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What helps ease an ear infection apart from antibiotics? Is it safe to use drops?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Oil

If you have an intact eardrum with no myringotomy tubes, there are studies that demonstrate placing warm, not hot, vegetable/olive oil in the affected ear, placing a heating pad over the ear and waiting 20-30 minutes usually relieves the pain.
It does not cure the infection, so consult your doctor.

In brief: Oil

If you have an intact eardrum with no myringotomy tubes, there are studies that demonstrate placing warm, not hot, vegetable/olive oil in the affected ear, placing a heating pad over the ear and waiting 20-30 minutes usually relieves the pain.
It does not cure the infection, so consult your doctor.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Drops usually have antiinflammatories and or numbing meds.
They do help.

In brief: Yes

Drops usually have antiinflammatories and or numbing meds.
They do help.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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