How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. David Your Own Question

Dr. David
Dr. David, Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 44421
Experience:  Board Certified Physician
41363181
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. David is online now

I've got impetigo in my ear.( just been told this morning).

Customer Question

I've got impetigo in my ear.( just been told this morning). Have now got a headache spreading from my ear across my whole head it's so painful I just threw up. I'm scared and don't know if this is normal?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

are you getting the infection treated with antibiotic ear drops in your ear?

JACUSTOMER-xdb4wz9a- : No oral antibiotics
Dr. David :

how about antibiotic ear drops?

Dr. David :

or are you using a antibiotic cream?

JACUSTOMER-xdb4wz9a- : No wasn't offered ear drops
Dr. David :

where is the infection in the ear?

Dr. David :

is the infection in your ear canal?

Dr. David :

or elsewhere?

JACUSTOMER-xdb4wz9a- : Mainly on the outside of my ear
Dr. David :

did they give you mupirocin antibiotic ointment to treat the impetigo?

JACUSTOMER-xdb4wz9a- : No all I was given was flucloxacillin
Dr. David :

is the impetigo getting better on the skin?

JACUSTOMER-xdb4wz9a- : It's stopped spreading
Dr. David :

that is good.

Dr. David :

skin impetigo can be painful.

Dr. David :

they should have given you some lidocaine cream or gel area to help decrease pain.

Dr. David :

you can use tylenol or paracetamol headaches

Dr. David :

and make sure you drink enough water

Dr. David :

and get enough sleep.

JACUSTOMER-xdb4wz9a- : Should it cause extreme headaches though?
Dr. David :

it can be hard to sleep with infection on your ear.

Dr. David :

it can if you are not getting enough sleep and if you are having worse anxiety and stress.

JACUSTOMER-xdb4wz9a- : So I shouldn't worry about the headache
Dr. David :

you should not be stressed about the headache.

Dr. David :

try to drink more water and fluids and try the paracetamol to see if that helps.

Dr. David :

and make sure you take a probiotic daily if you are taking oral antibiotics to prevent diarrhea.

JACUSTOMER-xdb4wz9a- : Ok thankyou I'm ok taking paracetamol with the antibiotics
Dr. David :

good.

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

good luck to you

JACUSTOMER-xdb4wz9a- : Thankyou
Dr. David :

if done , please leave positive feedback below

Dr. David :

we only get credit clients after positive feedback.

Dr. David :

you might have to scroll down to see the ratings area below.

Dr. David :

thanks JustAnswer.com

Dr. David :

thanks.

Dr. David, Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 44421
Experience: Board Certified Physician
Dr. David and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
< Previous | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Family Physician

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
< Previous | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DO/DoctorRich/2012-9-12_72454_Doctorweb.64x64.jpg Dr. Natasha's Avatar

    Dr. Natasha

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    7887
    American Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Ivy League trained
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrK99/newpic2.64x64.jpg Dr. K.'s Avatar

    Dr. K.

    Board Certified MD

    Satisfied Customers:

    255
    Board certified with experience in primary care.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/JACUSTOMERjtu60wne/2011-2-14_183449_passportphoto2.64x64.jpg docwithheart's Avatar

    docwithheart

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    0
    Board certified pediatrician, with special experience in general pediatrics, hospital pediatrics, and pediatric cardiology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/drappapo/2013-8-16_22576_drdavid.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    224
    Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    12373
    20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
 
 
 

Related Medical Questions