U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 33-year-old member asked:

what are some home remedies for otitis media?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Some self heal: In the years before antibiotics people had ear infections ; just toughed them out. It often took 6-8 weeks for the body to clear the infection. Pain control with heat, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen can help.Some viral infections disappear in a few days without help.However, some infections can become chronic, abscess the bone near the ear and need to be surgically drained.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A member asked:

What is acute otitis media?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
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 generally caused by a bacterial or viral infection.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there any home remedies for pain?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Depends on cause: Home remedy pain relief will depend on the type of pain being treated. Musculoskeletal pain can be controlled by ice, or occasionally heat, rest, and immobilization. Pain to the head, chest, or abdomen should be evaluated by your doctor to make sure something more serious is not occurring.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there home remedies to treat pinworm?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not in the U.S.: Vermox is the medication for pinworms. In the U.S., Vermox is by prescription only. I have heard that in some other countries, pinworm medication is over-the-counter.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Home remedies for otitis media dangerous?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Home remedies for OM: Most home remedies for otitis media aim to soothe or reduce the pain of the infection. You apply warm salt, oil or the oil from a spice into the ear canal. Caution must be exercised, not to apply hot substances on or in the ear, so as not to burn the ear canal or eardrum. I am an advocate for the judicious and appropriate use of antibiotics to effectively treat the infection of otitis media.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Are there any home remedies to relieve gas?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Possibly: Some say sodium bicarbonate will help relieve gas.

Related questions

A 35-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 46-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 30-year-old male asked:
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Jun 25, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.