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A 18-year-old female asked:

Ear redness, a bit swollen, and fluid in it. third day on 1g amoxicillin. ear still feels clogged, little pain, major dizziness when staying still for a while, lying down, head movements, and noise sensitivity. is this normal for an ear infection?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Common: Swelling in the middle ear can be worsened by inflammation in the eustacian tube which connects to the back of the nasopharynx and typically drains away any middle ear fluid. Try doing saline nasal washes while tapping on the opposite nostril to slightly increase the pressure in the eustacian canal. This will allow the fluid to flush the canal and sooth the inflammation.
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