Otitis Media

Otitis media is caused due to respiratory infection, cold, and allergy that infect and cause swelling of the eustachian tube lining along with nasal and throat congestion. Swollen eustachian tube blocks the normal ear fluid drainage, ultimately causing infection of the middle ear. It is characterized by ear pain, improper hearing, imbalance, poor sleep, abnormal ear discharge, etc. It is treated with antibiotics and pain-relieving medications.

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Even after undergoing eardrum repair surgery, my left ear got infected again. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had myringoplasty done four years ago on my left ear. The surgeon, at the time, has advised me, the procedure will be done through the ear canal to repair the perforated eardrum. Three weeks after the surgery, I returned to my ENT specialist to get it checked, and upon inspection, he...  Read Full »


Dr. A K Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As your ear was healing well after the surgery, this indicates that there was no fault in the procedure. But unfortunately, you have again developed the foul-smelling discharge. The possibilities are: Otitis externa. Recurrence of otitis m...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for loss of hearing in right ear alone?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old male, and I have been feeling an ear blocking sensation for the past two weeks. I also have a slight loss of hearing at times in my right ear. Although it is mostly in my right ear, sometimes the sensation alternates to my left. It feels as though the sound is not comin...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.The symptoms described by you match with otitis media with effusion of the said ear. In this problem, mucus accumulates behind the eardrum causing some loss of hearing, fullness, and mild dizziness. It follows after an attack of nose block and throat pain.When we examine...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for an ear infection other than surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, My son has an ear infection since last year. The doctors said there is water in the middle ear, and because of that, he is not able to listen to low pitch voices, like if someone speaks slowly with him. I have reports and all medicines that he has used so far, and I am attaching it wi...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Please answer the following questions:Does the child have ear discharge?Is the infection in one or both ears?Is there any history of frequent nasal or throat infection?Follow-up with the required information, so that I can suggest you better.Revert with more information...  Read Full »

Can ear irrigation to remove wax buildup result in severe ear pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I went to my general practitioner yesterday to get my ears irrigated as I had some wax build-up that was impairing my hearing slightly. The right ear cleared fairly easily, but with the left ear, she had more trouble. While she was irrigating the left ear, I felt extreme pain, asking her...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. You had developed pain due to the pressure of the syringing fluid, which would have temporarily traumatized your eardrum, causing it to get inflamed and cause the intense pain it is associated with. Please understand that this can take a while as the eardrum tak...  Read Full »

Is ear infection common in children with adenoid hypertrophy?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter aged 5 years is having an ear infection wherein we could observe a small yellow pus formation inside her right ear almost at the end. It itches a lot although she does not experience any pain. This is present for close to three weeks now. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Laxmi Narasimha G Yadav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You described about the right ear discharge since three weeks is associated with tonsillitis. I want to know whether is there any attack of cold? Is there any injury to ear with earbud? Is there any symptoms of mouth breathing? Is there any previous diagnosis of adenoi...  Read Full »

There is pain in ear with green discharge. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is experiencing pain in his ear and has a green discharge. Is this an emergency case? The pain started 4 days ago. And he takes Biogesic and Mefenamic for the pain. But the pain did not stop. What can we do about his condition?  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about as this is a very common entity that we daily come across. There would have been an infection in the ear drum (acute otitis media) and green ear discharge is usually relatable to organism pseudomomas aeruginosa. You...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain and irritation in the ear with itching?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. Pain in my ear with irritation as if some infections happen in ear. I am on no medications.  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What do you mean by irritation? Is it an itch? Did you have any cold, running nose? Do you feel any ear blockade? How is your hearing?  Read Full »

What could cause hovering sensation in left oral cavity area with throat and ear pain of that side?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past two years, I have had left ear pain, throat pain, and a hovering dull sensation in the rear left oral cavity area. I have been to two ENT's and a GP a dozen times. The lymph nodes on the left side of my neck are harder and a bit bigger, although hard it still moves. I wo...  Read Full »


Dr. Rohan S. Navelkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can totally understand what you are going through. I saw the pictures you sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems like you have a small salivary gland obstruction. There are multiple salivary glands all over your mouth that secrete saliva. ...  Read Full »

Is it normal for headaches to increase BP?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. My height is 5'8" and weight is 75 kg. For two weeks, I have been having a lot of gas and burping without any other discomfort. Due to my tough work schedule in the last week I slept only 3 to 4 hours every day. Now from the last four days, I am feeling pressure a...  Read Full »


Dr. Talal Hussain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have understood your problem and must say that it is quite a common complaint to my clinic. Here you must understand is that the hormones in our bodies have a lot of important functions including like sleep, mental well being, ability to fight infection, digestion, etc....  Read Full »

Will Amoxicillin taken for tooth infection help crusty stuff with ear discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I have this hard crusty stuff around the perimeter of my ear canal. It itches and if I scratch it will come off but it sometimes causes clear fluid to drain out of my ear. It also dissolves if I get water in my ear. I am currently on Amoxicillin for a tooth infection.  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Probably you have a subclinical otitis externa. In this condition there will be a very subtle infection in the ear canal which leads to an intense amount of itching. With the use of earbuds the raw area gets exposed and flares up the irritation even more. Impacted wax c...  Read Full »

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