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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: There are several types of ear infections. Inner, middle , and external or outer. You need to be specific when asking a question. The typical swimmer' ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Magalie Nelson
21 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Home remedy ear pain: You can use warm compress and over the counter pain medication such as Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). However the cause of the infection must ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear infection: It is somewhat unusual to have an ear infection as an adult. There are several different types of ear infections, though, and this would need to be d ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes & no: Some of these are just self healing viruses or mild eustachian tube dysfunction, so treating with a pain reliever like Ibuprofen for a couple of days ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
Olive oil: Some people will use cotton ball dipped in olive oil and then placed in the ear canal.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Keep them open: A decongestant and/or antihistamine will help reduce swelling in the eustachian tube, which is usually a key contributor to middle ear infections. (ps ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Javed Hussain
36 years experience Pediatrics
Effusion: You likely has ear effusion. Need to see a doctor who will check your ear to determine if you need medication or it will resolve of its own.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Ear infection: Is it the ear canal or the middle ear that is involved? For outer ear/otitis externa/ swimmer's ear there are otc treatments available. Dizziness, how ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
30 years experience Pediatrics
Earache: Otc medications can help with pain but if you have an infection than need to see a physician as you may need antibiotics.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Same as in children: If you truly have a middle ear infection, otitis media, and the cause can be proven to be bacterial, the same bacteria that infect the middle ears in ... Read More

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