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A 17-year-old male asked:

I have a very bad ear infection.i am taking amoxicillin with clavulonic acid.but the pain is extremely severe.can i take two ibuprofen 600mg atonce?

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Dr. Jonathan Strutt
Pediatrics 12 years experience
No!: Not unless you also want to deal with the pain of a stomach ulcer. There is a prescription topical medicine that you can drop into your ear called antipyrine/benzocaine that will help numb the pain. You should call the doctor that diagnosed the ear infection and ask for it.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Sometimes holding a heat source (heating pad, compress) on over the same side of your head will shift the way the brain processes the pain and dull the pain.
Apr 26, 2014

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