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Would you be able to give me some advice. I saw an out of

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Hi, would you be able to give me some advice.
I saw an out of hours GP at 1.30 this morning for dreadful pain in my right ear. I was told it was an infection that there was a lot of inflimation, my eardrum however was fine.
I was given antibiotics Clarithromycin 500 mg and Co-Codamol 500 mg. I have taken three of the antibitoics and the pain killers and the pain getting worse and I have no hearing in the right ear now either. I can't lean on or put any pressure near my ear or again it just makes the pain even worse.
I can't open my mouth wide enough to clean my teeth or chew and the pain could drop me to my knees. Do I need to go back to the Dr or is this just something I need to put up with till the infection clears, am I just being dramatic! Sorry I'm not used to being ill.
Many thanks
Lucy
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 months ago.

Hello

Go to A&E right now.

You need a wide spectrum antibiotic.

You need a powerful anti inflammatory, such as prednisone.

This can result in hearing loss in some cases, and maximal treatment is needed.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hi,Do you not think the anitbiotics that have been perscribed are correct?
Do you have any idea what this could be. I am normally totally fit and healthy and have no other symtoms apart from the pain.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 6 months ago.

It is OK, but you do not have the strong anti inflammatory on board.

I think it is infection.

I think you have sub par treatment given the hearing loss, which has gotten worse.

This is potentially serious and needs reconsideration.

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