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Is mastoiditis treated with the same antibiotics as ear infections?

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In brief: Not always the same!

Mastoiditis is usually caused by an "untreated" middle ear infection.
Treatment is primarily with antibiotics and/or surgery. Conventional oral antibiotics for middle ear infection usually prevents complications and spread of infection in mastoiditis. In the US, mastoiditis treatment is usually with IV antibiotics. If more severe-surgery is indicated with an ENT physician.

In brief: Not always the same!

Mastoiditis is usually caused by an "untreated" middle ear infection.
Treatment is primarily with antibiotics and/or surgery. Conventional oral antibiotics for middle ear infection usually prevents complications and spread of infection in mastoiditis. In the US, mastoiditis treatment is usually with IV antibiotics. If more severe-surgery is indicated with an ENT physician.
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