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I have a bad headache starting from the upper side of my nose. What should I do now to get rid of this headache?
I am 56 married man and sometimes I feel fatigue. And nervous. Also occasionally I feel Dizziness that lasts for few seconds. My b.p. Is normal, blood sugar both fasting and pp are normal. Hb level is slightly low 12.5. My personal physician advised me for ent check up. If this is related to anxiety? Please help.
Swimmer’s ear is a condition, which is characterized by an infection in the outer ear. This infection usually stems from the water that remains in the ear after swimming, forming a moist environment that allows bacteria to grow and procreate. This condition can also develop if you happen to insert your finger or other foreign objects into the ears.
The symptoms of this disorder are usually mild in the beginning, but may worsen if left untreated. In its germinating stage, this condition exhibits symptoms such as itching in the ears and a watery discharge. If the disorder has progressed to an advanced stage, then the symptoms become slightly different. An intense pain on the particular side of the face, swelling in the ear and blockage of the ear canal are some of the common symptoms. In extreme cases, swelling of the lymph nodes and moderate to high fever can be indicative of this condition.
The causes of swimmer’s ear are bacteria that are found in soil and water. Your ears have a natural defense system against infections; glands in the ear secrete an acidic substance called ‘cerumen’ that kills the bacteria. The ear canal has a downward slope from the middle ear to the outer ear, thus allowing the water to drain out. Swimmer’s ear occurs when these defenses fail to work. This happens when there is excessive moisture in the ear canal, creating an environment for the bacteria to grow. In addition, certain factors such as swimming in dirty water, a narrow ear canal and excessive cleaning of the ear canal can lead to this condition.
The aim of the treatment is to prevent the infection from progressing and allow the ear to heal. The first step is to clean the ear canal so that the eardrops can reach the affected area. Once the ear is cleaned, eardrops are administered to get rid of the bacteria. The various medications that are used in the treatment of swimmer’s ear are:
1. Antibiotics: They are used to combat the bacteria that cause the infection.
2. Acidic solutions: It is used to restore the normal environment in the ear.
3. Steroids: These help in reducing the inflammation.
You may also be prescribed pain medications to treat the pain resulting from this condition. Try to avoid swimming till the condition heals completely. Make sure you aren’t inserting any foreign object in the ears as that may aggravate the situation further. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ent-specialist.
Before a year I was removing wax from my ear by earbud, at that time I got hurt by earbud. There was a small scratch due to earbud. After healed doctor is saying that perfect and nothing is there. Is it normal that no. Marks are there on eardrum after got healed? Please suggest, I do not have any problems in ear. I was just confirming that is it miracle or normal to not having any mark after getting healed?
I am 58 year old. I am suffering from sinusitis and I am able to feel that water is blocked in my front and back head. I took head steam bath but no relief. I don't know what to do. What shall I do?
I have problem in my both ear vexing before 6 month. I tried one ear drop vexil ear drop, but it does effect to good extend. Tell me about good medicine and ear drop and also suggest me best.
Sir mere throat mah infection hai jismah mere galae mah se balgam ata hai around 2 year se problem hai or 20000 thousand around apend kr chuka hu doctors pr no result hair bhi jadte hai almost bladness aa gyi hai or weight mera 59 kg hai and height 6 feet and age 19 sir please suggest me some thing
Sir. I have something strike in my right throat since 7 month I have take medicine but it is not fine. And I treat the went doctor but he told me there is nothing happen in my throat but it is continuous happen. Please suggest.
During night when I sleep I snore a lot what could be the reason and how to resolve snoring problems?
Tonsillitis is a condition, which is characterized by infection of the tonsils in your throat. The tonsils are a pair of lymph nodes that are situated in the throat; its primary function is to protect the body from various infections. Although the disorder can occur at any age, it is majorly common among children. A large number of bacteria or viruses can cause this disorder, but the most serious symptoms occur when it is caused by the streptococcal bacteria.
The first defense mechanism of the body is made up of the tonsils. They synthesize white blood cells which fight against infections. Although tonsils combat these infections, at times, they can fall prey to the same, thus resulting in tonsillitis. Tonsillitis can be caused by both virus and bacteria; however, it is mostly caused by the former. Kids and school going children are very vulnerable to this disorder as they can come in contact with harmful viruses and bacteria very easily.
You will experience symptoms such as a sore throat, bad breath and have difficulty in speaking. Swelling of the tonsils will also make swallowing of food a difficult affair. Other symptoms of tonsillitis are stomach cramps, fever and headaches. The neck and the jaw may also feel tender due to the swollen lymph nodes.
If the symptoms are mild, then it usually does not require any specific treatment. For severe symptoms, antibiotics are prescribed to combat the bacteria that caused the infection in the first place. Chronic cases of this disorder warrant a surgery known as tonsillectomy. This is a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils. In case of dehydration, intravenous fluids are administered.
In addition to these treatment methods, there are certain home remedies that you can follow. The tips you can follow are:
- Keep yourself well hydrated
- Use a humidifier
- Gargle with lukewarm water mixed with salt, regularly