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Chronic ear infection - untreated
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Chronic ear infection - untreated

Hello all, thanks for reading.

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.

SA
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Hello,

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.

Take care and God bless.
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Thank you for your comment - I haven't heard of cholesteatomas, are they present in every case?

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They are masses that develop from the fluid.  I don't know if every patient gets them or not.  I would have to do some research for you on that if you want me to.

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