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13-06-2014, 07:02 PM
Ear infection
Pretty sure I have one, or I've had a developing one for a long time. I've experienced continuous throbbing inside of my ear for a while, every once and a while before it started happening more ofte recently. All day today I've experienced heat flashes, dizziness, and nauseousness. Whenever I first woke up and tried to make myself breakfast, my vision was really blurry, I was dizzy, and the particular ear felt somewhat clogged/blocked or something, like I couldn't hear out of it completely. I had to sit down and wait for my head and vision to clear, and by the time it did my ear no longer felt muffled.

My mom thinks I have an ear infection Is there anything I can do for this at home? My mom is completely reluctant to take me to our doctor's because our new doctor doesn't really help me sort out my problems. They haven't been able to get lab work done the past like five times I've gone, so seeing a doctor about this is sort of out of the question, and my mom is definitely not going to want to sit for 8 hours in the ER waiting room.
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13-06-2014, 07:22 PM
RE: Ear infection
(13-06-2014 07:02 PM)Ferdinand Wrote:  Pretty sure I have one, or I've had a developing one for a long time. I've experienced continuous throbbing inside of my ear for a while, every once and a while before it started happening more ofte recently. All day today I've experienced heat flashes, dizziness, and nauseousness. Whenever I first woke up and tried to make myself breakfast, my vision was really blurry, I was dizzy, and the particular ear felt somewhat clogged/blocked or something, like I couldn't hear out of it completely. I had to sit down and wait for my head and vision to clear, and by the time it did my ear no longer felt muffled.

My mom thinks I have an ear infection Is there anything I can do for this at home? My mom is completely reluctant to take me to our doctor's because our new doctor doesn't really help me sort out my problems. They haven't been able to get lab work done the past like five times I've gone, so seeing a doctor about this is sort of out of the question, and my mom is definitely not going to want to sit for 8 hours in the ER waiting room.

If the infection is caused by a virus, try Advil (anti inflammitory) for pain and to help open the ears...Benadryl will work too (as in my ENT would have me take both).

If the infection is caused by bacteria then you'll need an antibiotic to preserve future ear health. If it has an underlying cause (allergies are actually a common trigger), you'll have to continue to treat the cause to avoid future complications.

Since its been bothering you a while...chronic..rather than acute, are you running a fever?

Because what you're describing almost sounds like postional vertigo.

There are medicines they can prescribe for that or suggest you try an over the counter travel sickness medication.

The vision issue makes me think you should go to a doctor.


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14-06-2014, 06:34 AM
RE: Ear infection
(13-06-2014 07:02 PM)Ferdinand Wrote:  Pretty sure I have one, or I've had a developing one for a long time. I've experienced continuous throbbing inside of my ear for a while, every once and a while before it started happening more ofte recently. All day today I've experienced heat flashes, dizziness, and nauseousness. Whenever I first woke up and tried to make myself breakfast, my vision was really blurry, I was dizzy, and the particular ear felt somewhat clogged/blocked or something, like I couldn't hear out of it completely. I had to sit down and wait for my head and vision to clear, and by the time it did my ear no longer felt muffled.

My mom thinks I have an ear infection Is there anything I can do for this at home? My mom is completely reluctant to take me to our doctor's because our new doctor doesn't really help me sort out my problems. They haven't been able to get lab work done the past like five times I've gone, so seeing a doctor about this is sort of out of the question, and my mom is definitely not going to want to sit for 8 hours in the ER waiting room.

I urge you to see a real doctor.

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14-06-2014, 07:27 AM (This post was last modified: 14-06-2014 08:01 AM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: Ear infection
You need to see a real health practitioner/MD now, preferably yesterday.

If it's bacterial : (the "nausea" IS a symptom of sepsis) ..
a. the bacteria can get into your blood stream, and make you "septic". The results of sepsis can be catastrophic. People can die from sepsis. People get infected heart valves, (as well as meningitis) from sepsis.
b. Someone who knows how to look in ears needs to see why you're having recurrent infections, (ie an ENT specialist), to see if there is a reason/problem, so your hearing is not compromised in the future.

