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What is the best medicine to get rid of severe ear pain?

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Published At December 8, 2021
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 37-year-old male, and my height is 5'11", and my weight is 196 pounds. I have terrible ear pain and deafness. I am currently Sertraline. My ear pain has been getting worse over the past four days. What should I do? Thank you.


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Your symptoms are suggestive of a middle ear infection. There is the possibility of wax in the ear canal. Answer me the following questions Is there any discharge from the ear? Do you have a cold or nasal block? Until you consult an ENT (ear-nose-throat) for this issue, for the time being, you can follow the precautions mentioned below; I suggest you take tablet Paracetamol (Tylenol) 650 mg three times a day after food, antihistamines tablets like Levocetrizine 5 mg once a day, use Ofloxacin (antibiotic) ear drops two drops three times a day, I also suggest tablet Chymoral Forte (trypsin-chymotrypsin) twice a day, one hour before food. Also, take steam inhalation three times a day. Take only hot food or drinks. Avoid swimming or taking a head bath till the pain is gone. Try to visit an ENT surgeon to see if you have wax in your ears. Take you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

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Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan


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