Ibuprofen for ear infection

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Viral infection is best treated with rest, (OTC) tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for pain. Amoxicillin is the antibiotic of choice for treating bacterial ear infections. If the bacteria is amoxicillin-resistant then cephalosporins are used. Cefuroxime is a cephalosporin antibiotic. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
I woke up today with a itchy left ear and my left gland is swollen . Just wondering if it is a ear infection . Is there any way to treat it at home ?
Hello and hope you are doing well. The pain could be due to ear canal infection. Ear canals can get swollen due to infections when it is referred to as otitis externa. The infecting agents are bacteria, fungi and viral. Bacterial infections need antibiotics and fungal anti fungal agents. Viral infections are by exclusion and do not need any antibiotic therapy. Ear canals can also get swollen due to allergies or injuries.
Try taking antibiotics (like Augmentin) 3. Analgesics (like Ibuprofen/ Diclofenac) 4.
I agree that this could be a viral ear thing rather than an infection. Just because your ear drum is "inflamed" does not necessarily mean infection. Inflammation can also sometimes occur from allergies (although wiht a fever this isn't as likely). For the fever you might want to try either ibuprofen as stated above or tylenol - of course, making sure that neither will interefere wiht any other meds you are on (you can ask your pharmacist this question).
I went to the doctor one week ago (7days) and was treated for an ear infection in my left ear. I had awoke with severe pain and fullness in the ear. The doctor gave me Azithromyacin (antibiotic). It was a 3 day treatment but he said it was supposed to stay in my system for up to 10 days. He told me to take Aleve for the pain. I took the medicine as prescribed, but the pain and fullness has not gone away. My ear feels more full then it did. I do not have any drainage.
That definitely sounds like a fungal infection. I've had a sinus infection and ear infection for well over a month now. It was so bad that I was going to the doctor daily for IV antibiotics. I was sent to the ENT who suctioned my ear and found I had a fungal infection. My ear drum also had a small perforation which affected my hearing some. He had me continue with the antibiotics and gave me eardrops. The eardrops smelled like vinegar and burned.
We have been to the dr. 2 to 3 times a week for 4 weeks now and still going strong. She had an ear infection for 2 weeks had oral, ear and injectable antibiotics and her ear drum ruptured 3 times and then she got a fungal infection. They have painted it and tried lotrim drops which are used for athletes foot. Well it cleared up for 1 day and the dr. said stop all treatments and now it is back and she has a perforated(hole) in her eardrum. I am at my wits end.
I went to the doctor last wednesday and he diagnosed me with an upper respiratory infection caused by allergies. The main symptom I went there for was this brain fog, I have it bad and still have it bad to this day. The doctor said that would cause it, but i just want to know if it is true and will it be cured by the antibiodics he gave me please help.
The next day (Tuesday) i went to the doctors and they diagnosed me with a ear infection and prescribed me Amoxicillin. Now 4 days later. I don't seem to be getting any better and there is a constant ringing and clogged feeling in my ear and i can feel a fluid moving around deep in my ear but there is no pain. I haven't been to any concerts or listened to anything loud recently that maybe would've caused the ringing. Could this be a combo of an ear infection and tinnitus?
ibuprofen wont do much for a sore throat, if you take a tylenol or something with acetomenophen it is an anti-inflammatory and will bring the swelling down off your throat...try gargling salt water and drip honey down the back of your throat...and if you dont feel better in one or two days...
I have had a heavy cold resulting in a middle ear infection that perforated my eardrum that was three days ago I have been taking 625mg augmentin 3 times a day orally plus ear drops. (3 days) This morning I woke with a pain in my shoulder blade and now it hurts my shoulder to move it. the infection and pain is all on my left side.
They said that I have a ear infection. They gave me antibiotics an ear drops that are used for swimmers ear. I could not buy the other ear drops that they gave me. Medicaid would not cover it so it was $173.76. The pain was horrible last night. I took some tylenal an it helped a little. Dose any one know of any thing that I can take. I can feel my heart beat an fluid behind my ear. Please help. Its driving me crazy.
I've had this pain in my ear for about 2 days. It hurts to touch any part of my ear though. I'm including some pics with where it hurts most/where the pain's source seems to be circled. http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=qy6dt3&s=6 http://tinypic.com/view.php?
Sounds like this infected tooth is affecting the ear/causing pain. I am not sure about any infection going on with the ear too. Have you tried any OTC medications, eg. Motrin/Ibuprofen, Advil, etc.?
Hello and hope you are doing well. The ear pain is most probably due to otitis interna (inner ear infection). This can occur due to blockage of ‘'Eustachian tubes’. There are tubes called 'Eustachian tubes' which connect the middle ear to the throat, this balances the air pressure in the ears. This tube can get blocked due to infections of the throat, which can give lead to a feeling of fullness in the ears. This can also result in infection of the ears.
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Steam inhalations and salt water gargles can help. Continue to take (OTC) tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for pain. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
About two weeks, I was diagnosed with an outer ear (swimmer's ear) infection in my left ear. The doctor gave me Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Hydrocortisone Otic Solution. I was informed to do 5 drops, 3 times a day for 7 days. After the 7 days, my ear felt a lot better, but the very next day, the pain went from my left ear to my right ear. It felt like the same exact problem, so I started using those same drops in my now infected right ear.
and now I am having pain and swelling slight behind the ear and in the jaw area.
Hi and thanks for using the forum. Bleeding from your ear is not good. It is possible that your ear drum ruptured. You should see a health care professional about this. If your eardrum did rupture (this can happen with a bad ear infection or sinus pressure) you will probably need an antibiotic. It will usually heal on it's own, but the antibiotic is needed to prevent the spread of infection. Good luck and hope you feel better soon.
Take (OTC) tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for pain. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Steam inhalations and salt water gargles can help. Take (OTC) tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for pain. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
The pain could be due to tonsillitis and a throat infection. It could also be due to post op complications from surgery like an infection. Only a consultation with your primary care physician can help diagnose. So, please have yourself evaluated for the same. In the meantime you can take OTC pain medication Ibuprofen. Ensure to take this medication after food to avoid gastritis. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
I am on antibiotic from today for an ear infection. Can I take percocet or tramadol to control the pain.
Take (OTC) tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for pain. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
For starts, DON'T stick any Q-tips in your ear. And for heaven sake's DON'T use H2O2 (peroxide) in your ears. These things are NOT recommended to do especially if you have a perforated ear drum, which is possible. You need something for pain and not something necessarily for sleep. Have you tried taking any anti-inflammatories, i.e Motrin, Aleve? You also need an ATB.
okay, for 5 days now i've had extremely painful earache in my left ear. I've been feeling a little dizzy but not so much that I can't walk around. It's more of a dull pain but with sharp stabs as well. I've been taking wayy to much paracetomol! It's also itchy on the inside. This morning the pain was a little better, but I couldn't hear properly out of it, it felt a bit like when you're on an aeroplane, or underwater.
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