Ear Infection Treatment for Brookfield, CT, Residents & Visitors
If you need treatment for an ear infection in Brookfield, Connecticut, or the surrounding area, you can rely on PhysicianOne Urgent Care. We’re a physician-led immediate care practice that’s been serving patients since 2008, and we’re pleased to offer our walk-in treatment services to local residents and visitors.
Ear Infection Symptoms
An ear infection occurs when a bacterium or virus infects the space behind the eardrum (the middle ear), often due to congestion and swelling caused by another illness. Some of the signs of an ear infection include:
- Ear pain, which may worsen while lying down
- Fluid drainage from the ear
- Difficulty hearing
These symptoms usually develop suddenly. Children may also experience a fever, headache, loss of appetite, and balance problems.
Ear Infection Treatment
In many cases, ear infections will resolve on their own. However, you should seek professional treatment if:
- Your ear infection symptoms last for more than one day
- You’re experiencing severe ear pain
- You have pus, blood, or other fluids draining from your ear
- The person experiencing symptoms is less than six months old
It’s especially important to not ignore recurring ear infections, since these can lead to hearing impairment, eardrum tears, and infection in other areas of the body. For ear infections that don’t resolve on their own, treatment may involve:
- Pain medication
- Anesthetic ear drops
Walk-In Ear Infection Treatment
If you’re experiencing the symptoms of an ear infection, you shouldn’t have to wait to get the care you need. Fortunately, Brookfield residents and visitors won’t need to go far for treatment. PhysicianOne Urgent Care’s nearby immediate care center is located in the Brookfield Medical Center at 31 Old Route 7, and we’re open every day of the year with extended hours. Best of all, we don’t require appointments for ear infection treatment or our other urgent care services (although you can still check in online to reserve your spot in line, if desired). We also offer telehealth virtual visits, which you can book by clicking here and scrolling down to the “Connecticut Book Now” button. Stop in today or contact us at 860-650-3848 with any questions.