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Ear pain due to wax or infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   HI DOCTOR I HAVE A PAIN IN MY EAR WHAT CAN I DO AND WHAT IS IT?
Doctor :   please type in small letters
User :   sorry. i have a sore pain in my ear its only been there for around 2 days what can i do and what do you think it is ?
Doctor :   it can be due to impacted wax
Doctor :   or infection
User :   what should i do?
Doctor :   is there any discharge or swelling of ear or fever as well
User :   no but when i touch it its very painful
Doctor :   u need to consult a ENT doctor
Doctor :   he will examine ur ear
Doctor :   if wax if there
Doctor :   he will remove that by syringing
User :   ok do you think its serious
Doctor :   yes it could damage ur ear drum
Doctor :   if left untreated'
User :   ok thanks for your help
User :   any suggestions what i can do in the mean time?
Doctor :   u can take paracetamol for pain relief
Doctor :   one tab after food
Doctor :   but please do visit doctor
User :   ok thanks x
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