Perforated ear drum help

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Harrysmum2020 Sat 18-Apr-20 19:46:40

Last Tuesday after having ear ache my ear began to ooze blood and puss I rang the gp who diagnosed perforated ear drum and infection I had a slight fever as well.

I’ve now been on amoxicillin nearly 5 days the finishes tomorrow I’m still having the odd fever and earache and I’ve been putting in antibiotic drops once a day also. I’m obviously going to ring gp Monday.

What I wanted to ask is has anyone had similar also my hole family’s shielding so I can’t really go dr and come back to my immune compromised son what are the odds they’ll perscribe more antibiotics over the phone ?

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ahran2k Sat 18-Apr-20 20:07:41

They would if you still have fever. I am surprised why they did not prescribe you for 5 days and not 7 which is usual course but may be they gave you a higher dosage. For some people amoxicillin does not work because of drug resistance so you might be prescribed something different this time.

ahran2k Sat 18-Apr-20 20:08:40

* I meant they should have prescribed for 7 days

HathorX Sat 18-Apr-20 20:33:09

My eardrum perforated as a child due to a very bad infection. I remember lying on a towel crying in pain as my ear oozed. I sympathise with you.

I would be very sure that you will have a second prescription by phone and possibly a stronger antibiotic even. Amoxicillin is very good though for this sort of thing.

Be very careful not to get water in your ear, I had to keep a cotton wool wad in my ear for 6 months when I had a bath or shower.

You are going to feel awful for a while and you must try to rest as much as you can.

I feel so sorry for you. Feel better soon xx

Harrysmum2020 Sun 19-Apr-20 18:18:55

Thank you still in pain sad just hoping the doctors as good as they where last week. If anyone else reads this is normal to have a near constant headache with it?

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