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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

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


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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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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. 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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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

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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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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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Please advise what is the best remedy (or remedies) for head colds, viruses, and resulting ear infections?

Please advise what is the best remedy (or remedies) for head colds, viruses, and resulting ear infections?

Chicken soup!: No kidding - the fluids and humidity of soup is very helpful with colds. Otherwise, use of humidifier, nasal saline to clear secretions ( lots of different brands out there, cheap saline solution works just as well as name brand salines). Push fluids and lots of TLC are also important! You need extra rest. A Neti Pot may clear sinus congestion. If ear really painful, may need an antibiotic. ...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

Dr. Olav Jaren
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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. Oscar Novick
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Otitis Media (Definition)

Otitis media is also known as Middle ear infection. Otitis media is an infection of the middle ear, which is located just behind the eardrum. Patients may have ear pain, ...Read more