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Ear Diseases

Ear diseases are diseases affecting the ears. The common diseases affecting the ears are otitis externa, middle ear infection, blocked ear, Meniere s disease, otosclerosis, and labyrinthitis.

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I have been hearing ringing in my left ear. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 38-year-old male, and I have been experiencing troubling symptoms for the past few months. I have been hearing ringing in my left ear, and some days, I do not hear any sound. My ear is bulky and full. I have never had these symptoms before, and I am apprehensive. Please help me u...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There could be several reasons (ranging from simple accumulation of wax in the ear canal to a deficit in your neural pathway) responsible for your symptoms. A thorough stepwise assessment will be required to determine the cause and treat the p...  Read Full »

Please provide insights on my daughter's audiogram.

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 3 years old. She failed OAE testing at 3 years of age. She has issues with articulation and has been in speech therapy for over a year. Scores are 1% for understandability. Our audiologist did not tell us much. Can I get your insight into my daughter's audiogram?  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi,Welcome to daughter's audiogram (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows a conductive hearing loss, but the ear is not mentioned. The cause seems to be some middle ear disease only. Please tell me about her subjective hearing. Is there any hearing loss she experienc...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my ear even after using ear drops?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a mild ear infection. I went to see a doctor as the ear started draining clear fluid. The doctor said the draining was only on the outside of the ear. She prescribed Ciprodex ear drops. I am on the second day of taking them and I just woke up in the middle of the night with ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rathod Rahul Narayanrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, it is not so, as you have an infection in the outer part of the ear. It is called as otitis externa. In this condition, there will be a severe aching pain in the outer ear. The cause of otitis externa may be due to a humid environment, any micro-injuries, or any ...  Read Full »

Will Augmentin help in smelly ear discharge due to CSOM?

Query: Hello doctor, I have ear discharge for the past two weeks with thick and bad smell pus. I have operated CSOM (chronic suppurative otitis media) of the right ear four years ago. I feel occasional discharge and go to hospitals, but due to COVID-19, I did not go for the past six months. I am using Ci...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for providing a detailed description of the problem in concern. You have developed an acute infection of the eardrum, and that is why there is severe discharge. You can consider the following treatment advice. Take a tablet containing a combination of Cefpodoxime 2...  Read Full »

Can Tylenol relieve my ear pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a weight of 242.50 lb and a height of six feet. My right ear hurts a lot for few days. I do not have headaches or fever. I took a picture of my outer ear to see what is going on there after having a feeling of some moisture on my finger. I saw some white wet stuff and it hurts like...  Read Full »

Dr. Shukla Radhika Hiren Hema

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Fluid-like discharge from ears can occur due to otitis externa and otitis media. Otitis externa occurs due to an infection of the external auditory canal. Otitis media occurs due to infection of the middle ear with a perforated eardrum. I am willing to ask some question...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing recurring perichondritis even after one week of antibiotic ointment use. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing recurring perichondritis. After one week of using antibiotic ointment, it improved but did not fully return to normal. Then, a couple of weeks later, I developed perichondritis in the same spot again. Why I keep experiencing recurring perichondritis? I do not l...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read your query and understood your concern. Based on the information you provided, it seems to be otitis with perichondritis based on your description. Kindly answer the following questions to help arrive at a definitive diagnosis:Is there any inflammation or redness ...  Read Full »

My 11-month-old baby keeps tugging her ears. The doctor diagnosed an ear infection without pain or irritation. Is that normal?

Query: Hi doctor, My 11-month-old baby always rub her ears, and I thought that was normal in babies. After a few days, we consulted a doctor. He said it was an ear infection. The ear smelled, but she had no pain or irritation. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Ear infection with ear discharge may not have any pain, and it is possible. Discharge from the ear may be a clear fluid or a dirty off-white color (pus). The smelly, dirty yellowish, or off-white color discharge goes in favor of pus and needs antibiotics. Recurrent ear ...  Read Full »

The ringing sound in my ears intensifies on moving the jaws. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have ringing in my left ear. It is louder when I move my jaw in the opposite direction to the ear or open it wide, like yawning. It also gets louder when I tilt my head opposite to the ear. Massaging the muscle on my left neck makes it ring louder. It is also harder to pop that ear. It ...  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, Ringing sound in the ear can be due to multiple causes. First, we need to test the functioning of the auditory nerve. I have reviewed your attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), tympanic membrane looks alrigh...  Read Full »

Tinnitus persists with high-pitched tones. How to treat?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing tinnitus symptoms like hearing loud, high-pitched tones sometimes in the left, right, or both ears for one week. I experienced it temporarily from time to time and it has never been a concern. But now I have been hearing the sound continuously for five days. On...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. You should continue with Prednisolone for two days and then take half of that dose for five more days. I would also like to know whether there is any hearing loss as of now and any signs of vertigo. You will need a hearing test (pure-tone au...  Read Full »

What causes ear infections and hearing difficulties?

Query: Hello doctor, One of my close ones has had an ear infection for more than 15 years. He underwent surgery for the same, which involved clearing the infected bone from the back of the ear, and was advised to get a device or an implant which I am not sure of, to aid hearing, but he failed to follow up...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The possible reason for these symptoms is a bone-eating disease called cholesteatoma, in which the ear bones get eroded and infected with a discharge, hence having an unpleasant odor and can leave blood stains. When detec...  Read Full »

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