Ear Hurts, Hurts And Hearing Is Not Good?
Good afternoon, I want to ask a question when 2 weeks ago I was swimming and water caught my ear, then it hurt a lot and I went to the usual clinic where I was given drops and painkillers. but the result is no doctor I finally decided to go to ENT treatment. when I was at the ENT doctor because I couldn’t stand the aches and pains during cleaning. Finally the doctor gave me pain medication and ear drops (not drops) but it’s been almost a week and I still have aches and pains and I still have poor hearing. please what should I do to get rid of the pain and the pain because it makes it difficult to sleep and often wakes up when the anti-pain medication is no longer working?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Ear pain, although specifically it can be caused by many things, is generally caused by inflammation or infection. Which, as long as the infection or inflammation process continues, the pain will continue.
In your case, the steps you have taken are good by having your ears checked by a general practitioner and an ENT specialist, which means that your examination should be complete. If your symptoms persist and there is no improvement, then it is time for you to return to your ENT doctor. Because over-the-counter pain medications shouldn't be able to relieve pain any better than what you've been getting so far.
In addition, there could be other diseases behind you that your doctor had not detected yesterday, so that by returning to control, that possibility can be reconsidered.
Meanwhile, you should avoid touching your ears and try not to let water get in either when swimming or bathing. You can also read more about the causes of ear pain by clicking the link to our article on Ear Pain. Get well soon.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa