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What is the best middle ear infection antibiotic?

What is the best middle ear infection antibiotic?

None: Most cases of otitis media (middle ear infection) may not need antibiotic treatment. When they do there are multiple choices and whether one is "better" than another depends upon the results and the potential for side-effects. ...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 a bad double ear infection antibiotics(4days) Ibuprofen & Sudafed is doing nothing to help the pain is there anything else I can do to help?

I have a bad double ear infection antibiotics(4days) Ibuprofen & Sudafed is doing nothing to help the pain is there anything else I can do to help?

Mgt: Avoid water immersion, monitor your temperature, but if there is a lot of pressure behind the ear drum, they may need to remove some fluid. ...Read more

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I suffer with ear infections & antibiotics aren't getting rid. I now feel like I have flu, sickness, green sore throat & tongue, headache, contested ear?

I suffer with ear infections & antibiotics aren't getting rid. I now feel like I have flu, sickness, green sore throat & tongue, headache, contested ear?

See doctor: Antibiotic resistance is a problem with treating ear infections. If the antibiotic is not working, see your doctor. You might need a different one. Also, if you have a virus, then the antibiotics won't help. Sometimes you will need to have your ears drained in severe cases or when nothing else helps. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of nasal allergy in a 8 month old baby my bub keeps getting frequent throat and ear infections antibiotics is not helping him?

What are the symptoms of nasal allergy in a 8 month old baby my bub keeps getting frequent throat and ear infections antibiotics is not helping him?

Culture/Immune w/u: Frequent ear throat infections may be related to a variety of causes. Viruses will not be treated by the antibiotics. Some bacteria may be resistant to the antibiotics. If your child has reflux, aspiration into the nasal passages can lead to congestion and infections. Additionally, evaluation for allergies/immune deficiencies can be ordered by your doctor. Prmg resp fax us 858 259 9689 rev records. ...Read more

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2year old with low fever, vomiting, diarrhea, rash on lower back buttocks. Sore throat, ear infection antibiotics don't help. 3 months already sick.

2year old with low fever, vomiting, diarrhea, rash on lower back buttocks. Sore throat, ear infection antibiotics don't help. 3 months already  sick.

Please see your Dr.: Your baby definitely needs a work up. I would involve an immunologist and a dermatologist in the workup. It may help to work backwards and see what the rash is, which may point to what the overall problem is. Certain immune system problems, vitamin deficiencies, intolerance to certain foods and other conditions may all cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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For ear infection which antibiotic should be used n in which dose?

For ear infection which antibiotic should be used n in which dose?

See your doctor: There is new data out there about not giving antibiotics for aom. Would discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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3yo w/ear infection on antibiotic drops fever pain resolved very small area of pink behind upper ear no swelling. Mastoiditis?

3yo w/ear infection on antibiotic drops fever pain resolved very small area of pink behind upper ear no swelling.  Mastoiditis?

Mastoiditis: With mastoiditis you would notice swelling with tenderness. Often the ear on that side appears more prominent. Continue to observe her for further symptoms. All the best. ...Read more

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How can I treat an ear infection with antibiotics?

How can I treat an ear infection with antibiotics?

Different types: There are various antibiotics, typically oral or topical ear drops for this purpose. ...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. Jeffrey Stevens
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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