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Can you lose hearing from an ear infection ? and how do you cure it without antibiotics?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Unlikely,??

Before antibiotics, people had ear infections.
Without the aid of antibiotics many bacterial infections self healed over a 6-8 week period, some did not. Chronic unresolved bacterial ear infections can lead the ear bones to freeze/hearing loss.Sometimes infection went into the bone & caused bone infections that needed surgical drainage.Some infections are viral &self heal quickly.It's your choice

In brief: Unlikely,??

Before antibiotics, people had ear infections.
Without the aid of antibiotics many bacterial infections self healed over a 6-8 week period, some did not. Chronic unresolved bacterial ear infections can lead the ear bones to freeze/hearing loss.Sometimes infection went into the bone & caused bone infections that needed surgical drainage.Some infections are viral &self heal quickly.It's your choice
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