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Good home remedy for ear infection?

Good home remedy for ear infection?

Depends: There are several types of ear infections. Inner, middle, and external or outer. You need to be specific when asking a question. The typical swimmer's ear is an outer infection. You can treat that with a 50:50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and clear vinegar (acetic acid) applied with an ear syringe 2-3 times a day. If that doesn't work in 7 days, see ENT 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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What home remedy can help an ear infection from hurting?

What home remedy can help an ear infection from hurting?

Home remedy ear pain: You can use warm compress and over the counter pain medication such as Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). However the cause of the infection must be treated in order to get rid of it. You many need antibiotics or ear cleaning by your doctor. ...Read more

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Any good home remedy for an ear infection that someone might recommend?

Any good home remedy for an ear infection that someone might recommend?

Ear infection: It is somewhat unusual to have an ear infection as an adult. There are several different types of ear infections, though, and this would need to be distinguished before any kind of treatment could be effectively recommended. Need a bit more information on the kinds of symptoms you are suffering. Also, you may need an evaluation to determine what kind of ear infection you have. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for a mid ear infection?

Is there a home remedy for a mid ear infection?

No: A middle ear infection usually means fluid and infection behind the ear drum. This can lead to ear drum rupture and loss of hearing. Ear drops do not help this kind of infection though if the infection is viral only it may clear on its own. See your doctor ...Read more

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Any home remedy to help an ear infections that someone might recommend?

Any home remedy to help an ear infections that someone might recommend?

Keep them open: A decongestant and/or antihistamine will help reduce swelling in the eustachian tube, which is usually a key contributor to middle ear infections. (pseudoephedrine or afrin). Also, tobacco or other smoke is an irritant to the eustachian tubes, so avoid. If no improvement in 24-48 hours, will need to get seen by dr / urgent care / ent. ...Read more

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I have ear infection. I have been using home remedy but it not going away. 2nd time this hsppened to me. There is no pain but right ear feels full.?

I have ear infection. I have been using home remedy but it not going away. 2nd time this hsppened to me. There is no pain but right ear feels full.?

Are you sure you: Have an ear infection? Is this self diagnosed based on ur feeling of fullness in ur ear? This may just be because u are all so stuffed up from allergies, sinus congestion, clogged eustachian tube. If this is d case all u need is a good decongestant histamine to make u feel better. U can chew gum, yawn or pop your ears by blowing ur nose against pinched nostrils. See md for antibiotic if infected. ...Read more

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Looking for a home remedy for a ear infection. I'm dizzy, heating lose, no drainage.?

Looking for a home remedy for a ear infection. I'm dizzy, heating lose, no drainage.?

Ear infection: Is it the ear canal or the middle ear that is involved? For outer ear/otitis externa/ swimmer's ear there are otc treatments available. Dizziness, however, suggests otitis media & possible labyrinthitis (infection/ inflammation in the balance mechanism). Otc decongestant may help; otc dramamine (dimenhydrinate) (low dose to prevent side effects) can help with dizziness. If not better in couple days, see fp for tx. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a home remedy or over-the-counter medicine for an ear ache, possibly ear infection? I've had it for a month. Apptmt is in one month.

Can you recommend a home remedy or over-the-counter medicine for an ear ache, possibly ear infection? I've had it for a month. Apptmt is in one month.

Earache: Otc medications can help with pain but if you have an infection than need to see a physician as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for a toddlers ear infection?

Are there any good home remedies for a toddlers ear infection?

Otitis media: There are old gramma recipes of scotch and warming ear. The best is antibiotics and some type antihistamine anti allergy med to reduce ear tube swelling ...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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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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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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I have ear itchiness & discharge, an ear infection, what to do for treatment?

I have ear itchiness & discharge, an ear infection, what to do for treatment?

Need Rx: The safest and fastest way to get relief from an ear infection is with an appropriate medication, either topical or oral, as prescribed after examination by your healthcare provider. ...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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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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Best remedy for ear infection and how to drain fluid from ears faster?

"best" is variable: Some may same...Best is to allow your body to clear the infection without intervention by medicines....Most will resolve on their own just as quickly without any antibiotics...Some will persist or develop complications so best to me would be treat if not resolved in a couple of days. Best is also not the most broad spectrum antibiotic...Best is amox at about 90mg/kg/day given twice a day. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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