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How can I treat an adult ear infection at home?

How can I treat an adult ear infection at home?

See a doctor : These can turn to glue ear or ruptured ear drums or other things. See a doctor. ...Read more

Ear Infections (Definition)

There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more


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How do you treat an adult ear infection at home?

How do you treat an adult ear infection at home?

You don't: Ear infections can be of the skin of the ear canal or fluid behind the ear drum. An infection of the ear canal requires cleaning and antibiotic ear drops. An infection behind the ear drum requires oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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What's most likely signs of an adult ear infection?

What's most likely signs of an adult ear infection?

Fever/pain/hearing: 1) ear pain 2) fever 3) muffled hearing 4) ear drainage. ...Read more

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How long does an adult ear infection last without antibiotics?

How long does an adult ear infection last without antibiotics?

If not bacterial: The average duration is 7-10 days-much like a common viral cold illness. Supportive or comfort care is recommended. If no improvement-seek medical attention for a good history and physical examination. ...Read more

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How much time for antibiotics to work with adult ear infection?

About 3-5 days.: You are expected to see some improvement in the first 3-5 days. Finish the therapy as prescribed even if you are feeling better. ...Read more

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Adult ear infection. 25, get them often. Medicated with antibiotics and steroid. Need safe resolve for large pressure causing clog in ear. No sound.

Adult ear infection. 25, get them often. Medicated with antibiotics and steroid. Need safe resolve for large pressure causing clog in ear. No sound.

Tubes: If you still get frequent ear infections as an adult you may have abnormal function of the Eustachian tube, the tube that drains the fluid from the middle ear. You should consult an ENT doctor to see if you would benefit from tubes placed through the eardrums to drain fluid. ...Read more

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Hiw long does it take for an adult ear infection to improve? Just started Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) last night. So much pressure and fullness in ear.

Hiw long does it take for an adult ear infection to improve? Just started Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) last night.  So much pressure and fullness in ear.

Mgt: You should begin to feel better after two days on the medication. If you have any fever or other new symptoms while on the antibiotics, please contact your PCP. It is important to finish the course of antibiotics and Motrin may relieve the pain. ...Read more

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What antibiotics work for an adult with ear infection?

What antibiotics work for an adult with ear infection?

Depends on site: It depends on the site of infection.Most middle ear infections which are severe and associated with fever or discharge will need antibiotics with broad coverage like Augmentin or fluoroquinolone if suspected bacterial infection for otitis externa(outer ear infection)usually topical(local antibiotis)like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may be enough ear lobe infection local antibiotic cream like bactroban may be used. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Ear Infection (Definition)

Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical anatomic landmarks of membrane, poor mobility of membrane ultimately, tm can perforate or rupture with subsequent drainage of fluid into the ear canal. May take months for fluid from ...Read more


Dr. Warren Foster
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more