Swimmer’s Ear (Otitis Externa)
This condition describes an infection of the outer ear and ear canal. This is usually accompanied by pain in the ear, clogged ear sensation, as well as occasional drainage from the ear canals. Usual treatment includes removal of any pus from the ear canal, followed by treatment with antibiotic eardrops.
Middle Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
More commonly seen in children, this describes pus behind the eardrum. Often accompanied by fever and general malaise, the condition may be seen in one or both ears. Treatment usually includes antibiotics, and possible decongestants to drain the ear internally. For more information on management of middle ear fluid, read our blog.
Clogged ear sensation could be due to earwax, estachian tube disorder, or any condition of the inner ear. Evaluation usually includes inspection of the ear, as well as a hearing test. For more information on best ways to clean earwax, read our blog
Dizziness can have a variety of different presentations and underlying predisposing factors. With the proper interview of symptoms, accompanied by the necessary testing, Dr. Namdar can provide a treatment plan tailored to individual needs. To learn more about vertigo, one of the presenting symptoms of dizziness, read our blog.
Hearing loss could be due to earwax accumulation, ear infection, holes in the eardrum, or impairment of the organ of hearing. These causes have different degrees of severity, and have various different cures. The best approach is to have the ear examined promptly, followed by a hearing test. Hearing services are available in Dr. Namdar’s West 59th Street office and can performed during your visit. For more information on presbycusis, the most common cause of hearing loss related to aging, read our blog.