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What are the treatments for a middle ear infection?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics

In brief: Ear infection

Treatment for middle ear infection (otitis media) will depend on age.
Adults may not take antibiotics if the earache disappears in a few days. Children less than 5 years old usually need antibiotics, especially younger than 2 years old. Over 5 years, treat the same as adults. Analgesic ear drops or oral equivalents can be used to ease the pain.

In brief: Ear infection

Treatment for middle ear infection (otitis media) will depend on age.
Adults may not take antibiotics if the earache disappears in a few days. Children less than 5 years old usually need antibiotics, especially younger than 2 years old. Over 5 years, treat the same as adults. Analgesic ear drops or oral equivalents can be used to ease the pain.
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