Jesus H. Fucking Christ, your god damn mother better hope she and I never meet.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-condi...n-20031900
http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/commun..._sheet.htm
Ask her if your life is worth $7-$10, which is what 14 days of
http://www.drugs.com/amoxicillin.html
or something similar will cost.
Many of the big pharmacy chains (like CVS) have nurse practitioners who can take care of you. Don't go to an ER. Go now to an Urgent Care, or walk in clinic.

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14-06-2014, 07:50 AM
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Please make plan, go see doc Smile School nurse or someone similar not able to help? You're old enough to go see a doc yourself no?

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14-06-2014, 08:10 AM
RE: Ear infection
Ferdinand (see, I'm using your full name young lady),

Please go see a doctor! A specialist is ideal but you need to have this looked at as soon as possible. Is there a walk in clinic nearby? You'll have to sit and wait most likely but the doctor will be able to get you on your way to being treated.

Please take care of yourself. As others have stated, if left untreated, you can face much greater issues.

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14-06-2014, 10:17 AM
RE: Ear infection
Doctor honey....doctor. don't mess around with that. Dizzy & pain are two powerful symptoms.

Feel better
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14-06-2014, 12:14 PM (This post was last modified: 14-06-2014 12:19 PM by kim.)
RE: Ear infection
Your Mother does not fit her job description anymore; be nice about it... but fire her.
Go to a doctor.<-- end of story.

AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN TO SEE A DOCTOR and the current issue has been taken care of...

Other than earbuds, earplugs or hearing aids, nothing should be inserted into ears - this means fingers. Keeping headset earbuds clean is advisable. Be conscious of this and inspect earbuds often and clean them with alcohol or peroxide. Don't share earbuds with others unless you clean them before you put them back in your own ears.

Ears usually keep themselves clean and clear by producing wax to trap dirt and then it gradually pushes it all out. However, general ear maintenance can help minimize problems especially if one is prone to ear infections.

A good way to help ears stay germ free is to do a peroxide flush. Either use an eye dropper or the cap of the peroxide bottle, pour a few drops of peroxide into the ear while lying on your side. You'd be surprised how much can be poured in there. Keep it in for around 15-20 minutes to get everything warm and loosened up. You can hear it but it doesn't hurt and may even be soothing. Then, turn over and let it drain onto a towel while you do the other ear. Cotton swab only the outer portion of the ears with with a Q-tip to get them dry.
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Don't ever stick a swab into the ear canal - it will just push shit back into the ear. An ear will always eventually, push everything out to the outer shell where you can take care of it.
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Try this procedure as necessary but never more than once a month or so, if you really don't need it; make it a seasonal maintenance thing or if you feel any kind of stuffiness coming on.
If you swim in the summer, do it when the season is over; lots of bacteria in water supplies, especially if you swim in private pools, lakes, or rivers.
Do it if your area has a lot of wind; ears catch a lot of dirt and crap when it's windy and it's difficult for ears to keep up wax production enough to trap it and push it out. (ear problems are a huge issue with farmers)

Peroxide is ready mixed and can be bought at any drugstore very cheaply - it comes in a brown bottle. It can be used to flush mouth bacteria and bacteria from small cuts/wounds. It is a very useful product and good to keep it handy for first aid purposes. Don't be alarmed by the "bubbling" action... that just means it's destroying bacteria.
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Once again; fire your Mom but also make her feel guilty by making her buy you a shit ton of cotton swabs and peroxide as well as your preferred comfort foods* such as chicken soup, chicken pot pies, mac & cheese, etc.,.

Normally, I would say, "the bitch must pay!" .... but meh - she's your Mom, she got you this far ... and you're kind of independent now... may as well cut her some slack while you cut that umbilical cord. Wink


*note: if you have infection, NO SUGAR.

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14-06-2014, 02:45 PM
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Question:
are you ever not sick and/or injured?

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14-06-2014, 03:19 PM
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That sounds nasty and miserable!

I suspect this may be an ear/sinus infection. They are often connected. Advil or generic ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory and will ease any ear pain as well. Also a decongestant might ease up some of the gunky congestion that is causing you dizziness, nausea, and plugged ear.

But....you really need to be seen by a doctor, for a proper diagnosis. My "baby" is 18, but if he is sick, I'll sit in the er all day, if necessary, to get him relief.

I think you should talk to your mom again about being seen. Also, the boo-boo face tends to get things done quicker. Sadcryface

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