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what is acute otitis media

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Dr. Arthur Torre
50 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Middle ear infection: Acute otitis media: otitis means inflammation of the ear and media refers to middle. So acute otitis media is an acute inflammation of the middle ear ... Read More
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Few days: Acute otitis media should feel better within 24-48 hours of treatment...Then the acute part is resolved. It can take 3-10 days to heal completely and ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Comfort measures: Some viral ear infections self heal in 2-4 day. Bacterial infections tend to persist and may lead to real complications. Infants need an early eval.If ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience in Pediatrics
Chew and swallow: Normally there is air of equal pressure on both sides of the ear drum. With a middle ear infection (otitis media), the space behind the ear drum is cl ... Read More
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