Treatments for chronic ear infection / bulging eardrum?

Several. Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.

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Went to pcp yesterday with sinus infection, bronchitis and ear infection. She sd my right eardrum bulging. Will mountain travel cause it to burst?

Not necesarily. If it does, it would have anyway.Most middle ear infections build up of mucous and pus behind the ear drum.If it ruptures, it often does the first day in aggressive infections. If stable, it actually does not allow pressure effects of altitude to do anything. Read more...

How can you eliminate chronic fluid build up behind eardrum. What causes this in 6 year olds not a swimmer, no sinus respiratory issues, ongoing since january fluid won't go away, we have had 9 trips to pediatrician with either ear infection or just fluid

Chronic . Chronic ear fluid is a common problem for a lot of kids. Because the eustachian tube (the tube that drains the ear into the throat) is narrow and winding in kids, it can often stop draining properly and cause chronic fluid or frequent ear infections. The good news is that as children grow, the tubes grow also becoming wider and straighter to allow for proper drainage for most adults. The bad news is that this doesn't happen overnight. Since there are no medications shown to alleviate the pressure or drain the fluid from behind the ear drum, it has to be done with a suction and/or ear tubes. You can try giving Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) for the ear discomfort, but the fluid will either have to drain out on its own (unlikely given your son's history) or drain out when the tube is placed. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. Read more...
Serous otitis. If you have had nine trips to the doctor see an e n t . He may suggest that your child gets tubes to drain the fluid. Read more...
Fluid. The fluid in the middle ear space is not in itself dangerous. The question is is it creating difficulty for your child (are the infections hard to treat? Is he complaining of pain or pressure all the time? ) in good studies the long term consequences of persistent fluid is negligible. Having said that putting a tube in will relieve the fluid but requires anesthesia and is not entirely without risk. Read more...

I had an ear infection, and my doctor punctured my eardrum with an instrument without my consent. She also told me it was drops. Is that dangerous?

Heals fast. Regardless of how it happened, the eardrum is a very resilient tissue, and usually heals quickly after a puncture wound. To be certain, it would be a good idea to wait a week or two before you go to the doctor to have it looked at to make its ok. Read more...
Odd statement. An aggressive way to manage a bad ear infection includes piercing the drum, to relieve built up pressure that could rupture the drum.Spontaneous ruptures during an infection are often slow to heal and may require surgical patching in adults. Once pierced, drops can often enter the middle ear directly to treat an infection.The piercing usually heals quickly.Sounds like a poor communication for both. Read more...

Hi I have a perforated eardrum and recently got a middle to inner ear infection. It's been there going on 4 wks. I completed a course of antibioti?

Eardrum. need to see ENT for microscopic ear exam. cleaning. May need to use topical ear drops and continue oral ABx. No smoking. Keep ear dry. May need surgery if hole does not close. Read more...

I heard that when you have an ear infection the eardrum can burst. Is it true or common to happen?

Possible. Long before there were antibiotics ear infections commonly resolved with the ear drum bursting and the healing. In acute ear infection, withain and hearing loss, treatment with oral antibiotics, usually clears infection before ear drum would perforate or burst. Read more...
Rare but can happen. It is rare but it can happen. Sometimes with an ear infection the pus inside the middle ear causes the drum to thin in certain places. The pressure can become so great that the drum bursts. Before antibiotics this bursting was actually a good thing because the pus would drain and the ear improve. Read more...

I have pain in my ear behind the eardrum is this an ear infection? I would appreciate homeopathic advice!

Drink fluids. Have you has a cold recently? Any congestion? The pain you are feeling could be an infection, or it could be a blocked eustachian tube (allows for pressure equalization on both sides of the eardrum). Drinking a lot of fluids can help loosen the mucus to help open things up. The water you drink is a homeopathic remedy since that is all homeopathy is. I hope you feel better soon, if not, see doc. Read more...
Ear infection. You may have an ear infection, and i agree with my colleagues that you need a doctor's examination to know for sure. If it is, the conventional physician may suggest an antibiotic and a decongestant. Homeopathic treatment is also possible, but you need a skilled homeopath to take your case thoroughly by your symptoms (not just those in your ear). This could be helpful especially if recurrent. Read more...
Tank. If you have. No fever an exam by your physician finds no infection you may be experiencing pain from the temporal mandibular joint. Seeing a dentist would be your next step. Read more...