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Treatment for Chronic Ear Infections

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As an experienced ear, nose, and throat physician, Dr. William B. Clark offers a variety of treatments for chronic ear infection. Dr. William B. Clark sees patients at his self-owned practice, ENT Associates of Northwest Florida.

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Treatment for Chronic Ear Infections

  1. 1. Dr. William B. Clark
  2. 2.  As an experienced ear, nose, and throat physician, Dr. William B. Clark offers a variety of treatments for chronic ear infection. Dr. William B. Clark sees patients at his self-owned practice, ENT Associates of Northwest Florida. Chronic ear infections are defined as those infections that either fail to resolve or recur at least three times over the course of six-months. Chronic infection typically indicates a problem with the Eustachian tube, which when working properly serves to drain fluid from the middle ear.
  3. 3.  In patients with chronic ear infections, this tube routinely becomes blocked and causes infectious fluid to build up inside the ear. To treat this chronic buildup, physicians often prescribe antibiotics in conjunction with home treatments, such as over-the-counter pain relief or numbing drops. Infection patterns that do not respond to these recommendations may require surgery, which commonly takes the form of tubes placed through the eardrum. These tubes allow the inner ear to more effectively drain, which can reduce the incidence and severity of infection.

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