Infection in outer ear

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Avatar f tn Hello, I know that in pregnancy there are cases where you need to take medications if you have an infection,etc and some medications have been deemed safe for pregnancy. I am looking everywhere, and wondering why some systemic medications would be fine, but ear drops for outer ear infections are not safe for pregnancy? They are localized, therefore hardly absorbed into the system but still it seems they are not safe?
Avatar f tn Can an ear infection develop after putting a finger in the outer part of the ear (tragus area) ?? If so, what is the incubation period please?
Avatar m tn I get a feeling of warm fluid in my outer ear several times a day that lasts for less than 5 seconds. I have no other symptoms. It began near the end of my 2 week antibiotic treatment for Impetigo, which is all cleared up now.
Avatar n tn This may be associated with severe pain on moving your outer ear, pain or discomfort in or around your ear, itching, or feeling of fullness , stuffiness in your ear and decreased or muffled hearing. This condition may also cause the outer ear to appear red with scaly or flaking skin.Are there other signs or symptoms present? It would be best to have this evaluated by your doctor for proper management. An otoscope needs to be used to see the inside o f the ear. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar n tn impacted wax, swimmer’s ear, middle ear infection, fungal infection of outer canal, boil in outer canal, pinched nerve, benign intracranial hypertension, blocked Eustachian tube as seen in cold and sinusitis etc. TMJ, sore throat and tooth ache can cause referred pain to ear. Mastoiditis is also a possibility. It is difficult to diagnose on net. Please consult an ENT specialist. Take care!
Avatar f tn If you were going to try this with Wiz, I would perhaps dilute it just a bit and just use on the outer part of the ear canal DO NOT go inside as a cats ear drums are easily punctured. I would suggest saturating a gauze pad and holding that deeply in the outer ear, rather than a q-tip. Do NOT use water in the ear, that will only lead to more fungal issues... You could use a warm water COMPRESS tho on the outside of the ear, this will help draw the infection out.. OR you can order some Zymox..
Avatar f tn Ya, I'd stop and go to bed. Swimmers ear is actually an infection that happens after the water is trapped and bacteria grows in the moist environment so you probably haven't developed that yet. You just don't want to. It's called otitis externa. Basically an infection of the outer ear. call the doctor if you can't get it out. good luck and let me know!
Avatar f tn What are some causes of extremely red outer ear? No pain or trauma to ear but blood red, no swelling.
Avatar m tn But i starting having pain across my schoulders both sides and top of spine behond head. Pain in outer ear and behind ear lobe and under jaw. And top of head. This pain comes and goes.
973741 tn?1342342773 We are back now and actually they think he had some type of staff or strep infection and the toxins from the infection caused a cellulitis. He's on two antibiotics now and we have 24 hours for them to work or it is back to the hospital for IV antibiotics. His ear looks like it is going to explode off his head and now it is running down his cheek. thanks for the response tschock.
Avatar n tn Neck lymph nodes can be the result of tonsillitis, pharyngitis (infection of upper throat), infection in mouth, caries in tooth, internal ear infection, outer ear infection, eczema, dermatitis, dandruff, breast cancer, fungal infection, other cancers like lymphoma etc. If you had flu like symptoms initially then it could be due to infectious mononucleosis too. Please discuss this with your doctor. Hope this helps. Do let me know if there is any thing else and keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar f tn impacted wax, swimmer’s ear, middle ear infection, fungal infection of outer canal, boil in outer canal, pinched nerve, benign intracranial hypertension, blocked Eustachian tube as seen in cold and sinusitis etc. TMJ, sore throat and tooth ache can cause referred pain to ear. It is difficult to diagnose on net. Please consult an ENT specialist. Taking care of the cause will take care of the lymph node swelling too. Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn My dog has a mild yeast infection in her left ear but she may have a tear in her eadrdrum. The vet gave us TrizEDTA but due to her losing her hearing from Tri-Otic, we didn't want to use any more ear medication that can cause hearing loss. I've recently started making her home cooked meals, wipe her down with apple cider vinegar+water, and flushing her ears out every other day plus cleaning the outer part of her ears on days I don't flush.
