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I have had an ear infection which was treated with amoxicillin

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I have had an ear infection which was treated with amoxicillin and a Medrol dose back. It got better but ear was still clogged occasionally. I had to fly overseas to Switzerland and back in a week. While I was over there the ear continued to be clogged but then I started to realize a fishy smell coming out of the ear. I can't get into see an MD until at least the end of this week. I have to go back to urgent care but any idea what you think it is so I have some idea what to say to them
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Amir replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the question and coming here. I would like to say that your present symptoms are suggestive of persistent ear infection and I am concern for Otitis externa (external ear infection) or might be Otitis media (infection & inflammation of middle ear). It seems that there is a possibility that bugs are resistant to the current antibiotics and it is now important to prescribe antibiotics according to the culture & sensitivity results. Sometimes there can be secondarily fungal infection in response to bacterial infection while treating with antibiotics. I will highly advise to visit to ER asap due to risk of ear drum perforation or spread of infection. They need to do some tests such as culture & sensitivity, base line blood tests. There is a possibility that they also might refer you to ENT doctor for urgent assessment depending on the initial evaluation and tests results. Early evaluation in ER is highly suggested.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Dr Amir:

I did take your advice and went to the emergency ward. They have but me on ofloxacin optic drop because my ear is still very inflamed and infected with yellow pus. I am due to see an new doctor in 2 weeks- time.

Thank you so much for your prompt and thorough reply. It was extremely helpful and I have you the highest rating. I don't want to join yet because I tend to want to deal with one md which would be you and then get your advice and work from there

Thanks again
Kind regards
Martha
Expert:  Dr. Amir replied 1 year ago.
You welcome and I am glad that you took the advise and at the end attained good results at the right time. Thanks for your kind words and good gesture. I really appreciate that. Thanks for coming here and always here for your guidance and support. I wish you a very quick recovery.

Kind regards
Dr. Amir Javed.

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