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do ear infections heal on their own

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe,maybe not: Some viral ear infections self heal in 2-4 day. Bacterial infections tend to persist and may lead to real complications. If not better after 3-4 days ... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
39 years experience General Surgery
Not really: Almost any antibiotic can cause C-Diff colitis. It is unusual for someone you age to have a significant inner ear infection without an anatomic proble ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear pain: Pain in one ear may or may not be an ear infection. People with jaw, neck, dental problem and tonsillitis also have ear pain. See your primary care do ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
34 years experience Pediatrics
Not all ear pains..: not all Ear pains are infections. Some ear pains are secondary to allergies, like hayfever, and eustachian tube dysfunction. Especially those pains th ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Confirm/medicate: A true bacterial ear infection can be confirmed easily & treated for a quick resolution. You can also go back to the era prior to 1940 when most just ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear infections: Depends what you mean by 'inner' ear infection. A middle ear infection usually drains down the Eustachian tube into the back of throat or drains thro ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Is the piercing high: On the lobe thru the cartilage or low in the part without cartilage? If low and just "crusty", topical antimicrobials can high but high up, the cartil ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
External : Otitis usually responds within a day or so.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yusr Aboushaar
32 years experience Pediatrics
OM RX: Ear infection may resolves spontaneously if was viral in origin
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javed Hussain
36 years experience Pediatrics
NO: I can not think of any home remedy which can treat ear infection.

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