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What causes severe earache?

me wife is a 82 Year old female with a bad ear ache. She is never sick or complain about pain and is hard headed about taking anything are going to a doctor. It just started last night. It throbs and hurts bad, and she get unstable when she walks. I did get here to but some warm olive oil in it along with a heating pad. No help!! Is there anything I can do at the house/
Wed, 5 Dec 2018
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Hello,

The symptoms of your wife seem to be related to an ear infection.

I recommend using anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen.

I also recommend using antibiotic ear drops for local treatment.

If the symptoms continue oral antibiotics may be needed.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi,
General & Family Physician

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