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I hve a ear infection. ..painfull..feels clogged up...got covancaine OTC wit myprodols..hve been using it for a week ...no changes ..please help...

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Dr. Holly Maes
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The medicine you are using is just a topical anesthetic which is not treating anything but just trying to hide symptoms.
That's the problem with OTC remedies - most people don't know what they are really treating. When you say ear infection = outer, middle or inner ear? Treatment is different depending on where infection is. Who made that diagnosis. Sounds like time to see the doctor and get help!

In brief: Time to see dr

The medicine you are using is just a topical anesthetic which is not treating anything but just trying to hide symptoms.
That's the problem with OTC remedies - most people don't know what they are really treating. When you say ear infection = outer, middle or inner ear? Treatment is different depending on where infection is. Who made that diagnosis. Sounds like time to see the doctor and get help!
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