Otitis

What is Otitis?

Otitis means an infection/inflammation of the ear.

Questions and answers on "Otitis"

some doctor say that otitis media fluid contain bacterial not virus so HIV not live in otitis media fluid right?

doctor1 MD

HELLO
NO SUCH INFERENCE AS FLUID IF HAS GOT PUS OR BLOOD MAY CARRY HIV VIRUS BUT USUALLY THIN FLUID DOESNOT CARRY IT.

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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.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Otitis externa

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to HealthcareMagic and thanks for putting up the query
You should apply ointment soframycin with ear bud in the ear canal and continue with the medicines you are taking.
Get a blood sugar levels done.
All the medicines I have prescribed...

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Every morning for the last two weeks I have woken up with reduced hearing in my right hear. By mid-morning the problem clears and disappears for the rest of the day. I am a 50 year old male.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Most probably suffering from otitis media

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sir,
I have gone through your query; it suggests that you most probably suffering from the otitis media.

But to rule out other diseases and to reach the near diagnosis you may go for
1. Otoscopic examination of the ear....

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What are the reasons for hearing loss?

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Brief Answer:
Chronic suppurative otitis media

Detailed Answer:
To
Hi Sir,
I have gone through your query. There can me many causes for hearing loss. Thus it is difficult to answer this question till your detail history and some investigation are done. At your age it may be chronic suppurative...

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Hi I'm sitting in my office and I started to feel liquid in my left ear, like I had water in it. Took a tissue to absorb it and it was blood! Should I be concerned... Thanks, XXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No,probably otitis externa

Detailed Answer:
J and welcome.
This is probably outer ear inflammation also called otitis externa. It should pass on itself in most cases,if not you should see doctor and have ear washing and otoscopy. Wish you good health....

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please help about this thanks you. does Otitis media fluid contain HIV virus in it

doctor1 MD

Welcome to Healthcare Magic
HIV can be found in any body fluid.

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My 4 yr old has asthma, has had multiple episodes of pneumonia and otitis, this round he's had fevers 100-104 for 6 days off and on, dry harsh non-productive cough with raspy breathing at times, and is now complaining of stomach pain. Finished zithromax (5days) 2 days ago for diagnosis of otitis, symptoms remain even with tylenol and motrin... Has been seen in ER and by family doc, told it was otitis and a virus.... He's missed a week of school, can't sleep due to constant coughing, even after using albuterol inhaler.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for posting your query.

I understand your concern for your child's health.

Pneumonia in children under 5 years of age can be due to viral or bacterial infection.The common symptoms are cough,fever,breathing problem,abdominal pain,vomitting,chest pain etc.

Sometimes prolonged viral pneumonia...

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What is the appropriate treatment for otitis meadia with effusion ?

What brings relief from pressure while healing ?

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Brief Answer:
Appropriate treatment depends..

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

The appropriate treatment for ottitis media with effusion depends on duration of the problem. Let me explain what I meant.
1. A long standing / chronic otitits media with effusion what we call serous ottitis media needs a grommet...

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Hello i got ciprodex prescribed for an otitis , i got the drops in my ear about 6 hours ago, but it seems to itch bit in my ear, im not sure if its because to cyprodex or if it because of fluids that me be there because of the wax in my ear. Should i keep using theses drops?

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for the query.

I am Dr Ravinder Sharma Otolaryngologist from India. On the basis of information provided it appears that you are suffering from otitis (inflammation of ear) for which you were prescribed ciprodex (combination of antibiotic and steroid).

Itching in ear can be because...

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my 10 month old has had yellow curdled poop for the past 2 weeks. he has gone from 2-3 bowl movements a day to 10-15! two weeks ago he had an ear infection with 104 temp and possibly roseria? Now he doesnt have any other symptoms but the poop. help!

doctor1 MD

Hello lorin;
welcome to HealthcareMagic
The yellow colored poop can be due to infection in intestine but as your child has suffered ear infection and had fever I guess he may have been on some antibiotics .If he has been on antibiotics it can be a drug induced diarrhoea and even the frequency has...

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Recent questions on  Otitis

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I am a 38 year old mom . 6 weeks ago had tendonitis in my shoulder and took prednisone. I know it makes it harder to fight infection when taking it but its been a little while. I got a regular run of the mill cold 3 weeks ago and had gotten over it but then got something way worse from one of my boys.I have had a sore throat with swollen nasal and very little mucus, I had a high fever for 3 days that caused me to hallucinate when it was at its worst. after a long shower and motrin it finally broke and i broke out in a sweat from head to toe. I dont have much mucus just very swollen. I did a round of steam over a pot of hot water that broke loose some nasty stuff in the back of my nose that was bloody. Now my fever is better but night before last i woke up to the feeling like a blister popped in my ear Or, like i was stabbed in the ear drum and fluid came from my ear. I have yellow junk in my eyes all day with itching and burning. still have ear pain and very dry in my mouth and nose. sinus infection ? with pink eye and ear infection? im frustrated I do not have insurance. If it is just a virus i don t want to pay to go to the dr if i don t need to and can buy a over the counter decongestant or something.

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went to ear specialist, and whilst examing my ear on camera there was a lot of white stuff inside my right ear compared to my left ear.... also having hearing issues with the infected ear... the doc said it indicated that i had lots of previous ear infections... what is this white stuff called? and also can there be other side effects

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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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hello. my 6 month old baby has got an ear infection. her left ear smells very fishy. The doctor has given her Gentisone ear drops, but I m not sure about this doctor, as he also prescribed her Otosporin ear drops, which apparently isn t suitable for children below 3years old.

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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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Sir, this is to inform that I have been operated my both ears and had been inserted grommet in the month of march 2017 following cold and cough and air travel. After that I reviewed in the month of May and the improvement was satisfactory....

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Do you think there fluid in this ear going by the attached photo

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