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I have ear infection and not treated for 3 months, what to do for treatment?

I have ear infection and not treated for 3 months, what to do for treatment?

Chronic OM: After 3 months, your infection is considered chronic and more difficult to treat. Your primary care provider should be able to provide some treatment options to you, or refer you to an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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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 ear infection detection device, what to do for treatment?

I have ear infection detection device, what to do for treatment?

Ask your doc: This site is not designed to be a substitute for proper evaluation and prescribing by a proper health care source. We try to provide accurate information on health care issues ; help you seek proper local sources. Ear detection devices while interesting, do not separate benign fluid build up from true pus. Clinical confirmation and treatment requires proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I have ear infection, really bad pain, help, what to do for treatment?

I have ear infection, really bad pain, help, what to do for treatment?

Homeopathy: Belladonna can help . Garlic and willow (or garlic/goldenseal or garlic/mullein) in the ear can help. Warm compresses can also help..Ibuprofen may also help. And be seen... ...Read more

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I have ear infection, now can't hear from the ear, what to do for treatment?

I have ear infection, now can't hear from the ear, what to do for treatment?

Should self heal: A transient loss of hearing of about 50% is common during ear infection due to fluid debris in the ear space.As this heals over weeks, the hearing usually returns to prior levels. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an ear infection? Treatment?

What are the symptoms of an ear infection? Treatment?

OM symptoms: can be variable. Some symptoms include fullness, hearing loss, pain, ear drainage, dizziness, and fever. Treatment of ear infections is individualized, but usually consists of some form of antibiotic. Secondary medications may include decongestants, mucolytics, antiinflammatories/steroids and pain medications. ...Read more

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Vertigo treatment and ear infection?

Vertigo treatment and ear infection?

Treat the ear: Assuming you didn't have vertigo initially: if you have both an ear infection and vertigo, then it is very likely that the ear infection caused the vertigo. As you treat the ear infection, the vertigo should improve. However you might need to take some meds to help with the acute symptoms of vertigo. ...Read more

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Difference between an ear infection treatment and ototoxicity?

Definition : Ototoxicity refers to medicine or other treatments or measures causing damage to the ear inadvertently. Ear infection treatment is designed to help the ear causing improvement in symptoms of infection or pain. We say that certain medicines that treat cancer or certain antibiotics may be ototoxic. ...Read more

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Fluid in ears and ear infection, treatment?

Fluid in ears and ear infection, treatment?

Age matters : I'm a pediatrician, but hope i can still give you helpful advice. In babies and children, we treat ear infex based on the degree of illness and/or discomfort with the infex. Fluid can be present behind the eardrum with an acute ear infection. If it does not resolve and/or it's adversely affecting one's hearing, we are quicker to act on that. See an ENT (ear/nose/throat) specialist. ...Read more

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Which natural treatment can I use for an ear infection on a child who has tubes?

Which natural treatment can I use for an ear infection on a child who has tubes?

None available: A kid who has puss draining from tubes & into the ear canals will require antibiotic drops or oral medication or both. Clear drainage does not require treatment. ...Read more

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If you have a bacteria ear infection do you need treatment? Or can it go away on it's own?

If you have a bacteria ear infection do you need treatment? Or can it go away on it's own?

Some self heal: In the years before antibiotics people had ear infections ; just toughed them out. It often took 6-8 weeks for the body to clear the infection. Pain control with heat, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen can help.Some viral infections disappear in a few days without help.However, some infections can become chronic, abscess the bone near the ear and need to be surgically drained. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the easiest and quickest treatment for an ear infection caused by a virus?

Can you please describe the easiest and quickest treatment for an ear infection caused by a virus?

Ibuprofen: If viral, you only need comfort measures.Ibuprofen and occasionally holding gentile heat to the ear (heating pad on low or compress) will often do the trick. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for middle ear infection?

What is the treatment for middle ear infection?

Middle ear infection: Most middle ear infections in adults need to be treated with antibiotics. At times patients may need some decongestant nasal spray and antihistamines or even steroids. ...Read more

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Is hydrogen peroxide a good treatment for an outer ear infection?

Is hydrogen peroxide a good treatment for an outer ear infection?

No: Peroxide has very limited use in treating anything with the ear. Occasionally it can help soften rock hard wax prior to removing it. It will not treat infections. See your ENT or pcp for an ear infection. ...Read more

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Wondering what the best treatment is for a really painful swimmer ear infection?

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Wondering what the best treatment is for a really painful swimmer ear infection?

Ear drops: See your primary care physician. Combination ear drops of steroid and antibiotics, e.g., ciprodex, works well. ...Read more

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Can ear infection with fever and no pain or drainage go away on its own without treatment?

Can ear infection with fever and no pain or drainage go away on its own without treatment?

Many do...but...: Most of these, including those caused by bacteria could self heal in a person with a normal immune system. It may take 3 months, but people had them long before we had antibiotics to treat them.However, there are also risks. A complication in that era that is still possible today includes progression to a dangerous infection of the mastoid air cells, behind the ears. ...Read more

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Can there be treatment for an ear infection in someone who was born with holes in the eardrum?

Can there be treatment for an ear infection in someone who was born with holes in the eardrum?

Yes: Antibiotic ear drops can be prescribed to treat outer and middle ear infections even with a perforation. Sometimes oral antibiotics are needed for middle ear infections alone or with the drops. The other pressing issue is the "holes" you were born with. That is unusual and you should see an ENT doctor for full exam and hearing test. ...Read more

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How long does an ear infection with out treatment and just pain killers and rest take to clear?

How long does an ear infection with out treatment and just pain killers and rest take to clear?

Depends: The viral ones clear in a few days. The bacterial ones take up to 2-3 months, unless your infection invades the bone behind the ear resulting in a abscess that need surgical drainage. Most will heal without complications, so you might get lucky.It may hurt for quite a while. ...Read more

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Hi if your ear stings feels blocked and has sharp pains constantly for 3 days is that an ear infection? Feels blocked too what treatment is needed?

Hi if your ear stings feels blocked and has sharp pains constantly for 3 days  is that an ear infection? Feels blocked too what treatment is needed?

Otitis Media: It sounds as if you may have a middle ear effusion or possible obstruction of the external auditory canal with inflammation or injury to your eardrum. It would be best to see an ear nose and throat physician for a consultation. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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


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 ...Read more