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Hi. I'm recovering from ear and sinus infections that led to 2 ruptured eardrums. I took all 7-days of drops in my ears and today is my last of 10-days on antibiotic pills. I have a half-marathon in the am and wondering if it is ok if I run? (For context it's my 4th half this year and I've run about 850 miles so far). I plan to walk/run, leave my earphones looser, and wear a band over my ears to keep the wind out.

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

I'm allergic to codeine. Right now I'm finished amoxicillin, and I take some vitamins/probiotics daily. I'm also taking Sudafed and Advil as needed for my infection.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Not that I can think of.

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