Ear infection from neti pot

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neti pot is from ancient India. In "Yoga" nethi (Sanskrit word meaning - 'to clean') was/ is advised using such pots. It is just a way to pass water into the nose to wash the same - and whatever opens into it (sinuses). But one problem is that it may transfer dirt/bacteria from one place to another inside the nose and sinuses and hence may 'spread' the infection when the body defenses may be trying to limit it. So it may be unwise to use in case of acute infections.
Cut the dairy/sugar from my diet (to no avail) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neti</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pot</span>, and a combination of Afrin + neti pot solution Gently steaming my sinuses Blowing my nose with my head upside down Lots of anti-fungal supplements (Papaya, Acidophilus, etc) I'm still here. I'm still hurting.
If there is Eustachian tube dysfunction from nose or sinus inflammation, fluid can remain in the middle <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ear</span> which can lead to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ear</span> pain. As the infection resolves, your symptoms should come down. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
I tried the hydrogen peroxide/water mix for the outer <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ear</span>, and then tried the saline in a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neti</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pot</span> thing for the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ear</span> tube. (Found here - http://www.wikihow.com/Unclog-the-Inner-ear-or-Eustachian-Tube) Did it a few times, but my ear is still slightly clogged. Should I go see my doctor? Or is there something else I can try? Or do I just need to wait?
I sense some drainage but its internal. I sense in the throat from the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ear</span> and nose area. The doc's rationale is this - since there is inflammation there is a blockage of fluid perhaps which is dripping but not completely. Hence she has recommended two types of anti inflammatory medicines - IBrofen and stronger version of medrol. Hoping that this combination of anti inflammation drug will reduce the inflammation and allow complete drainage of the fluid build up.
I've had ear pain to the point of curling up like a child and crying. I was told by a very educated doc "you have facial neuralgia..took gabapentin until my ankles swelled up, then stopped. Why medicate s/thing that I don't have? Stressed out? Yep, ears will ache too. Now, ear pain has lessened as I'm sure the pollen count is down.Allergies will make you "so tired" you feel like you have the flu..I'm feeling v.v. tired ev. day and cannot do much either.
I don't smoke, normal blood pressure. Any thoughts appreciate! Oh-I use a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neti</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pot</span> 2x a day due to the cat pans and I keep it sanitary.
I have severe congestion on one side of my face with some on the other, but not as severe. It started 2 nights ago now and I am miserable. I have a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neti</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pot</span> and due to my left side being completely blocked, have been unable to use it today. Yesterday, I was able to use the neti pot with success, which lasted for almost an hour before the left side 'blocked up' again.
1 look over me and tell me I had a slight infection in the left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ear</span>. That's all. After two weeks of this. It disappeared that area and I got a headache in the left ear. Not blocked but just sore when I moved. During this time I had doctor no. 2 tell me he could see an infection in the nostril! After a course of antibiotics (Amoxicillin at first but I reacted to it so was put on rulide), nothing changed. Four weeks in I went to another doc no.
Constant phlegm / nasopharynx area I had the feeling something was lodged in my nasopharynx for about a week, but prior to that, I had the thick mucous plugs that I just couldn't seem to either spit up or swallow--for probably a year.
Not sure what it is, but normally yellow mucus is infection, green mucus is "old" infection, and brown is usually old blood and mucus which can be cause from the infection itself. Normally a round of antibiotics should cure this. You could possibly need a stronger does of antibiotics to knock it out this time, make sure you take your meds as directed, and take ALL of your antibiotics, this is very important. Try drinking more water, this will thin the secretions.
I just started a Z-pack, but my left ear clogged again 3 days ago, and I haven't been able to unclog it, despite yawning and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neti</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pot</span> use, and nose blowing. It is very annoying and I'm wondering if it will take care of itself, or what i should do. i can hardly hear out of it. argh. Thanks!!
  It seems to me that this is acting more like an infection than asthma or allergies, and that allergens irritate what is inflamed from an infection.   It's as if I have a respiratory infection, but I can never get enough antibiotics or the right one to cure it. I only get enough to heal it partially. Yes, I've had a CT scan of my sinuses--normal.  And, a chest x-ray six years ago, and the allergist a couple of weeks ago thought that it was sufficient because it was clear then.
My obvious hearing loss needs to be tested and pursued further as some serious damage could be occurring from another cause other than if it's from aging hearing loss. And the noise in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ear</span> is very common as people get older. So I was wrong about the problems being from a sinus infection which I did have 3 years ago.
The flu has passed epidemic rates in much of the country, and if you don't have a cold, I'm sure you have a friend who has the sniffles, fever, chills, aches and pains of a viral upper respiratory infection. This is different from a bacterial infection such as sinusitis, bronchitis, or pneumonia. A viral infection doesn't improve with antibiotics as these infections do. A virus hijacks your own body's healthy cells and uses it to reproduce and spread.