Avatar f tn Also keep your ears dry, don't get water in them, use a hair dryer to keep your ears dry after washing. A outer ear infection can spread to the whole ear, if you get a swollen painful ear or rash on your face from your ear problem, go see your doctor , it could be a infection called celluilitis and you need antibiotics for it immediately.
Avatar f tn It can be due to an infection, injury to the ear and peripheral neuropathy. If the burning is external is could be due to some allergy, inflammation or infection. It is best to go to the doctor and get examined. Treatment will depend on the underlying cause. I sincerely hope it helps Best luck and regards!
Avatar m tn d call your doctor. This is outside your ear and not in? Ear drums will do that if they burst which can happen after a bad ear infection. But since it is outside, that is a bit different. I would generally put any topical antibiotic you have on it but would verify with your doctor. give them a call and they should answer you over the phone.
Avatar n tn do you know if the infection is located in the outer ear and ear canal or if it is in the middle ear or both? i have had numerous outer ear infection and an ENT doc told me to put 3 drops of white vinegar in each ear canal ever other day. since then i have not had a single ear ache.
Avatar n tn Neck lymph nodes can be the result of tonsillitis, pharyngitis (infection of upper throat), infection in mouth, caries in tooth, internal ear infection, outer ear infection, eczema, dermatitis, dandruff, breast cancer, fungal infection, other cancers like lymphoma etc. If your friend had flu like symptoms initially then it could be due to infectious mononucleosis too. The enumerated the possibilities can be investigated or ruled out one by one by your physician, ENT and dentist. Take care!
674702 tn?1236335386 Ear wax is not a reason for causing dizziness but looking into the ear when someone complains of dizziness is quite normal. Ear infections that can sometimes be evident in the outer ear can cause dizziness. Pain or irritation in one or both ears; swelling, redness, discharging mucus, scaling, and crusting can be seen by looking into the ear canal and are all signs of infection. Fever also accompanied with any of these is a definite sign.
Avatar f tn impacted wax, swimmer’s ear (if you have taken your little one to pool), middle ear infection, fungal infection of outer canal, boil in outer canal, pinched nerve, benign intracranial hypertension, blocked Eustachian tube as seen in cold and sinusitis etc. TMJ, sore throat and tooth ache can cause referred pain to ear. Mastoiditis is also a possibility and a MRI may be required before confirmation. It is difficult to diagnose on net. Please consult an ENT specialist.
Avatar f tn If you have swollen glands in the neck region only and ear ache then it could be due to tonsillitis, pharyngitis (infection of upper throat), infection in mouth, caries in tooth, internal ear infection, outer ear infection, eczema, dermatitis, dandruff, breast cancer, fungal infection, other cancers like lymphoma etc. If you had flu like symptoms initially then it could be due to infectious mononucleosis too. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral.
5904015 tn?1376418104 thank you for your response I had inner ear infection and outer ear but I still get the loud ringing so I do have a appointment to see my ENT but first I have to go to the audiologist
Avatar m tn I have had a severe problem with ear infections in the outer ear. I get it severel times a month, and have taken antibiotics, but it always comes back. It is eating away at my ear, but my doctor just keeps prescribing antibiotics. The ear does not produce any earwax, and I have been told by a different doctor, that the lack of earwax can be the cause of infection. Is there something I can do to stimulate the production?
Avatar n tn impacted wax, swimmer’s ear, middle ear infection, fungal infection of outer canal, boil in outer canal, pinched nerve, benign intracranial hypertension, blocked Eustachian tube as seen in cold and sinusitis etc. TMJ, sore throat and tooth ache can cause referred pain to ear. It is difficult to diagnose on net. Please consult an ENT specialist. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!