Is It Okay To Continue Using Ear Drops While Still In Pain And Pain From The Wound?
I am a housewife aged 27 years, 4 days ago suffered an injury to the inside of the ear (not to the drum) and was given Otopain drops. After 2 days I stopped because I had no bleeding. Then 2 days later my ears suddenly ached and ached to my teeth and neck. Because it is not strong, I consume Potassium Diclofenac, but the effect of the drug is only 5 hours after that it hurts again. Because I couldn’t get an ENT doctor, I went to a general practitioner and was only given cough medicine and antibiotics. Should I continue to use the Otopain drops or leave my ears dry? because every day it’s wet (maybe pus) and it’s very noisy.
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Pain in the ear accompanied by a continuous discharge can be caused by infection of the external ear (otitis externa), infection of the middle ear (otitis media), the presence of foreign objects in the ear, or hardened earwax. Before determining the appropriate treatment for the condition of your ear, the exact cause must be sought first.
Drugs such as Otopain and potassium diclofenac are hard drugs (drugs with a red circle label) that you should not use if you have not done a doctor's examination beforehand and also you should not be allowed to buy without a doctor's prescription. It is best not to use these drugs first unless you have seen a doctor and your doctor prescribes them for you. The use of these drugs must also be according to instructions from your doctor.
For now, it's best if you follow the instructions of the doctor who examined you first. If indeed your ear condition does not improve after 3 days, you can go back to the doctor and ask for a referral to the ENT doctor. You can try to find an ENT doctor in your area by using the following link. Some things you can do for a while:
Avoid poking around your ears or inserting certain objects into the ear. You can use a cotton swab to clean the fluid coming out of the ear, but don't put it in the ear canal, clean it when the liquid just comes out.
Compress the external ear area with a warm compress to help reduce pain
Take over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol to help reduce pain (unless your doctor has prescribed other stronger painkillers)
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