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What can I do if my daughter has two ear infections how long until the antibiotics will start making her feel better?
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: 24-48 hours
The presence of two infections will affect relief.
You can also give tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin - together is fine, they are two different classes of drugs... Your doctor can also prescribe Auralgan which is a topical anesthetic (only if no ear drum rupture).

In brief: 24-48 hours
The presence of two infections will affect relief.
You can also give tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin - together is fine, they are two different classes of drugs... Your doctor can also prescribe Auralgan which is a topical anesthetic (only if no ear drum rupture).
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: 1-2 days
Usually in a day or two.
If the symptoms are not resolving or are getting worse after 24 hours it would be advisable to see your pediatrician again - some bacteria may resist the first round of antibiotics and you should not wait very long to see the doctor if things aren't improving.

In brief: 1-2 days
Usually in a day or two.
If the symptoms are not resolving or are getting worse after 24 hours it would be advisable to see your pediatrician again - some bacteria may resist the first round of antibiotics and you should not wait very long to see the doctor if things aren't improving.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on the cause
Only about half of ear infections are bacterial.
The other half are viral. This means that if your child has a viral infection, antibiotics will never make her feel better. It has to run its course. In the meantime, there are multiple ways to help with the pain, including medicines like auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine). You can also use a few drops of warm garlic infused olive oil in the ear. Old remedy, works well.

In brief: Depends on the cause
Only about half of ear infections are bacterial.
The other half are viral. This means that if your child has a viral infection, antibiotics will never make her feel better. It has to run its course. In the meantime, there are multiple ways to help with the pain, including medicines like auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine). You can also use a few drops of warm garlic infused olive oil in the ear. Old remedy, works well.
Dr. Bryan Levey
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