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How will you control ear infection?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Antibiotics
If you are older than 2 y/o, some experts recommend watchful waiting, giving it a chance to naturally go away.
If it does not symptomatically clear within several days, antibiotics usually are necessary and always recommended under 2.

In brief: Antibiotics
If you are older than 2 y/o, some experts recommend watchful waiting, giving it a chance to naturally go away.
If it does not symptomatically clear within several days, antibiotics usually are necessary and always recommended under 2.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Steven Koos
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Outer/Middle/Inner?
Otitis externa and otitis media for instance are treated and "avoided" in different ways.
The etiology is different as well. Antibiotics are usually the mainstay. Externa topically applied or with gtts; media orally taken. Either can be chronic and be resistant to certain antibiotics too. Best approach is to have your pcp or ENT perform an otoscopic exam and.

In brief: Outer/Middle/Inner?
Otitis externa and otitis media for instance are treated and "avoided" in different ways.
The etiology is different as well. Antibiotics are usually the mainstay. Externa topically applied or with gtts; media orally taken. Either can be chronic and be resistant to certain antibiotics too. Best approach is to have your pcp or ENT perform an otoscopic exam and.
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