A 35-year-old female asked:
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had inner&outer ear infection for 2 weeks.taken spray 6 days now,&amoxicillin for last 72hours.ears still painful &blocked &have severe fatigue.should i assume the antibiotics havent worked and go back to doctor? or leave longer?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Reexamination: The blocked ear can be from severe nasal membrane congestion and/ or inflammation and fluid in the ear drum. I assume wax isn't causing the blockage. At this point I recommend consulting an Otolaryngologist in view of the ongoing pain and possible fluid build-up. Continue decongestant nasal spray if nasal passage is blocked.
Answered on Sep 25, 2019
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