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Please explain if it is possible to fix acute otitis media ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
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