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My ear is infected and throbbing, how can I stop the throbbing?
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Antibiotics
The throbbing is a result of the fluid/pus and the "pulse pressure" within the ear from the blood vessles that line the middle ear. Pain can be helped with 1) motrin/tylenol 2) topical anesthetic (auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine) - rx only) 3) antibiotics.

In brief: Antibiotics
The throbbing is a result of the fluid/pus and the "pulse pressure" within the ear from the blood vessles that line the middle ear. Pain can be helped with 1) motrin/tylenol 2) topical anesthetic (auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine) - rx only) 3) antibiotics.
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