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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for ear pain

I started having ear pain 4 nights ago. I woke up the next morning with alot of pain so I went to the local walk in clinic. They said it was an outer ear infection and prescribed me eardrops wich I used all day and throughout that night. The next day I got up with my face, ear and neck swolen with acute ear pain (stabbing pain). I went back to the clinic where they toold me that my ear canal was so swoollen that the drops weren t qorking and prescribed me prednisone and augmentin and told me that it should feel better in a day or two. It still is swollen shut and not seeming to get better. I am 50 years old, have type 1 diabetes, vitiligo and phases of psoriasis in my ear and body.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,
From history it seems that you might be having acute otitis externa producing all symptoms.
Continue with antibiotic medicine.
Take some anti-inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen with paracetamol for pain and swelling.
continue putting ear drops.
Ok and take care.
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