into the middle ear and an infection results. Eustachian tube swelling is often initiated with a virus. Read more...
Sequential event. This is the result of several things happening over a period of time. First, natural mucous from the walls inside the middle ear become trapped by a eustachian or drainage tube that has become blocked. Then normal throat or mouth germs get into the mucous & begin to multiply in great numbers due to the availability of nutrients.As the numbers increase, pain & fever often begin. Read more...

Do you know what causes middle ear infection in HIV patient when CD4 cell count is 800?

Normal pathogens. With a cd4 cell count of over 500, you causes of middle ear infections would be the same as the rest of the population. In adults, the most common cause is a viral infection. The most common bacteria is a strep species. In kids it is viral followed by H. influenza and then strep. Hope this is helpful. Read more...

Middle ear infection with permenant perforated ear drum, due to 2 myringotomy yrs ago. How long will take for liquid to drained out? Can't hear.

Cholesteatoma. See your ENT specialist about the possibility of a cholesteatoma and possible surgery. Read more...
Great Question. But without an ENT actually taking a look inside, the answers to your questions about hearing & drainage won't be as specific as you'd like. Why not pay him/her a visit? Read more...