Well, for the past month, I believe since April 5, I have had a constant ear infection! I skipped the meds a few times, but finally the pain went away. I still had trouble hearing. Pain happened again, then went away. I had ugmaxicilon both times. Finally, planned a doctor app. for hearing loss, and got pain again before. Got ceritonin and some ear drops. Now, I couldn't resist sticking a q-tip in my ear and clumps of brown waxy crap, cleaned it out, and found that the bottom most part hurt the most when pressed.