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Suggest treatment for allergic reaction in the ear

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Posted on Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Question: Hi Dr. Grief. My question is...My left ear has a infection in it, I took 2 courses of amoxicillin 2 tabs every 8 hours until completed. Then 1 course of z - pack. I do not have a infection in the left ear anymore now it is in the right ear. By the way I was on antibotics when this occurred. HELP!
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Answered by Dr. Deepashree (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
allergic reaction in the ear.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for your query.

There are few symptoms that differentiates and allergic and infective ear condition. Whenever there is ear infection, there will be pain, ear block, pus/ discharge from ears, ringing sensation in ears. Allergy of ears causes more of itching of the ear canal and sometimes eczematous reaction of the skin. If your doctors are sure this is related to allergies, then antibiotics has no role. You will need antihistamines.

If I were your treating doctor, I would have prescribed antihistamines with steroid ointment for a week for ear allergy. If you also have nasal symptoms, then steam inhalation along with nasal decongestants will work.

Hope my answers have helped you.
Pleased to help you further. Thanks.
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Brief Answer: allergic reaction in the ear. Detailed Answer: Hi, thanks for your query. There are few symptoms that differentiates and allergic and infective ear condition. Whenever there is ear infection, there will be pain, ear block, pus/ discharge from ears, ringing sensation in ears. Allergy of ears causes more of itching of the ear canal and sometimes eczematous reaction of the skin. If your doctors are sure this is related to allergies, then antibiotics has no role. You will need antihistamines. If I were your treating doctor, I would have prescribed antihistamines with steroid ointment for a week for ear allergy. If you also have nasal symptoms, then steam inhalation along with nasal decongestants will work. Hope my answers have helped you. Pleased to help you further. Thanks.