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Earache from hell - could there be anything else wrong with me?

(8 Posts)
walkbesideme Sat 30-Jun-12 16:38:48

I have had earache for 48 hours now - I am in agony. It's pretty much up there with labour (I'm really not exaggerating - I feel desperate).

I've been given anti-biotic earspray and tablets by the doc yesterday afternoon.

I've given up on straight paracetamol and gone for co-codamol, though I have to say it is not working. The painkillers haven't taken even the edge off. Im sorry for whinging but I'm in agony - the side of my face has swollen up. I cant close my mouth as the pressure on my jaw hurts.

Are there any more painkillers I can take?
Could it be anything else?

Sorry - its a moan really but feeling quite desperate. I wish this was labour - at least the pain is positive!

NUFC69 Sat 30-Jun-12 17:14:26

Please get some proper advice about this - not a good idea to let ear ache linger on. It needs to be looked at again - I don't want to frighten you, but please contact your GP, or go along to your nearest Walk in Centre. Better to be safe than sorry!

Sparklingbrook Sat 30-Jun-12 17:16:17

Could it be tooth related? I would ring OOH if I were you.

Nevercan Sat 30-Jun-12 18:01:39

You need strong antibiotics to get rid of it. I have had earache and it is awful. I currently have a blocked saliva gland which runs along your jawline and feels like earache. You can't eat or talk properly as it hurts! Have you got antibiotics?

bagelmonkey Sat 30-Jun-12 18:10:53

An antibiotic spray will do nothing for a swollen face. Get yourself seen by a doctor.

NoComet Sat 30-Jun-12 18:21:12

Get ye back to your Doctor, my mum had a list of antibiotics that did and didn't work for my DSIS.
Ear ache is hell and needs effective treatment.

Driftwood999 Sat 30-Jun-12 18:25:13

Phone NHS Direct, get someone to come out to you if necessary. Do it now.

nooka Sat 30-Jun-12 18:38:38

I used to get lots of ear infections. In my experience it takes two days for the antibiotics to really kick in. It is the most excruciating pain.

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