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Are there alternative therapies for ear infection?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
The red blush of an ear drum on exam may represent a simple reflex & not a tru infection.
Far too many kids are put on abx when they have a fever & no other source. Some ear infections are viral & self heal in a few days, some are caused by nasty pus creating germs that will eat away at kids & cause problems if untreated. A good dr will treat the later agressively, ignore it & face the consequences.

In brief: Depends
The red blush of an ear drum on exam may represent a simple reflex & not a tru infection.
Far too many kids are put on abx when they have a fever & no other source. Some ear infections are viral & self heal in a few days, some are caused by nasty pus creating germs that will eat away at kids & cause problems if untreated. A good dr will treat the later agressively, ignore it & face the consequences.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Paul Williams
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: No treatment
Ear infections may not require any treatment at all.
Most resolve with time, and treatment may only be necessary if complications arise or the patient is moderately ill with the infection.

In brief: No treatment
Ear infections may not require any treatment at all.
Most resolve with time, and treatment may only be necessary if complications arise or the patient is moderately ill with the infection.
Dr. Paul Williams
Dr. Paul Williams
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