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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Fluid persists: The fluid debris of an ear infection will muffle the hearing and give you a feeling of fullness.It can persist from 3-6 weeks in some people. A return ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Common for ear infct: During a middle ear infection the ear space fills with fluid and suppresses the hearing in the affected ear by ~ 40 decibells. This may continue for 3 ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
Have it checked: Often after an ear infection clears there remains fluid behind the ear drum causing difficulty hearing. Have your doctor check your ear.
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Check it out: Pain in the middle ear can be many things, including viral issues that self heal or bacterial ones that may require antibiotics for quick resolution. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
After infection clea: It depends on the infection whether it is viral or bacterial and if there is residual fluid left behind the ear drum after the full course of antibiot ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: In the era before abx, people just tolerated ear infections until the body cleared them (often took months).Doc's occasionally lanced the drum to let ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Severe ear infection: is commonly treated with medications to reduce pain, decongest the nose, thin secretions and treat infection (if bacterial).
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Severe ear infection: is commonly treated with medications to reduce pain, decongest the nose, thin secretions and treat infection (if bacterial).
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Fluid: Either there is fluid, infection or your Eustachian tube is blocked. If popping your ear doesn't make it feel better, see your doctor for an exam. Oft ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanford Archer
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See a specialist: A ear infection may clear up but leave you with fluid in your middle ear that might take up to a month to clear, leaving you with decreased hearing. Y ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
ENT doc: See an ENT doc for exam/treatment
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