For how long does an ear infection last for?

Ear infection. If treated with antibiotics an ear infection can clear up in 36-48 hours.Untreated an ear infection may clear up in 5-7 days. However fluid fluid in the middle ear may take several weeks to clear up.

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I'm wondering how long does an ear infection last in conjunction with a sinus infection?

Similar timing! Your sinuses and ears are connected inside your head. So sinus congestion and stuffiness can affect the pressure in your ears. Treating sinus congestion may help overall discomfort and pain from that pressure. Read more...

How long does an ear infection last and/or does it go away on its own? My left ear/left side of my face has been hurting for at least two weeks.

Ear infection. Newer recommendations in Europe for ear infections is that they let it sit for 48hrs bc can improve on its own. If still in pain then they treat it. Can take weeks to get better, depending if the antibiotic is working, since you can have some resistant cases. Read more...

For how long does a ear infection last?

Varies alot. The symptoms that made you suspect an ear infection in the first place should clear up. Usually this means pain goes away. This usually happens within a couple of days. Then you should get your hearing back. This can take a little longer as it takes more time for the fluid from the infection to get cleared up and hearing to return to normal. Sometimes takes up to 8 weeks to get rid of fluid. Read more...

How long do you think is a ear infection suppost to last?

Depends. During any ear infection there is a temporary reduction in hearing due to the muck in the middle ear for up to 2-6 wks.If the infection & muck is not cleared out within 90 days that muck can turn to a glue like material.Some infections clear without meds, some benefit from having the muck removed & ventilation tubes placed. Most hearing will return to baseline. Read more...

For how long will my ear infection last?

Hope it is better. Ear infections can last 10-14 days...Once treated the pain subsides quickly and for many the infection is resolved in 3-5 days. Others have lingering fluid behind the eardrum which can last a few days to a few weeks before resolving. Read more...

How long does an outer ear infection last?

Until treated. It can last until successfully treated. Best to see your otlaryngologist for diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Read more...