The ear infection can affect the outer, middle, or inner ear leading to ear pain, discharge, blocked ears, tinnitus, the fullness of ears, improper hearing, etc. Recurring ear infections can lead to mild hearing loss. Antibiotic ear drops are used for their treatment. Sometimes eardrop with added local anesthesia solution might be required to relieve the pain.
All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.
My balance gets impaired when I shake my head. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 51 year old male. I have never had any medical condition prior. I spent a very cold day outside and woke up the next day with a feel of dizzy (like I am drunk), queasy and tired. There is no pain, cough or discharge. When I move my head from side to side my balance gets impaired... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem seems to be due to inner ear infection leading to impairment of balance on head movements and ringing sensation in ear known as tinnitus. You need ear examination and complete vestibular functions assessment and evaluation by an ENT (ear, nose and throat) sp... Read Full »
My 2-year-old has moderate receptive delay and mild expressive delay. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, My 2-year-old was diagnosed with a moderate receptive delay and a mild expressive delay. When he was around sixteen months, he could say thank you, stop, mama, daddy, and even his sister's name. At about nineteen months he was diagnosed with an ear infection. The infection was treated... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is possible that ear infection or glue ear hampered your child's hearing which in turn could have impaired his normal speech and language development. With support, he will be able to catch up if everything else is normal. It is advisable to continue with speech a... Read Full »
Infection in left ear follwed by pain in right ear.
Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 5 years old. Last month, we noticed that she had pain in her right ear and the thing continued for three to four days. On 5th, we noticed lots of wax in her right ear. It seemed to be pus. So, we took her to an ear specialist. After diagnosis, the doctor told us that he... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ear infections in children are very common. Children have a straight and wide eustachian tube that helps throat microbes to reach the ear easily and cause infection. So whenever she has a chest infection or throat pain or cold or flu, there are chances that her ears wi... Read Full »
What are the recommended tests for bronchitis, ear infection and labored breathe in 17-month-old baby?
Query: Hello doctor, In a 17-month-old female child. We keep treating the symptoms but not the overall problem of why these things keep happening. Hardly any tests have been ordered, and we are constantly just treating the symptoms. The problems are: Bronchitis, and right ear infection for which antibio... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the detailed history. The history which you have described basically shows that the child is suffering from repeated lower respiratory tract infection, which usually presents as cough, fever, breathlessness for which nebulization and antibiotics were given. ... Read Full »
How to treat my respiratory tract infection presenting with an ear infection and perforated eardrum?
Query: Hi doctor, I was recently diagnosed with ear infection and a perforated eardrum. Initially, I was diagnosed with a viral respiratory infection and followed by ear infection in a two days. I have been taking antibiotics for three days now. I have a lot of fluid continuing to seep from my ear. How lon... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears with your history that you are suffering from an upper respiratory tract infection that has complicated into an ear infection. Usually, once the antibiotic course starts, the problem should resolve within three to four days and completely by five to seven... Read Full »
What is the reason for ringing in ear post ear infection?
Query: Hello doctor, I had an ear infection but my ear infection has gone now but very low pitched ringing in my right ear is not stopping. Read Full »
Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptom you are experiencing is called tinnitus. Tinnitus is not always due to a sinister cause. Simple conditions of the ear like wax or ear infections both of external ear canal and middle ear can cause it. First and foremost you must know that tinnitus may be ag... Read Full »
I have hearing loss and a lack of acoustic reflex in the right ear. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I have hearing loss in the right ear and a lack of acoustic reflex in the right ear. Please suggest what to do. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Loss of acoustic reflex in one ear usually means some conductive loss, usually in the middle ear. The MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging), including an angiogram of the inner ear, was done to exclude inner ear causes. It would have been helpful if you had included some mor... Read Full »
I have fungal infection in my ear.Is it mandatory to stay at the hospital overnight for a microsuction?
Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with fungal ear infection yesterday. Doctor asked me to get admitted in the hospital for a microsuction to remove fungal debris. Is it mandatory to stay at the hospital overnight for a microsuction? Can microsuction be done as an out patient procedure without staying in... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome in icliniq.com.I would like to tell you that fungal infection in ear is quite common and it may be treated by: Cleaning the ear: Cleaning may be done by suction or syringing or by cotton swab.Antifungal ear drops to be used three or four times a day.Anti-inflammatory medicine to relieve ... Read Full »
I have numbness and weakness of face after eardrum rupture. What to do?
Query: Hello doctor, 10 days ago, my left eardrum ruptured by my mistake. The doctor said that it will heal on its own in two weeks time. He did not prescribe any medicine. Now, from two days, there is numbness and weakness on the left side of my face. There is mild pain around the ear, jawline, backside o... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have said about numbness or weakness on the left side of your face. Is your mouth deviating towards the right side or your left eye not closing properly? If that is so, it may be a weakness of one of your nerves that supply the muscles of the face (the facial ner... Read Full »
Can I get an ear infection after undergoing a tympanoplasty and a mastoidectomy?
Query: Hello doctor, I am having dizziness and fainting-like sensations along with intense itching in both the ears. I had my husband help me take photos with our otoscope I purchased online. The pictures with redness on them are my right ear, and the pictures without the redness and the yellow tube are my... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are likely to have an acute labyrinthitis with acute inflammation of your right ear. If you had such attacks previously, then an examination and investigations of your concerned ear is a must to finalize the diagnosis for a proper... Read Full »