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A 44-year-old member asked:

Acute otitis media, how long does it last?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Few days: Acute otitis media should feel better within 24-48 hours of treatment...Then the acute part is resolved. It can take 3-10 days to heal completely and occasionally one will have fluid behind the drum for a few weeks afterwards and that is fine.
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What is acute otitis media?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 52 years experience
Middle ear infection: Acute otitis media: otitis means inflammation of the ear and media refers to middle. So acute otitis media is an acute inflammation of the middle ear generally caused by a bacterial or viral infection.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

How long does otitis media usually last?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Otitis Media: Otitis media can be used to mean a middle ear infection with pus in the middle ear, or fluid in the middle ear without infection. If there is pus, acute otitis media, the symptoms of pain, fever, malaise typically improve with a few days of using an anti-inflammatory and antibiotic. The fluid may take three months or longer to resolve.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

For how long does otitis media last?

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Dr. Alexander Gorup
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: Uncomplicated can clear up in days. However, can last for weeks to months and never completely clear.
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