Ear Infection

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.

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I have earache and hearing loss in the right ear. Do I have an ear infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have earache and hearing loss in the right ear, jaw crackling sounds while speaking and swollen preauricular lymph nodes, what should I do? Do I have an ear infection?  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the details you have provided, there seems to be an infection. The location of it is most probably the ear (especially the outer part called auricle and external auditory canal). To be sure you must consult an ENT specialist who will examine the ear, nose and ...  Read Full »

I have had pain, wetness in my ear, and muffled hearing. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past three days, I have had pain in both my ears, especially the outer ear. Also, I had wetness inside the ear and swelling around the ear; therefore, my hearing was muffled. I had been taking Tablet Augmentin, but they it does not seem to work for me. Kindly suggest some other...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay B K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I would like to know: Do you have any discharge from the ear? Did you use any ear drops? Is there any previous history of the same complaints? Kindly revert for further queries. Thank you.   Read Full »

Why is the ringing sound in my ears not going away?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an ear infection that is causing pain, wax build-up and a ringing sound in the ears. I went to the doctor, and they gave me medicines. Shortly after I reached home, the pain seems to be gone mostly, but the ringing has shot up to the point of deafening. Is there any reason for it?...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any ear discharge? Is the discharge always there? Does pus come out? Is there a giddiness or pain? Did you ever traumatize the ear? Is there any hearing difficulty? You will most probably need a course of antibiotics and decongestants to remove the ear infe...  Read Full »

I have been feeling intense pressure in my ear for the past one and a half months. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had intense ear pressure for the last 1.5 months. It has affected my hearing, and certain sounds or frequencies are very annoying now. It started with being sick, and after one round of antibiotics, all my other symptoms went away, but I am left with this ear pressure and hearin...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Probably you are suffering from a eustachian tube block, acute suppurative otitis media (ASOM), or middle ear infection. Avoid cool drinks and ice creams. Use salt water gargling thrice a day for five days. Use steam inhalation thrice a day for five days. Use deconge...  Read Full »

Can heaviness and slight pressure inside the ear of my daughter be neurological?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has nerve hearing loss of around 50 % in left ear along with tinnitus since 10 years. She is 22 now. On the second of this month, she had put a drop of oil in the left ear. In finding herself uncomfortable, she visited an ENT, who put her on antibiotics for middle ear infectio...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms of your daughter seem primarily related to her ear. Though sometimes, there can be a spread of infection from ear to brain or other intracranial complication due to ear pathology. I suggest you get an MRI of the brain with contrast with MR venogram to rul...  Read Full »

Suggest some solutions for my ear pain and ear infection.

Query: Hi doctor, I require medication for my ear pain and ear infections, and I want to treat them quickly. However, pharmacies need a doctor's prescription so that I can have appropriate medicine. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Unless and until there has been obvious continuous discharge from the ear, infection is unlikely. However, if you feel that it is inflamed and there is an infection, I suggest you start on the following medications: 1. Tablet Ciplox 500 mg (Cipr...  Read Full »

I have extreme left ear pain, and my ear is red and hot. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have extreme pain in my left ear, and it feels as if the ear is going to explode. Now I feel fullness in my right ear also. I can barely hear anything, and the pain is getting worse. I have the following symptoms, Extreme ear pain. Unable to sleep. Very difficult to move my face. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Saadia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com Your condition sounds like an ear abscess or infection causing extreme pressure and pain. I would suggest seeing a doctor in the emergency room or urgent care as you would need antibiotics accordingly. Meanwhile, I would suggest tablet Ibuprofen 600 mg thrice a day. But...  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 »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

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 mana...  Read Full »

Is it water that entered my ears causing an infection?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had an ear infection for two to three weeks, that started in my right ear. Now my left ear is also infected.The symptoms include occasional itching inside the ear and flaky dry skin inside the ear tunnel.About two months back, water had entered my ear while taking a shower. I though...  Read Full »

Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for briefing the problem in concern. There is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about, as this is a very common entity that we come across daily. There are two possibilities in your case. 1. Recurrent fungal infection called otomycosis. 2. Recurrent infecti...  Read Full »

What should be done if there is viscous fluid discharge from ears?

Query: Dear doctor, I am a 19 year old male. Some type of viscous liquid comes out of my ears and when it dries up, it hardens. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Viscous fluid coming out of ears indicates a middle ear infection. It has to be attended to immediately to avoid damage to the ear. I request you to meet an ENT specialist at the earliest to prevent further damage. In the meantime, you can take tablet Levocetirizine 1...  Read Full »

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