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What is better than Claritin (loratadine) d to solve my inner ear infection?
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Infection
If you do have bacterial infection, you will need to have antibiotics prescribed.
Claritin (loratadine) d is used for symptomatic treatment and doesn't treat any infection. Viral infections usually go away without treatment and will require symptomatic treatment of which Claritin (loratadine) d is one. Your doctor needs to decide what to do next if Claritin (loratadine) d is ineffective.

In brief: Infection
If you do have bacterial infection, you will need to have antibiotics prescribed.
Claritin (loratadine) d is used for symptomatic treatment and doesn't treat any infection. Viral infections usually go away without treatment and will require symptomatic treatment of which Claritin (loratadine) d is one. Your doctor needs to decide what to do next if Claritin (loratadine) d is ineffective.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Brian Broker
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Inner vs middle ear
The area commonly described as having fluid and infection is the middle ear. Antbiotics (for infection) and decongestants will help remove fluid.
Often treating underlying conditions like allergies help too. The inner ear is the actual organ of hearing and balance. Viral infections known as labyrinthitis can cause hearing loss, dizziness/vertigo and tinnitus. Treatment is to relieve symptoms only.

In brief: Inner vs middle ear
The area commonly described as having fluid and infection is the middle ear. Antbiotics (for infection) and decongestants will help remove fluid.
Often treating underlying conditions like allergies help too. The inner ear is the actual organ of hearing and balance. Viral infections known as labyrinthitis can cause hearing loss, dizziness/vertigo and tinnitus. Treatment is to relieve symptoms only.
Dr. Brian Broker
Dr. Brian Broker
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Dr. Arthur Vecchiotti
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Antibiotic
If you truly have an ear infection, then you should have an antibiotic.
To determine whether you have an infection, you should see either your faamily physician, or an ear specialist.

In brief: Antibiotic
If you truly have an ear infection, then you should have an antibiotic.
To determine whether you have an infection, you should see either your faamily physician, or an ear specialist.
Dr. Arthur Vecchiotti
Dr. Arthur Vecchiotti
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