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HomeAnswersOtolaryngology (E.N.T)ear painI am a 30-year-old individual experiencing right-sided ear pain along with ringing in the ears for the last five days. Please help.

What medications or ear drops can relieve persistent ear pain?


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Published At October 8, 2023
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 30-year-old individual experiencing right-sided ear pain for the last five days. I also experience a ringing sound in my right ear for the past five months. An ENT specialist cleaned my ear wax four times, but after the cleaning, I developed right ear pain. The doctor prescribed the following medications for the pain: Diclofenac 50 mg, Amoxicillin 500 mg, and Ranitidine 150 mg for five days. However, the ear pain has not improved. Can you suggest any other medications or ear drops for relieving ear pain? Kindly help.

Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Earache can have multiple reasons, including issues related to the ear itself, or can be due to issues in the neck, teeth, mouth, throat, tonsils, or nasal cavity. This is because the nerves that supply the ear also supply these organs. The doctor has prescribed you antibiotics and painkillers, but since your pain has not improved, it is essential to accurately diagnose the problem before providing further medications.

To make an accurate diagnosis, we need more details about your condition, such as:

  1. Have you experienced any giddiness?

  2. Is there any decreased hearing?

  3. Have you ever had any discharge from the ear?

  4. Can you describe the ringing sound you heard?

  5. Is the ringing sound always present?

  6. Does the pain change with yawning?

  7. Do you have any nose blocks?

  8. Have you experienced any fever, sneezing, running nose, or watering of the eyes?

  9. Is there any swelling anywhere in your neck or body?

  10. Are you experiencing any difficulty while swallowing or is there any pain while swallowing?

I hope I have addressed your concerns. Feel free to reach out if you have any further questions.

Thank you.

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

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N
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