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Is there anything i can do about acute otitis media or otitis media w/ effusion?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: 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. Infants should see their doc.

In brief: 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. Infants should see their doc.
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