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Yep. I had a stinking cold and assumed the bunged up painful ear would go away. It seemed to be getting better today so I didn't go to the GP. Now I'm in agony and can't sleep! I've just boiled my kettel for a spot of karvol steaming
pop it in a small EMPTY BUT CLEAN yoghurt pot (yes ok you can eat the yoghurt first) and float the pot in a bowl of boiling water (not on the boil of course). Just keep testing the temp of the water by dripping a little on the inside of your wrist.
Oh I've had this as well (as well as the sinusitis on the other thread). This is horrid as well. Your eardrum might burst (mine did) It's serious agony if it does, on a par with labour I thought (just to cheer you up). Get some super duper painkillers from gp, paracetamol didn't touch the pain I found. Plus, you might need antibiotics. It's always at Christmas isn't it?