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For how long does an ear infection (otitis media) take to fully heal?

Otitis. The duration of ear infections vary greatly from person to person. Some are treated with antibiotics and can resolve within a week others need a longer time due to the disfunction of the eustacian tube.Age is another factor...Young children sometimes can take a long time and some even need surgical intervention by an ent.( tubes). Read more...

I'm also having a cough and chest congestion. Can otitis media or middle ear infections cause these symptoms?

No, but.... A middle ear infection will not cause cough and chest congestion. However, the same virus that caused the middle ear infection in the first place may also have caused lower respiratory tract infection/symptoms. Read more...

What's the treatment for middle ear infection (otitis media) in adults?

Same as in children. If you truly have a middle ear infection, otitis media, and the cause can be proven to be bacterial, the same bacteria that infect the middle ears in childhood, cause otitis media in adults. And therefore, the same treatment is administered. So, first, an appropriate diagnosis needs to be made and if the cause is bacterial, the correct antibiotic needs to be given for 7-10 days. Read more...
Depends. If evaluated by a dr. And a history and physical exam is performed with a visual inspection of you ears, a diagnosis can be forthcoming regarding whether it is viral or bacterial. Bacterial would require antibiotics, whereas a viral infection would require more supportive care of the symptoms (nsaids, ant-pyretics, etc.). Read more...

How long can entroviruse last? Docs said that's what I have along with otis media. 18 days so far. Diaherra. No appetite. Lack energy. Head pressure.

Acute vs residual . The acute enteroviral process will generally run its course in a week, though you can continue to excrete virus in your poo for 6 wks if you are on a gut aggravating med like augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) it may be preventing resolution. Active culture yoghert, bananas, apples, dry breads, etc can help you slow down.Fruit juices can make you worse. Read more...