Usually, antibiotics are not prescribed for moderate earache, if the pain lasts less than 48 hours, and at a temperature less than 39 ° C. If your doctor recommended taking antibiotics in such circumstances, discuss with your doctor the possible pros and cons of such tactics.
Taking antibiotics for otitis, as a rule, is recommended in the following situations:
- if the child is less than 6 months;
- if a child under 2 years old has both ears or severe pain in one ear;
- if your ear hurts longer than 48 hours;
- if the temperature is above 39 ° C;
with otitis media or ear discharge.
Even if against the background of antibiotics, the condition has improved dramatically, you can not interrupt the administration of drugs! This is fraught with the recurrence of infection and the formation of bacterial resistance to antibacterial agents. Be sure to go through the entire course of antibiotics prescribed by a specialist.
If you accidentally missed a drug, you should consult a doctor.
These are powders, capsules or tablets. First, prescribe “sparing” drugs – with a minimum of side effects.
If, after three days of treatment, the patient does not feel any improvement, the medicine is usually changed to stronger ones. They differ from the “gentle” drug by an extended bacteriolytic (destroying pathogenic microorganisms) spectrum of action. Available in the form of tablets, as well as powder for the preparation of a suspension or solution for intravenous injection.
Tablets or syrup taken before meals.
With otitis, antibacterial ear drops are also prescribed. Of course, they can be called external ones with great difficulty, as they are buried in the ear.
In addition, the doctor may recommend ointments, ear drops.
In case of allergic skin reactions, the doctor may prescribe a special ointment, which is applied to the affected skin. Always carefully read the instructions for medicines.
Contraindications to the use may be the patient’s age.