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1899725 tn?1321500363

Help! Ear infection that won't go away!

My 8 year son has had an ear infection for 5 weeks now. We've gone through a course of Ciprodex otic drops and a course of  Neomycin/Polymyxin B ear drops. He's also been on Keflex and Augmentin. The doctor keeps telling me it's "swimmer's ear" or "just an ear infection" and should go away soon. 5 weeks of dealing with my child hurting is not soon enough. I'm actually a pediatic RN and know that this is not normal. A couple of nights, the ear drops would not even go in the ear canal.  His ear canal has a fuzzy, white appearance to it. I'm waiting on an appt with his ENT for next week.  He has a history of asthma and severe GERD. This is the first ear infection that we have dealt with since he was 18 months old. Can anyone offer any advice?
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535822 tn?1443976780
okay LOl well that ruled that out..So the ENT is the way to go , let us know what they say ...good luck
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1899725 tn?1321500363
He actually had a T&A when he was 3 due to frequent strep infections and sleep apnea. Thanks!
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535822 tn?1443976780
Have them check out his tonsils aswell very often the two go together and bad tonsils seem to go hand in hand with ear infections .I agree with littlebit take him to an ENT specialist if you are getting nowhere .good luck
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1801781 tn?1461629469
I think you are on the right track.  Getting him to an ENT is probably the only thing that will resolve it.  GERD and ear infections seem to go hand in hand.  Lucky he has only had a few.  5 weeks is way too long!
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