Do ear infections go away on their own? Could they stay forever? My ear infection isn't going away with antibiotics

Go away ???? The reduced hearing during an infection may persist for weeks after completing meds.The watery mucus that was part of the infection takes time to clear. If you still have pain, fever or other reasons to believe it is there after meds, it may have been resistant to the one you took. Follow up with your doc.

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Should I switch to a different antibiotic for an ear infection if this one isn't working?

Ear infection. It is not a good idea to treat infections without a diagnosis--and a doctor--managing it. Many folks find some "old" antibiotics laying around and take them for what they feel is their diagnosis. Then for whatever reason if they don't get better, they try to switch, again without a good exam and a diagnosis. Lots of things cause ear pain, and antibiotics aren't the answer for all. Read more...

My 4y has had an ear infection for about 4 weeks went to ENT prescribed drops n antibiotic by mouth he been on drops 3 wks n other 2 why isn't he bett?

? better ? Any antibiotic I use for any ear infection may fail.It happens when the germ is resistant or if the muck inside the ear is too thick for the med to get trough and kill the germ. The fluid behind the drum is often present for 4-6 weeks after treatment when the med does work.A change of med may be needed,rarely the ENT needs to drain the infection for it to resolve. Discuss with the doc. Read more...

I have a chronic ear infection responding to no antibiotic yet. What's going to happen? I'm nervous.

See an ENT doctor. Have you been diagnosed with a middle ear infection (otitis media) or an external infection (otitis externa)? Google these terms to understand the differences. Or do you have water in your ear (serous otitis media)? Ask your doctor for a referral to an ENT doctor, or get a second opinion. Read more...
different approach . Obstruction of ear drainage both from the external and from the middle ear via internal eustation tube into the throat must be one of the first to rule out. A work up of all the states that would compromise your immunity, must be considered. Many chronic diseases such as diabetes which which occurs with b-6 def( which inactivates the t-helper one cells. This immune state causes allergy, and in. Read more...

If I am already on a antibiotic for a cold is there any chance that I could develop a ear infection bc my head is already hurting?

Common cold. Is due to viral infection, so antibiotics won't be of value unless a secondary bacterial infection sets in, so you are allowed to have viral infection of your middle ears or your sinuses despite being on antibiotics, if it is really bothersome see your doctor, meanwhile, saline nasal wash and salt water gargles would help. Read more...

I took my 3 year old grandson to Dr this am & he has an ear infection? First time, how could this happen? I bought the antibiotic. He never gets ill?

Your grandson. is blessed if this is his first ear infection & he doesn't normally get ill. Bottom line, is that the world is filled with microbes. Also, a child has a short eustachian tube so getting an infection is pretty easy. Read more...
1st time 4 everythin. Hi. Your grandson has an ear infection. He never gets ill? 3 years is not a long life yet, and he just did get ill. Don't let this get you down. Kid'll do fine. Read more...
They all get them. My expectation is that all kids have at least one middle ear infection, usually before age 2. The relatively small head, small drainage tube from ear to throat, frequent exposure to cold viruses or airway irritants increase age adjusted risk. As the head grows & structures drain better, the tendency decreases. Read more...

I have a double ear infection I've been to the doctor they gave me ear drops and an antibiotic the ear drops wont go in how can I get my ear uncloged?

May need a wick. Hard to tell without seeing your ears, but it sounds like you have otitis externa (outer ear infection). Sometimes when the ear canal gets so swollen, the drops won't go through, and your doctor will need to insert a wick into your ear canal to "pull" the medicine through so it can work. Read more...

Do you think I can use antibiotic ointment for an outer ear infection?

No. Antibiotic ointments will just stick to the outside of where you apply. Outer ear infections produce debris and secretions that make antibiotic drops a more effective delivery mechanism. The drops might contain steroids to decrease the inflammation to improve the pain also. See your doctor. Read more...