A 19-year-old female asked:
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the er dr looked in my ears with the light said they look fine but did not take sample and friend has ear infection i have stuff nose cough 100.6 week?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Ear infection- URI: Ear infections are not contagious. They occur as a continuation of an upper respiratory infection (URI). Samples of ear fluid are rarely done in adults especially if the ear exam does not show sign of infection. You likely have a viral upper respiratory infection- antibiotics are not effective in viral infections.
Answered on Mar 21, 2017
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
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Main treatment, drink plenty of fluids, honey for the cough, tylenol (acetominophen) as needed for fever. Multsymptom cold medications as needed for symptom relief.
Mar 18, 2017

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