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For how long does a ear infection last?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Holly Maes
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