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Pain in the ear is very common. There are many causes of earache but the most common cause is infection.

Most ear infections don't need to be treated with antibiotics. They are often viral infections and so won't respond to antibiotics. 

Unnecessary use of antibiotics may cause side effects and may increase the incidence of antibiotic resistance.


Common Symptoms

Common Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Ear irritation
  • Discharge
  • Muffled hearing
  • Low grade fever
Common Treatments

Possible treatments we prescribe if clinically appropriate:

Otomize antibiotic spray (5ml) - Three Times per day - 7 day course  £3.27

Sofradex antibiotic drops (10ml)- 2 drops to the affected ear three times per day £7.50

Amoxicillin 250mg Three Times Daily - 7 Day Course £1.30

Amoxicillin 500mg Three Times Daily - 7 Day Course £1.57

Prices shown are cost price of the medication, taken from the British National Formulary 2016, and are given as a guideline. Pharmacies will add on a dispensing fee to this which will vary considerably, so it is worthwhile phoning around to compare prices.

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