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otitis_medThe aim of treatment is, of course, to get rid of the infection. When the infection is due to bacteria, you'll have to take a course of antibiotics, at the dose and for the length of time necessary.

Sometimes, as a complement to the antibiotic treatment and if the condition is very painful, painkillers may be taken, and heat applied to the affected area also helps to alleviate the pain.

Generally speaking, the treatment is effective and there are no further complications. If after several days you have no more pain, it means the otitis has cleared; however, if the pain returns, you must go back to the doctor or pharmacist and resume or change your treatment.

Whenever you have earache, it is very important not to mess about with your ear or scratch it with your finger or any other object.

When the infection has cleared, make sure you always keep your ears clean and dry.


M. Pilar Gascón. Pharmacist.