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Doctor insights on: How Long Do Inner Ear Infections Last

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How long can inner ear infections last?

How long can inner ear infections last?

A Long Time: The effects can last months. So if your symptoms of ear discomfort persist, see your doctor.

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've had vertigo for 1 1/2 wks, slight pain in ear. Assuming inner ear infection. On amoxicillin. Day 3. Still dizzy. How long do they norm last?

I've had vertigo for 1 1/2 wks, slight pain in ear. Assuming inner ear infection. On amoxicillin. Day 3. Still dizzy. How long do they norm last?

Vertigo: Vertigo has many causes but generally there's no pain with it. Sounds like you may have a middle ear infection which can cause pain and vertigo Antibiotics take 5 to 6 days to work. Drink lots of water. No alcohol. Hang in there. See an ENT if it doesn't get better

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How long do inner ear infections laset?

How long do inner ear infections laset?

Depends: A true inner ear infection is rare and causes severe nerve hearing loss which may be permanent and intense vertigo lasting days to several weeks with some degree of permanent imbalance. Most likely you have a middle ear infection with fluid behind the drum. May take up, to three months for fluid to resolve.

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How long does inner ear infection take to go away?

How long does inner ear infection take to go away?

OM: Symptoms of ear infection should resolve in 2 -3 days. Complete resolution of ear fluids may take up to 3 weeks.

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For how long does it take for a inner ear infection?

For how long does it take for a inner ear infection?

About 1-2 days: If the question is how long does it take for an ear infection to improve on medication, it takes about 24-48 hrs. After the start of antibiotics it may take 24-48 hrs to improve. Some ear infections will improve on their own but it may take longer.

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How long does it take for an inner ear infection to get better?

How long does it take for an inner ear infection to get better?

Not long.: If the ear infection is treated with an antibiotic, which is usually but not always the case, it should improve in 1-3 days. If it hasn't, call your doctor, since it may be necessary to look again. And determine if the antibiotic should be changed. There are circumstances in which a doctor may choose watchful waiting rather than an antibiotic, then the ear should be rechecked within several days.

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Diagnosed by ENT with bacterial inner ear infection have dizziness for eight days now, some days worse than others. Will it ever go away and how long?

Diagnosed by ENT with bacterial inner ear infection have dizziness for eight days now, some days worse than others. Will it ever go away and how long?

Yrs: It will get better. It takes time for your inner ear to heal and for your body to adjust to any effect like this in the inner ear. If you continue to have dizziness, vestibular testing and rehabilitation can be helpful.

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How can I tell if I have a inner ear infection?

How can I tell if I have a inner ear infection?

To determine: Type of ear infection - recommend medical evaluation. It isn't something that you would automatically be able to self diagnose by listing sx's. Take care

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Can I exercise if I have an inner ear infection?

Can I exercise if I have an inner ear infection?

Yes: It may hurt a but with movement, but exercise is fine. You may want to take something like Ibuprofen 1 hour prior to working out.

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Is it unsafe to fly with an inner ear infection?

Not good idea: Sure you are talking about an inner ear infection? Anyway, not a good idea. See an ENT before considering doing so.

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Please tell me symptoms of a inner ear infection?

Please tell me symptoms of a inner ear infection?

Inner ear infection: The inner ear is important for hearing and equilibrium. Its infection is manifested by reduced hearing, ringing, blance problems including dizziness, unstable gait, etc.

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What are the symptoms of inner ear infection in baby?

What are the symptoms of inner ear infection in baby?

Ear pain/fever: 1) ear pain (pulling at ears) 2) fever 3) decreased hearing 4) ear drainage 1 and 2 are most common.

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What should I do to make an inner ear infection go a way quicker?

Otitis media?: Do you mean an infection behind the eardrum, often called otitis media? A true "inner ear" infection is rare and serious. It involves the labyrinth/cochlea which is the sensory organ that transduces sound into electrical signals transmitted to your brain. Otitis media will often resolve quickly with antibiotics.

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Could undetected inner ear infection cause delirium?

Could undetected inner ear infection cause delirium?

Depends: Development of delirium in a person depends on several factors including age and other illnesses that a person has. Best to discuss with your doctor.

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Inner ear infection is my hearing going to come back?

Inner ear infection is my hearing going to come back?

Inner ear infection: Your hearing should return but it my take several weeks for it to happen.

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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!

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Can home remedies usually work for inner ear infections?

Not usually: Home remedies deal indirectly with your immune system. You need either surgical drainage or the instillation of antibiotics to address an ear infection.

Inner Ear (Definition)

The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and ...Read more


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