Doctor insights on:
How Long Does An Adult Ear Infection Last Without Antibiotics
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
How long does earache last with an ear infection. I've had the pain for 5 days and had antibiotics for fours days.
Viral infection: Almost all ear infections start with a virus in the back of the nose. If that is the case, and assuming you received the antibiotic immediately, that drug will not be helpful, possibly harmful. On the other hand, if the pain has been present for 5 days, the most important question to ask, is there a hearing loss? If there is no hearing loss, you could have tmd, pain in the jaw muscles. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
My 8month baby has an ear infection. Fever@102f for last two days and she is fussy.how long can i wait before i must give her antibiotics?
Ear infection: I suggest you have her evaluated by a pediatric provider. With the persistent fever, the infection may be bacterial and will respond to antibiotic therapy. Most ear infections are viral or caused by organisms that will resolve without treatment. However, because of the persistent fever and fussiness, you should have her checked. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
If from bacteria: While bacteria commonly are the culprits causing an ear infection, the most common cause is actually a viral infection. If it is bacterial, which is more common in infants and small children, antibiotics will indeed cure it. But it can take up to 8-12 weeks to get entirely back to normal. Even after the infection clears, thee can be fluid that persists that will very gradually resolve in that time ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- How long does an ear infection last in adults?
- How long does an inner ear infection last?
- How long does ear infection last in adults?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- How long does an ear infection last in children?
- How long does an ear infection from a cold last?
- How long does it take for an inner ear infection to get better?
- How long does it take for an outer ear infection to get better?
- Talk to a pediatrician online