Featured Ear Articles
Descriptions of Featured Ear Articles
An ear infection is typically caused by bacteria or a virus and most often affects young children. This eMedTV article offers an overview of the most common type of ear infection (otitis media), including information about its symptoms and treatment.
Meclizine is an antihistamine drug commonly used for treating motion sickness and vertigo. This eMedTV Web page describes how the product works, explains when and how to take it, and lists some of its potential side effects.
Adult Ear Infections
While they are less common than ear infections in children, adult ear infections can occur. This section of the eMedTV library explains the anatomy of the ear and discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatment of these infections in adults.
Ear Infection Symptoms
Common ear infection symptoms may include fever, earache, ear pain, hearing loss, and dizziness. This eMedTV resource explains how ear infections occur and describes the symptoms that may occur in children and adults.
Ear Infection Treatment
As this selection from the eMedTV archives explains, antibiotics are often prescribed to treat ear infections. This article also discusses other treatment options, which may include surgery in certain circumstances.
Ciprodex is a prescription medicine used to treat middle and outer ear infections. This selection from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this ear drop, including details on how it works, potential side effects, dosing tips, and more.
Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery
In cases involving a vestibular schwannoma, surgery is the most frequently used treatment option. This eMedTV page describes the potential risks and benefits associated with undergoing surgery to remove a vestibular schwannoma.
By affecting certain areas in the brain, scopolamine patches can help prevent nausea and vomiting. This eMedTV segment contains an overview of this prescription medicine, including specific uses, how it is applied, possible side effects, and more.
Ear Infections in Children
As this eMedTV segment explains, children typically get more ear infections than adults. This article explains why children are more prone to develop these infections. Also discussed are causes, symptoms, and treatment of ear infections.
A vestibular schwannoma is a tumor that develops from nerves associated with balance and hearing. This eMedTV page explains how this condition can affect one or both ears and how such tumors are diagnosed and treated, with links to specific information.
Causes of Otitis Media
Common causes of otitis media (ear infection) are bacteria or viruses that get inside the ear. This part of the eMedTV Web site explains the risk factors and causes of this condition, as well as what happens inside the ear during an infection.
Recovery From Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery
Recovery from vestibular schwannoma surgery generally starts with spending four to six days in the hospital. This eMedTV segment offers a look at the typical recovery process -- from waking up in ICU to follow-up care after you leave the hospital.
Meclizine Hydrochloride (HCL)
The antihistamine meclizine hydrochloride (HCl) is used for treating vertigo and motion sickness. This eMedTV segment describes various meclizine products and explains what you should discuss with your doctor before starting this medication.
As this eMedTV article explains, there are several approved uses for meclizine. Some products are used for treating motion sickness and vertigo (a spinning sensation), while others are only approved to treat and prevent motion sickness.
Meclizine Side Effects
Potential side effects of meclizine include increased appetite, blurry vision, and nausea. This eMedTV page lists other side effects that may occur with this drug and explains which problems are potentially serious and may require medical attention.
This page of the eMedTV Web site provides a brief overview of Ciprodex otic suspension, including what these ear drops are used to treat, general dosing guidelines, and possible side effects. A link to more detailed information is also included.
Types of Ear Infections
Otitis media, otitis externa, and otitis interna are the most common types of ear infections. This eMedTV resource looks at the different types of ear infections and focuses on otitis media and otitis externa (swimmer's ear).
Cetraxal is a type of ear drop used to treat outer ear infections, or "swimmer's ear." This part of the eMedTV site gives a complete overview of this product, explaining how it works, what to discuss with your healthcare provider, side effects, and more.
Meclizine 50 mg Tablets
There are three strengths available for prescription meclizine tablets; 50 mg is the highest strength. This eMedTV Web page provides meclizine dosing guidelines for the treatment of motion sickness and vertigo (a spinning sensation).