8 doctors weighed in:
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) x3 days for om, fever 99-102 today, painful lump behind ear... And ear completely fluid filled. Will the augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) start working soon?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Ear Infections
Is the lump behind the ear growing? If so, this is either an inflamed lymph node or the beginning of a mastoid infection.
Go back asap to see your doctor. A switch to an injectable antibiotic may be in order, or referral to an ENT to consider inserting an ear tube.

In brief: Ear Infections
Is the lump behind the ear growing? If so, this is either an inflamed lymph node or the beginning of a mastoid infection.
Go back asap to see your doctor. A switch to an injectable antibiotic may be in order, or referral to an ENT to consider inserting an ear tube.
Dr. Robert Knox
Dr. Robert Knox
Thank
Dr. Shawn Kosnik
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually by day 3
Om(otitis media) is an infection behind the ear drum. It can be very painful and when left untreated, can lead to complications.
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a good choice and 3 three days is typically enough time for improvement. Another antibiotic, an oral steroid, steroid nasal spray, or an ear tube may be needed in patients that aren't improving to initial treatment. Follow up is recommended.

In brief: Usually by day 3
Om(otitis media) is an infection behind the ear drum. It can be very painful and when left untreated, can lead to complications.
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a good choice and 3 three days is typically enough time for improvement. Another antibiotic, an oral steroid, steroid nasal spray, or an ear tube may be needed in patients that aren't improving to initial treatment. Follow up is recommended.
Dr. Shawn Kosnik
Dr. Shawn Kosnik
Thank
Dr. Purushottam Garg
Family Medicine
In brief: Within6 hour if bact
Knowing age and history of previous use of antibiotic would help.
With 102 degre farenheit temp, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) seems to be appropriate choice. Appears it is a child. For compliance enhancement twice or once a day dose / drugs would be ok too. I am gastimating if it is a bacterial infection, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) should start working immediately but the effect will be seen after 24 hours.

In brief: Within6 hour if bact
Knowing age and history of previous use of antibiotic would help.
With 102 degre farenheit temp, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) seems to be appropriate choice. Appears it is a child. For compliance enhancement twice or once a day dose / drugs would be ok too. I am gastimating if it is a bacterial infection, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) should start working immediately but the effect will be seen after 24 hours.
Dr. Purushottam Garg
Dr. Purushottam Garg
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
834K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors