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When I see this type of situation, including medications that aren't working and an normal ear examine, I begin to look for other possible culprits in the area. For example, TMJ can cause these exact same sypmtoms and may feel temporarily better with prednisone (due to its anti-inflammatory properties). Similarly, dental issues in the back molars can lead to these types of symptoms due to a shared nerve supply with the ear. I would suggest you see a dentist and ask him or her about these two possibilities. A focused exam looking for other possible cause of your ear symptoms is in order.
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