A really bad ear infection. Other than antibiotics, what else can soothe an ear infection?

Pain reliever. Antibiotics are prescribed to heal infections caused by bacteria. Pain is relieved either by tyelenol or ibuprofen, otic drops can also be prescribed for pain if there is no perforation.

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My daughter was given zpak for R ear infection on Friday by Saturday night L ear now also hurts bad. Is antibiotic earning? She's 11 should I wait or take her back to be seen again

Call your MD. You should call your MD right away. Does your daughter have a penicillin allergy? Studies show that macrocodes like azithromycin has limited activity against Haemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus pneumoniae. The physician should also treat her pain. You can use children's tylenol (acetaminophen) and contact your pediatrician to make sure your daughter improves. Good luck. Read more...

Had a bad ear infection abot 2/3 week ago had 2 lots antibiotic its now 2/3 week after and node behind ear still swollen fluctuates in size biger/small?

It's ok. The node can take months to disappear, and once enlarged, it may never disappear. Pea size is nothing to worry about. Doctors usually don't get concerned until it is larger than a grape. See your doctor to make sure it's nothing more. Read more...

I was diagnosed with a pretty bad inner ear infection, finished my antibiotic but now its itching and I still cannot hear out of that ear. Why?

Takes time. To have a middle ear infection you accumulate fluid/pus/debris in the middle ear.This must eventually be absorbed by the body or drain down your Eustachian tubes to allow the normal air (hearing) to return.The duration of antibiotic use is based on how long it takes to kill the germ. The fluid (hearing loss) can persist for a few weeks after that stops. Read more...