Ear infection

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What is ear infection?

An ear infection is the invasion and growth of microorganisms in the ear.

Common symptoms reported by people with ear infection

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with ear infection

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Breath Meditation)
Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol PM)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Biaxin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
ear infection (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with ear infection, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with ear infection

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Breath Meditation)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol PM)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
hypomania
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
headaches withdrawal effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Biaxin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
abdominal cramps diarrhea 2 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
ear infection (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with ear infection, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has ear infection on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 4
40s 4
50s 1
60s 1
70+ 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1
Female 11

These charts show data from ear infection patients who have completed their condition history
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