How are middle ear infections treated?
In most cases of middle ear infection, the earache passes within two to three days without the need for treatment and any hearing loss fades within one to two weeks. Antibiotics are usually only prescribed when symptoms are severe or when other factors increase the risk of complications.
Author: Lauren Donley
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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