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Review: could Epilepsy cause Ear infection?

Summary: Ear infection could be caused by Epilepsy, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, also have Depression, and take Tegretol.

We study 27,198 people who have Epilepsy from FDA and social media. Among them, 28 have Ear infection (Otitis). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 27,194 people who have epilepsy are studied. Among them, 32 (0.12%) have Ear Infection. They amount to 0.10% of all the 30,722 people who have Ear Infection on eHealthMe.

Trend of Ear infection in epilepsy reports

Gender of people who have epilepsy and experienced Ear infection * :

FemaleMale
Ear infection79.66%20.34%

Age of people who have epilepsy and experienced Ear infection * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ear infection7.14%19.64%5.36%48.21%3.57%0.00%14.29%3.57%

Severity of the symptom * :

n/a

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Depression (24 people, 75.00%)
  2. Anxiety (24 people, 75.00%)
  3. Tension (24 people, 75.00%)
  4. Sleep disorder (24 people, 75.00%)
  5. Convulsion (8 people, 25.00%)
  6. Schizophrenia (8 people, 25.00%)
  7. Restlessness (4 people, 12.50%)
  8. Astrocytoma, low grade (4 people, 12.50%)
  9. Tuberous sclerosis (4 people, 12.50%)
  10. Insomnia (4 people, 12.50%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Tegretol (28 people, 87.50%)
  2. Trileptal (26 people, 81.25%)
  3. Livostin (24 people, 75.00%)
  4. Pulmicort (24 people, 75.00%)
  5. Zyrtec (24 people, 75.00%)
  6. Serevent (24 people, 75.00%)
  7. Lamictal (24 people, 75.00%)
  8. Bricanyl (24 people, 75.00%)
  9. Rhinocort (24 people, 75.00%)
  10. Valproate sodium (17 people, 53.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • I have been choking on medication and food. I had a barium swallow test that showed a narrowing of the esophagus.

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