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Is there more than one good way to treat ear infection?

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In brief: Yes.

Over half of all ear infections resolve on their own.
Different people have different ideas on how bad an infection has to be before you either start antibiotics, or perform eardrum puncture (myringotomy) - either has a good chance of curing an infection too severe or long-standing to manage with pain control alone.

In brief: Yes.

Over half of all ear infections resolve on their own.
Different people have different ideas on how bad an infection has to be before you either start antibiotics, or perform eardrum puncture (myringotomy) - either has a good chance of curing an infection too severe or long-standing to manage with pain control alone.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Antibiotics

An "ear infection" could be an outer ear infection (swimmer's ear) or a middle ear infection.
Three treatment options 1) do nothing...And suffer - why? 2) antibiotics and/or ear drops 3) tubes ( for middle ear infection).

In brief: Antibiotics

An "ear infection" could be an outer ear infection (swimmer's ear) or a middle ear infection.
Three treatment options 1) do nothing...And suffer - why? 2) antibiotics and/or ear drops 3) tubes ( for middle ear infection).
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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