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Old 04-19-2006, 07:32 PM   #1
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Severe Ear Infections - Worries - Any thoughts?

So I'm a 19 year old kid in college.. and to give a rough summary..

I got a bad cough for a good week. It stopped, I went home, got these ear infections and got sick. This was a weekend before coming home. I didn't get any medacine for about 3 days. Then I got a general omaxycillin that didn't do anything for me.

I went to a nurse practitioner, because my mom works at a medical office. She said my ears were very red inside and they were very bad infections. I feel a little pressure, both of my ears feel clogged. I was prescribed a stronger version of omaxycillin and an allergy pill to help clear my system. The nurse said if it goes on too long I can get hearing loss.. and I'm not going to lie I'm extremely nervous about that. I've only been on the new medacine for 2 days, but have had the infections for almost 2 weeks. Is it still early enough where this should all still go away? It's driving me insane with worry.

Anyone with any information is greatly thanked.

 
Old 04-19-2006, 07:55 PM   #2
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Re: Severe Ear Infections - Worries - Any thoughts?

Also, I was put on Nasonex that I started taking today.

 
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:39 PM   #3
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Re: Severe Ear Infections - Worries - Any thoughts?

Hey, Nick! Ear infections are the pits. Hope you start to feel better soon. Is there any pus coming out of your ear? Just curious...that happened to me the last few times. LOL

 
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Re: Severe Ear Infections - Worries - Any thoughts?

Anyone with any experience in this?

 
Old 04-21-2006, 12:22 PM   #5
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Re: Severe Ear Infections - Worries - Any thoughts?

I don't have any experience with ear infections. I've had fluid in my ears for a while now - I'm also taking Nasonex - it seems to be helping. Also, it takes a long time for the fluid to clear up. My advise to you would be to see an ENT specialist. They will make the right diagnosis for you and you will be able to stop worrying.

 
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