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Suggest treatment for recurrent painful throbbing ear infections with fluid

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Posted on Fri, 15 May 2015
Question: I had a tube put in right ear on March 24 because as a 62 year old I was getting constant ear infections with fluid. I now have a lot of drainage, pain, and throbbing.
How long should it drain and is pain normal? As of last night I also have become dizzy.
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Healing takes time, symptomatic care

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. Recurrent ear infections make the tympanostomy necessary and fluid drainage is made sure of as fluid inside results in delayed recovery.

Pain and dizziness are all the sequelae and should be managed conservatively. Weekly followups and compliance to the medications specially antibiotics and a keen monitoring of fever status is advised.

Healing time is relative and varies with age groups. Children usually subside with in a week due to their healthy immune system. However old ages of geriatric limits vary and healing may be prolonged for a week.

I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please.

Regards
Khan
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Brief Answer: Healing takes time, symptomatic care Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking I read your question and i understand your concern. Recurrent ear infections make the tympanostomy necessary and fluid drainage is made sure of as fluid inside results in delayed recovery. Pain and dizziness are all the sequelae and should be managed conservatively. Weekly followups and compliance to the medications specially antibiotics and a keen monitoring of fever status is advised. Healing time is relative and varies with age groups. Children usually subside with in a week due to their healthy immune system. However old ages of geriatric limits vary and healing may be prolonged for a week. I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please. Regards Khan