Are there any non antibiotic ways to treat an ear infection?

See below. A h percentage of ear infections will resolve on their own. If your child is over the age of 2 years, you can treat the pain with tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, or warm drops of olive oil in the ear that hurts. If the pain is not gone after 3 days, then your child should be seen.

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My baby ws treated with antibiotic for an ear infection, she's still rubbin the ear but no crying, us this norm after treatment?

Common problem. Many babies will have fluid left behind the eardrum for weeks after the germ is killed.That can produce a fealing fullness like when you are flying and need to pop your ears. Babies can also fail at treatment or re-infect. I encourage a followup visit to check the ear about 3-4 wks from the start of treatment in infants to be sure it worked. Read more...

On zpack for ear infection and sinus infection but just started with uti symptoms...will zpack treat this or do I need another antibiotic?

Maybe. The germ killing profile of the Zpac is not the same as a med I would use for a UTI.You need some testing to confirm a UTI and not a copy cat process. A different antibiotic would likely be needed if it is confirmed. Read more...

My 3 yr old has had a runny nose on and off for about 3 months now she did have an ear infection but was treated with antibiotic. What do I do now?

Not sure what asking. 3 yr olds often have viral infections, or may be manifesting allergy symptoms. Are they having fevers or other symptoms of infection? It might be helpful to sit down and have a lengthy chat with your family doc or pediatrician about what you can expect in your child after they have examined them. There are also a slew of books in lay language on child-raising which may help. Hope better soon. Read more...
Sinusitis. With persistent nasal draiange.. I would consider having her evaluated for possible sinusitis (chronic) or adenoiditis. Start wtih your pediatrician, but being seen by an ENT is not a bad idea. Read more...

My doctor changed the antibiotic to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) because Biaxin didn't help treat my middle ear infection. Will Cipro (ciprofloxacin) cure it?

Antibiotic. You don't say what you are being treated for, what the causative organism is, whether it is sensitive to the antibiotics that have been prescribed, etc. Cannot possibly answer your question without more data. Read more...

My 9 month old grandson has ear infection 7 days ago, treated with anitbiotics. He still crying at night, now has runny nose and doesn't feel good.?

See below. He may have another cold that stacked on top of the other illness or the ear infection not improving. He likely needs to be seen again. If he is having any present high fevers over 39 c or any breathing difficulty, get seen now. Read more...
He needs to have his. Ears re-checked by his pediatrician. Middle-ear fluid can persist for weeks after infection clears & cause discomfort when he lies down. Keep his head up 30 degrees when bottle-feeding; no bottles in bed. At 9 mos., night-waking/crying will continue long after the illness is gone, because he had to have attention for it. His parents will need to know when it's ok to ignore it so it will go away. Read more...

For ear infection which antibiotic should be used n in which dose?

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 poper local sources.R. Read more...
See your doctor. There is new data out there about not giving antibiotics for aom. Would discuss with your doctor. Read more...

When treating an ear infection, what is the best antibiotic to use?

Amoxil (amoxicillin) Amoxicillen or Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are usually the drug of choice for treament of ear infections. Read more...
Ear infection. The choice of antibiotics for treating middle ear infections depends on age of the person and whether the cause is bacterial. A good percentage of these infections in older children and adults is viral in nature and these need no antibiotics to treat. Read more...