Ear Infection  101: What You Need to Know

What are the symptoms of an ear infection?

- Sharp and sudden ear pain - Dull, continuous pain - Warm discharge from the ear - Reduced hearing or clogged feeling

Are ear infections contagious?

An ear infection isn’t contagious but the infections that cause them are

How long does an ear infection last?

A middle ear infection can last up to 2 weeks, with inner infections lasting much longer. An infection is chronic if it lasts longer than 6 weeks

Can ear infections go away on their own?

Viral ear infections can potentially go away on their own but bacterial infections require antibiotics

What are the best antibiotics for ear infections?

Amoxicillin, Keflex , Augmentin, Bactrim are the most common antibiotics that are prescribed

What is the fastest way to get rid of an ear infection?

The right diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan are the best way to treat an ear infection

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