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Frequently Asked Questions
What are ear infections?
Ear infections are very common, particularly in children. They can be painful and cause a lot of discomforts. If you’re looking for ways to treat ear infections, then you’ve come to the right place.
There are three types of ear infections:
-Otitis externa, also called swimmer’s ear, is an infection of the outer ear canal.
-Otitis media is an infection of the middle ear. It’s the most common type of ear infection in children.
-Otitis interna, or inner ear infection, is the least common but most serious type of ear infection.
What causes ear infections?
Ear infections often occur when there’s a buildup of fluid or wax in the ear canal. When this happens, it can create a perfect environment for bacteria to grow and prosper. Ear infections can also be caused by allergies or other upper respiratory infections such as colds, the flu, or sinus infections.
How are ear infections treated?
There are a number of different treatments for ear infections, depending on the severity of the infection. For milder infections, over-the-counter medications may be enough to clear up the infection. More severe infections may require antibiotics, either in pill form or as ear drops. In some cases, a corticosteroid may also be prescribed to help reduce inflammation.
If your child has an ear infection, it's important to keep them comfortable and help them manage any pain they're experiencing. Over-the-counter pain relievers can be helpful for this. You can also apply a warm compress to the affected ear to help ease any pain. It's also important to make sure your child stays hydrated and gets plenty of rest.
If you're unsure about what treatment is best for your child's ear infection, it's always best to consult with a doctor or pediatric doctor. They will be able to give you specific guidance based on the severity of the infection and your child's individual needs. You can see one right here at Eden Telemed!
How can I prevent ear infections?
There are a few things you can do to help prevent ear infections:
-Wash your hands regularly and have your children do the same. This will help prevent the spread of germs that can cause ear infections.
-Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke. Smoke can irritate the lining of the ear and make it more susceptible to infection.
-Use a humidifier in your home, especially during the winter when the air is drier. This will help keep the ears from getting too dry and irritated.
-Don't put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear. This includes Q-tips, fingers, and other objects. These can damage the delicate skin in the ear and make it more susceptible to infection.
When should I speak to a doctor about an ear infection?
If you or your child experience any of the following symptoms, you should speak to a doctor for an ear infection:
-Severe pain in your ear
-A high fever
-Fluid draining from your ear
-Vertigo or dizziness
These symptoms can indicate an infection that requires prompt treatment.
What are some of the most common medications prescribed for ear infections?
The most commonly suggested prescription medications for ear infections include:
-Analgesics to treat pain, fever and inflammation, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil)
-Ear drops such as Ciprodex
-Oral antibiotics such as Amoxicillin, Clavulin, Clarithromycin (Biaxin), or Azithromycin (Zithromax)
All of these medications are available online through Eden Telemed.
What are the most common symptoms of ear infections?
The most common symptoms of ear infections include:
-Feeling of fullness in the ear
-Loss of balance
-Fluid draining from the ear
If your child has any of these symptoms, you should speak to a doctor.
Can I get an online consultation for ear infections on Eden Telemed?
Absolutely, you can speak directly to a licensed doctor or pediatric doctor online about ear infections in minutes, from your phone, tablet, or computer. Get a diagnosis, treatment or prescription for weight loss from the comfort of your home or office.
How does an online consultation for ear infections work?
Booking a doctor’s visit on Eden Telemed about ear infections is very easy. You simply need to tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll connect you with a doctor. All of our consultations are private and confidential, and take place over secure chat, phone, or video.
Am I covered by insurance for telemedicine or online consultations with private doctors ?
Yes. Most insurance companies reimburse part or all of telemedicine and private healthcare services depending on your insurance coverage. However, it is always best to check with your insurance.
Can I get a prescription to help treat ear infections on Eden Telemed?
Of course! During your consultation, if necessary, our online doctors can prescribe you medication to treat ear infections and help you or your child feel better, faster. You can get your prescriptions sent to any pharmacy or have them delivered straight to your door for free!
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