Hearing management

Question
Posted by: nolan | 2012/03/03

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ear infection

i get ear infections every two months.i use anti-biotics and canalba cream then it dissapears but re-appear after two months or so.whats my next best option to prevent reaccurance?

Expert's Reply

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Hearing Expert

Hi Nolan!

It is imperative to practice appropriate ear care to prevent recurring ear infections as best possible. Please also consider using swim plugs before swimming. Moreover, a consultation with an Ear Nose and Throat {ENT} specialist to further evaluate any predisposing physiological issues that may be a contributing factor. In this way you would be attending directly to the cause of the recurrent infections. Please follow through and keep in touch with regard to progress and outcomes.

Kind regards...

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Posted by: Talita Erasmus | 2012/06/06

Let me now start on this problem. I''m extremely frustrated. I have a few operations since I was a very small child. All was well after that, not a problem in sight, although I was not allowed to let water come into my ears. But on the very few occations it did happen, no mess no fuss afterwards. Then I flew overseas and upon coming back, this loud gun-bangs in my head all the way. I thaught it was normal, but after a few weeks, the " jetlag"  did not want to subside. As from then, I have hell to pay with any windy, and cold curcomstances. I''ts like a sharp needles presses down my ear, and within the very same day of the next day, I''m dizzy beyond belief. I feel disorientated and sick and suffer to concentrate. Sometimes it''s so bad, when I come home, I don''t know how I got there. I drive on pure instict. My quality of life has gone to hell. Everywhere I go in life I have to dodge wind and cold. Numerous specialists and my doctor said: Sorry there''s nothing that can be done. I''m desperate and feel helpless and frustrated!

Reply to Talita Erasmus
Posted by: Charmaine | 2012/04/16

Recurring ear infection with oozing yellow smelly pus for over 10 years. Quadriderm prescribed by ENT and examination taken of the ear done. The outer ear crusts and it is now spreading over the ear. It does not seem the ENT understands what is the cause or treament.

Reply to Charmaine
Posted by: Annekie Crafford | 2012/04/16

Can one buy canalba cream over the counter ? Plse respond someone.

Thank you

Reply to Annekie Crafford
Posted by: Audiology | 2012/03/17

Hi Nolan! Thank you for following up! Appropriate ear care would mean using a wash cloth or tissue to wipe the outer ear. Ear care would also include not putting any foreign objects in the, including ear buds. These are the basic recommendations on ear care. Specifically for yourself, the need is to determine the underlying cause and once this is attended to, it may stop the recurrence. Eustachian tube dysfunction may be one cause of middle ear infection, however, this is only one variable to consider. Upon consultation with an ENT specialist, the area of concern may be identified and attended to. Recurrent middle ear infections are not to be taken lightly and in time may cause more harm to the middle ear. Please follow through with a consult without delay.

Reply to Audiology
Posted by: Nicolette | 2012/03/16

Hi. What is appropriate ear care? I also have recurring problems with my ears.

Reply to Nicolette
Posted by: Hearing Care | 2012/03/09

Hi Nolan!

It is imperative to practice appropriate ear care to prevent recurring ear infections as best possible. Please also consider using swim plugs before swimming. Moreover, a consultation with an Ear Nose and Throat {ENT} specialist to further evaluate any predisposing physiological issues that may be a contributing factor. In this way you would be attending directly to the cause of the recurrent infections. Please follow through and keep in touch with regard to progress and outcomes.

Kind regards...

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