A 47-year-old member asked:
what side should you sleep if you have an ear infection?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
It does not matter: Sleep on the side that is most comfortable for you.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
How does a doctor drain a ear for an ear infection. do you have to be put to sleep?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Tapping the Drum: The ear canal and drum can be effectively anesthetized with local anesthetic drops in the office. Using the proper instruments an ENT physician can then easily make a minature incision in the membrane of the drum and allow painful, high pressure fluid accumulations to easily drain. A small tube is often inserted to allow further drainage of the infectious fluid which later falls out by itself.
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Last updated Feb 2, 2019
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