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How can earache be treated despite using alcohol to drain discharge?

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Posted on Thu, 10 Dec 2020
Question: My 24 yr old son has had an earache for a few days. It is not inflamed, but it still aches. He has put alcohol inside and drained it back out, but no change.
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:

No alcohol. Tylenol 1000mg/8hours and Ibuprofen 400mg/8hrs

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

The most common cause of earache in adults is a viral infection. Antibiotics are not always needed. I recommend a combination of Tylenol and ibuprofen as specified above. If pain persists or fever sets in, then he needs to get the ear examined.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Chobufo Ditah, General & Family Physician
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How can earache be treated despite using alcohol to drain discharge?

Brief Answer: No alcohol. Tylenol 1000mg/8hours and Ibuprofen 400mg/8hrs Detailed Answer: Hi, The most common cause of earache in adults is a viral infection. Antibiotics are not always needed. I recommend a combination of Tylenol and ibuprofen as specified above. If pain persists or fever sets in, then he needs to get the ear examined. Hope I have answered your query. Take care Regards, Dr Chobufo Ditah, General & Family Physician