In the event of an ear infection, the treatment goal is to clear the problem from the middle ear, so more severe complications don't result, notes WebMD. This means that treatment involves getting rid of the causes of in... More »

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The best treatment for an ear infection depends on whether the infection is caused by a virus or bacterial organism. Antibiotics do not kill viruses, so they are only used to treat infections caused by bacteria. The only... More »

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Doctors use prescription and over-the-counter medications to treat sinus and ear infections, according to WebMD. Doctors prescribe antibiotics, including amoxicillin, trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazole and azithromycin, to t... More »

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The best treatment for an ear infection depends on whether the infection is caused by a virus or bacterial organism. Antibiotics do not kill viruses, so they are only used to treat infections caused by bacteria. The only... More »

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Easy treatments for an adult ear infection include using a warm compress on the affected ear, getting nonprescription ear drops and taking pain medications, notes MedlinePlus. These treatment options can relieve the symp... More »

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Ear infection is typically a middle ear infection, also called otitis media, according to WebMD. It occurs when the tube that drains the ear is blocked, allowing bacteria to grow in fluid trapped behind the eardrum. More »

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Various types of infections can affect the outer ear, including acute diffuse otitis extrena, the most common form of an outer ear infection, and acute localized otitis externa, which is an infection of a hair follicle, ... More »

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