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What happens if you don't treat ear infection?
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Many things
The infection could clear by itself, about 25% do in 48 hours.
If left alone the infection could result in permenant hearing loss, bone infection, brain abscess or thrombosis of a large vein in the brain called the lateral venous sinus (sort of a stroke)- just to name a few complications.

In brief: Many things
The infection could clear by itself, about 25% do in 48 hours.
If left alone the infection could result in permenant hearing loss, bone infection, brain abscess or thrombosis of a large vein in the brain called the lateral venous sinus (sort of a stroke)- just to name a few complications.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Usually gets better
Most ear infection will resolve by themselves, so not treating an occasional ear infection may not cause a proble.
However, if pain continues to increase for more than 48 hours or infections are recurrent, then examination and treatment is necessary.

In brief: Usually gets better
Most ear infection will resolve by themselves, so not treating an occasional ear infection may not cause a proble.
However, if pain continues to increase for more than 48 hours or infections are recurrent, then examination and treatment is necessary.
Dr. Neil Giddings
Dr. Neil Giddings
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