Ear Infection Treatment for Franklin, MA, Residents & Visitors
For first-rate ear infection treatment in Franklin, Massachusetts, choose the experienced providers at PhysicianOne Urgent Care. Our Urgent Care Association (UCA)-certified and -accredited immediate care center is open 365 days per year with extended hours, and we gladly accept walk-in visits. We even offer Virtual Visits for individuals who wish to speak to a provider from the comfort of their own home.
Ear Infection Symptoms
There are various types of ear infections, each of which produces its own set of symptoms. The most common kind is a middle ear infection (also known as “acute otitis media”), which occurs when a virus or bacterium infects the space behind the eardrum. If you have a middle ear infection, you may experience:
- Pain within the infected ear (this may worsen whenever you lie down)
- Hearing difficulties
- Fluid draining from the infected ear
Do You Need Professional Ear Infection Treatment?
If you’re experiencing the signs of an ear infection, you may be wondering whether you need to visit a provider for treatment. Many middle ear infections resolve on their own, without the need for medical intervention. However, you should consult with a professional if:
- You’re still dealing with symptoms after 24 hours
- You’re experiencing severe ear pain
- There is blood, pus, or another fluid draining from your ear
- A child younger than six months old is experiencing symptoms
Visit Our Local Immediate Care Center
If you need to speak with a medical provider about your ear infection symptoms, visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care’s Franklin office at 648 Old West Central Street, near Starbucks. Whether you’d prefer to schedule an appointment in advance, check in online, or simply walk in, we’ll be ready to provide you with the top-notch ear infection treatment you deserve. Call us at 860-650-3848 if you have any questions.