Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

can an ear infection kill you

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant and will not treat infection if that is the issue. The pain may be due to pressure built up in the middle ear and P ... Read More
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Sure. Dr. can check.: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause su ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Ear infection: Talk to your pcp to examine & recommend appropriate antibiotic as needed.
3
3 thanks
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confirm/ treat: You help yourself by having it confirmed as a treatable form of ear infection (some are viral and self heal).Then you follow the treatment plan and us ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear infection: Classic symptoms: ear pain or ear fullness, decreased or muffled hearing in one ear, drainage from ear canal, or exquisite tenderness of the ear to t ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
26 years experience Pediatrics
Pain, fever: Ear pain with fever are most common signs of what people refer to as "an ear infection" aka "acute otitis media" pain can be worse with laying down ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Rx the pain now: I would do what you can to deal with the discomfort now. Ibuprofen ; laying with a heating pad on that side of the head can help. Tomorrow try to get ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Ear infection?: First you need to know if it is a real ear infection. This requires professional to examine the ear. If the infection is in the external ear canal i ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See a doctor: Need to see a doctor to assist with diagnosis and select appropriate treatment.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunnie Skiles
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doxycycline: Not the drug of choice for a middle ear infection.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month