Should I talk to my doctor about my viral ear infection symptoms?

Advertisement
Advertisement

Although not generally a serious condition, see a doctor if viral ear infection symptoms last two days or more. Even in cases where the eardrum ruptures from excessive fluid buildup, the condition is not serious enough to require a trip to the emergency room. If the ear infection persists for three or more days after seeing your doctor, call to make another appointment, as a bacterial infection may have developed.

Continue Learning about Ear Disorders

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.
More

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.