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Will pain in the ear continue until the otitis media is resolved?

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Posted on Thu, 2 Aug 2018
Question: i am 66 yr female with constant pain on top of head ( feels like someone is pounding on top) this has been going on since sunday with little relief,sore throat, pain on back right side of ear was diagnosis with acute serous otitis media on tuesday evening motrin or tylenol i was told to take for pain ,fluid seems to be draining but the pain has not stop in fact my left ear is starting to feel sore now . will this pain continue until fluid is cleared
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (49 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
The pain may continue, consider antibiotics.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Yes, this pain could continue until the otitis media is resolved.

If no sufficient relief with the current medications, I suggest you discuss with your Doctor about the use of antibiotics.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care.
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Will pain in the ear continue until the otitis media is resolved?

Brief Answer: The pain may continue, consider antibiotics. Detailed Answer: Hello and thanks for using HCM. I have read your question and understand your concerns. Yes, this pain could continue until the otitis media is resolved. If no sufficient relief with the current medications, I suggest you discuss with your Doctor about the use of antibiotics. Hope you found the answer helpful. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care.