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A 22-year-old female asked:

Middle ear infection. amoxicillin day 5. pain all over head and face, pressure. ears only pop not so much pain even from the start. spreading?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Call doc!: You should have noticed some improvement after 3 days of antibiotics if the germ causing your illness is sensitive to that antibiotic. Since you are worse, not better, then the antibiotic is not effective for your germ probably. Please all your doc or get seen to be re-evaluated.
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