Do You Need Antibiotics When You Have Earaches?
Good afternoon dokGini, my ear hurts, then I check it to the puskesmas. The doctor said that my ear has fungus and it is swollen because it turns out that there are boils so that I can only get ear toilet ointment. what I’m asking is, do I need to take antibiotics too?
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. There are various causes of pain in the ear complaints. among others are:
Outer ear infection Middle ear infection Ear fungus infection Earwax buildup Hair follicles skin infection around the ear Mastoid bone inflammation in the ear area
Of course, each of these conditions requires different treatment, although the pain may be the same. Regarding your question, if your condition has been determined to be caused by a fungal infection, there is no point in using antibiotics, especially those taken by mouth and not directly dripped into the ear. This is because antibiotics are for bacterial infections, so it is not appropriate to be used for fungal infections, it will not affect the growth of fungi and is useless. Not to mention the fact that antibiotics are prescription drugs and you can't just get them so you should just use the drugs you are given.
If then your condition does not improve, you must return to the doctor to be re-examined and re-evaluated, then if it is assessed that there is also a bacterial infection, you will be given antibiotics. But the point is, do not increase or decrease the treatment without preceded by a doctor's examination. We also cannot correct whether the medication given by your doctor is correct or not because we did not check you directly.
Meanwhile, do not match your ears, do not swim yet, and try to bathe when no water enters. So, hopefully answering your question.