- Q What are the treatment options for perichondritis?
Because perichondritis is a bacterial infection, your doctor will treat it using antibiotics. Usually, the antibiotics are given orally, but if the infection is severe, then they may be given through an IV. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the bacteria... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of an ear infection?
Dr. Michael T Murray, Naturopathic MedicineAn acute ear infection is characterized by earache or irritability; history of recent upper respiratory infection or allergy; red, opaque, bulging eardrum; and fever and chills. Chronic inflammation of the middle ear is characterized by painless hearing... Full Answer
- Q What causes bacterial ear infections?
Bacterial ear infections are often caused as a result of fluid build-up in the middle ear. The natural fluids secreted by the nose and ear are breeding grounds for bacteria, so when the fluid builds up, bacteria growth is more likely to develop and... Full Answer
- Q How can I help prevent ear infections in my child?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineIf your child has recurring ear infections, you'll want to talk to your doc about it. Your child may need to have tubes surgically inserted to help drain fluid from the ear and reduce infections. Repeated ear infections are associated with fluctuating... Full Answer
- Q Is there a vaccine for bacterial ear infections?
Bacterial ear infections can be caused by a number of underlying bacterial or viral infections in the body, so no vaccine exists that can completely prevent all sources of bacterial ear infection. A vaccine called Prevnar, used to prevent pneumococcal... Full Answer
- Q What are my treatment options for bacterial ear infections?
The type of treatment for bacterial eye infections is dependent on the type of infection you have. Common treatment options for bacterial eye infections include using eye drops, applying ointments in the eye, or taking antibiotics (either as eye drops or... Full Answer