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Antibiotic Ear Drops For Ear Infections
If it is possible I have mastoiditis and I was given antibiotic ear drops for an ear infection, would that alone likely solve the problem?
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
Saturday I went to doctor & got antibiotic &ear drops for an ear infection. Sunday there was a lump behind my ear. Monday one by my face; face swollen?
I have been prescribed ear drips and antibitoics for an ear infection. After putting the ear drops in i am getting severe pain?
Ear drops: Solutions are acidic and can cause more pain than suspensions. If there is a eardrum perforation, there will be more pain. ...Read more
3-5 days: If the infection is an inner ear infection - the natural course is about 3-5 days. Anytime a treatment doesn't seem to help after a few days always recheck with your MD. Swimmer's ears (outer ear infections) should also show improvement within the same time period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have an ear infection that is getting worse even with ear drops. Help needed fast!?
External vs middle: The most important part of this question is whether you have an outer ear (ear canal) or middle ear (behind the eardrum) infection. Drops only work for infection in the ear canal. If you have an external ear infection that is not getting better with ear drops, you either need different drops, or you need to have debris removed from the canal. Either way, you need to see a doctor for help. ...Read more
Ear infection: Most ear infections in older children and adults heal by themselves in a few days. However, if you continue to have pain after using the eardrops for over 72 hours and you develop a fever or become very uncomfortable with worse pain, your doctor can check you again and perhaps prescribe an antibiotic then if the ear infection has persisted. You make a painkiller to ease the earache. ...Read more
Ear drops: It depends on whether you going to have an infection of the outer ear canal or an infection of the middle ear.If you think the outer ear is involved you can use vinegar drops since the psedomonas organism which normally causes it is sensitive to vinegar. If you suspect a middle ear problem, use nose drops since the usual cause of a middle ear problem is post nasal drip. ...Read more
I have had an ear infection for 2 weeks and it's going on week 3. I have taken all of my amoxicillian 875mg and been putting ear drops in 3x daily.
Have an ear infection taking antibiotic drops but the ear has had drainage nonstop for four days how long will drainage last is this normal?
That depends: You don't say if you have a swimmer's ear (external otitis) or otitis media with a ruptured ear drum. An external otitis is treated with ear drops alone, and the drainage should have noticeably lessened by now. In otitis media with a ruptured ear drum the drops won't be enough unless the hole in the ear drum is large, or you have a tube in your ear. ...Read more
I've had this ear Infection for 3 days now and it hurts very bad and I went to the clinic already and they gave me ear drops nd I still worse?
Hello i was diagnosed with an outer ear infection on friday and been on ear drops since. But not getting any better they put a ear wick in to help
I have an ear infection.I have been prescribed neo/polymyxin/hc ear drops. It says to take 4 times a day. Does that mean I have to take it every 6 hrs?
4 times a day: 4 times a day usually means breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bedtime. You dont have to set your alarm to every 6 hours. ...Read more
I am a 16 year old male. I have an ear infection. I have some 7.5ml "ciprodex" ear drops. Can i take them past expiration? The expiration was may 2009.
The : The reason drugs have expiration dates relate to the stability of the medication over time and the possible loss of potency among other things. 3 years is too long, and while it may not harm you, you would be better off getting a new prescription to treat your infection optimally. This will require a physician prescription and usually evaluation which is a better idea than treating yourself. ...Read more
I have an exterior ear infection and i am currently using ear drops from doctor. Will i have any kind of drainage from this?
I have a middle ear infection. What type of ear drops would you recommend? (like the actuall names)
Had a bad ear infection and was prescribed amoxicillin for 5 days and ear drops. There is no pain but i still can't hear properly. Help?
I have ear infection for 3 days now. I have been to a dr . I'm on antibiotic , ear drop & pain meds but my condition is not improved. What can I do
Return visit: You should return to your doctor for reevaluation and perhaps change of medicine. ...Read more
Yes: Depending on the type of infection, yes, drops can be an appropriate treatment. It is important to know what you're treating though: is this an inner ear infection or outer? Is there a perforation of the ear drum or ear tubes? I think it's best to have a physician take a look. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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