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ear infection: painkillers not working

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ATacticalNameChange Wed 12-Feb-14 20:03:04

Any advice gratefully recieved.

V painful earache came on middle of last night. Went to walk- in today, they diagnosed otitis externa.

Whatever it is it's so effing painful I have nearly vomited. Ibuprofen not doing much, and am now at my daily limit sad sad Ditto paracetamol.

What do I do until I can go back to GP tomorrow? Am going on a cross Europe rail journey on Saturday with my v young kids and DH. Help!

ATacticalNameChange Wed 12-Feb-14 20:04:50

Shoould've said that walk-in gave me steroid/ antibiotic drops which obv have been using and will continue to do so.

My q really is what can I do for pain relief till tomorrow??

threepiecesuite Wed 12-Feb-14 20:06:53

I had an ear infection 2 weeks ago. Worst pain ever, was crying with it. Got antibiotics and over the counter codeine from Boots.
Hope it hoes before your hols.

ATacticalNameChange Wed 12-Feb-14 20:09:04

Codeine: you are a genius. Thank you. I am not glad you had it, but reassuring to hear I am not a total wimp grin.

missmagnum Wed 12-Feb-14 20:10:29

Try taking decongestants as well, supposed to help clear things.

ATacticalNameChange Wed 12-Feb-14 20:11:56

Ok good idea also. Will dispach DH to late night pharm.

Really Grateful, thanks so much x

ATacticalNameChange Thu 13-Feb-14 09:06:33

Maaaaah, solpadeine no workee. Been vomiting overnight, thank goodness I have a good GP who can fit me in today ...

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