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Ear infections are common ailments that can affect individuals of all ages, causing discomfort and potential hearing issues if not treated promptly. At NewMed Immediate Care, we provide effective treatment for ear infections, utilizing our urgent care services to offer relief to patients in Rolling Meadows and the surrounding areas.

Infected Ear Symptoms

Recognizing the symptoms of an ear infection is crucial for timely medical intervention. Common symptoms include:

  • Ear pain, which can be sharp, sudden, or persistent
  • A feeling of fullness or pressure inside the ear
  • Muffled hearing or difficulty processing sounds
  • Fluid draining from the ear
  • Fever, especially in children
  • In young children, increased irritability or difficulty sleeping

If you or your child experiences any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek medical attention to prevent complications such as hearing loss.

What Causes Ear Infections?

Ear infections occur when a bacterial or viral infection affects the middle ear, the section just behind the eardrum. The causes and risk factors include:

  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction: The Eustachian tubes, which help drain fluid from the ear, can become swollen or blocked due to a cold, allergies, or sinus infections, leading to fluid buildup and infection.
  • Viral Infections: Such as the common cold or respiratory infections, can lead to ear infections.
  • Allergies: Which cause inflammation and fluid buildup in the middle ear.
  • Adenoids: Inflammation or enlargement of the adenoids can block the Eustachian tubes, especially in children.

Ear Infections Treatment

At NewMed Immediate Care, our treatment approach for ear infections includes:

  • Medication: Depending on whether the infection is bacterial or viral, antibiotics may be prescribed if the infection is bacterial. Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help alleviate pain and reduce fever.
  • Home Care Advice: Including tips on how to relieve symptoms at home, such as using a warm compress on the affected ear.
  • Follow-up Care: Monitoring the infection to ensure it resolves completely and does not recur.

FAQs About Ear Infections

Visit NewMed Immediate Care for Ear Infection Treatment

If you suspect an ear infection, don’t hesitate to visit NewMed Immediate Care. We treat patients of all ages, providing thorough diagnostics and effective treatments to help you or your child feel better as quickly as possible. Our urgent care services are designed to handle such common yet uncomfortable conditions promptly and efficiently.

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Convenient Locations and Accessibility

Located near major expressways and well-connected by public transport, our clinics in Rolling Meadows, Cicero, Chicago, Roseland, and Hoffman Estates are easily accessible. We cater to the needs of our community by offering flexible visiting hours, including walk-in options and the ability to schedule appointments online or by phone. This ensures that you can receive care when it suits you best.

Rolling Meadows

1669 W. Algonquin Rd
Rolling Meadows IL 60008


5741 W Cermak Rd
Cicero IL 60804


2408 W Cermak Rd
Chicago IL 60608


134 W 111th St Floor 2
Chicago IL 60628

Hoffman Estates

925 N Roselle Rd
Hoffman Estates IL 60169