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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
See below: A h percentage of ear infections will resolve on their own. If your child is over the age of 2 years, you can treat the pain with tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, or warm drops of olive oil in the ear that hurts. If the pain is not gone after 3 days, then your child should be seen. ...Read more
My baby ws treated with antibiotic for an ear infection, she's still rubbin the ear but no crying, us this norm after treatment ?
Common problem: Many babies will have fluid left behind the eardrum for weeks after the germ is killed.That can produce a fealing fullness like when you are flying and need to pop your ears. Babies can also fail at treatment or re-infect. I encourage a followup visit to check the ear about 3-4 wks from the start of treatment in infants to be sure it worked. ...Read more
On zpack for ear infection and sinus infection but just started with uti symptoms...will zpack treat this or do i need another antibiotic?
My 3 yr old has had a runny nose on and off for about 3 months now she did have an ear infection but was treated with antibiotic. What do I do now?
My son is 3 years old & was treated today for Strept & ear infection w an injection of Rocephin (ceftriaxone) as well as prescription for a 4 day antibiotic. Should he wait to start taking 4 day antibiotic till tomorrow morning bc he had shot this aftrn.
My doctor changed the antibiotic to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) because Biaxin didn't help treat my middle ear infection. Will Cipro (ciprofloxacin) cure it?
Antibiotic: You don't say what you are being treated for, what the causative organism is, whether it is sensitive to the antibiotics that have been prescribed, etc. Cannot possibly answer your question without more data. ...Read more
My 9 month old grandson has ear infection 7 days ago, treated with anitbiotics. He still crying at night , now has runny nose and doesn't feel good. ?
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 anatomic landmarks of membrane, poor mobility of membrane ultimately, tm can perforate or rupture with subsequent drainage of fluid into the ear canal. May take months for fluid from ...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
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