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A 35-year-old female asked:

For what reasons might an outer ear infection not go away for 6 weeks after a course of antibiotic ear drops, ear spray and oral amoxicillin? ears are being kept dry and unharmed.

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Otitis: The bacteria causing the infection might be resistatnt to the antibiotics you have been using. Or the main problem may not be infection but some other sort of inflammation. Keep working with your doctors. Discuss referral to otolaryngologist (ear-nose-throat) if not already seeing one.
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