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A 19-year-old member asked:

How can i get relief of an ear infection?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Ear Infection relief: Whether it is an external or middle ear infection you can get pain relief by taking a medicine like tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. The key to resolve the infection is antibiotic +/- antiinflammatory drops in the event of an external ear infection and possibly and oral antibiotic, in the vent of a middle ear infection.
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Treat the infection: Infection of the outer ear canal (otitis externa), typically is itchy or painful, discharge from the ear often; treatment ear drops with an antibiotic and some topical cortisone. An inner ear infection (otitis media) generally is more painful and is pus trapped behind the eardrum (often coming from a sinus infection) and requires an oral antibiotic. If it is truly an infection, rx requires a doc.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

How can I get relief for ear infection pain?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Earache: Any of the analgesics (acetaminophen, Ibuprofen or naproxen) can be taken orally. Your doctor can prescribe ear drops for pain. Warm commpress to the outer ear may help too.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you describe how to get a ear infection?

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Dr. Scott Rickert
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 18 years experience
Trapped bacteria: Ear infections can be outer ear infections (in ear canal) or middle ear (behind ear drum). Outer ear infections can be bacteria or fungus trapped on the skin in the ear canal causing a local skin infection. Middle ear infections are virus/bacteria trapped typically from a nasal cold/infection in the warm sequestered space behind the ear drum. Either should be seen by an md/specialist.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Could you explain how to get an ear infection?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Rickert
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 18 years experience
Trapped bacteria: Ear infections can be outer ear infections (in ear canal) or middle ear (behind ear drum). Outer ear infections can be bacteria or fungus trapped on the skin in the ear canal causing a local skin infection. Middle ear infections are virus/bacteria trapped typically from a nasal cold/infection in the warm sequestered space behind the ear drum. Either should be seen by an md/specialist.
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Last updated Mar 14, 2019

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