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Are medicated ear drops really able to get rid of ear infections?

Are medicated ear drops really able to get rid of ear infections?

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 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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I have had outer ear infections like 30 times in the past year and they gave me ear drops but is there any thing i can do to prevent them again?

I have had outer ear infections like 30 times in the past year and they gave me ear drops but is there any thing i can do to prevent them again?

Ask for culture...: Make sure the drainage form the ears has been cultured. If it is bacteria or yeast makes a huge difference, especially in recurrent infections. If this is caused by yeast and you are getting antibiotic drops, they are just going to make matters worse. Avoid use of ear buds. Also keep ear canals dry - use a hair dryer on low or air setting after you shower/bathe/swim to dry out canal decreases infx. ...Read more

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Do you know how to get rid of ear infections sort of permanently?

Do you know how to get rid of ear infections sort of permanently?

No: Some people are prone to frequent ear infections. They will generally improve with time, as the child grows, and their eustacian tubes enlarge. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of ear infections?

How can I get rid of ear infections?

Keep your ears: Clean(peroxide)- see physician with any extended infections. Antibiotics not the best treatment if you don't know the "bug". ...Read more

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Does anyone know how to get rid of ear infections or make it so that a child doesn't get them all the time?

Tubes: When I see children referred from their pediatricians for recurrent/chronic ear infections and they meet indications for tubes... I tell them that placement of tubes many times greatly reduces or eliminates the ear infections, but I can't guarantee that. Indications: >5-6 infections/year; >3 months of fluid with hearing loss. Tube placement is the most common surgery in the US. Very safe. ...Read more

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Wear hearing aid but they took it away. Must know how to get rid of ear infection?

Wear hearing aid but they took it away. Must know how to get rid of ear infection?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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How to get rid of an ear infection so i can go to bangkok?

How to get rid of an ear infection so i can go to bangkok?

See your doctor: You have to consult your doctor to diagnose and treat the infection with appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an ear infection and want to get rid of it. what med is best for curing an ear infection?

It depends: Most ear infections are viral and don't need antibiotic therapy. Ibuprofen & acetaminophen may be taken for pain and a nasal decongestant may help reduce congestion and associated ear pain. If the pain lasts more than 2-3 days, it's best to have your ears checked by a doctor, who would advise to continue supportive therapy or Rx antibiotics, depending on your ear exam. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of inner ear infection?

Ear infection: An inner ear infection, or labyrinthitis, is usually caused by a virus which should resolve on it's own. However, in severe cases, the pt could be treated with steroids and antiviral medications. Medications are available to treat the symptoms of an inner ear infection so you should see your doctor to discuss available options. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my ear infection & the pain before my flight?

How do I get rid of my ear infection & the pain before my flight?

Antibiotics: If you have an ear infection and you are about to fly.. You need to get this treated asap or you may be miserable on the flight. I would get on some antibiotics asap. ...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. Milton Alvis Jr
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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