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Is it common to have ear inflammation with strep?
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: No
Strep pyogenes or b-hemolytic streptococcus is not a common cause of acute ear infections today.
Before the use of antibiotics it was a serious disease leaving a large perforation in the ear drum. However, if a culture of pus from the ear canal demonstrates this bacterial organism it can be treated with a penicillin derivative. Culture needs to be made before treatment is started.

In brief: No
Strep pyogenes or b-hemolytic streptococcus is not a common cause of acute ear infections today.
Before the use of antibiotics it was a serious disease leaving a large perforation in the ear drum. However, if a culture of pus from the ear canal demonstrates this bacterial organism it can be treated with a penicillin derivative. Culture needs to be made before treatment is started.
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