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Forum Name: Ear Nose and Throat

Question: Horrible ear infection.


Jeuker - Sat Jul 02, 2005 2:23 am

Just recently I acquired an ear infection, and as of Wednesday I went into the local doctor to get it checked on. Here, they did clean out wax with a pick, and an ear irrigation, and then prescribed me Amoxicillan pills. Now this ear infection, seems to have only gotten worse. When I wake up, its pulsing, and has intense pain that I could never imagine. I can barely chew, and I am afraid of small hiccups that come at random during the day as it stings the ear. I have little to no hearing at all, and it seems swollen as the outside is very small space compared to the healthy ear, I'd be surprised if a Qtip could get into the ear easily. Now this has had me worried, as I've been looking all over the net for help and read about several ear problems, and am just curious as to wether or not these are normal symptoms in an ear infection. I think the only peace I get is after an hour of taking one 500mg Amoxicillan pill, and two 100mg tablets of Motrine. The rapid pulsing, and the warmness of the ear has bothered me the most, and the feeling of something trying to exert itself from the ear, even though theres nothing in it. I've even found it hard to sleep, and felt the pain during my sleep when I do manage to rest. So I again ask, is this normal?
Theresa Jones, RN - Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:57 pm

Hi Jeuker,
Worsening ear pain, warmth, redness, swelling, despite treatment with Antibiotics is certainly not normal (not to mention the hearing loss). I would strongly urge you to go in for a re-evaluation.
Sincerely,
Rntdj
Jeuker - Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:57 pm

Well, actually this morning I did go back in after calling about my symptoms. Turns out I have both a middle ear infection, AND an outter ear infection. I recieved drops today, so everything should start working out.
Theresa Jones, RN - Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:03 pm

That's good to hear Jeuker that you went back for a re-evaluation! Get well soon and thank you for using www. doctorslounge. com
Sincerely,
Rntdj

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