Ear Infection in Adults: When to Contact a DoctorUploader: Yozshurg 5 years ago Subscribe 2
Children are more likely than adults to get ear infections. Pain - An outer ear infection can cause pain both inside the ear as well as outside, as the rash is often painful to touch. Depending on the cause, some infections will clear up without treatment. Antibiotics, taken by mouth or as ear drops Medication for pain Decongestants, antihistamines, or nasal steroids For chronic otitis media with effusion, an ear tube tympanostomy tube may help see below Your health care provider may also have you try autoinsufflation. A condition diagnosed as an inner ear infection may actually be a case of inflammation, and not an actual infection. The outer ear should be properly cleaned and dried after swimming or bathing.