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    Treatment for white pustules on eardrum and throat pain

An Urgent Care doctor diagnosed me with otitis externa herpes Zoster caused by shingles. I have white pustules on my eardrum & v-cells. He did not do any tests, just looked in my ear. I have had a painful and itchy earache for 4 days with pain in my throat on the same side when I swallow. I have continuing sinusitus and allergies. I was given Acyclovir and neomycin drops, & vicodin for pain but am now concerned with the diagnosis. Do you think I should get a second opinion.
Wed, 13 Sep 2017
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Hi.
Herpes zoster of the ear can be diagnosed with clinical ear examination, lab tests are not always necessary. For sinusitis and allergies , you may seek a second ENT physicians opinion.
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