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How Long Does A Inner Ear Infection 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 theres 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 doesnt get better ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Balance: It would be unlikely for you to have an ear infection for 2 years. There are numerous causes for feeling "off-balance". Are your symptoms everyday? Are there times when it is better/worse? Have you seen a doctor over the past 2 years for this? Need more info prior to being able to give accurate assessment. Either see your PCP or have a live consult via HealthTap to start. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
Have possible inner ear infection. Finally got antibiotics 4 weeks later cause it wasn't getting better. Was only dizzy, ear pain, fatigue, headache, ear fullness. Been 4 days of taking amoxicillin and developed vertigo/nausea. How long til it gets better
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