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How long does it take for an outer ear infection to get better?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: A few days

An outer ear infection (swimmers ear) will get better quickly with proper treatment including medicated ear drops.
It may take a few days but as long as the drops get in the ear canal within 2 or 3 days you will be better. If the drops don't go in you will need to see a doctor to have a small piece of sponge put in your ear called a "wick".

In brief: A few days

An outer ear infection (swimmers ear) will get better quickly with proper treatment including medicated ear drops.
It may take a few days but as long as the drops get in the ear canal within 2 or 3 days you will be better. If the drops don't go in you will need to see a doctor to have a small piece of sponge put in your ear called a "wick".
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 5-10 days

An outer ear infection should start to improve in 5-10 days with appropriate medicine and management.

In brief: 5-10 days

An outer ear infection should start to improve in 5-10 days with appropriate medicine and management.
Dr. Dennis Diaz
Dr. Dennis Diaz
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