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Ear Disorders Forum

Questions in the Ear Disorders forum are answered by Dr. Eric Wilkinson. Topics include acoustic neuroma, skull base tumors, hearing loss, cochlear implants, stapes surgery, eardrum repair, chronic ear infection, facial nerve problems, childhood deafness, vertigo, balance disorders, and tinnitus.

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I have had a chronic ear infection now for several months. Antibiotics seem to start to work and then stop. I have tremendous ear ache (on right side), behind and below the ear hurts, tender, slightly swollen. Low grade persistant feve...
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I have been having intermittent (sometimes every few minutes, sometimes hours) pain under, and behind, my right ear. Can this be a symptom of a clogged carotid artery or some other vein problem? My mother had a stint put in her c...
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for around 3 weeks my mum has had a lot of problems with her hearing, there is a feeling of fullness in her ears and she has a noise in her head most of the time, yet some days are better than others. certain noises she just cant hear, a...
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Hi, I'm a 30 year old male. Starting 3 years ago, I began having a constant dull headache ALL the time. It debilitated me. At the same time, my ears were also feeling full and I would have blurred vision with unstable vertigo which occu...
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Dr. Wilkinson, Can having a bad tooth in your mouth affect your ear? My ear feels like it is stopped up to where i can hardly hear, I tried popping it, but that want work either. What can I do? Thanks, Cutiepie
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How long does the fluid(pus) come out of the ear? And is it normal that the blood and pus is still coming out after 12-14 hrs? When should I worry about it?
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Hi doctor, My son, who will be 2 in May, has had approximately 8 ear infections in his life. Recently, his pediatrician referred me to an ENT to have his hearing evaluated. The hearing evaluation took place yesterday and it was disc...
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Does anyone have the same symptomes??? I have mild vertigo, which started in June with a case of Labs. The doctors diagnosed me with Chronic Sinistus. So I went ahead and had the surgery. Did me no good at all. I had the surgery in Sept....
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Hello I am 28 years old and this is what is going on. I have been sick on and off for the past 2 months, on March 5th my body gave up and my husband took me to the ER where they diagnosed me with pneumonia. Was put on antibiotics for 5...
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Hi My name is Patricia, Im 22 and had my tonsiectomy last year as I had always suffered with throat infections. As a child I would have suffered alot with ear infections but that went away. Even before the tonsilectomy i have had troubl...
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Can Fluocinolone Acetonide Topical Solution 0.01% (Fougera) be used as an ear drop to go in the ears ? The box says for Dermatologic Use Only (Topical). Would it cause damage to the ear drum if used as ear drops ? Is Fluocinolon...
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I returned from Colorado in Jan and since them I have had a bad ear infection. I went 5 times to my primary physican and now twice to my ENT specialist. I don't like them very much because they just give you drugs and be on you way and s...
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I have taken your advice on the problems I have had since my spinal. I have gone to a neurologist and gotten an MRI to see if I have a CSF leak. The MRI was negative. I have gone to an ENT and he said everything looks normal. I also ...
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Hi My son is 2.5 years old . He was speaking well when he was 1.5 yrs old all of a sudden he stopped speaking . Now we had his hearing tested through BERA test his OAE is fine but there is problem in BERA result which shows low to ...
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i have been down with the flu since thursday last week, yesterday i had a dull pain in my ear, this morning when i woke the pain had gone but now i have an echo in my ear. what can be causing this and what can i do?
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Ok here is my prob, I am a 21 women and i have pulsate tinnitus i hear it my right ear ALL DAY EVERY DAY NON STOP oooookkk and i have for about 3 yrs and its only gotten worse and just recently i have started in my left VERY little every...
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i had a stapendectomy 16 yrs ago in rt ear my worse one . igot a hearing aid for it . it is now my better ear i should have had left ear done now thats my worse ear . have only 15 per cent so want to get a stapendectomy so i can get an a...
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My sinus and ears feel stopped up, yet there is no congestion in my sinus. When I move my eyes I hear in my head a swishy sound and feel a bit dizzy. This has been going on for several weeks and my general practicioner seems puzzled. ...
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Hello, I have had vertigo and balance problems (3 years), and tinnitus (high pitched insect sound in left ear/quieter in right ear/and general buzzing) which I can hear above other noises. It started after a virus. I was initially dia...
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I had this sudden pain on the rim of my left ear. i looked in the mirrow and the rim - on the top or my ear looks red, swalen and have a blister like someone burnt it with a cigarete. what is it?
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