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How Long Does An Adult Ear Infection Last Without Antibiotics
If not bacterial: The average duration is 7-10 days-much like a common viral cold illness. Supportive or comfort care is recommended. If no improvement-seek medical attention for a good history and physical examination. ...Read more
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
Have an ear infection taking antibiotic drops but the ear has had drainage nonstop for four days how long will drainage last is this normal?
That depends: You don't say if you have a swimmer's ear (external otitis) or otitis media with a ruptured ear drum. An external otitis is treated with ear drops alone, and the drainage should have noticeably lessened by now. In otitis media with a ruptured ear drum the drops won't be enough unless the hole in the ear drum is large, or you have a tube in your ear. ...Read more
How long do the effects of ear infection last, i.E. Nauseaous, dizzy, ? Dr. Gave me antibiotic and sudafed. Will dramamine help?
On ear infection, how long it will take for antibiotic to start working and see an improvement on the infection?
48-72hrs: if longer with no improvement at all, may require dose and/or frequency adjustment along with change in medication potentially ...Read more
24-48 hours: You should notice a substantial improvement in your symptoms within 24-48 hours, mainly in the reduction of pain. ...Read more
Had a double ear infection last week. At the end of her antibiotic, but over the last 1-2 weeks she is eating less per feeding and in total. Problem?
Recurrent infection: Food refusal in children is often an early sign of ear infection. The infection may have recurred and require a different antibiotic. Another reason for food refusal could be upset stomach from the medication. If symptoms persist after the medication has been completed, a repeat ear check would be in order. ...Read more
Many issues: If the abx is effective the middle ear pus should be sterilized within 3-4 days. Fever should be down also. The fluid that is trapped with the infection may persist for 4-6 weeks. Fever persisting > 3 d should prompt a call to the treating physician.All infants should have a followup visit after 3-4 wks to monitor the progress of treatment. Adults clear sooner, followup if hearing impaired > 4wks. ...Read more
Problem in hearing after suffering from a week long fever. Is it some kind of ear infection.Is this problem can be resolved by taking antibiotic?
Could be: If there was a week long fever, then yes, there may very well be an ear infection, especially if the fever is ongoing or it seems like you're underwater. If there is chronic fluid or an active infection, then an antibiotic may be called for. Talk to your doc about it. An exam would give you the answer. ...Read more
My 3 year old has had a cold and ear infection. Doctor gave her antibiotic 6 days ago. Last 2 nights has started running fever again. Any advice?
Fever high or not?: Hello. If the temperature is 100.5 or less, i would not be too concerned. Finish the antibiotic course as directed by your doctor. If the temperature is greater than 100.5 and your child has poor appetite or your notice fluid drainage from the affected ear you should take her back to the doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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