yanksgirl...just copy and repost your message to the ENT board, Basically, I would be more concerned about a cardiac arrythmia to account for your symptoms rather than blame you ear for this one. I know it gets confusing when you have "cross-over" symptoms like nausea or vertigo, but keep in mind that BOTH conditions can do this.View Thread
I have been the Health Expert on this community board for well over a decade, responding to tens of thousands of postings. I have posted from foreign countries, cruise ships, my medical office, while camping, and of course, from my home office. It has been my pleasure to help so many people navigate their ENT health concerns, but there comes a time in a professional career when we need wind down a bit.
Starting in March, I will not have my daily presence in this community. Old habits are going to be difficult to break, so I will be visiting from time to time to answer a few postings, but I can no longer address each and every one.
I am not leaving, altogether. WebMD is an important part of my professional family, so you will still find me addressing a few questions each month on WebMD Answers . I will continue to write my weekly blog on Family Webicine , so I hope you will visit and offer your comments. View Thread
Since I can't examine you or delve into your case, there is really no way for me to blindly determine if your issues will be solved without antibiotics. While I am sympathetic to your financial situation and lack of insurance, it does not really change the fact that I cannot really address your patient-specific issues over the Internet. You will need to stick with your doctors.View Thread
I cannot really make a patient-specific comment by a photograph...I am sorry. You would need to see the ENT -- the person who did the surgery -- in order to know if this was "normal". There are many different ways to remove tonsils.....View Thread
You are on the correct medication for Strep, assuming your diagnosis was correct and that you do not have mono. You just need to give the antibiotics more time to work....one day doesn't do it.View Thread
What KIND of Staph? Did the culture reveal MRSA? Once this type of Staph has colonized in your nose, it can be very, very difficult to eradicate (even with the frequent use of mupiricin ointment and an occasional blast with oral antibiotics). Recurrent infections are common, as you know.
It is time for you to see an ENT specialist for a proper examination and a few diagnostic tests. You cannot solve this very complex problem based on symptoms alone. Be prepared, however, since the cause may still remain elusive.View Thread
Tinnitus and other hearing aberrantions, perhaps as a result of an acoustic injury, are very difficult to evaluate, so most routine examinations are "normal" with the exception of the hearing tests. Even MRIs cannot see damage in most cases. If you were to see another ENT, then perhaps seeing one that has a specialty or interest in inner ear disorders -- a likely source of your tinnitus. You could wait until you are working and have insurance, since these visits are pricey.View Thread