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Can doxycycline treat an ear infection?

Can doxycycline treat an ear infection?

EAR INFECTIONS:: Can be #1external ear infection/swimmers ear or otitis externa; or #2 middle ear infection or otitis media. Doxycyclind is not a first line antibiotic choice for either of the two. ...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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Will doxycycline clear up an ear infection?

Will doxycycline clear up an ear infection?

EAR INFECTION:: Ear infection is mainly of 2 types: #1. Otitis media or middle ear infection, common in children. #2. Otitis externa or external ear canal infection /swimmer's ear, seen in children and adults.
Doxycycline is not the drug of choice to treat either of these two. Your doctor needs to see what you have and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline help with an ear infection?

Can doxycycline help with an ear infection?

Unlikely: Doxycycline is not an effective antibiotic against the most common germs causing ear infections. ...Read more

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Sick all last week, ear infection started on thursday, on doxycycline mono on friday. Ear still pinching and full. How long before I should see results.

Sick all last week, ear infection started on thursday, on doxycycline mono on friday. Ear still pinching and full. How long before I should see results.

Otitis media: Hard to know. You may not be on the correct antibiotic, you may need supplemental decongestant, there may be other issues in progress. If this continues unabated go and see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I am getting an ear infection. I don't have insurance is it safe to take the antibiotic doxycycline if its past the discard date? Of 3/13/12

Medication Questions: We do not offer treatment advice here. But, I know of no ear infection that would respond to doxycycline. That is not an appropriate antibiotic to treat that problem. ...Read more

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Ear infection not improving on doxycycline, dr suggested prednisone, however, I now have a UTI. Is it safe to start pred?

Ear infection not improving on doxycycline, dr suggested prednisone, however, I now have a UTI. Is it safe to start pred?

It's complicated...: First, I am skeptical you developed a UTI while taking doxycycline, which is active against the large majority of UTI bacteria. Vaginal yeast infections can be triggered by doxy -- maybe that's it. Prednisone would be fine for your ear, but can make yeast infections worse. All in all a complex situation. You'll need to rely on your doctor to work it out. Good luck! ...Read more

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I took doxycycline for an ear infection. Been off it for bout 3 days. I have had bad side effects of dry throat and sinuses I think. Could this be rig?

I took doxycycline for an ear infection. Been off it for bout 3 days. I have had bad side effects of dry throat and sinuses I think. Could this be rig?

These r not: Side effects of Doxycycline. These symptoms are likely related to the virus that caused your ear pain. All should pass in a few days. If not, return to ur doc. ...Read more

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Doxycycline for sinus/ear infection, doc out of town now. Giving me bad leg cramps & reflux & nausea, what should I do?

Urgent care: Doxycycline is not a good choice for ear and sinus infections. Period. Youe doctor must have someone covering his practice. Call them and tell them about what your experiencing. ...Read more

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Will doxycyclin work for an ear infection?

Will doxycyclin work for an ear infection?

Probably not: Doxycyclin is not one of the first drug of choice for an ear infection. It may work in some cases. ...Read more

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Can Clindamycin be used to treat Prostatitis? I can't take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or Doxycycline. I am taking Clindamycin for ear infection, but have uncured Prostatit

Not clindamycin: The next choices if fluoroquinolone (Cipro) or tetracycline (doxy) cannot be used is trimethoprim-Sulfa or fosfomycin. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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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 do I treat an ear infection that's causing pain?

How do I treat an ear infection that's causing pain?

Antobiotics: Painful ear infection can be due to otitis media (middleear infecton)or infection in the ear canal.
You need to consult your doctor or ENT specialist as you will ned antibiotics by mouth and/or drops locally. For pain you can take over the counter Motrin or tylnol if you are not allergic to these. ...Read more

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Can urine be used to treat an ear infection?

No: It should be diagnosed and then treated with appropriate antibiotics by your physician. ...Read more

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How do you treat an ear infection on a 5yr old?

How do you treat an ear infection on a 5yr old?

Pediatrician: If your child is otherwise healthy, you may consider observation and rest as most ear infections in children resolve spontaneously. Antibiotics are often used unnecesarily for ear infections in children, resulting in community problems of antibiotic resistance. But if your child has high fever, vomiting or the pus is draining from the ear, you should take the child to a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Could a non-ear specialist diagnose and treat an ear infection?

Could a non-ear specialist diagnose and treat an ear infection?

Primary Care: Yes. Of course. Any primary care physician and probably any physician who went through residency training can examine an ear and diagnose an infection. But, ears can look non-infected at times early on in an infection and the exam change within half of a day or so. ...Read more

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Best way to treat an ear infection?

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

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In what way can you treat an ear infection?

In what way can you treat an ear infection?

Otitis: First you need to know if it is a real ear infection. This requires professional to examine the ear. If the infection is in the external ear canal it may respond to topical drops depending on the severity of the infection. If it is in the middle ear it may be viral and will resolve in time; if bacterial may need antibiotics. If severe and in the inner ear may need drainage/antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I treat an ear infection from my earrings?

How can I treat an ear infection from my earrings?

Earring infection: First make sure you do not have a hypersensitivity reaction to nickle. Earrings should be taken out in any case. If the infection is in the lobe of the ear it may heal on its own w/frequent cleaning w/a disinfectant cleansing agent. If it is in the upper ear or cartilage or if it is a lobe infection that is very swollen ; painful with cellulitis you should see a doc for cultures +/- antibiotic. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat an ear infection at home?

What can you do to treat an ear infection at home?

Comfort measures: Some viral ear infections self heal in 2-4 day. Bacterial infections tend to persist and may lead to real complications. Infants need an early eval. If older if not better after 3-4 days, 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

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I would like guide to ways to treat an ear infection?

Pain management: First line of treatment - pain relief
if pain not subsiding in 2-3 days - start antibiotics. ...Read more

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Are there any non antibiotic ways to treat an ear infection?

Are there any non antibiotic ways to treat an ear infection?

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

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How can you treat an ear infection without seeing a doctor?

How can you treat an ear infection without seeing a doctor?

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

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How to treat an ear infection without cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

How to treat an ear infection without cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

I assume you..: Are talking about an external ear infection and referring to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) drops. If so, a 50:50 mixture of white vinegar and rubbing alcohol works well for killing bacteria and fungus. I recommend using it twice a day and flushing the canal with peroxide at the end of the day. If that doesn't improve things over a 3 to 4 day period you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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How does an otolaryngologist treat an ear infection (otitis media)?

How does an otolaryngologist treat an ear infection (otitis media)?

It depends: Otolaryngologists usually evaluate and treat patients who have had resistant or recurrent ear infections. They treatment they recommend will be highly dependant on each individual person's history, but may include antibiotics or surgical intervention. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Infection (Definition)

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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 ...Read more