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You can now connect with an online doctor for ear infection treatment through our easy-to-use app. Antibiotics, such as Amoxicillin or Cefaclor, are commonly prescribed and recommended options for treating and preventing Ear infections.

By getting the well-suited dose, prescription of antibiotics, and dosing frequency, you will get ear infections that can cause ear discomfort, potentially leading to irritability in infants and toddlers. Ear infections, particularly acute otitis media, are common, especially in children. Get a prescription now with one of our doctors at Your Doctors Online.

What are the symptoms of ear infection?

The symptoms a patient may experience include the following:

  • Ear pain
  • Disrupted sleep
  • Decreased appetite
  • Impaired hearing in the affected ear
  • The sensation of ear fullness or pressure
  • Discharge from the ear (yellow, brown, or white), indicating a potential ruptured eardrum

Ear Infection Symptoms in Infants and Children include the following as well:

  • Mouth breathing or increased snoring
  • Fever ranging from 100.5 to 104 degrees F
  • Reluctance to eat due to pressure changes in the middle ear while swallowing

Causes of ear infection

Bacteria and viruses primarily trigger ear infections. These infections often follow a cold or upper respiratory illness. The microbes enter the eustachian tube and, from there, into the middle ear. Once inside, they cause inflammation and swelling of the eustachian tubes, resulting in blockage. This blockage affects tube function, accumulating infected fluid within the middle ear.

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Treatment of ear infection

The treatment of ear infections, particularly middle ear infections, involves several approaches as outlined in the provided sources:

  1. To relieve pain associated with ear infections, applying a warm cloth or warm water bottle to the affected ear and using over-the-counter pain relief drops for ears can be beneficial.
  2. Antibiotics are commonly prescribed for bacterial ear infections. Several antibiotics are commonly prescribed to treat ear infections, including Zithromax (azithromycin), Keflex (cephalexin), Septra (sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim), amoxicillin, Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid(co-amoxiclav) and ciprofloxacin. They are recommended for specific situations, such as moderate to severe ear pain in children over six months old, mild middle ear pain in children under 24 months with a temperature, and confirmed acute otitis media in children under six months.
  3. Anesthetic drops may be used to relieve pain if the eardrum is intact and free of holes or tears.
  4. In cases of chronic otitis media or persistent fluid buildup in the middle ear, ear tubes (tympanostomy tubes) may be recommended. This involves a surgical procedure called myringotomy, where a tiny tube is placed in the eardrum to help ventilate the middle ear and prevent fluid buildup.
  5. Steroid ear drops may be prescribed to reduce swelling in the ear. If you have fungal infections, antifungal ear drops can be used to treat the infection.
  6. Children who experience recurrent infections or have middle ear fluid that does not go away require extra care. The best way to gauge treatment efficacy and avoid any potential problems is to schedule frequent check-ins with your doctor.

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How to connect with doctor for ear infection?

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Hi Dr. Nicole, I have an ear infection. Can you help me?

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  • Amoxicillin + clavulanic acid 875mg /125mg
  • Take twice a day for seven days 

 

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How to prevent ear infections?

  • Make hand-washing a routine habit for your family to reduce the spread of germs.
  • If your child attends daycare, choose a facility that monitors illness and encourages sick children to stay home, particularly during cold and flu seasons.
  • Breastfeed your baby for at least six months. Breastfed babies are less likely to develop ear infections than formula-fed babies.
  • Treat underlying conditions that affect the ears, such as eczema or allergies, to reduce the risk of outer ear infections.

FAQs about ear infection

Where can you get antibiotics for an ear infection?

You can get an antibiotic prescription for an ear infection by consulting one of our qualified doctors at Your Doctors Online. Antibiotics are usually prescribed depending on the type and severity of the ear infection, so it's important to see a doctor for a correct diagnosis.

How quickly will an ear infection clear up with antibiotics?

Taking antibiotics for an ear infection usually makes it go away in a couple of days. Ear pain should subside within this time, but permanent hearing loss or ear fluid may not go away for a few weeks. When an infection causes fluid to collect in the middle ear, it may take as long as six weeks for the fluid to drain completely.

What is the best prescription for ear infections?

The best prescription antibiotics for ear infections include Amoxicillin/clavulanate (Augmentin), Azithromycin (Zithromax), Erythromycin, Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim), and Doxycycline (Doryx). These antibiotics are commonly prescribed to treat ear infections, and the choice of antibiotic may vary based on the severity and type of infection.

Is there such a thing as antibiotic ear drops?

Yes, antibiotic ear drops are available to treat ear infections. These ear drops are specifically formulated to target bacterial infections in the ear canal. Healthcare providers prescribe antibiotic ear drops and are effective in delivering medication directly to the site of infection, allowing for faster and more targeted treatment compared to oral antibiotics. Examples of antibiotic ear drops include Ciprodex (ciprofloxacin and dexamethasone).

How do I know if my ear infection is bacterial or viral?

A medical evaluation by a healthcare provider is necessary to determine whether your ear infection is bacterial or viral. Because bacterial and viral infections share similar symptoms, such as fever and irritability, medical intervention is necessary to distinguish between the two.

Can a bacterial ear infection go away without antibiotics?

Yes, a bacterial ear infection can sometimes go away without antibiotics. Antibiotics might be in order if symptoms don't go away or get worse. On the other hand, antibiotics are usually necessary for cases of severe middle ear infections or infections that persist for more than two or three days.

When should I go to the doctor for an ear infection?

If you suspect an ear infection, it is essential to monitor symptoms like persistent ear pain, fever, or ear discharge. Contact a healthcare provider if symptoms worsen after a few days, especially in children, or if you experience severe pain, swelling, hearing loss, or other concerning signs.

What is a severe ear infection like?

Symptoms like a high fever (39°C or higher), discharge (pus, fluid, or discharge) from the ear, worsening symptoms, hearing loss, or symptoms that last longer than two or three days can indicate a severe ear infection.

Can online doctors treat ear infections?

You can get the treatment and prescription for ear infections online at Your Doctors Online with a budget-friendly cost and no wait times. Consult our doctors now to get treatment for ear infections online.

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

In adults, the infection either goes away within 2-3 days. Otherwise, your provider will prescribe antibiotics to treat ear infections and prevent the infection from spreading. Consult our doctors at Your Doctors Online for the treatment of ear infections.

How to stop an earache fast in a child?

Earache can be treated with over-the-counter medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. However, ibuprofen is not given to a child less than six months old. You can apply a warm compress to help with the pain and swelling, but it is best to consult a doctor for advice, the correct medicine dosage, and avoid any complications.

How long do ear infections last without treatment?

Mild ear infections can go away within 2-3 days, but if the infection has persist for more than three days, you need to see a doctor for the proper treatment. You can consult our online doctor at Your Doctors Online for the treatment and prescription of ear infections.

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