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I have a horrible earache and doc was crap.

(6 Posts)
Carmenere Tue 22-Jul-08 20:26:28

I have had it on and off for about a week. I woke this morning in agony so I went to the gp. He had a quick look and said 'there is barely anything there, I'll give you some drops'. I said that there was fluid leaking out and he said 'well I didn't see any'. I was in and out in under 3 minuteshmm
I now feel awful, headachey and fevery and am on 400mg ibuprofen. Really hurts if I open my mouth widesad

medogsarebarking Tue 22-Jul-08 20:30:33

ouch! I've started with earache today too. With your other symptoms sounds like a head cold/flu..

You could try NHS Direct or pharmacy?

angry at Doc.

Lauriefairycake Tue 22-Jul-08 20:30:45

any chance you're under stress?

I had this, nothing in my ear, was grinding my teeth at night.

If so, try and relax before bed - milky drink, spray some lavender, write your worries on a bit of paper and fold it over.
And massive your jaw, sinuses and facial muscles.

Can't believe doc didn't suggest grinding hmm
Sorry they were so crap.

Lauriefairycake Tue 22-Jul-08 20:31:10

that's massage your jaw

mankymummy Tue 22-Jul-08 20:33:57

i had this a while back and believe it or not it was a huge absess on a tooth, i had no toothache or anything just really bad ear pain. might be worth investigating if all else fails...

Carmenere Tue 22-Jul-08 20:35:45

I don't think it is stress, I feel fevery but am not sure whether the earache is causing the fever or the cold is causing the earache iyswim. Feel like sh*t tbhsad

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