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Experience:  Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
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Well like a month ago or more I went to the emergency room

Customer Question

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JA: Hello. What do you want help with?
Customer: Well like a month ago or more I went to the emergency room for a ear infection I was giving antibiotic ear drops as well as a antibiotic well I used the ear drops til my ear got better I didn't finish them nor did I get my antibiotic filled well since I've been having ear drainage and itching I'm trying to avoid going to the hospital what can be done at home for ear drainage
JA: How long have you been dealing with the ear issue? Have you had any colds or flus recently?
Customer: A lil over a month and no I haven't
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

This is Dr. David

it sounds like you didn't properly treat your ear infection the first time.

you needed to take your oral antibiotic and finish your ear drops

you most likely still have that ear infection

you need an ear culture to see what antibiotic it is sensitive to

some infections can be resistant to certain antibiotics

a culture of inside of your ear is needed.

you have to see a doctor at this point.

let me know if you have questions.