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How to get rid of an ear infection?

How to get rid of an ear infection?

Back of nose: If you truly have an ear infection, most are viral in origin. The middle ear space is sterile and is a pocket of venous gases. Infection can only reach this space via the eustachian (auditory ) tube. Therefore the cause of ear infections must always start in the back of the nose. Colds, allergy and other causes of nasal obstruction are the causes of an ear infection secondarily. ...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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What can I do to get rid of an ear infection?

What can I do to get rid of an ear infection?

Doctor is a big help: See your doctor. He can examine you and prescribe medicine for you if you have an infection. In the meantime take Ibuprofen for pain. ...Read more

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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 should I do to get rid of an ear infection naturally?

What should I do to get rid of an ear infection naturally?

OTITIS: Most ear infections affect the middle ear and heal naturally. In older children and adults, it is now customary not to treat ear infections with antibiotics unless not cured in 3 days. The treatment is tincture of time. To relieve pain, you can take the usual pain killers or your doctor may prescribe anesthetic ear drops. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of an ear infection that has been causing an off balance feeling?

What is the best way to get rid of an ear infection that has been causing an off balance feeling?

See ear doctor: hydrate yourself very well take zyrtec during the day, and benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. take i tablespoon of local honey from the farmer market every day. drink hot water or tea, with a lemon and honey daily. if the ear is painful,or you are having a fever,or chills or noticed any drainage from the ear see your PCP or see ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Can red wine vinegar get rid of an ear infection?

Can red wine vinegar get rid of an ear infection?

No: Sometimes vinegar in an ear drop can help suppress fungal growth in the canal, but it creates a moist environment that causes other canal issues. It will also never reach the middle ear & effect a true middle ear infection. ...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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I've had an ear infection for two weeks, I do have hidrandenitis suppurativa how can I get rid of it as an adult? Inside of ear is highly swollen?

Need to see an ENT: You need to have your ear closely examined by an ENT doctor to determine what's actually going on with your ear canal skin. As a general rule hopefully you are not using q-tips or any other measures to clean your ear as these only irritate your canal skin causing problems. ...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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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 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

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What are some home remedies that could get rid of my 2 yr old daughters ear infection?

None: No home remedies have been proven to work, and some can be very dangerous.This includes "candleing" , garlic in the ear, acupuncture etc.Because some ear infections resolve with no therapy at all, people are fooled into thinking these things work.They don't. ...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?

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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I have a reoccurring ear infection that drains, foul smelling and has tested positive for mrsa. What causing it? What steps to take to get rid of it?

I have a reoccurring ear infection that drains, foul smelling and has tested positive for mrsa. What causing it? What steps to take to get rid of it?

See ENT : This could be a chronic otitis externa (outer ear infection) or otitis media (middle ear infection). Treatment can include local care with suctioning of the ear frequently. It will often require both oral and topical antibiotics. Sulfa based antibiotics and Clindamycin work well, but lab sensitivities are necessary from culture . Middle ear infections may require surgery in some cases. ...Read more

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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

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How do I get rid of a middle ear infection without taking any drugs?

How do I get rid of a middle ear infection without taking any drugs?

Comfort measures: Some viral ear infections self heal in 2-4 day. Bacterial infections tend to persist and may lead to real complications. If not better after 3-4 days of comfort care, an evaluation and treatment is advised.Prior to antibiotics, hearing loss due to chronic middle ear disease was not uncommon and a significant complication called mastoiditis requires surgical drainage. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of swelling around my jaw caused by an ear infection?

Antibiotics: If you have swelling around the jaw with an ear infection - see a doctor asap... This is not common for a routine ear infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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