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A 38-year-old member asked:

i awoke to a severe ear infection, should i call off work sick?

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Dr. Bin Sung
Dr. Bin Sung answered
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Appointment: I just saw your question. Hopefully you are feeling better and have seen your doctor. If not, you may take some tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil for some pain relief and then seek doctor's appointment. Take care.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What could cause a severe ear infection?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Ear aches: Common causes of ear aches are wax, ext otitis, middle ear infections, serous otitis media, mastoiditis etc. Ear infections are due either to bacterial or fungal, rarely viral ( herpes zoster).
A 33-year-old member asked:

What do I do about a severe ear infection?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
See ENT: See an ENT specialist as soon as possible.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

I have severe ear infection and need to fly tomorrow, any advise?

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Dr. Mia Van wyk
Specializes in Travel Medicine
Decongestant: See a medical doctor today, so that you can start with an anti-biotic if it is a bacterial infection. Also decongestants, like Iliadin nasal spray when you sit in the plane and decend. I would also use an anti inflammatory for the pain and inflammation.

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