A 23-year-old female asked:
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fluid in ear. been trying many different things for relief. woke up in middle of night with deep sharp pain in ear. what will help the pain?

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Try this: get a clean sock, about 1/2 cup uncooked rice, tie it in a knot, heat in microwave about 30 seconds. The warmth usually helps. Get check soon, sooner if symptoms worsen.
Answered on Oct 28, 2016
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) can help. If the fluid is persistent you may need to see an ENT specialist for evaluation.
Answered on Nov 26, 2016
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