Ear Pain w/o infection... Need Help !!
I am seeking answers for my 9yo daughter. She has had an ongoing ear ache since mid February (about 60 days). Orginally she had an ear infection and her Peditrician perscribed her an antibiotic which she took for 10 days, we followed up with the doc who gave her a second antibiotic (stronger), that seemed to kick the infection. She had a lot of pain with this infection so he also gave her numbing ear drops as well. After the second round of Meds we followed up and the infection was gone but she still had a lot of pain. She said it was a 7-8 on a 1-10 Scale. (and she has had tonsils outs so yes she as a good judge of the pain scale). The Ear Drops stopped helping with the pain once the infeciton was gone, but the pain remains. Her Peds Doc sent us to and ENT, and he saw no issues, so he sent us to a Ear Specaialist, he did not see any immediate issues so he recommended we follow up with her dentist and a TMJ specialist to rule out those possible issues. Both The Dentist and the TMS Specialist saw no issues... so we went back to the ear specailist who then had an MRI done of the Face, Neck, and Ears. This apparrently came back as an all clear as well. So the Ear Specialist is now sending us be to talk to the Primary Peds Doc. My daughter has endured 12 doctors appointments, and MRI and countless exams and constant ear pain (6-9) for 60 days now and no reliefe or answers in sight. Does any one on here maybe have some suggestions or answers for us.... One very frustrated and helpless parent in Denver...