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what to do about an ear infection that's causing pain?

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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 cases. This can be done with decongestants/nasal sprays that will reduce obstruction/inflammation surrounding the tube that connects the middle ear to the nose. If it is truly infected, it's worth getting a doctor to check it out.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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