I have been getting ear infections on and off for about a year. The doctor has previously tried me on antihistamines and amoxicillin (which I was allergic to) to no avail.
He says my eustachian tube is filled with fluid and not draining. I constantly feel like my ear is in the swimming pool and its affecting my concentration. This latest bout has lasted nearly a month. Should I worry given its proximity to my brain etc? And does anyone know how safe Otomize is as a spray?
And help appreciated as I am not able to sleep currently.
Chronic ear infections are serious. The main issue with them is that cholesteatomas (spelling probably butchered) form. They have to be surgically removed. You can lose your hearing as a result. Since you are allergic to penicillin related medications, your doctor should be putting you on different types of antibiotics. Ther are MANY to chose from, Levaquin and Z-packs (azithromiacin) are commonly used.
I hope that helps you some.
Keep us posted on how you are doing.
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