Hi there... my name is Michael Jaccarino. I went to urgent care a few days ago due to some pain and loss of hearing in my left ear and it ended up that I had an ear infection. I got a prescription for ear drops as well as antibiotics. The hearing seems to be back to normal but the pain is still pretty bad. How long does it usually take before an ear infection goes away? Is there anything that can be done for the pain? (I've tried taking some advil, but that seems to only help for an hour or two).