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What can I do to treat ear infection?

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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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Dr. Paul Williams
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Antibiotics or no tx

There are different types of ear infections.
External ear infections (infection of the skin of the ear canal) are treated with antibiotic drops. Middle ear infections may resolve on their own, or may require antibiotic therapy if the patient is moderately ill with the infection.

In brief: Antibiotics or no tx

There are different types of ear infections.
External ear infections (infection of the skin of the ear canal) are treated with antibiotic drops. Middle ear infections may resolve on their own, or may require antibiotic therapy if the patient is moderately ill with the infection.
Dr. Paul Williams
Dr. Paul Williams
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