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A 26-year-old female asked:

I have an ear infection. i took a z pack bc i'm allergic to amoxicillin. now i still can't hear. what now?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Ear infection: You need to have your ear checked by your doctor, the fluid may remain impairing your hearing without a residual infection. If need be other antibiotics can be given not related to either drug, but first the correct diagnosis needs to be established. Sudafed can help.
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Decongestant: You do not say if you were seeing a doctor. It would always be helpful to be examined by a professional. You might try a decongestant to open up the throat end of the eustacian tube which drains from the middle ear. If this does not work see an ENT doctor.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Be patient: The fluid & mucus that are always present in middle ear infections can take a few weeks to clear & allow hearing to return to baseline. If you are a month past treatment I would get the ear checked.

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