Is there a cure for middle ear infections?

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Ear infections may be caused by a virus (the common cold) or by bacteria. There is no cure, and no vaccine, for the common cold. Ear infections caused by viruses will often go away on their own. Ear infections caused by bacteria may be successfully treated with antibiotics (possibly along with corticosteroids), and, in some cases, surgery.

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Ear Disorders

Ear Disorders

Your ear is a complex organ composed of the outer, middle and inner ear (as well as fluid). Any disorder involving your ear -- ear infections, tinnitus, Meniere's disease -- can affect either your hearing or your balance. Treatmen...

t options for ear disorders vary based on the type of disorder you have.
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