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I went to PC with earache. He cleaned it and sent me on my way two days later went to urgent care and was told I had inner ear infection. Amoxicillin didn't touch it. Three days later was told ear canal is swollen shut. I do have the habit of scratching my ears with whatever is available help

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11/13/2017
Dr. Scott
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Are you on antibiotics now?
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
No
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Please reply to chat
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Are you there?
Are you still having pain? Any fevers?
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How many days of amoxicillin did you take?

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It sounds like you need to be on stronger antibiotics like augmentin.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
No pain can't hear clogged up. Took 5 doses.
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Anything else?

Did they give you steroid drops?

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You should try some steroid ear drop to help the swelling.

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NSAIDs, if you are not allergic, can also help

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Did you have a specific question by the way?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
can I buy steroid drop otc?
No they are prescription. Most of them come with antibiotics
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I would call you pcp and see if he can them in for you
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The steroids will decrease the inflammation and swelling rapidly.I sincerely ***** ***** I have helped you, and that I have earned my 5 star rating today! Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen (rating me now does not close your question). We can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box and let me know. Thank you!
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
The diagnosis of inner ear infection and swollen ear canal related?
No. They are 2 different conditions with 2 different treatments.
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
thanks
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