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Eugene, OR
A 56-year-old female asked:

diagnosed with a middle ear infection 2+ wks ago. took antibiotic for 10 days. low grade fever last 9 days. ear still plugged. is this normal?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
May be: To have a middle ear infection you must actually trap mucous inside the ear chamber. That mucous can persist and interfere with hearing for a week or so after all the germs are killed off. Once the mucous drains through the Eustachian tube, air returns and hearing improves.

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Last updated Jan 23, 2017

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