- 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
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/22/2013
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