How do I manage my middle ear infection on a daily basis?

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If you have a middle ear infection, take any prescribed medications as instructed by your doctor. You can use a warm, damp cloth over your ear to soothe the pain, or take an over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If your infection does not respond to treatment, contact your doctor.

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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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