Ear infection

What is Ear infection?

Otitis is a general term for inflammation or infection of the ear, in both humans and other animals.

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My 1 year old son had an ear infection twice before. Recently he had a cold and two days back he was crying while i touch his left ear. Even before that he was pulling his right and left ears at times. The doctor i normally consult had suggested that i can use canibiotic ear drops which i had used previously when he had ear infection if i find him having any uneasiness for his ear. I have used it and now he seems fine. Is there any particular dosage for using this as i have not followed any dosage as such, just dropped three drops in each ear during morning and night.And once an ear infection comes are there chances of getting them frequently after he gets a cold or fever. Waiting for a reply.

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HI having earache in the nights usually in small kids with cold happens due to blockage of Eustachian tube connecting from oral cavity to ears which is useful in maintaining pressure. No need to give CANDIBIOTIC every time as it is not due to a infection,as i already explained.You can give...

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my granddaughter has had a fever of 105, a rash,irritable, will not eat or drink.. the Doctors said it was an ear infection, an anitbiotic was given, 12 hours after taken the antibiotic she has a swollen gland on one side. still is ugly, will not eat or sleep- this is not her natural nature- I am concerned for her health- she is only 11 months old- do you have any advist/questions that need/should be asked at the visit?

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hi,sorry to hear about your grand daughter,high fever with rash and irritability needs proper evaluation like blood and urine tests.antibiotics alone is not enough,pain relievers,adequate fluids and rest and proper diet is needed.i would suggest yopu to take her to a pediatrician and evaluate her...

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I think i may have an ear infection, but my jaw hurts so much too...my doctor didn't say what was wrong he only gave me ear drops which hurt even more when I use it cause they are a bit cold and 600mg advil but dont work...my jaw is really bugging me right now :(

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Your complaint suggest that the pain may be radiating from your jaws to the ears..

Take a pain killer(ibuprofen if u are not allergic to any medicine ) , do saline gargling.

visit your local dentist and get a check up done so that the problem...

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my son is 7 yrs old had some ear infection three months ago and now after that got some hard lumph below his ear, doctor said it is lymph nodes and will take some time to recover. they also gave some high dose anti-biotic but still the lumph remains there

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She have ear infection since the forst time happen and its not going a way is that related to her cut can heroes cause that ear infection also ?

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Your Girlfriend has a new ear infection. She should have been on antibiotics for 7-10 days. The pressure in her ear may take 2 weeks to completely resolve so she needs to be patient. If at the...

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my 11 month old son developed a slight black tongue during the past two weeks. he had an ear infection during the end of dec and we were using meds for him. i have read that that could be the cause. he is also drewling a lot because of his teeth . there is no change in his behavior. he still has a duracel battery propelling him around, so loss of energy or low feelings. we havent noticed any other change. no fever, no diarrhea . any good ideas?

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Hi,

Thank you for your query.

Tongue can get black coloured due to:
1. Intake of oral iron preparations.
2. Mouth breathing.
You mentioned that your son had an ear infection in end December for which he was on medication. The ear infection is also associated with a bad throat and blocked nose for...

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hey i have a inner lump by my tragus it doesnt hurt but it feels really firm its feels larger than a pimple but it doesnt poke out or anything i just nnoticed it today im just scared it might be cancerous because cancer runs in my family im sure it could be an ear infection but i just want to be safe is there a possibility it could be?

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Hello
you might be correct it could be a infection but normally infections are very painful in ear.
possibility of cancer are even less as cancer at tragus is very very less common.
You should get ent examination done as without examination no one can comment what is it.
in doubt do reply...

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Recent questions on  Ear infection

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hello doctor my son is 4yrs old,he has been suffering from ear infection since a yr. now and now i m giving him l montus kid tablet twice a day as an anti allergic to prevent him from cold which causes the infection.for how long the medicine can be given to him is safe for his health?please suggest

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Hello I m 13 weigh 140lbs and had a previous ear infection when I was younger. I just finished takng an antibiotics and some ear drops for an ear infection for 14 days. I still see the discharge. But not as much. No I also see a little bit earwaxs and blood. What does this mean.

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Our 17 year old daughter was diagnosed with Digeorge syndrom at 3 months of age. She has had major cardiac issues with 3 truncus artiriosis repairs, frequent ear infections as a small child causing hearing loss (2 sets of ear tubes , gone now) and required speech therepy due to her inablility to completely close her soft pallet. Her last surgery was in 2009. About a year ago she began having severe anxiety attacks . These attacks came on one random day shortly after being treated for an ear infection with antibiotics that caused severe stomach problems. So we started taking probiatics. These new symptoms include naussa, heartburn , cramping, chest pain and difficulty swollowing. All these symptoms occur multiple time per day, each day and last a varying length of time and are never the same in intensity or combination of symptoms. We have tried to asstablish a pattern but failed. We saw a gastroenterologist that did a scope procedure and only found a small irritation due to her heartburn. I have followed through with her current providers up to this point with the exception of seeing a therapist because my husband (her father) and I are old school and having trouble believing this is all caused by anxiety. We want to have an MRI or something to rule out anything else and all her providers keep pushing therapy for anxiety. We are at our wits end and don t know what to do, move forward with the currnet plan or start fresh somewhere else. Virtually all of her procedures were handled at C.S. Mott s Children s Hospital at the University of Michigan and up until this point we have been extremely happy with all her care and providers. Any advice or imformation would be greatly appriciated. We have no insurance although she is covered by Medicaid/ Children s Special Health Care, so to top everything off we are omewhat limited on what control we have over her care. Is there a connection between Digeorge syndrom and gastrointestinal issues? Help! She has suffered enough already. -Nancy Bouchard

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Hi, I have had pain in or behind my left eye since 5/31. Complete eye exam did not reveal anything. Suggested I see a Neurologists. I did and had a Brain MRI. The PA said my MRI didn t show anything. The results actually showed: Scattered focal areas of increased T2 signal within the supratentoril white matter without evidence of restricted diffusion. These findings are nonspecific. Differential diagnosis would include microvascular ischemic disease, gliosis, or focal demyelination. There is an increased incidence of focal areas of increased T2 signal in the whilte matter of patients with migraine and/or tension type headache. No evidence of parenchymal hemosiderin deposition. No evidence of hydrocephalus. Inflammatory changes involving the right mastoid air cells. I do have migraines but this pain in not that. I also had a right ear infection. What is wrong with me? I still have this pressure and pain behind the Left eye which gets worse. Nothing seems to help. I m 64, 190 pounds, 5 11 .

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I’ve been experiencing severe vaginal itching . Internal and external. Also, little white pieces of discharge in and out of my vagina. started bleeding this morning, 9 days too early for s period but it may be early. Also, I cleaned my ears and...

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I recently finished 10 days of antibiotics for a sinus/nasal cold/bug. I still have limited sense of smell and appetite and reduced hearing. I started baking for the holidays Thursday and noticed every time I'm baking, I get very nauseous. Was...

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I have an ear infection ( otitis external) I was put on pain meds ibuprofen 800mg and an antibiotic, ciprofloxacin , but I cannot sleep is there any thing that can be done to make it better for me to sleep.

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