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Ear Infection Prescription Online

Ear Infection Prescription Online

Ear infections can be a viral or bacterial infection in the middle ear, located just behind your eardrums. They can also be the result of fluid build up in the middle ear and affect the eustachian tubes in one or both ears.

Ear infections can be chronic or acute. Chronic ear infections can cause permanent damage to your middle and inner ear, so they have to be treated immediately. Acute ear infections are often due to fluid accumulation in your middle ear, which causes inflammation and irritation.

Treatment will vary depending on the cause and type of ear infection you have.

Read on to learn more about ear infections and how to get an ear infection prescription online.

Who is at Risk for Ear Infections?

Ear infection occurs more in young children than adults because the former tend to have short and narrow eustachian tubes, which sit at less of an angle, making them more prone to fluid build ups.

But this doesn't mean, ear infections do not occur in adults. There are many causes of ear infections. For example, adults who suffer from sinus infections may have an increased risk of ear infection due to clogged sinuses.

There is also potential for viruses from upper respiratory infections to spread from the mouth and nose through the eustachain tubes into the middle ears. Bacteria are another common cause of ear infections in adults.

Outer ear infections can also affect adults; they are known as swimmers ear and are caused by fluid build up in the outer ear.

Ear infections in adults can be a sign of a bigger problem so be sure to talk to a doctor if you have an ear infection as an adult.

Ear Infection Symptoms

Pain is the most common symptom of ear infection. It can occur in one or both ears, depending on location and the level of infection.

Other symptoms to watch out for include:

  • Discomfort in the ear
  • Mild pain in and around the ears
  • Fussiness among children & infants (as well as repeated ear touching and grabbing)
  • Discharge of pus
  • Hearing loss
  • Fever

Infants under six months of age should be taken to a doctor right away if any of the above symptoms persist. Though they may not be able to express pain verbally, look for extra fussiness, crying and lack of interest in food. Also, a persistent fever higher than 102° means it's time to talk to a doctor.

Get an Ear Infection Prescription Online

For those who don't have time or simply prefer not to go into the doctor, online appointments with PlushCare are an option.

During your online video session you can explain your symptoms and medical history. If your doctor feels you need further testing they can refer you to a lab near you to get the proper tests. Your results can be sent electronically back to your doctor who will then prescribe you the proper treatment.

In many cases your doctor will have enough information based on your symptoms and medical history to diagnose your condition and prescribe necessary medication during your session.

If your infection is bacterial then antibiotics will be prescribed, you can collect them from your local pharmacy at your convenience.

Getting an ear infection prescription online has never been easier. Just click here to book an appointment and get treated today.

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Leah McCabe

Leah likes writing about health and science subjects. Through her writing she hopes to help people of all backgrounds have equal access to information and quality healthcare.

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