Doctor insights on: How to get rid of an ear infection without antibiotics
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
OTITIS: Most ear infections affect the middle ear and heal naturally. In older children and adults, it is now customary not to treat ear infections with antibiotics unless not cured in 3 days. The treatment is tincture of time. To relieve pain, you can take the usual pain killers or your doctor may prescribe anesthetic ear drops. ...Read more
See ENT: See an ENT doctor. He may able to determine why your not responding to therapy. ...Read more
See your doctor: You have to consult your doctor to diagnose and treat the infection with appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more
Yes: Garlic cooked in mustard oil put 4 warm drops, colostrum 4 cap every 3 hrs. ...Read more
Back of nose: If you truly have an ear infection, most are viral in origin. The middle ear space is sterile and is a pocket of venous gases. Infection can only reach this space via the eustachian (auditory) tube. Therefore the cause of ear infections must always start in the back of the nose. Colds, allergy and other causes of nasal obstruction are the causes of an ear infection secondarily. ...Read more
See ear doctor:
Hydrate yourself very well
take zyrtec during the day, and benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night.
take I tablespoon of local honey from the farmer market every day.
drink hot water or tea, with a lemon and honey daily.
if the ear is painful, or you are having a fever, or chills or noticed any drainage from the ear see your PCP or see ENT specialist. ...Read more
No: Sometimes vinegar in an ear drop can help suppress fungal growth in the canal, but it creates a moist environment that causes other canal issues. It will also never reach the middle ear & effect a true middle ear infection. ...Read more
Hi I think I got a ear infection how do I get rid of it naturally without antibiotics.? Is there home remedies to do it thank you.
Acidifying ear canal: For my patients with mild outer ear infections I recommend 4-5 drops of white vinegar twice a day for several days. If that doesn't work, they should be be seen. Careful, If one has a hole in the ear drum, the vinegar will burn. You have had tubes placed in your ear in the past, so you might. Go slow! Not sure? Then be seen by primary or urgent care. ...Read more
I have a reoccurring ear infection that drains, foul smelling and has tested positive for mrsa. What causing it? What steps to take to get rid of it?
See ENT: This could be a chronic otitis externa (outer ear infection) or otitis media (middle ear infection). Treatment can include local care with suctioning of the ear frequently. It will often require both oral and topical antibiotics. Sulfa based antibiotics and Clindamycin work well, but lab sensitivities are necessary from culture. Middle ear infections may require surgery in some cases. ...Read more
What to do if I have an ear infection and want to get rid of it. What med is best for curing an ear infection?
It depends: Most ear infections are viral and don't need antibiotic therapy. Ibuprofen & acetaminophen may be taken for pain and a nasal decongestant may help reduce congestion and associated ear pain. If the pain lasts more than 2-3 days, it's best to have your ears checked by a doctor, who would advise to continue supportive therapy or Rx antibiotics, depending on your ear exam. ...Read more
I've had an ear infection for two weeks, I do have hidrandenitis suppurativa how can I get rid of it as an adult? Inside of ear is highly swollen?
Need to see an ENT: You need to have your ear closely examined by an ENT doctor to determine what's actually going on with your ear canal skin. As a general rule hopefully you are not using q-tips or any other measures to clean your ear as these only irritate your canal skin causing problems. ...Read more
Comfort measures: Some viral ear infections self heal in 2-4 day. Bacterial infections tend to persist and may lead to real complications. If not better after 3-4 days of comfort care, an evaluation and treatment is advised. Prior to antibiotics, hearing loss due to chronic middle ear disease was not uncommon and a significant complication called mastoiditis requires surgical drainage. ...Read more
Does anyone know how to get rid of ear infections or make it so that a child doesn't get them all the time?
Tubes: When I see children referred from their pediatricians for recurrent/chronic ear infections and they meet indications for tubes... I tell them that placement of tubes many times greatly reduces or eliminates the ear infections, but I can't guarantee that. Indications: >5-6 infections/year; >3 months of fluid with hearing loss. Tube placement is the most common surgery in the US. Very safe. ...Read more
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