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What can I do about an ear infection?

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Dr. Harold Kim
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Depends on the type

If you have an ear infection of your ear canal like a swimmer's ear, you need the debris removed and receive antibiotic ear drops.
If the infection is behind your ear drum, you need oral antibiotics. If you have chronic ear infections that persist despite antibiotics, you need surgery. The process of treatment begins with your otolaryngologist.

In brief: Depends on the type

If you have an ear infection of your ear canal like a swimmer's ear, you need the debris removed and receive antibiotic ear drops.
If the infection is behind your ear drum, you need oral antibiotics. If you have chronic ear infections that persist despite antibiotics, you need surgery. The process of treatment begins with your otolaryngologist.
Dr. Harold Kim
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