A 40-year-old member asked:
I've had a really bad ear infection for the passed 3 days. what are remedies that can soothe an ear infection?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Pediatrics
RX numbing ear drops: There are multiple types of ear infections. Each has its own treatment. Also, what some patients think are ear infections prove to be earwax impactions or non-infectious fluid behind the eardrum. So, it would be extremely difficult for you to self treat an ear infection without professional help. Until then try a gentle blow dryer or get your md to call in rx numbing drops as you await your appt.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Is there anything I can do for a really bad ear infection at home ?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ear infection: Outer or middle ear infection? Taking a decongestant might help a middle ear infection to drain if you are really stuffy. If you do have an actual infection - would suggest that you get it looked at by your PCM.
66 viewsAnswered Jun 25, 2020
Last updated Dec 10, 2013
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