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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Why?: Usually antibiotics are used for an ear infection. Is there some additional problem? Ask your prescribing doctor who has seen you. All the best.

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Naveed Mughal
34 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Not for inner ear : Prednisone is a steroid and generally not given for an inner ear infection also known as otitis media. However, outer ear infection also known as swi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not infection itself: Prednisone helps many many situation, but unfortunately it does not help the infection, but actually may make it worse. However, severe infection can ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See am ENT doctor: This needs a specialist concentrating on the ears and you should do this asap.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
16 years experience Pediatrics
Indicated?: I don't tend to prescribe Prednisolone for cough (except asthma exacerbation), but I have not examined your child. It is OK to give an 18mo Prednisolo ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Ear pain, redness: While ear infections can have many signs and symptoms, a few suggest the need to be examined by a health professional. Ear infections can be on the ou ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
? Ear infection: Not sure if you think this is an external or middle ear problem. Adults with ear infections may present w decreased hearing as well as pain & drai ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not enough info.: It may require medical assessment to provide an accurate diagnosis. You didn't tell us what the actual symptoms are.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on location: Viruses can invade the ear nerve, impaining hearing; viruses or bacteria can inhabit the normally sterile middle ear space& mucous= otitis media;germs ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Wrong Antibiotic: I know of no one who would treat an ear infection with doxycycline.

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