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What do you treat a ear infection with?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Treat ear infection

Depending on if this is an external ear infection or middle ear infection, or if there is active drainage from the year, a topical antibiotic or anti-fungal ear drop with or without the addition of an oral antibiotic may be needed.
I recommend you see your doctor or otolaryngologist (ENT) for examination, diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Treat ear infection

Depending on if this is an external ear infection or middle ear infection, or if there is active drainage from the year, a topical antibiotic or anti-fungal ear drop with or without the addition of an oral antibiotic may be needed.
I recommend you see your doctor or otolaryngologist (ENT) for examination, diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ear Infection

Ear infections are generally due to viral upper respiratory infections or allergy flare ups.
Sometimes, a few days after the onset of symptoms, a secondary bacterial infection develops, much more commonly in young children. Go see your primary care doctor. You only need to see an ear, nose and throat surgeon if you don't get better with treatment.

In brief: Ear Infection

Ear infections are generally due to viral upper respiratory infections or allergy flare ups.
Sometimes, a few days after the onset of symptoms, a secondary bacterial infection develops, much more commonly in young children. Go see your primary care doctor. You only need to see an ear, nose and throat surgeon if you don't get better with treatment.
Dr. Robert Knox
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