Earache: When to consult a doctor?

Delays in treatment of ear infection can cause irreversible damages. If earache does not reduce beyond 24 hours of self-treatment, immediately consult a doctor. You must consult a ENT specialist if;

  • Earache shows frequent recurrence.
  • If earaches is accompanied by fever, tremors or convulsions.
  • If earache causes a decrease in hearing ability.
  • If earache is accompanied by delirium or dizziness.
  • If blood or pus oozes out from ears.
  • If there is an injury to the ear (lesions in the ear or perforated eardrum).

See: Possible Causes of Earache

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