Same-Day Treatment for Ear Infections in Brockton, MA
Does an ear infection have you or your child feeling uncomfortable, pained, or irritated? If so, PhysicianOne Urgent Care can help. We offer first-rate ear infection treatment at our Brockton, Massachusetts, urgent care center, which is open during extended hours every day of the year to make reliable care more accessible.
The Signs & Symptoms of an Ear Infection
When a bacterium or virus infects the middle ear (located behind the eardrum), this can cause a middle ear infection (otitis media). Often resulting from congestion and swelling that occur due to a separate illness, middle ear infections can lead to symptoms like:
- Ear pain (this may worsen when lying down)
- Fluid drainage from the ear
- Difficulty hearing
- Fever (mostly in children)
While ear infections often resolve on their own, professional medical treatment may be required in cases where:
- Ear infection symptoms last for more than one day
- Severe ear pain is occurring
- Pus, blood, or other fluids are draining from the ear
- The individual is less than six months old
In some patients, ear infections may become recurrent. It’s important to not ignore these infections, as they may potentially get worse or lead to problems like hearing impairment, eardrum tears, or an infection that spreads to other parts of the body.
Ear Infection Treatment
Thankfully, effective treatment for ear infections that do not go away on their own can often be simple and painless. The treatment plan—as recommended by a medical professional—may include the use of antibiotics, pain medication, or anesthetic ear drops.
If you or your child is suffering from symptoms of an ear infection, there’s no need to wait for the prompt and reliable care you need. All you have to do is come into PhysicianOne Urgent Care’s Brockton center for ear infection treatment that’s available when you need it. Stop by today, schedule a telehealth Virtual Visit, or check in online to reserve your spot in line. We’re here to help you feel better, faster.