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How long does otitis media usually last?

How long does otitis media usually last?

Infection controlled: Otitis media is infection of the middle ear and it needs to be under the care of a physician. It is not somethng to ignore. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Middle Ear Infection (Definition)

The area behind the ear drum is called the middle ear. An infection occurs when the middle ear is filled with pus and the ear drum is also very ...Read more


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How long does otitis media in a child usually last?

How long does otitis media in a child usually last?

Otitis Media: The acute symptoms of ear pain, discomfort and fever will usually last a day or 2. Acetominophen or Ibuprofen products are helpful to manage symptoms. If your pmd has given your child antibiotics for the infection, you should see improvement within 36-48 hours. Once the infection resolves, there may still be fluid in the middle ear for up to 3 months. The child should be observed & hearing checked. ...Read more

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Acute otitis media, how long does it last?

Acute otitis media, how long does it last?

Few days: Acute otitis media should feel better within 24-48 hours of treatment...Then the acute part is resolved. It can take 3-10 days to heal completely and occasionally one will have fluid behind the drum for a few weeks afterwards and that is fine. ...Read more

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Usually how long can tinnitus last from an ear infection?

Can vary: Tinnitus arises from wear and tear of the hearing system. It can be made more conspicuous with hearing loss related to an ear infection. Sometimes, when hearing returns to baseline, it will become less conspicuous. Other times, it stays forever. ...Read more

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Middle ear infection with permenant perforated ear drum, due to 2 myringotomy yrs ago. How long will take for liquid to drained out? Can't hear.

Middle ear infection with permenant perforated ear drum, due to 2 myringotomy yrs ago. How long will take for liquid to drained out? Can't hear.

Great Question: But without an ENT actually taking a look inside, the answers to your questions about hearing & drainage won't be as specific as you'd like. Why not pay him/her a visit? ...Read more

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

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

Similar timing!: 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. ...Read more

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How long does hearing loss last from tragus infection?

How long does hearing loss last from tragus infection?

Swelling of ear: It should only last as long as there is swelling of the tragus and ear canal . It should last 7-10 days at the most. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do about acute otitis media or otitis media w/ effusion?

Is there anything i can do about acute otitis media or otitis media w/ effusion?

Some self heal: In the years before antibiotics people had ear infections ; just toughed them out. It often took 6-8 weeks for the body to clear the infection.Pain control with heat, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen can help.Some viral infections disappear in a few days without help.However, some infections can become chronic, abscess the bone near the ear and need to be surgically drained. Infants should see their doc. ...Read more

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How long does a viral middle ear infection last?

How long does a viral middle ear infection last?

7 to 10 days: Most viral infections last 7 to 10 days. A middle ear effusion or fluid in the ear may persist much longer. Best to see your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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For how long does otitis media last?

For how long does otitis media last?

Depends: Uncomplicated can clear up in days. However, can last for weeks to months and never completely clear. ...Read more

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How long does fever associated with acute HIV last?

How long does fever associated with acute HIV last?

Variable: Many people have no symptoms in the acute phase, those who get some, have a flu like illness that may last a few days to a few months. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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How long after an ear infection does mastoiditis start?

How long after an ear infection does mastoiditis start?

7 days: Acute infection of the mastoid air cells is a complication of acute otitis media. It was more common in the pre-antibiotic ear than now. Symptoms usually appear 7 days after acute otitis media. Patients with mastoiditis are acutely ill, have fever, extreme ear pain, and occasional ear drainage. The area behind the affected ear will be red, tender and edematous. ...Read more

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How long does it take for perforated ear with middle ear infection to heal and rid of pus?

Tm perforation: If this is a new spontaneous perforation caused by an acute middle ear infection the small perforation usually closes in 2-6 weeks. Keep water out of ear until it heals. If draining pus you probably needs drops and/or oral antibiotic. See your pcp. ...Read more

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How long will hearing loss last after an ear infection?

How long will hearing loss last after an ear infection?

Two to three months: When you have a middle ear infection there is fluid accumulated in midle ear due to dysfunction of the eustaquian tube. Even with the fever and symptoms of acute infection( fever, pain) the fluids remains there for two to three months .During that time there can be some compromise to hearing due to blockade of the transmission of the sound waves to the inner ear and to the brain. ...Read more

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How long can acute sinitis last if left alone?

How long can acute sinitis last if left alone?

Several weeks: The great majority of acute sinusitis is viral (98%) and should resolve in about 10-14 days without any specific treatment. However, it the symptoms of facial pain and pressure continue, secondary bacterial infection may occur and will require specific ant-bacterial treatment. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Acute otitis media with no perforation of tympanic membrane week ago. Done with amoxicillin. Ear still feels full and itchy. Normal?

Diagnosed with Acute otitis media with no perforation of tympanic membrane week ago. Done with amoxicillin. Ear still feels full and itchy. Normal?

Not uncommon: The accumulation of middle ear fluid and debris is part of the ear infection process. It can sometimes persist for a few weeks after all the germs are dead.During that period your Eustachian tube function should eventually return and allow air back up into the space so you will hear/feel normal. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with mastoiditis,my ear feels fine, no swelling or redness. Had a fever but antibiotics are working well. How long does this typically last?

Diagnosed with mastoiditis,my ear feels fine, no swelling or redness. Had a fever but antibiotics are working well. How long does this typically last?

A week : It could last 7-10 days could be longer if it was severe some might end up requiring surgery so it is unpredictable but the mild one with antibiotic 7-10 days ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Otitis Media (Definition)

Otitis media is also known as a middle ear infection. It ...Read more


Dr. Brett Scotch
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Burst Eardrum (Definition)

= ruptured tympanic membrane. ...Read more