Is vomiting normal when adults get an ear infection? And is it good if yellow fluid is coming out of my ear?

Adult ear infection. There're 2 major types of ear infections, otitis media and otitis externa. The first, middle ear infections are more common in children, the second, infection in the ear canal, is more common in adults; especially swimmers, surfers, and diviers. Yes, the ear canal infection can lead to nausea and vomiting. And no, not good if yellow fluid comes out of your ear! Only ear wax should be there!

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Why is your balance off when you have an ear infection? I have one where fluid is coming out of my ear does this make me wobbly/ hard to balance?

Yes. While a middle ear infection will not make you too wobbly, extension of the infection into the inner ear or vestibular (balance) system will make you dizzy . Fluid coming put of your ear has to be either from an infection of the ear canal or a perforated eardrum with a middle ear infection. Accompanying vertigo suggests the latter. See your MD. Read more...

Why do I have a constant itching in my ear? My one ear is always itching. I also get a lot of ear infections and I often don't know until they are full blown ear infections. Could this all be related or could you give me possibilities for why this stuff k

Are . Are you a swimmer or participate in any activities where water is involved? If so this may contribute to the problem. Consider using ear plugs if applicable. On the other hand have you seen an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. You may need a special tube to drain the fluid from your inner ear. Also ask if a culture was done. Often times people with recurrent ear infections are treated with antibiotics, and the problems ends up being a fungal infection which requires a different treatment. All the best. Read more...
Are . Are these outer ear infections (external otitis) or middle ear infections (otitis media) that you are referring to? I'm curious as to why only the one ear itches. Has anyone commented on looking i n your ears that the canal is narrow or tortuous in shape? Allergic conditions of the skin (i.e., eczematous dermatitis) or excessively dry skin can certainly cause pruritis (itchiness). Are you an excessive abuser of q-tips? This can remove the protective function of ear wax, lead to breakdown of the skin integrity, and predispose you to external otitis. For ear itchiness secondary to dryness dermotic drops work fairly well. For eczematous dermatitis, a topical steroid ointment or cream (i.e., elocon) often works well. Your best bet is to get a formal evaluation by an ENT , make a diagnosis, and treat properly. Read more...

How do I get rid of my ear infection & the pain before my flight?

Antibiotics. If you have an ear infection and you are about to fly.. You need to get this treated asap or you may be miserable on the flight. I would get on some antibiotics asap. Read more...

I've been feeling off balance, dizzy and sometimes also have fluid in my ear. Is this an inner ear infection?

Probably not. Inner ear infections are very rare and cause the same symptoms but usually also result in fevers and generalized symptoms of serious infection. You are more likely to have chronic middle ear fliud if fluid can be seen behind the eardrum or increased inner ear fluid pressures on the affected side (called meniere's disease). Read more...
Maybe. Though a simple allergy can also cause you to accumulate fluid in your ears as well. Be seen by your physician for a diagnosis. Read more...

I have an ear infection and have been on amoxicillin for 9 days now but there is a ton of fluid in my ear and its driving me insane. Decongestants a?

Use flonase/afrin. flonase 1 spray to each nostril twice a day after nasal saline or warm shower rinse, use afrin same way but only 3d/week or can get rebound congestion. can get any generic bran too , cheaper and use zyertec d or similar pill , this should dry it up . flonase is best but takes sometimes 2 days to start working, do it at least a week or more and same routine with nasal congestion . excedrin or aleve. Read more...

How should I get my ear infection dealt with? My ear infecion has caused so much pain that I can't bear it and I have completley lost hearing in my ear. This morning, I belevethat the infection has spread to my jaw and I can't afford a trip to the doctor'

With . With that amount of pain, loss of hearing and concern of spread, you must see a doctor to find out what is going on and get treatment as soon as possible. One of the rare, but very serious complications of an untreated ear infection is a bone infection around the ear. If this is left untreated, it can lead to bony destruction, meningitis, stroke, and many other serious complications. If paying for the appointment is a problem, many offices are happy to work with you by setting up payment plans and sometimes giving discounts to people without insurance. 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...
Depends. If the pain started today or yesterday then take advil and/ or tylenol (acetaminophen) if not allergic. About 2/3 of time will subside. If pain persists for > 2-3 days, fever, swelling behind ear, or draining ear then see md as might need antibiotics. Read more...
Crisis. Pain that is hard to withstand associated with hearing loss needs an immediate evaluation. You need to see an er doctor right away or an ENT doctor if one has an immediate opening. The cost of permanent loss of hearing and the risk of the infection spreading and causing further damage or even death is too great. Read more...

I have a middle ear infection. I went to the doctopr and she gave me amoxicillin and ibprofen, How long before I can get compltete hearing in my ear?

Could be a week. The decrease in hearing is due to fluid in your middle ear behind the ear drum. With the antibiotic, you should start to have resolution of pain within 2-3 days. The decreased hearing could take up to a week to improve. Sometimes, an antihistamine or decongestant will help to speed that time. Cetirizine 10mg daily and phenylephrine 10mg twice daily. Read more...
Varies. To have a true infection in the middle ear you first accumulate fluid.The germs live off nutrients in that fluid.With proper treatment the fever/pain should subside first. The germs will die and should be completely gone within 7-10 days. However, diminished hearing can persist for a while until the fluid leaves. That could be a few days or a few weeks. It varies with the individual. Read more...