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I have an ear infefection but have finished my antibiotic and still cannot hear out of that ear. What could be causeing that?
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In brief: Fluid behind eardrum
If you don't have fever or pain it is most likely from a resolving ear infection.
It can take 2 to 6 weeks to clear up. If the problem persists see the doctor.

In brief: Fluid behind eardrum
If you don't have fever or pain it is most likely from a resolving ear infection.
It can take 2 to 6 weeks to clear up. If the problem persists see the doctor.
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
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Dr. Helena Bentley
That's why it is important to have a follow-up evaluation to make sure that the infection is resolving as it should.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: ET Dysfunction
Often times pain and pressure in the ear is caused by pressure from the sinuses - the eustachian tube.
Even after antibiotics this can sometimes take time to open up. See your doctor to be sure, but they may suggest benadryl, (diphenhydramine) a decongestant, maybe a steroid nose spray....And unfortuately patience.

In brief: ET Dysfunction
Often times pain and pressure in the ear is caused by pressure from the sinuses - the eustachian tube.
Even after antibiotics this can sometimes take time to open up. See your doctor to be sure, but they may suggest benadryl, (diphenhydramine) a decongestant, maybe a steroid nose spray....And unfortuately patience.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
In brief: May Not Be Healed
The damage caused by the infection, may not yet have healed.
There still may be fluid in your ear. See the doctor.

In brief: May Not Be Healed
The damage caused by the infection, may not yet have healed.
There still may be fluid in your ear. See the doctor.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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