Is otitis media painful?

Yes it can be. It is not always painful but it can be painful in many instances.
Indescribably so. I have recent experience with this and now understand why babies are inconsolable when they have an ear infection. There is infected material under pressure in a small space. It is at least 8 out of 10 pain. Treatment should absolutley include pain medication of some sort along with decongestion so that the middle ear can drain. Some cases are also appropriately treated with oral antibiotics.
Yes, very. Om is very painful. It can be treated with a variety of pain relievers and/or surgical techniques.

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About a year ago. I was diagnosed otitis media and noticed painful lymph nodes in side of neck. Now, I can still feel them. But painless. Wory or no?

Get examined. Impossible to diagnose a palpable finding on an exam without haveing the examination reproduced. Please go see s trusted doctor to look into your ear as well for the results and treatment. Read more...
Unlikely. the nodes are probably a bit scarred and thickened. May reduce over time. If enlarging or painful need checked. Read more...

I've had painful otitis media one week, even on omnicef and now IV rocephin (ceftriaxone) (for chronic sinusitis). Do I need myringotomy?

You may. . It is possible that you have an ear infection with your sinusitis. If you do, and it is not getting better with antibiotics, a myringotomy may help. To find out, you should make an appointment with your ENT to check your ear. Read more...
Sinusitis and otitis. Greetings. I would recommend adding ibuprophen as directed, saline irrigation, a decongestant and possibly a mucus thinner such as mucinex (guaifenesin). A myringotomy isn't needed at this point. See your ENT doctor for confirmation. Read more...

What is otitis media?

Inflamation mid/ear. Otitis media is a broad term that includes various forms of inflamation of the middle ear. That space is like a cave in the skull, with the ear drum on one wall, a drain tube (eustacion tube) in the floor & another wall composed by the skull & the ear nerve. The walls make mucous which normally drains but can be trapped. Germs can feed on the trapped mucous & cause infection. Read more...
Middle ear infection. Acute otitis media is the medical name for a middle ear infection. Otitis media with effusion is a collection of sterile inflammatory fluid in the middle ear. Read more...

What causes otitis media?

Some possibilities. An ear infection on the inner side if an eardrum is a middle ear infection (otitis media) and can start when a person gets congestion from allergies, colds, or sinusitis. Natural moisture in the middle ear then has trouble leaving the middle ear, and becomes visible liquid (can often be seen as bubbles on the inside of the eardrum). Bacteria growing in that liquid turns it cloudy with infection. Read more...
Otitis media. The middle ear space should contain air but it may become filled with fluid (mucus), which typically occurs during a cold.The mucus may then become infected by germs (bacteria or viruses). This may then lead to otitis media. Read more...

What the heck is otitis media?

Inflamation mid/ear. Otitis media is a broad term that includes various forms of inflamation of the middle ear. That space is like a cave in the skull, with the ear drum on one wall, a drain tube (eustacion tube) in the floor ; another wall composed by the skull ; the ear nerve. The walls make mucous which normally drains but can be trapped. Germs can feed on the trapped mucous ; cause infection. Read more...

Can you tell me about otitis media?

Inflamation mid/ear. Otitis media is a broad term that includes various forms of inflamation of the middle ear. That space is like a cave in the skull, with the ear drum on one wall, a drain tube (eustacion tube) in the floor ; another wall composed by the skull ; the ear nerve. The walls make mucous which normally drains but can be trapped. Germs can feed on the trapped mucous ; cause infection. Read more...

Can recurring otitis media be cured?

Yes. I wonder if infant experiences simply a recurring or frequent ear infection or if infant carries a persistent middle ear effusion between the bouts of infection. The latter is often the case requiring tympanostomy "tubes.". Read more...