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Have ear discharge, swelling in eardrum. History of parotid tumor removal. Taking Z pack

I have been battling a severe double ear infection with lots of fluid and swelling in the eardrum for about 3 weeks. I took penicillin for 7 days and found I am allergic to it. Now I am finishing a Z-pack ....done tomorrow. My doctor looked into my ears and found my ear drums dull and the left one is wrinkled, now. I am 26, female and had a benign parotid tumor removed from left side with neck dissection 9 years ago. There is no paralysis or residual affects from the tumor or surgery. My left ear itches into my throat. It is especially bothersome at night. I have an appointment at ENT in 2 weeks. Can you shed any light on this problem? I was not given ear drops of any kind.
Asked On : Thu, 3 Jan 2013
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hello laytonsancarlos
A double ear infection is when both the inner and the middle ear become infected. A double ear infection can either be viral or bacteria
A double ear infection will cause severe pain in and around the ear, plus fever, chills, fluid discharge from the ear and headache
Double ear infections can be prevented by maintaining a healthy immune system--eating a well-balanced diet, drinking at least six 8-ounce glasses of water daily and getting eight hours of sleep a night. Hand washing will also stop the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses that cause double ear infections.

your ear infection may be came with respiratory infection so avoid cold and oily food, according to me you can use cefpodoxime 200 mg tablet twice daily for 5days and any anti-inflammatory drug like nimuslide plus paracetamol combination
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