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What are the symptoms of ear infection?

Hey Dear Doctors .My problem is that i felt sick for the couple of days , sore throat , headache and now suddenly (Today) My right ear just started hurting and was kinda locked (For now the pain has gone away a little ) for no reason at all .. and i still sometimes have a headache and some dizzynessI suspect ear infection , but maybe I'm wrong ... I need a proffessional opinnion .Terjo Tera Estonia -
Mon, 21 Jul 2014
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Hello dear,

There is a connecting tract (known as Eustachian tube) between the nasopharynx & middle ear through which infection can spread to ear.
Also obstruction to this Eustachian tube, secondary to an upper respiratory tract infection, sinusitis, cold & congestion, can lead to locking/ pain in ear by causing un-equalisation of pressure between the nasopharynx & middle ear.

Management includes:
1. Antihistamine preparations like Allegra.
2. Decongestant nasal drops.
3. Antibiotics based on culture & sensitivity reports.
4. Analgesic like Paracetamol.
5. Steam inhalation and warm salt water gargle.
6. Maintenance of adequate hydration & nutrition status of the body.
7. Protection from cold, dust & other allergens.

Wish you good health & a speedy recovery.
Take care.
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What are the symptoms of ear infection?

Hello dear, There is a connecting tract (known as Eustachian tube) between the nasopharynx & middle ear through which infection can spread to ear. Also obstruction to this Eustachian tube, secondary to an upper respiratory tract infection, sinusitis, cold & congestion, can lead to locking/ pain in ear by causing un-equalisation of pressure between the nasopharynx & middle ear. Management includes: 1. Antihistamine preparations like Allegra. 2. Decongestant nasal drops. 3. Antibiotics based on culture & sensitivity reports. 4. Analgesic like Paracetamol. 5. Steam inhalation and warm salt water gargle. 6. Maintenance of adequate hydration & nutrition status of the body. 7. Protection from cold, dust & other allergens. Wish you good health & a speedy recovery. Take care.