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Illness & Conditions E. Coli Infection From Food or Water 05/29/2012
E. Coli Infection From Food or Water Topic Contents Topic Overview Symptoms Exams and Tests Treatment Overview Home Treatment Other Places To Get Help References Credits E. Coli Infection From Food or Water Topic Overview What is an E. coli infection? E. coli ( Escherichia coli ) is the name of a germ, or bacterium, that lives in the digestive tracts of humans and animals. There are many types of E. coli , and most of them are harmless. But some can cause bloody diarrhea.
Illness & Conditions E. Coli Infection From Food or Water: Blood and Kidney Problems 05/29/2012
E. Coli Infection From Food or Water: Blood and Kidney Problems Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information References Credits E. Coli Infection From Food or Water: Blood and Kidney Problems Topic Overview Severe problems affecting the blood and kidneys may develop in a small number of people (5% to 10%) infected with E. coli O157:H7 who get sick enough to go to the hospital.
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Illness & Conditions Ear Canal Problems (Swimmer's Ear) 01/02/2013
Ear Canal Problems (Swimmer's Ear) Topic Contents Topic Overview Check Your Symptoms Home Treatment Prevention Preparing For Your Appointment Related Information Credits Ear Canal Problems (Swimmer's Ear) Topic Overview Swimmer's ear (otitis externa) is a painful inflammation and infection of the ear canal . It occurs when the protective film that covers the ear canal (lipid layer) is removed. This causes the ear canal to look red and swollen.
Illness & Conditions Ear Examination 09/10/2012
Ear Examination Topic Contents Test Overview Why It Is Done How To Prepare How It Is Done How It Feels Risks Results What Affects the Test What To Think About References Credits Ear Examination Test Overview An ear examination is a thorough evaluation of the ears that is done to screen for ear problems, such as hearing loss, ear pain, discharge, lumps, or objects in the ear.
Illness & Conditions Ear Infection and Hearing Loss 04/13/2011
Ear Infection and Hearing Loss Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Ear Infection and Hearing Loss Topic Overview An ear infection may sometimes cause a temporary or reversible hearing loss . This generally occurs because the infection blocks sound from passing through the ear canal or middle ear to the inner ear. When sound is blocked like this, it is known as conductive hearing loss. You may hear sounds as muffled or indistinct. See a picture of the ear .
Illness & Conditions Ear Infections 09/10/2012
Ear Infections Topic Contents Topic Overview Health Tools  Cause Symptoms What Happens What Increases Your Risk When To Call a Doctor Exams and Tests Treatment Overview Prevention Home Treatment Medications Surgery Other Treatment Other Places To Get Help Related Information References Credits Ear Infections Topic Overview Is this topic for you? This topic covers infections of the middle ear, commonly called ear infections .
Illness & Conditions Ear Injuries and Hearing Loss 04/13/2011
Ear Injuries and Hearing Loss Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Ear Injuries and Hearing Loss Topic Overview An injury to the ear may cause temporary or permanent hearing loss . The structures of the ear are delicate and can be injured by a variety of forces, including: A blow, cut, or other trauma to the ear or ear canal. This may cause bleeding and infection, which can result in temporary hearing loss.
Illness & Conditions Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger 09/13/2012
Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger Topic Contents Topic Overview Check Your Symptoms Home Treatment Prevention Preparing For Your Appointment Related Information Credits Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger Topic Overview Ear pain in children may be a sign of an infection in the space behind the eardrum ( middle ear ). Ear infections ( otitis media ) most commonly occur when cold symptoms, such as a runny or stuffy nose and a cough, have been present for a few days.
Illness & Conditions Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 12 and Older 01/12/2012
Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 12 and Older Topic Contents Topic Overview Check Your Symptoms Home Treatment Prevention Preparing For Your Appointment Related Information Credits Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 12 and Older Topic Overview Ear problems may be caused by many different health problems. In children, ear pain is more likely to be a symptom of an inflammation, infection, or fluid buildup in the external or middle ear.
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