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Macon, GA
A 40-year-old female asked:

I've had painful otitis media one week, even on omnicef and now iv rocephin (ceftriaxone) (for chronic sinusitis). do i need myringotomy?

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Dr. Frank Warren
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
You may. : It is possible that you have an ear infection with your sinusitis. If you do, and it is not getting better with antibiotics, a myringotomy may help. To find out, you should make an appointment with your ENT to check your ear.
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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Sinusitis and otitis: Greetings. I would recommend adding ibuprophen as directed, saline irrigation, a decongestant and possibly a mucus thinner such as mucinex (guaifenesin). A myringotomy isn't needed at this point. See your ENT doctor for confirmation.
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Last updated Mar 13, 2015

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