Patient Comments: Ear Infection Antibiotic Treatment

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What type of ear infection did you have that required antibiotics? What symptoms and signs did you have? How long did it take to cure the infection? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Jeff, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 04

I had external ear canal infection. A preventive of swimmer's ear is using drops of diluted acetic acid, which is vinegar, and hydrocortisone drops for swelling. I had some temporary relief using peroxide, but would not suggest this long term as it may dry out the canal tissue after a few days. For inner ear infection, for early onset take a decongestant such as pseudoephedrine to dilate the eustachian tube, equalize pressure, and allow drainage of fluid. Nasal spray Afrin will also help with this but do not use more than 3 days. Warm compresses on the neck (between the ear and the Adam's apple) also will help with pressure.

Comment from: Kaiser, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: November 21

I have bad smell coming from my ear because of ear infection and something in liquid form comes out. I really feel bad when I sit in a gathering. When I am slumbering I have pain in my ear. I need help, I am ashamed to have this.

Comment from: FAIZA, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 11

I have bad smell coming from my ear because of ear infection and something in liquid form comes out. I really feel bad when I sit in a gathering. When I slumbering I have pain in my ear.

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