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Treatment options

We at MicroCare ENT Hospital and Research Institute provide you all treatment options for all ear conditions. We assess many factors, including your age, the severity of symptoms and other health conditions and provide you best treatment possible.

Wait-and-see approach

Some ear infections resolve even without treatment with antibiotics. Symptoms of ear infections usually improve within few days and most infections clear up on their own within one to two weeks without any treatment.

Antibiotic therapy

Treatment with antibiotics might be beneficial for ear infections. You should weigh the benefits of antibiotics against the potential side effects and concern about overuse of antibiotics creating strains of resistant disease.

Managing pain

Warm compress: Placing a moist, warm cloth over the affected ear may lessen the pain.
Pain medication: use of over-the-counter acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve pain.

Ear ventilation tubes

If your child has recurrent infection of ear or Glue ear, you may be recommended a procedure to drain fluid from the middle ear called Grommet insertion. Some ventilation tubes are intended to stay in place for three to six months and then fall out on their own. Other tubes are designed to stay in longer even up to two years and may need to be surgically removed. The eardrum usually closes up again after the tube falls out.

Treatment for chronic ear infection

Chronic ear infection that results in perforation of the eardrum is often treated with antibiotics administered as drops. You will be recommended regular hearing tests and in case of children speech and language tests.

For persistent ear infections not responding to the medication, you will be advised surgical intervention in the form of Tympanoplasty with or without mastoidectomy.

For hearing loss, depending upon the cause, you will be advised the latest treatment. Treatment for severe hearing loss usually means using different hearing technology to improve your hearing. There is no single therapy that is best for every person with the condition. You will be recommended based on how much hearing you lost, how healthy you are, your lifestyle and how your ears were damaged