Treatment For Recurring Ear Infections?
Good morning. R nI’m twowelly at 25 years old. My right ear has an infection. And has been treated by doctors tht. Given otopain brand drops. The doctor advised me to come back after 10 days. But I did not know because the doctor’s place was different from the city where I lived (in my city there were no doctors). Plus on the 8th day my ears had healed. However, only 1 week I felt normal hearing. My ears returned again feeling full and buzzing. I want to ask if I can use (new) otopain medicine to treat it before I check again?
hello twowelly, thanks for the question ..
based on your complaint, an infection in the ear can be divided into:
infection of the ear canal (1/3 outer ear) or otitis externa. usually characterized by ear pain to the area around the ear, itchy and reddish ears, clear discharge, and fever.
infections of the middle ear to deep or commonly called acute otitis media. usually begins with complaints of coughing colds then accompanied by fever, ear pain, yellowish discharge from the ear, ears feel full.
chronic otitis media or chronic suppurative otitis media. which is a continuation of acute otitis media that is not treated properly and completely. usually the complaint is the same and can be accompanied by ear pain and buzzing until hearing loss.
in the treatment of infections of the ear is highly recommended routine and to complete. the situation that you are experiencing might be caused by a treatment that is not optimal / complete, causing re-infection. otopain is an ear drops containing antibiotics, painkillers and anti-inflammatories that can be used for ear infections. the use of this drug must be in accordance with the doctor's recommendations, considering that this drug has side effects in the form of irritation, allergies, dry and itchy skin, and secondary / advanced infections if used in the long term so you should not use the drug directly / alone before consulting a doctor . I suggest that you consult a ENT doctor for an examination of the ear using an otoscopy tool, blood and culture tests if necessary so that the doctor can provide solutions and appropriate treatment. while the thing you can do is to maintain ear hygiene, avoid scraping earwax with a cotton bud or other, if it feels painful taking pain relievers such as paracetamol, use medication only as directed by the doctor, don't delay checking with your doctor.
so ... hopefully can help.