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How do you cure an ear infection?

How do you cure an ear infection?

Variable: First and foremost, is the diagnosis correct. If the ear drum is bulging with pus behind it, it is probably viral or bacterial in origin and may need an appropriate antibiotic for 5-10 days at most. If there is just painless fluid in the middle ear space, watchful waiting for a period of no more than 2 months. If either the fluid remains longer or if the painful ear persists, surgical drainage. ...Read more

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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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How to cure ear infectiom?

How to cure ear infectiom?

Antibiotics: With suffering: wait it out and take motrin. To minimize suffering: antibiotics. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How can you cure an earache?

How can you cure an earache?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the earache. It may be an outer or a middle ear infection. It may also be due to impacted wax in the ear. Need to see an otolaryngologist for the diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can you lose hearing from an ear infection ? and how do you cure it without antibiotics?

Can you lose hearing from an ear infection ?  and how do you cure it without antibiotics?

Unlikely,??: Before antibiotics, people had ear infections. Without the aid of antibiotics many bacterial infections self healed over a 6-8 week period, some did not. Chronic unresolved bacterial ear infections can lead the ear bones to freeze/hearing loss.Sometimes infection went into the bone & caused bone infections that needed surgical drainage.Some infections are viral &self heal quickly.It's your choice ...Read more

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How can one cure an ear ache?

How can one cure an ear ache?

"DEPENDS": You have no idea how badly i hate to answer a question with the "d" word, but it truly does. Earaches can be caused by many things, including irritation, inflammation, infection, tumors, foreign objects, etc. So in order to "cure an earache, we need to see you, get a history, and look in it and around it. ...Read more

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How to treat an ear infection?

How to treat an ear infection?

Correct diagnosis: Treatment comes after diagnosis and also involves the age of the patient. Children with a red bulging ear drum usually require an appropriate antibiotic. Adults following a cold usually have a viral infection leading to fluid in the middle ear which does not require an antibiotic. Many middle ear infections resolve spontaneously (80%). Finally, external otitis is another type of ear infection. ...Read more

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How long does an ear infection take to cure?

How long does an ear infection take to cure?

Not that long: Simple war infections like external ear canal infections can clear with appropriate treatment in a few days. Chronic middle war infections may take longer time, they may need surgery. ...Read more

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I would like guide to ways to cure an ear infection?

I would like guide to ways to cure an ear infection?

NO: There are no proven home remedies that cure middle ear infections. Remember studies properly done using comparison groups demonstrate ear infections may get better with no interventions at all. Recent research proves efficacy of antibiotics. I have seen no comparable proof for home remedies such as chiropractery, candling etc. ...Read more

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Could you explain how to cure an ear infection at home?

Could you explain how to cure an ear infection at home?

It will go away: Few ear infections need any treatment and will resolve with time. The exception is the one with persistent drainage or fever which requires medical attention. ...Read more

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How long does it take an ear to unblock from an ear infection?

How long does it take an ear to unblock from an ear infection?

Variable: If you have an otitis media, or middle ear infection, an effusion causing a 'blocked' ear can persist even a few weeks. An otitis externa, or swimmers ear, can last 1-2 weeks with proper treatment. ...Read more

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How can you cure a sinus infection?

How can you cure a sinus infection?

Antibiotics.: If you have an actual sinus infection and not just pain & congestion - than antibiotic treatment is usually indicated. Please see your physician. ...Read more

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How to cure an ear ache without going to doctor?

How to cure an ear ache without going to doctor?

Need diagnosis: As physicians, our goal is to identify diseases that cause the ear ache. Most physicians whether in general medicine or ear specialists, would not in good conscience treat the symptom without identifying the source of your pain. Sorry, but how could we possibly know what to do with out a diagnosis. Most commonly some form of heat might relieve the pain. ...Read more

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How can you treat an ear infection at home?

See a doctor : These can turn to glue ear or ruptured ear drums or other things. See a doctor. ...Read more

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In what way can you treat an ear infection ?

In what way can you treat an ear infection ?

Otitis: First you need to know if it is a real ear infection. This requires professional to examine the ear. If the infection is in the external ear canal it may respond to topical drops depending on the severity of the infection. If it is in the middle ear it may be viral and will resolve in time; if bacterial may need antibiotics. If severe and in the inner ear may need drainage/antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I treat an ear infection with antibiotics?

How can I treat an ear infection with antibiotics?

Different types: There are various antibiotics, typically oral or topical ear drops for this purpose. ...Read more

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Is there a fast way to rid yourself of an ear infection?

Is there a fast way to rid yourself of an ear infection?

See your doctor: If it is indeed an infection you will need to see a doctor to get an antibiotic to treat it.See a doctor to get a correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you describe how to cure a ear infection at home?

Can you describe how to cure a ear infection at home?

Can Not: Some will resolve spontaneously. For those that do not in a few days, antibiotics are necessary.There is a current study demonstrating that the symptoms of ear infections , such as pain, improve with proper antibiotics.Such things as garlic, candleing etc can be dangerous and do not work. ...Read more

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How to get a sinus infection cured?

How to get a sinus infection cured?

Time: Most sinus infections will eventually get better on their own. Meanwhile for relief of symptoms, use a salin nasal spray and/or a neti pot. ...Read more

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How do you cure an armpit infection?

How do you cure an armpit infection?

Depends: It depends on what the infection is caused by; bacterial infections will need antibiotics (and possibly surgery, if it has abscesses/fistulas); fungal infections will require antifungals. See your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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


Dr. James Ferguson
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Ear Infection (Definition)

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 ...Read more