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I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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If the ear infection is due to the virus, then it will go away over time.
However, bacterial infection will likely require antibiotics.
Bacterial infection often causes fever, worsening ear ache, ear discharge, fullness in the ear, hearing problem,
So it depends on the severity of your symptoms.
ear effusion is likely due to the ear infection.
Now this can be viral infection.
Usually it may take 7-10 days to clear up.
Sometimes, it may not, and you need to consider antibiotic in case it does not by next week.
Also a steroid course like prednisone is often helpful in clearing up the ear effusion along with antibiotic.
otherwise, you may wait, if this is not too bothersome
yes that is correct
also there will be foul smelling ear discharge, worsening ear pain.
yes i understand your concern.
you do not need to for now.
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