Is there a cure for viral ear infections?

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Because it is a virus, there is no way to cure a viral ear infection. Ear infections that start as a virus but turn into a bacterial infection can eventually be treated with antibiotics. Recurring cases of viral ear infections can be treated with surgery to insert ventilation tubes in the ears, which will eventually help in stopping the cycle of infection.

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Viral Infections

Viral Infections

Viral infections like herpes simplex, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), chicken pox and rotavirus are infections caused by a virus instead of a bacterium. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, but some specific viruses ...

like influenza A and B can be treated with certain antiviral medications. Most commonly, treatment for viral infections includes drinking lots of fluids, getting rest, eating well and letting the illness run its course.
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