Professional Ear Infection Treatment in Shelton, CT

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If you’re experiencing an ear infection, you don’t have to suffer. At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we offer same-day treatment for ear infections. We’re open 365 days per year at flexible hours that will work for your schedule. Best of all, no appointment is necessary. Simply walk into our West Hartford, Connecticut, facility and speak to one of our medical professionals fast.

Ear Infection Symptoms in Adults

Do you suspect that you have an ear infection? Here are some common symptoms:

  • Ear pain
  • Difficulty hearing
  • Ear drainage
  • Headaches
  • Loss of balance

The amount of pain an ear infection causes can vary on a case-by-case basis. If you have any concerns or questions, it’s best to speak to the experts at PhysicianOne Urgent Care.

Ear Infection Symptoms in Children

Ear infections are common in children and can manifest with various symptoms, often causing discomfort and distress. Common signs of an ear infection in children include:

  • Ear pain
  • Fussiness or irritability
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Fever
  • Drainage of fluid from the ear
  • Difficulty hearing or responding to sounds
  • Loss of appetite

Younger children may exhibit symptoms such as crying more than usual, tugging at their ears, or having trouble feeding. It's important for parents and caregivers to be vigilant and seek medical attention if they suspect their child has an ear infection, as prompt treatment can help alleviate symptoms and prevent complications.

What Causes Ear Infections?

Middle ear infections, or otitis media—the most common type of ear infection—typically stem from bacterial or viral infections, often triggered by colds or other upper respiratory issues. The swelling or blockage of the Eustachian tube, which connects the middle ear to the back of the throat, facilitates fluid accumulation in the middle ear, creating an environment conducive to infection.  

Other contributing factors include allergies, sinus infections, exposure to tobacco smoke, and changes in air pressure. Children are particularly susceptible due to their smaller, less developed Eustachian tubes. Preventive measures such as regular handwashing, avoiding secondhand smoke, and promptly treating colds and allergies can help minimize the risk of ear infections.

Ear Infection Treatment

While many ear infections clear up on their own without treatment, you should seek medical attention if your symptoms last longer than one day or become very intense and painful. When you turn to the experienced clinicians at PhysicianOne Urgent Care, you will receive a customized treatment plan just for you depending on the severity of your infection. Common treatment options include ear wax removal, antibiotics, anesthetic ear drops, or medication to help ease the pain while you heal.

Clogged Ear Treatment & Ear Wax Removal

Even if you’re not dealing with an ear infection, clogged ears can cause intense discomfort. When patients need treatment for clogged ears, PhysicianOne Urgent Care offers comprehensive solutions tailored to the underlying cause. If ear wax buildup is the culprit, our skilled providers can administer over-the-counter ear drops or utilize irrigation kits to safely soften and remove the wax. For more complex cases or other causes such as fluid buildup from infection or blocked Eustachian tubes, our team can offer appropriate interventions, including antibiotics for infections or decongestants for congestion relief.  

It's crucial to avoid attempting self-removal of ear wax with cotton swabs, as this can exacerbate the issue. Trust PhysicianOne Urgent Care for professional diagnosis and effective treatment of clogged ears.

Get Compassionate Treatment for Ear Infections Today

If you’re experiencing painful ear infection symptoms and need top-of-the-line, convenient medical care, turn to the expert team at PhysicianOne Urgent Care in West Hartford. We welcome pediatric and adult patients and accept most health insurance plans. For more information about our services, contact us today at 860-650-3848. We also offer 24/7 integrated telehealth virtual visits.

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I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the attention you gave me last week. My son was started on antibiotics and ear drops. Within 24 hours he began to feel better. The poor kid had been going to school in tears because he was afraid of missing any more days, but feeling (and looking) just awful! He's not been able to even think about lacrosse practice, but thanks to starting him on antibiotics, he was thrilled to return to practice today.
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