Ear Infection Symptoms

Many of you may have found my site for tips and how-to’s for ear wax removal and may be some of you are experiencing symptoms of ear infection. First I hope that you do not have an ear infection because that would require you to visit you doctor for some antibiotics to help get rid of the bad bacteria that are causing the infection. But if you are having ear infection symptoms the info below can hopefully help you to decide whether you need to go see you doctor or just clean your ears out.

Signs Of An Ear Infection

The first thing we need to do is see if you are showing signs of an ear infection. There are several signs to look for ear pain, fever, ear drainage, loss of appetite, grumpiness, vomiting, trouble hearing, and trouble sleeping.

If you do have an ear infection you may also have fluid buildup in the ears as well. Here are some sign of fluid buildup in the ears – tinnitus also known as ringing in the ears, popping, pressure, and dizziness.

If you have children there is a good chance that at some point they will get an ear infection and for most children many times. Some of the ways to help notice ear infections in children is to watch is see if they are pulling, tugging, or rubs their ears. This is normally a sign of them trying to deal with the pain, pressure, or ear noise associated with infections.

Ear Infection Antibiotics

Now if you think you have a problem there are many ear infection antibiotics your doctor can gave you to fight of the infection. The best advice I can give you is if your doctor determines that you do have an infection and they give you antibiotics to take – then make sure to finish them all the way as directed.

A lot of times the directions on the prescription will tell you to take every dose as directed until the bottle is empty. But a lot of times we start feeling better before we finish the bottle and stop taking the doses. The problem here is that in some cases the bacteria return causing us to have to go back to the doctor.

Ear Infection Remedies

There are many other types of ear infection remedies other than antibiotics that one could try from home first. But if the problems worsen or don’t improve soon then go see you doctor. Some like to try using garlic oil, olive oil, and colloidal silver.