Ear Infection Treatment
What is an ear infection?
An ear infection is a viral or bacterial infection that occurs either in the external or middle ear. The latter is a space behind the ear drum. Ear infections that are acute, or minor and short in duration, may be treatable with conservative measures. However, when ear infections are chronic, or long-term/recurring, patients may require other treatments.
What are the treatment options for ear infections?
Conservative treatments for minor ear infections include cleaning the outer ear with topical disinfection solution, such as Dequalinium chloride, or application of prescription ear drops.
Prescription decongestants or antibiotics, including ear drops and oral antibiotics may be also used for treatment.
More serious ear infections can lead to other health conditions, such as temporary hearing impairment, and may need further treatment. It is important to see an ear, nose and throat specialist if you believe you are suffering from an acute or chronic ear infection to get a professional evaluation and treatment options.
Doctors with ENT in Cayman Ltd. can provide a range of ear infection treatment options, including surgical procedures if needed. If you are suffering from an ear infection, the first step towards feeling better is to schedule an evaluation with an experienced ear, nose and throat doctor.