What are potential side effects of treatments for ear infections?

Various. There are many possible side effects for the many various treatments for ear infections.
Side effects occur. Antibiotics given for ear inf. Can kill the good bacteria in the gut creating an environment for bacteria, parasites to grow. Some have life threatening effects to antibiotics. Tubes in ears can cause scarring and long term hearing loss. Studies show that 90% will heal without treatment. I developed a massage that drains the fluid from the ears and stops infections.

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Took first dose of methlyprednisolone, 2 pills, but do not want to finish due to side effects. Have ear infection can I stop now or have to finish?

Speak to your. doctor. Are you also on an antibiotic? For an acute ear infection, if a doctor prescribes an antibiotic, it is always important to finish it unless you're having an allergic reaction. It's not clear to me why you're on the steroid, unless you've had chronic fluid in your ear. The steroid doesn't treat the infection itself. Please discuss this with your doctor. Read more...
See doctor. Short course of methylprednisolone does not cause any side effects , You can continue both methylprednisolne and antibiotics for ear infection . Discuss with your doctor and make it sure ,how much necessary is to take the medication . Read more...

What are some treatments or remedies that can soothe and ear infection?

Pain relief. An infant or child can benefit from Ibuprofen in proper doses every 6-8 hours. Letting them snuggle with a heating pad at low heat can sometimes diffuse the pain .Persistence in discomfort after 3 days is worth an evaluation for purulent otitis which requires abx for proper healing. Untreated otitis may self heal or go on to chronic mastoid disease & hearing loss. Read more...

I have ear infection and not treated for 3 months, what to do for treatment?

Chronic OM. After 3 months, your infection is considered chronic and more difficult to treat. Your primary care provider should be able to provide some treatment options to you, or refer you to an ENT specialist. Read more...

I have ear infection detection device, what to do for treatment?

Ask your doc. This site is not designed to be a substitute for proper evaluation and prescribing by a proper health care source. We try to provide accurate information on health care issues ; help you seek proper local sources. Ear detection devices while interesting, do not separate benign fluid build up from true pus. Clinical confirmation and treatment requires proper evaluation. Read more...

I have ear infection, really bad pain, help, what to do for treatment?

Homeopathy. Belladonna can help . Garlic and willow (or garlic/goldenseal or garlic/mullein) in the ear can help. Warm compresses can also help..Ibuprofen may also help. And be seen... Read more...

What is the treatment for middle ear infection?

Antibiotics. The usual treatment for middle ear infections--those with ear pain and findings on exam--is Amoxicillin as first choice. For those who have failed this medication (or took it within 3 months), there are second line choices, such as augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) Cefdinir or ceftriaxone. There is also the option of watchful waiting in the older child. Read more...
Middle ear infection. Most middle ear infections in adults need to be treated with antibiotics. At times patients may need some decongestant nasal spray and antihistamines or even steroids. Read more...