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A 18-year-old female asked:

Nose congestion. fluid, red, swelling inside ear. taking amoxicillin for my ear infection. experiencing dizziness especially when i lay down in bed. headaches/pressure too. also hypersensitive to loud noises like yelling for example. is this normal?

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Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 35 years experience
HAPPENS WITH INFECT: Well having an ear infection is not normal and it can cause all kinds of issues like dizziness etc due to the inner ear Take all of the antibiotics and if not better then go back to the doctor. May need a different antibiotic.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes: You did not say how long you have been taking the antibiotic. May take 36-72 hours for your to see reduction in symptoms. Make sure to take the entire course of the medication, don't quit early even if you start to feel better. With your symptoms please do not drive a car or handle machinery. Check in with your GP if symptoms have not begun to abate in 48 hours from when you started meds.

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