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Earache (cont.)

Earache Prognosis

  • Often ear infections resolve without medical intervention.
  • Individuals that require antibiotics also resolve the infection quickly, and pain relief should occur within a couple days.
  • Associated symptoms, such as hearing loss or the feeling of ear fullness, may take longer to improve.
  • Referral to an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist) may be needed for people with continuing infection, or those who get frequent, recurring infections.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/22/2013

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