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What should I do to help my baby with the pain from an ear infection?

What should I do to help my baby with the pain from an ear infection?

Motrin: You can use Motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen). You can use them together since they do not interact with each other. You can also use a topical anesthetic (auralgan) - by prescription only. This should only be used if your baby does not have a rupture of the ear drum. ...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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What can I do to ease pain in my ear from an ear infection when laying down?

What can I do to ease pain in my ear from an ear infection when laying down?

Rx the pain now: The basic treatment beyond confirmation and antibiotics if needed are comfort measures. Ibuprofen ; laying with a heating pad on that side of the head can help. ...Read more

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Aside from going to the doctors, what can I do for an ear infection?

Aside from going to the doctors, what can I do for an ear infection?

Depends: If there is no pain then you can wait it out for 2 or 3 days. If there is pus behind the ear drum or pain then an antibiotic will be needed to attack the infection. ...Read more

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I have a servere tooth ache that's also causing an ear ache. I'm sure its due to an infection in my tooth. With no insurance what can I get to help me?

I have a servere tooth ache that's also causing an ear ache. I'm sure its due to an infection in my tooth. With no insurance what can I get to help me?

Dental school: Is there a dental school in your area--many times they will see patients are reduced or no cost. Check on this. Also you could call and dentist and just explain your situation-you might get help that way also, if not from that dentist, perhaps some information about dental clinics that might be available. ...Read more

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What can you do to help with pain over-the-counter for a boil in my vagina?

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What can you do to help with pain over-the-counter for a boil in my vagina?

Boil: Over the counter analgesics and heat can be tried. If not resolving then would need to see doctor for antibiotics and may be for draining the boil. ...Read more

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How long will I not be able to hear out of my left ear with an ear infection?

How long will I not be able to hear out of my left ear with an ear infection?

Hearing & Ear Infect: Fluid may persists for weeks after an ear infection -- 60% clear by 4 weeks, 75% clear by 8 weeks, and 95% clear by 12 weeks after infection. Gently, trying blowing your nose, hoping to clear your ears. Taking an oral decongestant may help, but "clearing" the ears with valsalva (popping the ears) maneuvers works best. It should not hurt, and may not clear with each attempt. Keep trying. ...Read more

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How can I help soothe pain from an ear infection?

How can I help soothe pain from an ear infection?

Ibuprofen, tylenol (acetaminophen): Pain from the ear infection typically presents with inflammation local to the area around the infection. Treating the infection slowly brings the inflammation down but Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with the immediate pain in the meantime. ...Read more

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What can I do to help prevent my child from getting an infection after an immunization?

What can I do to help prevent my child from getting an infection after an immunization?

Keep the area clean!: Make sure the area of the immunization is clean and keep it clean for a few days following the immunizations. The risk of a skin infection following immunization is very unlikely if kept clean. ...Read more

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I have a bad earache what can I do to relieve the pain without antibiotics?

Depends: It depends upon the cause of the pain. I would suggest seeing a physician for help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ear ache. The pain is becoming severe. Any remedies i can use to help it?

What to do if I have ear ache. The pain is becoming severe. Any remedies i can use to help it?

Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more

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I have very strong ear infection in his right ear. I take the antibiotic. What can I do more to alleviate pain?

Decongestant: Either irrigation of the nasal passageway with saline using a neti-pot, using a decongestant like Pseudoephedrine or oxymetozaline, or possibly steroid nasal spray may help to alleviate the pain. If not, use aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen and go see a doctor again. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Broken wisdom tooth causing pain I no I need it removed but what can I do in the meantime to help with the pain I have antibiotic will it help ?

Be careful: There are sources of pain in broken down teeth that have nothing whatsoever to do with infection. If that is the case, antibiotics will not help and may cause harm if not taken correctly. You really need to see a live dentist to evaluate your situation and only then can the safe use of antibiotics be determined, if appropriate. OTC pain meds (ibuprofen, acetaminophen) are OK to use until then. ...Read more

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How can I relieve the pain for an ear infection?

How can I relieve the pain for an ear infection?

Heat: Often kids have some releaf if they put their hurt ear down on a heating pad or compress at a low heat level. The diffuse heat messages going to the brain seem to deminish the ear pain some.If over 6mo i prefer ibuprophen for the discomfort. ...Read more

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I have an infection in my ear where my hole used to be for earrings and it's getting worse instead of better, what can I do to get rid of it? Help!

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I have an infection in my ear where my hole used to be for earrings and it's getting worse instead of better, what can I do to get rid of it? Help!

See a doctor: You should have it looked at by a doctor then appropriate treatment options can be discussed and implemented. Until you see doctor, apply warm/hot compresses to ear to help circulate blood to the area. ...Read more

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What should I do while having an ear infection to speed up the process and minimize pain?

What should I do while having an ear infection to speed up the process and minimize pain?

Confirm/ treat: You help yourself by having it confirmed as a treatable form of ear infection (some are viral and self heal).Then you follow the treatment plan and use whatever comfort measures seem to help.Finish all medications even if the discomfort leaves quickly and you feel better after half the meds are taken. ...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


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Ear Infection (Definition)

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