Although ear infections are more common in children, adults can get them, too. Often caused by bacterial infections in the inner ear, these infections may accompany a flu or cold making it very uncomfortable to go about your day to day. Our friendly care team here at Preferred Urgent Care will evaluate the problem quickly so that treatment and healing can begin.
Signs Your Child May Have an Ear Infection
- Ear pain (worsen when lying down)
- Tugs or pulls at ear
- Cries more than usual
- Fails to respond to sounds
- Has a fever
- Has drainage from the ear
- Has a headache
- Difficulty maintaining balance
Treatment for an ear infection depends upon the patient’s age and the severity of the infection. Some ear infections get better without the use of antibiotics. Your primary care physician may recommend over-the-counter medications which can manage the pain. At home remedies such as a warm compress or pressing a damp cloth over the ear for several minutes may also relieve some pain.
Seek Treatment Right Away If:
- The symptoms last for more than 24hrs
- The pain is severe
- The infection occurred in conjunction with a cold or flu
- There is discharge leaking from the ear
- If you have a fever
- The affected is under 1-year old
Call (281) 984-6735 or walk into your nearest Preferred Urgent Care clinic today. We offer Katy & Fulshear ear infection treatment for adults and children seven days a week.
Dr. Ebun & Dr. Santiago CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICERDr. Ebunlomo has been the Chief Executive Officer of Preferred Urgent Care since January 2016. She has drawn on her knowledge spanning over 17 years of professional experience across public health and ...Learn More
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