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No insurance need to know what do you do for an ear infection?

No insurance need to know what do you do for an ear infection?

Decongestion: Many countries no longer treat ear infections. Uncomplicated ear infections will resolve if they drain which can be done with decongestants. The key is to open up the tube that runs from the ear to the nose and allows for drainage. ...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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What should I do for an ear infection?

What should I do for an ear infection?

Ear infection: Talk to your pcp to examine & recommend appropriate antibiotic as needed. ...Read more

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What to do for an ear infection that is persistent?

What to do for an ear infection that is persistent?

Get rechecked: You need to get it rechecked to... 1) make sure it is actually infected and not something else 2) that is isn't a more RAE type of infection such as fungus 3) see what other treatments are needed. ...Read more

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What do I do for an ear infection that has been with me for a month?

What do I do for an ear infection that has been with me for a month?

Culture, change abx: If it is a draining ear infection, the specialist will typically culture the infection to determine the antibiotics most appropriate for the infection. If it is not draining or culture is not possible, your doctor may change antibiotics to help treat it. Either way i would see a specialist to determine the next course of action. ...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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Ent what can I do for an ear infection?

Ent what can I do for an ear infection?

Get it treated: You need to get it treated. The traditional method is antibiotics, but if you can get the inner ear to drain, then it will resolve on its own in most cases. This can be done with decongestants/nasal sprays that will reduce obstruction/inflammation surrounding the tube that connects the middle ear to the nose. If it is truly infected, it's worth getting a doctor to check it out. ...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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What to take for an ear infection for a plane trip?

Decongestants: The key is for the eustachian tube to be open. This is the tube that connects the inner ear to the nose and allows the pressure to equalize. This is what you do when you "pop your ears" with altitude changes. You can use a decongestant/spray to help clear them and chewing gum and yawning can help the process. ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for an ear infection?

Are there any good home remedies for an ear infection?

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

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 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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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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