Ear Infections

Ear Infection Treatment

Managing Pain & Preventing Further Infection

Both children and adults can experience ear infections and the uncomfortable symptoms that come with them. You may have an infection if you experience pain, excess ear fluid, and hearing loss.

Because your child may not be able to express the pain they are feeling, you should be on the lookout for signs of infection in your child’s ears.

Common ear infection symptoms in children include:

  • Irritability
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Constant pulling at ear
  • High fever
  • Difficulty or inability to hear

When to Seek Treatment

Both adults and children who experience ear pain lasting longer than a day or discharge from an ear should visit our urgent care center. Some ear infections clear up on their own, but these signs indicate a potentially larger problem that should be diagnosed by a professional.

Ear pain can often be treated with an ear cleaning, but in some cases antibiotics may be necessary. Ear infections can result in more serious health problems if left untreated. Thankfully, these conditions are usually easy to diagnose and treat in the early stages. Our medical providers can tell you what you can do to keep your ears clean and healthy at home.

Visit a Jupiter Medical Urgent Care Center in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Stuart or Palm Beach Gardens today.