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Infection of the ear,antibiotics - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   please tell me your query
User :   Hi. I have had an ear infection since last Monday. Originally I was prescirbed one kind of antibitoics. However the pain kept increasing and I had a high Temp. I went bak to the GP on Friday and he gave me some stronger antibiotics. I am still in a great deal of pain however, with swelling behind and around the bak of my ear. Also a foul smelling discharge. Is this to be expected?
Doctor :   well it does mean that your infection is increasing
Doctor :   can you tell me how long its been that you started the new stronger antibiotics
User :   Since Friday morning
Doctor :   so its been 3 days now
User :   Yes
Doctor :   antibiotics usually take 5 to 7 days for their full effect
Doctor :   let me tell you few thing thats will help you speed up the healing
User :   Should i go back to the GP as the pain is so bad. The pain is also on the bone behind my ear.
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   32
Doctor :   yes you should get it examined again
User :   What do you think the GP will reccomend?
Doctor :   well he will tell you for the course to get over
Doctor :   and then can prescribe you some pain killer to help you ease the pain
User :   right because I was taking ibuprofen but I cannot with these antibiotics and paracetemol does not work.
Doctor :   keep away from smoking and alcohol if you do so
User :   i do not smoke or drink
Doctor :   yes you would be needing prescription medicines
Doctor :   and wait till the course gets over of the antibiotics
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