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How long does it take for an inner ear infection to get better?

How long does it take for an inner ear infection to get better?

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.

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Ear Infections (Definition)

There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more


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For how long does it take for a inner ear infection?

For how long does it take for a inner ear infection?

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.

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How long does inner ear infection take to go away?

How long does inner ear infection take to go away?

OM: Symptoms of ear infection should resolve in 2 -3 days. Complete resolution of ear fluids may take up to 3 weeks.

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Which specifically is the medicine that you would take for an inner ear infection?

Which specifically is the medicine that you would take for an inner ear infection?

Inner?: Most ear infections are not inner ear but middle and external. Symptoms are from laberynthitis like vertigo, nausea, loss of balance, headache, tinnitus etc. Most common is a viral infection. Treatment can be antivert, phenergan, (promethazine) ativan, steroids, antiviral etc. You need to see a physician soon during the acute phase.

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Why do I feel like I have vertigo? It feels like I have sea legs. Or im descending in a airplane. I don't really get dizzy, but could this mean I have an inner ear infection?

Why do I feel like I have vertigo? It feels like I have sea legs. Or im descending in a airplane. I don't really get dizzy, but could this mean I have an inner ear infection?

Could be, but. ..: Your symptoms do suggest inner ear as a likely generator of your symptoms, but many different causes exist, ranging from benign crystals in the inner ear to migraines to infections, with strokes or tumors being very rare but would be considered and checked out by your dr. You should start by seeing your doctor who will ask additional questions and order tests if needed to figure it out.

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Hi I have a inner ear infection. Can I take a 1 hour flight on Saturday thanks?

Possibly: If the infection is resolved and there is not pressure then it should be fine. Check and see if you can get your ears to pop by pinching your nose and blowing. If you can get them to pop then you know that the Eustachian tubes are functioning. If you develop pressure during the flight you can do this to relieve it. Taking a nasal decongestant spray before the flight would be a good precaution.

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If I had a bacterial sinus infection, could I still get inner ear infection?

No: They are two independent systems. If you are asking if you have a cold causing sinusitis could it also cause an inner ear problem such as vertigo, it might

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How long can inner ear infections last?

How long can inner ear infections last?

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

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What's a fast way to take care of light headedness from inner ear infection?

What's a fast way to take care of light headedness from inner ear infection?

Inner ear infection: Please consult an ENT specialist to discuss treatment of lightheartedness probably caused by the inner ear infection.

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How long do inner ear infections laset?

How long do inner ear infections laset?

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.

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What are good ways to get rid of inner ear infection?

Ear infection: An inner ear infection, or labyrinthitis, is usually caused by a virus which should resolve on it's own. However, in severe cases, the pt could be treated with steroids and antiviral medications. Medications are available to treat the symptoms of an inner ear infection so you should see your doctor to discuss available options. Good luck!

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Everytime I burp I have a very sharp pain in my inner ear. When I swallow hard it also hurts my ear. I'm wondering what could be causing it? I also want to know if it could be a serious ear infection, I get them often back to back but I've never had a bur

Everytime I burp I have a very sharp pain in my inner ear. When I swallow hard it also hurts my ear. I'm wondering what could be causing it? I also want to know if it could be a serious ear infection, I get them often back to back but I've never had a bur

Ear pain: It sounds like you may have inner ear pressure. pressure can be caused by fluid development behind the tympanic membrane (ear drum) and this could be early signs of otitis media (inner ear infection). Get evaluated since you have a history of inner ear infections.

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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?

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?

Yrs: It will get better. It takes time for your inner ear to heal and for your body to adjust to any effect like this in the inner ear. If you continue to have dizziness, vestibular testing and rehabilitation can be helpful.

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What can I do to cure an inner ear infection?

What can I do to cure an inner ear infection?

Inner ear infections: Anatomically ear is divided into external ear, middle ear (consisting of ossicles), inner ear (consisting of cochlea, vestibular apparatus) when you are asking about inner ear I am assuming you are asking about the middle ear (infections may be bacterial or fungal most often). These infections can be cured with antibiotics, or antifungals- rarely surgery.

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Can I exercise if I have an inner ear infection?

Can I exercise if I have an inner ear infection?

Yes: It may hurt a but with movement, but exercise is fine. You may want to take something like Ibuprofen 1 hour prior to working out.

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What should I do to make an inner ear infection go a way quicker?

Otitis media?: Do you mean an infection behind the eardrum, often called otitis media? A true "inner ear" infection is rare and serious. It involves the labyrinth/cochlea which is the sensory organ that transduces sound into electrical signals transmitted to your brain. Otitis media will often resolve quickly with antibiotics.

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Inner Ear (Definition)

The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and ...Read more


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Infection (Definition)

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