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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends on the type: If you have an ear infection of your ear canal like a swimmer's ear, you need the debris removed and receive antibiotic ear drops. If the infection is ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Get it treated: You need to get it treated. The traditional method is antibiotics, but if you can get the inner ear to drain, then it will resolve on its own in most ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hydrate : Hydrate well. Gargle with warm salt water (to help reduce swelling that could impact eustachian tube). Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications or ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Have it treated: If you have an ear infection, proper evaluation and treatment is advised.Comfort measures with Ibuprofen or a heating pad can provide some relief, but ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
See ENT: See an ENT specialist as soon as possible.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
See the Doctor: A true ear infection may improve naturally.But if the symptoms persist, the doctor may need to prescribe antibiotics. T he season makes no difference ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Mangoni
44 years experience Pediatrics
Ear infectgion: In general, I would normally tell a patient to follow up with an medical ear specialist
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience Pediatrics
Ear infection: If ear pain not better need to talk to your physician as there my be non-infectious cause or an infection caused by resistant bacteria, other organis ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor.: Doctors can help by providing adequate treatment, usually antibiotics if there is an infection. If it's multiple infections you might get referral fo ... Read More

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