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Receive expert ear infection treatment online

An ear infection—also called acute otitis media (AOM)—is a painful condition in which the air-filled space behind the ear drum (the middle ear) becomes inflamed and infected. Ear infections affect at least 3 million Americans annually and they occur more commonly in children than in adults. Most ear infections are not serious and clear up naturally within days, but some require treatment with antibiotics. While most ear infections affect the middle ear, there are also inner ear infections and outer ear infections. Outer ear infections are often caused by exposure to moisture, while inner and middle ear infections are caused by viruses and/or bacteria.

Often, another illness such as a cold, flu, or allergies causes the eustachian tubes—tubes running from the middle ear to the back of the throat—to become swollen or blocked with fluid. After some time, the fluid can become infected with harmful bacteria or viruses. Children have smaller eustachian tubes than adults, which is one reason why children get ear infections more frequently. You can lower your risk of developing ear infections by practicing good ear hygiene, avoiding smoking, and minimizing exposure to second-hand smoke and allergens.

Common symptoms of ear infection in children include ear pain, ear drainage, fever, crying when lying down, tugging at the ear, loss of balance, trouble hearing, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, headache, and general irritability. Common symptoms of ear infection in adults include earache (dull pain), sharp pain in the ear, drainage from the ear, muffled hearing, and a sense of fullness in the ear. If your outer ear is painful, swollen, tender, red, or itching, then you may have an outer ear infection. If you have symptoms of dizziness, nausea, vomiting, or a spinning sensation, you may have an inner ear infection which is more serious and requires medical treatment.

Many ear infections clear up on their own simply with rest, time, and perhaps some over-the-counter painkillers. However, if you—or your child over age 12—have symptoms lasting more than one day, severe ear pain, a discharge from the ear, or a fever above 100.4°F, then you should see an in-person physician or an online doctor visit for ear infection to get access to rapid assessment and treatment possibly including antibiotic prescriptions. If your young child under age 12 is suffering from an ear infection, please take them to urgent care or an in-person doctor. Our telehealth doctors are unable to prescribe antibiotics for children under 12.

Why Schedule an Online Doctor Visit for Ear Infection?

Traditional in-person doctor visits are expensive, and in the time of COVID-19 they may be increasingly difficult to schedule and access. Telemedicine technology not only makes consultations with your primary care doctor easier than ever, but also puts doctors and other specialists within easy reach for you both logistically and financially. Video calling a doctor from home is easy, private, and affordable. With SAMI-Aid’s telehealth doctor visits for ear infection, you can get affordable, effective virtual ear infection treatment within minutes from the comfort of home.

SAMI-Aid is a leading telehealth provider offering expert one-on-one health care services, including online ear pain treatment. We make it easy to connect to a doctor from wherever you are to consult about your ailments, receive treatment remotely, and more. Our services are offered under a free basic membership with pay-per-visit nurse, doctor, and psychiatrist appointments. We also offer a monthly premium membership which includes two free appointments per month of any combination of general medicine, therapy, and psychiatry.

Register with a free account and speak with an online doctor for ear infection today, online or over the phone.


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