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Can you get a middle ear fungal infection after serous otitis media has cleared out? And how long is safe to let it set as my ENT appointment is march

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Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

With serous otitis, clear fluid in the middle ear space has not drained properly and pressure causes the eardrum to bulge.
After drainage, fluid left can become infected. Fungal infections are unusual. If you are concerned, see you ENT asap. If you cannot see him/her within next 48-72 hours, see a primary care doctor. If fever/chills, nausea/vomiting, extreme ear/head/jaw pain go to emergency dept.

In brief: Yes

With serous otitis, clear fluid in the middle ear space has not drained properly and pressure causes the eardrum to bulge.
After drainage, fluid left can become infected. Fungal infections are unusual. If you are concerned, see you ENT asap. If you cannot see him/her within next 48-72 hours, see a primary care doctor. If fever/chills, nausea/vomiting, extreme ear/head/jaw pain go to emergency dept.
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Fungal otitis

Fungal ear infection usually affect the outer ear?Serous otitis affects the middle ear so the two may not be related.
Outer ear involvement or swimmers ear maybe seen after swimming. If your infection is in the outer ear you might try putting several drops of vinegar in your ear several times a day until you are seen by your ent.

In brief: Fungal otitis

Fungal ear infection usually affect the outer ear?Serous otitis affects the middle ear so the two may not be related.
Outer ear involvement or swimmers ear maybe seen after swimming. If your infection is in the outer ear you might try putting several drops of vinegar in your ear several times a day until you are seen by your ent.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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