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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello?
Doctor :  
how can i help you
Doctor :  
age, gender
User :   Hi, I have an ear infection that will not go away. My doctor prescribed Gentisone HC ear drops and I have been using them but it's been 4 weeks now and I stiill have it
User :   Male
Doctor :  
ok, pain you have
User :   It seems to be my outer ear, I used to always get ear infections when I was young but this is different
Doctor :  
ear block
User :   Very painful but comes and goes
User :   no ear block
Doctor :  
is there any discharge
User :   none
Doctor :  
does it pain when you pull the external ear
User :   I have had to take pain killers and it's really bothering me now
Doctor :  
do you have fever
User :   Yes
User :   no fever but pain sometimes after pulling the ear
Doctor :  
ok, did you consult a ear specalist
User :   When it started I couldn't even touch the outer part of my ear at all
Doctor :  
ok, any antibiotics taken
User :   not yet but am going to tomorrow
User :   no anti biotics
Doctor :  
yes that is important
User :   ok
Doctor :  
may be you go an investigatiom
User :   I can't call doctor now as I am in Ireland and it's 2.20am

Doctor :  
did you check for any harding and implanted wax
Doctor :  
even that give pain
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