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Offering Ear Infection Treatment in Connecticut, Massachusetts & New York

Are you experiencing the signs of an ear infection? If you’re in Connecticut, Massachusetts, or New York, you can turn to PhysicianOne Urgent Care for prompt and professional ear infection treatment. We’ve been serving patients since 2008 and have earned a five-star reputation for always delivering high-quality care with ease and speed.

Ear Infection Symptoms

The most common type of ear infection is a middle ear infection (acute otitis media). This type of infection develops when a bacterium or virus gets into the air-filled space behind the eardrum, often after another illness causes swelling and congestion within the Eustachian tubes, nasal passageways, or throat. When this happens, it can produce the following symptoms:

  • Ear pain
  • Fluid drainage from the ear
  • Difficulty hearing

Children often experience additional ear infection symptoms, including a fever, a headache, loss of appetite, and balance issues.

Ear Infection Treatment

In many cases, ear infections will resolve on their own, so treatment will be focused on managing symptoms. This might include taking pain medication or administering anesthetic ear drops. However, in certain cases, additional treatment will be necessary (for instance, a bacterial ear infection might require an antibiotic). Our providers have extensive experience treating ear infections and will recommend the approach that’s best suited to your needs.

Primary Care vs. Urgent Care for Ear Infections

If you’re experiencing the ear infection symptoms described above, you may be wondering whether to visit your primary care provider or an urgent care center for treatment. Your primary care provider has the training, skills, and equipment necessary to treat ear infections. However, depending on their office schedule and how far they’re booked in advance, you might have a hard time arranging an appointment with them for ear infection treatment.

If that’s the case for you, you’ll want to turn to an urgent care practice like PhysicianOne Urgent Care instead. When compared to primary care providers, urgent care centers typically offer more flexible hours and are more likely to accept patients on a walk-in basis. This makes it easier for patients to receive prompt care for ear infections and other acute (suddenly occurring) conditions.

It’s important to note that if you’re regularly experiencing ear pain or clogged ears,  you should still consult with your primary care provider. Chronic (ongoing or recurring) ear infections have numerous potential causes, including allergies, ear injuries, and sinusitis. And because your primary care provider has in-depth knowledge about your medical history and medication regimen, they’re best suited to identify the underlying cause of your symptoms. At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we go above and beyond to help ensure that our patients receive a seamless care experience, and we’ll forward our ear infection treatment records to your primary care provider and refer you back to them for any necessary follow-up care.

Your Choice for 24/7 Urgent Care

At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we’re pleased to keep our locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York open 365 days per year during extended hours (patients can book a visit online or walk in whenever we’re open). But for times when we’re closed or patients don’t feel up to leaving the house, we also offer a 24/7 integrated telehealth service. So, even if you wake up with ear pain and require ear infection treatment in the middle of the night, you’ll still be able to speak to one of our knowledgeable providers. No matter where or when you need us, PhysicianOne Urgent Care is ready to help alleviate your ear pain.

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I had to take my son in for an ear infection following a sudden change in temperament at daycare. He was inconsolable the entire car ride but when we got there and by the time we left this care facility he was back to his normal happy go lucky little two year old boy. I highly recommend PhysicianOne Urgent Care.
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