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would someone normally have an ear infection for over two weeks?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Yes if untreated with antibiotics, your immune system may not fight it well. And if on antibiotics, the bacteria may be resistant to the antibiotic.Either way, see your doctor.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you fly with ear infection?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Yes but wouldn't: You can fly with an ear infection but there is a significant chance that you will have severe ear pain or rupture of the ear drum on descent.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How long will an ear infection last?

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One week: Most ear infections will heal entirely on their own is 6-7 days. Studies found that taking an antibiotic may actually cause them to last longer than doing nothing. I developed a treatment that parents can do at home that usually resolves the ear infections very quickly.
A 39-year-old member asked:

I have a really bad ear infection what can I do or take?

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Dr. Brian Fishman
Dr. Brian Fishman answered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
See your doctor: You should see your doctor so he or she can take a look in your ear and make sure nothing else is going on. You may need antibiotics or further testing. Until you can see your doctor, you can try taking ibuprofen, naproxen, or Acetaminophen for pain relief (unless you have been told not to take these medications by your doctor in the past).
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Ear pain doesn't necessarily mean ear infection! You should get to your doc to have it checked.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

How much does it cost to get an ear infection prescription at the er?

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Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
See your doctor: Give tyelenol for ear pain. Schedule an appointment with your doctor. You'll save time and money. Starting an antibiotic sooner doesn't necessarily relieve pain faster.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Any tips for a person with an ear infection?

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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
Home made drops: If it is your external ear you can make drops with 9 parts alcohol and 1 part whitevinegar. If it your middle ear you may need an antibiotic. See a doctor.

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