how long does an ear infection last in adults

I'm wondering how long does an ear infection last in conjunction with a sinus infection?

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Your sinuses and ears are connected inside your head. So sinus congestion and stuffiness can affect the pressure in your ears. Treating sinus congestion may help overall discomfort and pain from that pressure.

How long does an ear infection last?

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Depends


Most ear infections can be caused by viruses but if your child has high fever and ear pain then bacteria can play a role. Ear infections caused by bacteria are usually treated for 7-10days with antibiotics. However, fluid behind the ear drum can last weeks to months once the ear infection is treated.
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For how long does an ear infection last for?

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Ear infection


If treated with antibiotics an ear infection can clear up in 36-48 hours.Untreated an ear infection may clear up in 5-7 days. However fluid fluid in the middle ear may take several weeks to clear up
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Interesting Fact

Getting water in the ear does NOT cause otitis media (middle-ear infections).

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How long does an adult ear infection last without antibiotics?

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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.
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How long will an ear infection last?

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Dr. Mary Ann Block
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One week


Most ear infections will heal entirely on their own is 6-7 days. Studies found that taking an antibiotic may actually cause them to last longer than doing nothing. I developed a treatment that parents can do at home that usually resolves the ear infections very quickly.
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Interesting Fact

Getting water in the ear does NOT cause otitis media (middle-ear infections).

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How long does an outer ear infection last?

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Until treated


it can last until successfully treated. Best to see your otlaryngologist for diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
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I have otis media adult. I Ben having pressure top of my head. Diaherra. Off balance. Are these symptoms of this? How long can ear infection last?

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May need antibiotic


If you have otitis media you may need antibiotic treatment. Fluid in the middle ear can be associated with loss of balance and can last for a few days.
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how long does a ear infection last?

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7-10 days


Ear infections (middle ear) can resolve on their own in 7-10 days. The non-infected fluid can persist for up to 3 months behind the ear drum.
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For how long do ear infections last?

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Ear infections


Under treatment they last 2-3 days;without treatment 7-10 days
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How long can inner ear infections last?

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A Long Time


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