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Prescribed Amoxicillin for ear pain. Muffled hearing, popping when blowing nose, yellow nasal discharge. What should I do?

My children had Strep last week and I had an ear ache following their diagnosis (my first ever). The doctor said my ear was infected and put my on Omoxycillin (sp?). I ve been taking it since last Friday (7 days today) 3 times a day. The pain went away immediately, but I still cannot hear fully in the same ear. It s been muffled since then. When I blow my nose in the hot shower in the mornings, it sometimes pops, but will not clear entirely. Just now, I had a bright yellow liquid drain from my nose (not the usual congestion that I ve had with this virus), but bright yellow and thin and free-flowing. It just poured out, about a teaspoon or less. It seemed to affect my ear a litlte, but it s still muffled/blocked. What should I do now? Thanks!
Asked On : Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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You seem to have a blocked Eustachian tube and may be collection of fluid in middle ear. Please use mucolytics and nasal decongestants along with steam inhalation. If the things do not improve, visit your ENT and he may need to do myringotomy with grommet insertion. That fluid from nose can be because of a sinus infection and steam inhalation should help in that. Regards
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