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Do decongestants help with viral ear infections?

Decongestants are not effective in treating or preventing viral ear infections. The best way to avoid viral ear infections is to practice good hygiene. 

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Essential Facts About Ear Infections
Essential Facts About Ear Infections
While ear infections tend to affect kids—5 out of 6 children will experience this condition by the time they’re 3 years old—adults are not immune. And...
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How does earwax affect ear disorders?
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Earwax, known as cerumen, plays a role in protecting the ear canal and keeping it clean. But for som...
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When should I see a doctor if I have an ear infection?
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All About Ear Infections
All About Ear Infections

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