How long does a ear infection last?

7-10 days. Ear infections (middle ear) can resolve on their own in 7-10 days. The non-infected fluid can persist for up to 3 months behind the ear drum.

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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...

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 does an ear infection last and/or does it go away on its own? My left ear/left side of my face has been hurting for at least two weeks.

Ear infection. Newer recommendations in Europe for ear infections is that they let it sit for 48hrs bc can improve on its own. If still in pain then they treat it. Can take weeks to get better, depending if the antibiotic is working, since you can have some resistant cases. Read more...

How long does inner ear infection last? Been 4 weeks still dizzy heavy headed and off balance. Took antibiotics and steroids

CAN BE LONGER. Unfortunately, even when the infection has been treated, the aftermath symptoms can hang around for months. I know this isn't the answer you wanted to hear, but it's reality. Sounds like your doctor has tried reduction of inflammation with steroids. You may want to ask them about possibly a longer term course of NSAIDS. Also, there actually is now physical therapy f or inner ear problems! Read more...

How long does an outer ear infection last?

Until treated. It can last until successfully treated. Best to see your otlaryngologist for diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Read more...