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One of the most important structures in your inner ear is the mastoid bone . Although it's called a bone, the mastoid does not have the typical structure associated with bones in the human body. Rather than being solid and rigid like most[read article]

Tests for Mastoiditis

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A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More
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A skull X-ray is an imaging test doctors use to see the bones of the skull, including the facial bones, the nose, and the sinuses. It is an easy, quick, and effecti...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Your doctor will perform an ear examination, or otoscopy, if you have an earache, an ear infection, hearing loss, ringing in your ears, or any other ear-related sym...  More
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Bacterial Culture Test
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Bacteria Gram Stain Test
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. The test is carried out wit...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Mastoiditis

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A mastoidectomy is performed to remove diseased mastoid air cells. These cells sit in a hollow space in the skull, behind the ear. The diseased cells are often the ...  More
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An ear tube insertion is a procedure by which a specialized physician inserts tiny tubes into one's eardrum to reduce the occurrence of ear infections and allo...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Mastoiditis

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PIPERACILLIN; TAZOBACTAM (pi PER a sil in; ta zoe BAK tam) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work f...  More
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IMIPENEM; CILASTATIN (i mi PEN em; sye la STAT in) is a carbapenem antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds...  More
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TICARCILLIN, CLAVULANIC ACID (tye kar SILL in, KLAV yoo la nate AS id) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It wil...  More
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Self Care for Mastoiditis

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Supportive Care
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