Nasal saline irrigations over the counter like NeilMed or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neti</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pot</span> are very effective, but worsen Eustachian tube dysfunction (water in the ears or feeling of fullness in the ears). The best diagnosis for this problem is a CT of the sinuses. Surgery is recommended to patients that fail maximal medical treatment. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
A solution described at this web site works, if it is not wax in your outter ear, but clogging inside the eustachian tube - often caused by an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ear</span> infection, or simply allergies and sinus congestion even, this solution is easy to do at home with a neti pot and sinus spray, to clear swelling and clogging in the eustachian tube. [a]http://www.tcady.com/clogged-ear-nose-sinusitus-sinus-relief.htm[/a] http://www.tcady.com/clogged-ear-nose-sinusitus-sinus-relief.
) Also, you might try nasal rinse -- either something 0TC like simply saline or go to a health food store and buy a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neti</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pot</span>. Antihistimes are also worth trying if your doc allows. Lastly, if the sinuses get really bad you might to have a CAT scan. I was on antibiotics for around a third of treatment and part of the reason was sinus issues. But in case it is moths, vacuum out your ears first. Speaking of which, keep them dry at all times so the infection doesn't spread.
I've read online that a infected middle <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ear</span> matches what I have, but I have yet to hear from anyone who's actually gone through it.
Pain could be problems from infection in the lungs. Gurgling could be some asthma or infection, especially feeling constricted. You said the antibiotics didn't cure sinus infection this time and you have some fever. I would go back and get my breathing checked and throat. Tell him the antibiotics didn't clear you up, and you may need more. It has happened to me and I needed repeat antibiotics. Hope you do feel better soon.
I'm actually starting to use a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neti</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pot</span> and it seems to be helping a little bit when I'm not congested enough to use it. Thanks Doctor.
I have been recovering from an upper respiratory infection and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ear</span> infection so I thought it may be related...though everyone talking about it being CSF got me freaked out enough to go to a doc in a box this morning. The doctor told me that when you get a sinus infection or ear infection the sinus closes up, and when it clears up the sinus opens and may have drainage...the bright yellow was the drainage.
Nancy, it is good to get feedback from you.This will help so many other people.You can use <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neti</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pot</span> as well to clear up the nose.Try and do anulom vilom for 30 minutes for 2 weeks, if you can.Do all the pranayams I have described, and all the body systems will get into balance, and the nose and ear problems will decrease and go away in 3 to 6 months.As the immune system improves gradually, you will start to feel the benefits week by week.The pranayam will also help with the buzzing in the ear.
Also keep in my that if you use ear buds to listen to music or take phone calls the vibrations from the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ear</span> buds or ever BlueTooth ause the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ear</span> wax to turn to liquid thus, making your ears clogged and giving the clicking sund when you swollow. As for the Clicking in your jaw, this may be caused by a swollen gland in your neck. a CT scan can find most problems, so give that a try. But they are expensive to think it through before taking the route.
During the past week, the pain is about a 6 or 7 on a scale of 1-10, and I have an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ear</span> ache on the left too. I use a humidifier, saline nasal spray, sometimes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neti</span> pot and chloroseptic throat spray when needed. I am seeing the doctor today, but I am almost positive I don't have an infection, it is just dry, inflamed and irritated. Has anyone else experienced anything similar on TX, how do you treat it properly? any suggestions?
Exact SAME thing. Pain started in left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ear</span>. Swore it was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ear</span> infection, ever doc who looks in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ear</span> says its fine.. yada yada. Pain shooting down side of my neck, different areas different times.. not muscular.. nerves!!! Going to a new ENT tomorrow and I am going to beg. How did you ever resolve your problem???? ?/? The pain is getting worse, just like you said as my last Doc recommended trying sudafed.. thought I was getting better then I crashed worse than ever.
After awhile of that I felt pressure in my head and right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ear</span> and fluid began to leak from my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ear</span>. I went to the bathroom to get away from the noise and noticed that my face was red. The crackling didn't start till years later but I attribute it to that concert plus my ear infections and also some wax build up problems I had when I was younger. I can't afford to go to an MD for this and I too sing and play some music, it is horrible to have this problem.
I'll have a look at that..thanks. I used the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neti</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pot</span> but that only seemed to irritate my sinuses and now they're worse then ever. Does your head burn and sting when it's acting up?? And if it's not an infection what could cause it? He thinks because it only looks mild on the CT scan it wouldn't be causing me the pain that i've been having. That's why he won't do surgery until i exaust all other options. I'm just so tired of feeling like this..it's been 9 months!!
I'm still suffering with the headache after several days, thought might be "low-grade" migraine. I recently had an inner-ear infection and today the ear-pain recurred-could the headaches and ear infection be related? I finished my antibiotics per my dr's instructions, no fever, no fluid from ears. I use a neti pot and don't believe it's sinus related-no facial-maxillary pain or nasal discharge. I do have intermittent ringing in my ears. I take topomax daily as well as advair.
It could be a sinus infection or an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ear</span> infection. You should really see a doctor, especially when vertigo is involved. If you can't see a doctor at this time then you could try the following: Sinus rinse ( neti pot ) Antihistamines ( as it could be allergies and not a cold ) Claritin nasal spray However, I feel that it would be beneficial for you to see a doctor, as you are describing symptoms of silent pneumonia as well.
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