How long will an ear infection last?

Usually 1-2 week. It depends on the nature of the ear infection (outer versus middle) and how quickly treatment is started. Some many take only a few days to treat while others take a few weeks. It depends on how acute it is and how the treatment is working. Seeing a doctor to treat it early can help.
One week. Most ear infections will heal entirely on their own is 6-7 days. Studies found that taking an antibiotic may actually cause them to last longer than doing nothing. I developed a treatment that parents can do at home that usually resolves the ear infections very quickly.

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On average, how long will an ear infections last?

Depends. During any ear infection there is a temporary reduction in hearing due to the muck in the middle ear for up to 2-6 wks.Some infections clear without meds, some benefit from having the muck removed and ventilation tubes placed.Most improve within a week and may return to normal in 2 wks. Read more...

For how long does a ear infection last?

Varies alot. The symptoms that made you suspect an ear infection in the first place should clear up. Usually this means pain goes away. This usually happens within a couple of days. Then you should get your hearing back. This can take a little longer as it takes more time for the fluid from the infection to get cleared up and hearing to return to normal. Sometimes takes up to 8 weeks to get rid of fluid. Read more...

For how long will my ear infection last?

Hope it is better. Ear infections can last 10-14 days...Once treated the pain subsides quickly and for many the infection is resolved in 3-5 days. Others have lingering fluid behind the eardrum which can last a few days to a few weeks before resolving. Read more...

I'm wondering how long does an ear infection last in conjunction with a sinus infection?

Similar timing! Your sinuses and ears are connected inside your head. So sinus congestion and stuffiness can affect the pressure in your ears. Treating sinus congestion may help overall discomfort and pain from that pressure. Read more...

How long can inner ear infections last?

A Long Time. The effects can last months.So if your symptoms of ear discomfort persist, see your doctor. Read more...

How long should middle ear infection last?

Etiology. Almost all middle ear infections result from a viral infection in the back of the nose. This, in turn causes swelling of the tube that connects the back of the nose to the middle ear space. The virus should be eliminated in about 7 to 10 days. However, at your age of 44, a bacterial superinfection may require an antibiotic and may last for many weeks. See an ENT doc for evaluation. Read more...