Ear Infection Treatment Options
Antibiotics - If your ear infection is from bacteria, then an antibiotic can help. For those whose ear infections are caused by a virus, an antibiotic will not provide any relief, and therefore will not be prescribed.
Ear tubes can be used in adults and children to prevent fluid build-up in the middle ear. A tiny hole is created in the eardrum during the procedure using a scalpel or a laser device. Any fluid in the ear is suctioned out, and the area is cleaned. The procedure can help patients who have regular fluid build-up or chronic ear infections. Ear tubes will naturally fall out after 4-18 months, and the hole will close on its own.
Texas ENT Specialists provides several types of surgery for those who experience more severe chronic ear infections. These surgical procedures allow our providers to clean out the ears, re-build the internal structures, and repair the ears as needed to prevent infections from returning. During your appointment with our staff, we can see which surgical treatment will provide the best benefit to you.