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What do I do about a MAJOR ear infection that still hurts after getting medicine from a Doctor?

Ok, I went to a doctor about this major ear infection i have and they gave me antibiotics but it isn't working and it hurts really bad! what should i do????!!!!

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Go back to the doctor. You may need a different antibiotic...and some pain meds. Hope you feel better soon.

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You'll probably need more meds. Go back to the doctor.

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How long ago did you go to the doctors?

Depending on what they gave you, it can take a while for the antibiotics to get through your system, and in most cases it will still be a few days before you even start to feel better. So if you just got them within the last day or so, then you probably need to give them time to work.

If you are still in a lot of pain, and regular over the counter meds aren't helping, then you can call your doctor and see if they will prescribe something stronger. If you've been on the antibiotics for several days and still aren't noticing any difference, or you are concerned that they aren't working, then you should call them as well, to do a recheck.

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Sometimes it takes more than one regimen of antibiotics. Go back to the doctor...it i that simple.

You may not even need to go back. Most docs, if you call them to let them know it is still infected, will simply call your pharmacy and order another prescription for you.

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