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should I use a heating pad on low to help the pain of my ear infection

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
? If helps: You may try it, i'm just not sure it will help you.
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Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
43 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Sometimes the heat will help pain, but be cautious about the settings; not too hot! oral pain meds like Ibuprofen maybe offer better relief, and of co ... Read More
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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
24 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: If this helps, then use it as long as not too hot. If there isn't a hole in your eardrum from a tube or pressure causing pus to drain, you can use oli ... Read More

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A 28-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.
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Heating pad: A heating pad would give you temporary relief. However, make sure the setting is on low so you dont burn yourself.
A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Possibly: Get her checked at an Urgent care or ER
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Could be: The middle ear will usually hurt if you stretch or hurt the ear drum.This is most commonly due to a build up of pressure behind the drum from pus, but ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Ear infection: Please avoid using olive oil for this. Get the child evaluated to confirm diagnosis. Take care.
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Jeu
43 years experience Family Medicine
This : This appears to have the characteristics of an infection involving the cartilage of the the external ear. You really need to see your physician to ha ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Ear infection: Most ear infections in older children and adults heal by themselves in a few days. However, if you continue to have pain after using the eardrops for ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
A few considerations: May have fluid that ruptured ear drum. You can see an ear doctor called an ENT to clarify
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably not: Not sure why you want to use this for an ear infection? Not an antibiotic. Really would do nothing to help your ear.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
41 years experience Pediatrics
Time to see a doctor: If you have blood and fluid running from your ear you need to have a doctor take a look soon.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: There is no role for vinegar and water if there is a true infection in the ear, this should be evaluated by your primary care doctor.

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