A 25-year-old female asked:
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severe inner & outer ear infection. i'm on oral antibiotic & drops. the pain is gone but my ear is so full of fluid. any tips to get it to drain?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Takes time: The fluid is trapped in the middle ear space and must exit through the Eustachian tube. This can take up to 3 weeks or so in a routine middle ear infection. Nothing you take or do is likely to speed this up.Antihistamines may actually slow the process.
Answered on Apr 21, 2019
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