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do I have to see a doctor for an ear infection

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kanan Modi
41 years experience Pediatrics
Not an emergency: If you do not have pain you could wait till the next day to see a physician but a visit to MD is necessary.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor: Don't wait on this and run the chance that it turns to something worse.
A male asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
It : It is not common for the external ear to be affected with a middle ear infection (the kind of ear infection you get with colds). An outer ear infecti ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Ear Infection: Ear infections can be viral or bacterial. If viral we dont have much to treat with; if bacterial antibiotics are used. Bacterial infections can be s ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
You kidding: Lot of walk in urgent care centers 7---til 10 P.M. Motrin 600 mg right away every 8 hrs.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hien Tran
Dr. Hien Tran answered
14 years experience Pediatrics
Lymph nodes maybe: lymph nodes generally get bigger when u get sick. sometimes they can hurt but usually they don't. if u r feeling them along your neck, that's probab ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
OTITIS MEDIA: The heating pad will add comfort if you feel less pain. Otherwise you can take Motrin for pain and inflammation until you see md in am.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: Decreased hearing for two weeks needs to be checked out unless it is due to allergies and responds to an antihistamine. Either way, avoid loud noise ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear fluid: Fluid in the middle ear is not normal. If there is a hole in your ear drum, this is an abnormal communication between the outside world and your midd ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
15 years experience Family Medicine
Try this: Read this short article: https://www.kaushikmd.com/boost-your-immunity-to-beat-cough-cold-this-season/ If symptoms don't improve in 3 days, tehn take ... Read More

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