Ear infection from neti pot

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Avatar f tn 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.
1735059 tn?1310455029 Cut the dairy/sugar from my diet (to no avail) Neti pot, 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.
2017838 tn?1330601750 If there is Eustachian tube dysfunction from nose or sinus inflammation, fluid can remain in the middle ear which can lead to ear pain. As the infection resolves, your symptoms should come down. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn I tried the hydrogen peroxide/water mix for the outer ear, and then tried the saline in a neti pot thing for the ear 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?
Avatar f tn I sense some drainage but its internal. I sense in the throat from the ear 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
1232362 tn?1333139006 I don't smoke, normal blood pressure. Any thoughts appreciate! Oh-I use a neti pot 2x a day due to the cat pans and I keep it sanitary.
1760651 tn?1313091039 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 neti pot 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.
3051583 tn?1352469361 1 look over me and tell me I had a slight infection in the left ear. 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn Was it a good thing that the nasonex made it louder because maybe it was just cleaning my ear out from the fluid, since it stopped ringing completely later that night which it hasnt done all week. But I dont know because it was a lot more irritating that night then ever! When I got out of the hot shower. I'm starting to think maybe the hot shower could be whats really irritating it more. Right now I'm just taking the antibiotic and it ends tomorrow morning on saturday at 2/23/13.
Avatar n tn   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.
Avatar m tn 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 neti pot 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!!
Avatar f tn 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 ear 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.
Avatar m tn Nasal saline irrigations over the counter like NeilMed or Neti pot 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.
242516 tn?1368227505 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.
Avatar n tn 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 ear 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.
116701 tn?1210262764 ) Also, you might try nasal rinse -- either something 0TC like simply saline or go to a health food store and buy a neti pot. 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.
Avatar n tn I've read online that a infected middle ear matches what I have, but I have yet to hear from anyone who's actually gone through it.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn I'm actually starting to use a neti pot and it seems to be helping a little bit when I'm not congested enough to use it. Thanks Doctor.
Avatar f tn psc=1 - Neti pot : Neti pot irrigates the nasal passage and clears all the mucus almost instantly. If this is done, twice or thrice a day, it can clear out the mucus from Sphenoid sinus as well. However, one should research enough and watch Youtube videos. Also, never use Tap water, that increases the chance of bacterial infection. People have died from brain infection. Research a lot. I did all my research, but still some water got in my ear canal, I had a tough time removing it.
Avatar n tn I have been recovering from an upper respiratory infection and ear 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.
7998970 tn?1435186802 But if it is an ear infection, I heard that putting a garlic clove in your ear helps. If it's your sinuses, try a neti pot, a humidifier, or hang your head over a sink full off hot water with a towel over the back of your head. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Also keep in my that if you use ear buds to listen to music or take phone calls the vibrations from the ear buds or ever BlueTooth ause the ear 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.
1654177 tn?1319842094 During the past week, the pain is about a 6 or 7 on a scale of 1-10, and I have an ear ache on the left too. I use a humidifier, saline nasal spray, sometimes neti 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?
Avatar n tn Nancy, it is good to get feedback from you.This will help so many other people.You can use Neti pot 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.
Avatar n tn Exact SAME thing. Pain started in left ear. Swore it was ear infection, ever doc who looks in my ear 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.
Avatar n tn After awhile of that I felt pressure in my head and right ear and fluid began to leak from my ear. 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.