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How long does a ear infection last?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Patrick Melder
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