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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

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 treat ear infections?

How to treat ear infections?

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.Infants should see the doc. ...Read more

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How do you treat a ear infection?

How do you treat a ear infection?

Depends: There are many types of ear infection requiring different strategies. The main symptom is pain and therefore painkillers are usually given. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil are the usual ones used. If it is an external ear infection ( of the ear canal) then usually antibiotic ear drops in addition suffices. In middle ear infections oral antibiotics may be required. Best judge is the examining physician. ...Read more

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Best way to treat a middle ear infection?

Best way to treat a middle ear infection?

Otitis media: If acute, antibiotics and pain meds, if unrelieved needs myringotomy to let out pus. If chronic, you may need tubes, if mastoid infection is present may need mastoidectomy. ...Read more

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Is amoxocillian enough to treat a ear infection?

Is amoxocillian enough to treat a ear infection?

Usually works well: No matter what we select and what it costs there is a failure rate for any med.Amoxicillin in proper doses is one of the most commonly used and effective meds for ear infections. ...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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How to treat a swollen ear piercing?

How to treat a swollen ear piercing?

Infected??: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more

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How to treat a finger infection?

How to treat a finger infection?

FInger infections: Need 1. To be evaluated by a medical provider after that the treatment options may be, oral or IV antibitiocs, soaks or compresses, splinting or even surgery. The plan needs to be made and modified depending upon hw the intital treament works. Some conditons need emergency surgery immediatley. Finger infections can spread to the hand and the deep structures fast so back to number one.. Get seen. ...Read more

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How to treat an old ear piercing from infection?

How to treat an old ear piercing from infection?

Please seek : Medical evaluation for treatment of this infection. ...Read more

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How can I treat a sinus infection?

How can I treat a sinus infection?

Irrigate: I assume you mean treating this yourself. Sinus health is all about drainage; if they don't drain, problems persist. You can use a nasal decongestant spray twice a day for 3-5 days; before and about 30 minutes after using it, rinse your nose with saline such as nasamist, entsol, or simply saline. If the sinus pressure increases, or the colored secretions last more than a week, see your doctor. ...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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How can I treat a tooth infection?

How can I treat a tooth infection?

Go to Dentist: If your tooth is infected, then you risk have severe pain and infection traveling to other parts of the body. There is no real home treatment for tooth infections and usually you will need to visit the dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How to treat a sinus infection ?

If you have an: Actual sinus infection please seek medical evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How to treat a lung infection?

How to treat a lung infection?

Usually antibiotics: Most lung infections that are causes by bacteria and fungi are treated with antibiotics. Viral pneumonias may require speciific antiviral medications.If severe.Sometimes patients have to be hospitalized depending on patient's age and severity of process.Supplemental respiratory therapy and oxygen may be necessary.If pleural effusion accompanies infection may be removed by chest tube or thoroscopy. ...Read more

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How can you treat an ear infection at home?

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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How to treat a yeast infection?

How to treat a yeast infection?

Anti-yeast medicatio: Here in the States, anti-yeast (anti-fungal) medications are available at most pharmacies w/o prescription. if these don't work (assuming you take as directed & follow the directions), there's a good chance that you may not have a yeast infection - in which case you should see your Family Doc or Gyn for definitive diagnosis & treatment. ...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 can I treat a fungal sinus infection?

Depends: Most fungal sinus disease is treated surgically with functinal endoscopic sinus surgery to open the sinus ostia and completely clear out all of the sinus disease. Rarely anti fungal mediations are necessary or required in most cases. Also in most cases irrigation daily and treatment of allergies are necessary to prevent it from returning. You need to see a rhinologist, specialized ent. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to have antibiotics to treat ear infections?

Is it necessary to have antibiotics to treat ear infections?

No: The majority of ear infections are caused by viruses, so antibiotics won't help. Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics if your baby is less than 6 months of age, or if the infection is severe. Older toddlers who have mild illness or whose diagnosis is uncertain can be watched without antibiotics, with close follow up over the next 24-48 hours. ...Read more

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Best way to treat an ear infection?

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Best way to treat an ear infection?

Otitis media: If acute, antibiotics and pain meds, if unrelieved needs myringotomy to let out pus. If chronic, you may need tubes, if mastoid infection is present may need mastoidectomy. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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


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Ear Infection (Definition)

An infection of the inner, middle, or outer ...Read more