A 21-year-old female asked:
i have an ear infefection but have finished my antibiotic and still cannot hear out of that ear. what could be causeing that?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Edward Neilsen answered
18 years experience Family Medicine
ET Dysfunction: Often times pain and pressure in the ear is caused by pressure from the sinuses - the eustachian tube. Even after antibiotics this can sometimes take time to open up. See your doctor to be sure, but they may suggest benadryl, (diphenhydramine) a decongestant, maybe a steroid nose spray....And unfortuately patience.
Answered on Jan 13, 2016
Dr. Mark Diamond answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
May Not Be Healed: The damage caused by the infection, may not yet have healed. There still may be fluid in your ear. See the doctor.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam answered
42 years experience Pediatrics
Fluid behind eardrum: If you don't have fever or pain it is most likely from a resolving ear infection. It can take 2 to 6 weeks to clear up. If the problem persists see the doctor.
Answered on Feb 29, 2016
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