How does a smear test work with middle ear infection?
In the case of a middle ear infection, a smear of the middle ear mucosa is performed with a sterile swab, small bristle or spatula. This will be used to identify the causative pathogen.
How are antibiotics therapies done with middle ear infection?
Middle ear infections are frequently treated with antibiotics. We differentiate between therapies that kill the pathogen (bactericidal antibiotics) and those that inhibit the pathogen. Such a therapy generally takes seven days, but should always be under supervision of the ENT-physician.