What are some home remedies for otitis media?

Some self heal. In the years before antibiotics people had ear infections ; just toughed them out. It often took 6-8 weeks for the body to clear the infection. Pain control with heat, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen can help.Some viral infections disappear in a few days without help.However, some infections can become chronic, abscess the bone near the ear and need to be surgically drained.

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Can you please suggest treatment of acute otitis media.?

OTITIS MEDIA is- Middle ear infection. Bacteria enters from upper respiratory tract/nose thru the eustacian tube. As middle ear is a close empty cavity, bacteria grows easily. Treatment is antibiotic for about 10 days which is a prescription med. For relief of pain, take Ibuprofen as per weight. Keep nose clean, drink enough water. Make appointment with your primary care doc. For an exam and treatment. Read more...

What decongestants should I look for in helping with the treatment of serous otitis media? I went to the doctors a while ago and plan a follow up soon

Mucinex-D and Afrin (oxymetazoline) Try mucinex-d as long as you don't have blood pressure problems, for 7-10 days. It's is useful to use afrin nasal spray 2 sprays each nostril 2x a day for 3 days only, as well. The nasal spray will decongest your nose and eustachian tube right behind your nose to help drain the fluid. Read more...
Otitis. If you have otitis media the treatment should be guided by your physician. Without exam impossible to determine the treatment. Read more...

I'm ear pain with discharge take treatment not improved diagnosis? Fungal otitis media please need treatment

Outer ear infection. It sounds like you may be suffering from a chronic outer ear infection. This can be caused by bacteria or fungus. If this has been going on for some time, you ought to be seen by an ENT physician for accurate diagnosis and treatment. Read more...

Home remedies for otitis media dangerous?

Home remedies for OM. Most home remedies for otitis media aim to soothe or reduce the pain of the infection. You apply warm salt, oil or the oil from a spice into the ear canal. Caution must be exercised, not to apply hot substances on or in the ear, so as not to burn the ear canal or eardrum. I am an advocate for the judicious and appropriate use of antibiotics to effectively treat the infection of otitis media. Read more...
Some might. Many episodes of OM are viral and self heal with no intervention. Some bacterial ear infections would self heal over months like before antibiotics. Some are triggered by aggressive bacteria and can lead to perforated ear drums, chronic infection, mastoiditis, and long term health implications. The danger of any self treatment is delay of proper diagnosis,treatment & potential for complications. Read more...

Just got home from doctor. She said I have otitis media. Looked it up online and now more confused that ever. Can you explain what it means to have it?

Otitis Media/ Acute. Otitis media (OM) is generally used to describe middle ear inflammation. There can be fluid or pus in the middle ear. When there is pus, we often used the term acute otitis media. If it's fluid, the term serous otitis media is used. Read more...
Middle ear disease. "oto"=ear. "itis"=inflammed. "media"=middle. In the diagram the red area is the middle ear, the air space behind the eardrum. The eustachian tube is the drain leading toward the lower right that connects the middle ear to the throat. When suddenly painful esp with fever & a cold you've trapped some bacteria in there & developed an infection. Long-standing pressure & hearing loss is just fluid. Read more...
Ear infection. My colleagues answers are excellent. But to add in simple terms, you doctor is telling you have an ear infection! Read more...