A 21-year-old female asked:
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i have an ear infefection but have finished my antibiotic and still cannot hear out of that ear. what could be causeing that?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
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
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Dr. Mark Diamond
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
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Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
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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Dr. Helena Bentley
38 years experience Pediatrics
That's why it is important to have a follow-up evaluation to make sure that the infection is resolving as it should.
Feb 6, 2012

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