Rosemary B. Desloge, M.D.
Laryngologist & Otolaryngologist located in New York, NY
Ear infections are common and painful, and while they’re more often seen in children, they also affect adults. If you are experiencing ear pain that isn’t improving, have it evaluated by Rosemary B. Desloge, M.D., an ear, nose, and throat physician in New York City who can provide the most effective care to clear up the ear infection and prevent further complications. Call her Manhattan office or schedule an appointment online today.
Ear Infection Q & A
What is an ear infection?
An ear infection can involve the outer, the middle or the inner ear. Ear infections are more common in children than adults but cause similar symptoms such as pressure, pain, hearing loss, and dizziness.
While ear infections can clear up on their own, severe, persistent or prolonged ear infections may affect your hearing. Dr. Desloge is an expert in ear-related disorders and conditions and can provide the most effective treatment for your ear infection to prevent complications or hearing loss.
What are the symptoms of an ear infection?
Common symptoms include:
- Ear pain
- Drainage from the ear
- Difficulty hearing
When should I seek medical attention for my ear infection?
You should seek medical help for your ear infection if your symptoms are severe or last longer than a day. Dr. Desloge and her team provide comprehensive evaluations to determine the underlying cause of your ear pain. If needed, Dr. Desloge can refer you to her on-staff audiologist, Aisling Rubas, AuD, who performs hearing tests in the practice’s on-site audio booth.
How is an ear infection treated?
Treatment for your ear infection depends on the underlying cause, the symptoms, and the frequency of the infections. Dr. Desloge develops individualized treatment plans so you get the most effective care to clear up your ear infection and resolve your symptoms.
Your treatment plan will include a review of your symptoms and medical history, a thorough examination and testing as indicated. Treatment will be aimed at the underlying cause of the infection and may include:
- Debridement (cleaning) of the ear
- Ear drops
The pain and discomfort caused by an ear infection can have a significant impact on your day-to-day activities. Dr. Desloge and her team provide expert care to treat the problem and prevent a recurrence. Call Rosemary B. Desloge, M.D., or schedule an appointment online today.