For an ear infection, treatment varies on a case by case basis. Usually, the site of the infection, its severity and what’s causing it will determine what treatment works best.
Medically, you may be recommended a range of options when it comes to ear infection treatment. These include:
- Ear drops
- Painkillers, e.g. paracetamol or ibuprofen
- Antiemetics (mainly used for treating nausea and sickness brought on by inner ear infections)
There’s every likelihood that your ear infection will resolve itself anywhere between a few days and a couple of weeks. However, if symptoms don’t abate or actually become more aggressive, pay a visit to your GP or a hearing health specialist for professional advice.