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I have fullness an earache and ringing in my ear. What

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I have fullness an earache and ringing in my ear. What should I do?
Assistant: Are you experiencing any dizziness? Do you have a fever?
Customer: Slight dizziness. No fever
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Not that I can think of

Hello -

 

Did this start recently?

Have you seen your GP?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
My ear has felt full and muffled and has been like that for just under a week. Has now become painful and ringing loudly. I haven’t seen my GP

OK, thanks.

 

Your symptoms sound like a possible ear infection.

Fluid in the middle ear can cause the muffled sound, and as the pressure builds -- it can cause the ringing in the ear, as well as the pain.

 

Having your doctor look in your ear can help to make the diagnosis here.

And if an infection is suspected, they would prescribe antibiotics.

 

 

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Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Do you have any suggestions on how to treat the symptoms at home until I can get to a doctor?

Well, you can take antiinflammatory medications to help with the pain.

 

But you should really get in to see your GP here.