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What can be done at home to treat middle ear infections?

Some possible home measures to relieve pain of middle ear infections can include applying a warm compress to the affected ear, and taking an over-the-counter pain-relief medication. If symptoms still remain after 48 hours, an antibiotic may be prescribed.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 05 Dec 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Earache


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