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have chronic ear infections & m%e9ni%e8re's. since sun have ear pain and numb in face on side where ear hurts. are antibiotic drops from pcp sufficie?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Ear Ache: Maybe and maybe not. How long has your ear been hurting? Do you have a fever or chills? Any other associated symptoms besides simply ear pain and numbness? It sounds like you might need to see another md since it is almost a week to ensure that the ear drum is not tense and bulging......Possibly close to rupture. Better to be safe than sorry.
Answered on Aug 23, 2016
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