If I have adult ear infections in both ears should I go to work?

Yes. Ear infections are not contagious just not very comfortable.
Contagious?? The root infection causing a middle ear infection is usually an upper respiratory infection or " cold". This is contagious, altho each person may have different symptoms.

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I keep having reacuring ear infections in both ears inside the ears its all sqwishy like there is lots off fluid around the eardrum any answers plz?

Ear infection. There are infections of the ear canal and those of the eardrum. The fluid around the eardrum can be referred to both. This is important to know what kind of ear infection you have because approach to treatment differs based on that fact. Read more...

Hi I have just been prescribed Metronidazole for an infection in the gum. I think I have ear infections in both ears, would this get rid of them also?

Unlikely. Although metronidazole may have an antibacterial effect on a small spectrum of germs, it has little or no value with the type of germs that cause ear infections.However, the inflammation that is caused by your gum infection may be giving you a false feeling of ear pain due.The nerves that supply these areas can misrepresent the location of the problem. Your doc can sort it out. Read more...

What to do if I have ear infection in both ears in teenager. Very painful. Please help : (?

See a doctor. Ear infection is usually treated with antibiotics prescribed by a doctor. Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are acceptable OTCs for pain control. See your doctor for curative treatment and stronger pain medication if the OTCs don't work for the pain. Pain control without killing the infection can lead to hearing loss or worse. Go to your doctor. Read more...

My son just turned a year and he has an ear infection in both ears. How do I prevent this from happening again?

Avoidance. Avoiding smoking in the home and feeding right before laying child down to sleep may help decrease ear infections. If they continue to recur placement of pressure equalization tubes may offer some benefit. Read more...
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I brought my son into dr. They said ears were fine, but his left ear has green, crusty wax in it, is that an ear infection? He covers both ears to even

May be Wax. It could be ear wax, which sometimes looks quite colorful. If you say the doctor and then a few days later, he developed this, then he could have developed an ear infection and ruptured the ear drum. I have seen an ear go from normal to horrible in less than 4 hours. Read more...
Possibly. Green crusty discharges from the ear could be due to a perforated ear drum. In such a situation infected green mucus could leak from behind the ear drum to the ear canal and eventually to the exterior of the ear. Also, an infection of the ear canal (swimmer's ear or otitis externa) can cause a discharge from the ear canal. Normal wax could also appear crusty with improper hygiene. Read more...

I've got a double ear infection in both ears. What can I do to get rid of it?

Ear infections. Some ear infections are bacterial infections and some are just a build up of mucus like fluid. Both will usually resolve on their own but if it is bacterial and very painful go see your doctor as antibiotics can help resolve the infection quicker. Read more...

I have ear infection in both ears after suctioning my ears plug up again around two days later why?

Otitis media? Am assuming you have middle ear infection in which case you may need a decongestant. If this is external ear infection hopefully the use of the otic Ciprofloxacin will suffice, but Acetic Acid in water will also help if this is pseudomonas aeruginosa. Read more...
Perforated eardrums. Most likely explanation is that you eardrums have perforated from the infections and are draining purulent fluid ( pus) this drys and becomes crusted and plugs up. See your doctor or ent. Not something to self treat. Read more...
May need longer RX. You are being treated for otitis externa that is infection limited to ear can and not otitis media.2 days of therapy may not be enough and you need to use the drops at least twice a day and if no response, follow up with your doctor or see an ENT doctor. Read more...
Plugged ears. Your ears are getting plugged due to fluid backing up from your sinuses. Seel help from an ENT specialist. Read more...