Pharmacy Corner
Middle ear infections: what parents should know Treating Ear Infections

Ear infections will often go away by themselves within 48 to 72 hours. 1,3 For pain relief, acetaminophen (Tylenol or other brand) or ibuprofen (Advil or other brand) can be used.3

If your child has any of the following, you should consider taking them to see a doctor:1,3

  • High fever (higher than 39°C or 102.2°F)
  • Baby is less than 6 months old
  • The pain has not improved after 48 hours
  • If your child has any serious medical conditions
  • Your Child has had several ear infections over the past 6-12 months
  • If your child has other symptoms that are not common with an average ear infection

If you are concerned about the infection, always ask your doctor or pharmacist.