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For how long does it take for an ear infection to heal?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

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If the abx is effective the middle ear pus should be sterilized within 3-4 days.
Fever should be down also. The fluid that is trapped with the infection may persist for 4-6 weeks, which means hearing is transiently poor for that period. Fever persisting more than 3 d should prompt a call to the treating physician.

In brief: Many issues

If the abx is effective the middle ear pus should be sterilized within 3-4 days.
Fever should be down also. The fluid that is trapped with the infection may persist for 4-6 weeks, which means hearing is transiently poor for that period. Fever persisting more than 3 d should prompt a call to the treating physician.
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