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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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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 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 infec...  Read Full »

I have sore throat, tonsilitis, and ear infection. What is the reason for my ear drum perforation?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of sore throat and tonsil inflammation, irritation, occasional sneezing, and tiredness for the past two days. I do not have fever. My cousin who is a general physician suggested tablet Azithromycin 500mg for three days but missed the third day dose, so I took it on the...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sore throat can cause ear problems and infection due to an opening between the back of nose and throat called eustachian tube. Sore throat increases bacterial infection from nose and throat and results in ear infection. Continue your medications for three days continuousl...  Read Full »

Why is some gum-like fluid coming out of my ear?

Query: Hi doctor, Some gum-like fluid is coming out of my ear. I have this problem for almost two years now. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have been having ear discharge for two years, then most probably the ear perforation is a permanent one and you would require a surgery to close it and give you a dry ear. Also, chances are there that you do not have a perforation and just infection of the ear ...  Read Full »

I have palpable enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23-years-old, male with a slightly palpable enlarged lymph nodes near the right side of the neck (region near posterior cervical node). I am not sure if it is soft or rubbery, but it is not hard or solid. It is movable and non tender. I recently plugged my ear too hard and it is clog...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Is it visible outside? If possible take pictures and send. Is there enlarged tonsils? Is your throat alright? Revert with the answer to assist further. Thank you and take care. Regards.  Read Full »

Should I continue using Fluticone nasal spray for ear infection and ringing?

Query: Hello doctor, Three months before, I got an ear infection in my right ear and I had a ringing sound in my right ear. I went to a doctor and was given ear drops and medicines, the ear infection went away but the right ear still felt blocked. I was told to take a tympanogram and they said that I had f...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The whole problem is due to malfunction of eustachian tubes. We call it eustachian tube catarrh. Initially, it was an infection that resulted in blocked tubes causing fluid accumulation inside the ear. Otitis media with effusion. Subsequently, the fluid has gradually d...  Read Full »

I have a feeling of water coming out of my ear, but there is no fluid discharge as such. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I get a feeling of water rushing out of my ear canal which is similar to when water drains out of your ear after spending a day at the pool. There is no fluid in my ear nor is it coming out . I usually use a q-tip or wiggle my finger around in my ear and the tickle goes away. I am not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It is most probably due to the eustachian tube catarrh (excessive build-up of mucus in the ear). This is a common condition where the tube that connects the middle ear to the back of the nose, equalizing pressures ...  Read Full »

I have to travel by plane tomorrow but I recently had an ear infection which has subsided but I am left with fluid in my ears. Please help.

Query: Hello,I am going on holiday and traveling by plane tomorrow. I have recently had an ear infection which has gone but I am left with fluid in my ears. I have been taking decongestants and inhaling menthol crystals but my ears are still blocked. I am worried my ear drum will burst and that I will be i...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. In addition to chewing gums and sipping warm water while landing I would suggest you take a tablet of anti-inflammatory medicines, Trypsin, and Chymotrypsin topside combination two or three hours before landing. Applying Otrivin nose drop...  Read Full »

In what conditions are the inner and middle ear removed?

Query: Hello doctor, I just have a general theoretical question. This is not related to my medical history, I was just wondering in general. How much of the ear is it possible to completely remove? Both inner and outer ear. What kind of conditions requires this kind of an operation? What after effects can ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In a surgery called radical mastoidectomy, we remove both inner and middle ear and occlude the canal. We do it in cases of malignancies of the ear, where you cannot remove the disease as well as preserve hearing. In earlier days, radical mastoidectomy was done for chol...  Read Full »

I feel vibrations in my left ear when I exercise. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old boy weighing 147.71 lb and 5 feet and 8 inches in height. I feel a vibration in my left ear when I do push-ups, and it becomes hard for me to do because I have to apply more force. Every day when I wake up, I find my ear blocked. Whenever I sleep, turning my head to...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You must get an otoscopic ear examination with pure tone audiogram testing done. You could be having glue ear or serous otitis media. This needs treatment medically at the most. The symptoms would go away with proper treatment. It is advisable to get a professional con...  Read Full »

My eardrums are clear, but I have blocked ears. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, Occasionally I feel I have blocked ears. But my ENT specialist checked and found the ear drums clear. So what could be the reason for the feeling of blocked ears? Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I understand your concern. Occasionally our ears get blocked due to various reasons, such as physiological congestion in the eustachian tube, allergy, or mild inflammation. This occurs in everyone and is not a cause for concern. But if the full...  Read Full »

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