Quoting Cat Abbott:" Swimmer's ear is an ear infection. But an external one, and you're right, yours does sound more like ... [snip!] ... sound more like a middle ear infection. Put a piece of fresh garlic in each ear. Sounds weird but is supposed to work. GTS."Ohh, I wasn't totally clear on that-thank you
Quoting AA&L:" I had it a few months ago. They gave me antibiotics drops plus oral antibiotics and it was gone within ... [snip!] ... see my middle ear to see if there was even an infection there too. It was secondary to the pain of labor on my pain scale."I really hope she calls me back in and gives me something better. I can sleep on either side so far but it's just incredibly annoying and is only adding to my discomfort and crabbiness.
Quoting Jamie & Babygirl (::" I really hope she calls me back in and gives me something better. I can sleep on either side so far but ... [snip!] ... the pain probably hits a 6 on my pain scale. The discomfort is like 10+ all the time though, just from feeling so off balance."
Quoting AA&L:" I wasn't dizzy and I could still somewhat ear. Basically my ear canal had swollen shut... no more qtips ... [snip!] ... hurt at times. It may be a little further in... I hear you can get dizzy with the deeper ones with the equilibrium and all."I can hear a little, but like I said, it's kind of an underwater feeling. I feel like my ear canal is swollen or something! And wherever it is I just want it goooone. I get extremely temporarily relief from the drops (not even every time) and from the steam in the shower (until water gets in there and makes it worse )
Quoting AA&L:" Maybe the ear drops aren't getting in deep enough because of the swelling? I was worried about them having ... [snip!] ... happen to brush air by that ear.. it would hurt for a minute but nothing where I thought "man I'm so getting an ear infection""This was my first thought. I don't know what they have to do to fix it but at this point nothing could be worse. Lol I actually thought I was going deaf, like it's not even pain from any thing it's only deep inside where out of nowhere I'll feel like I just got jabbed inside my ear. Then it'll stop and still just feel stuffy. I felt like it was an infection the second it started hurting that bad. Sometimes it hurts when I chew but not always, and that pain switches sides just like the rest of the pain. It'll feel like it's gonna pop and I think maybe it won't be so stuffy, then it "pops" and I feel like I"m gonna die, plus it's stuffed haha.
Quoting Jamie & Babygirl (::" This was my first thought. I don't know what they have to do to fix it but at this point nothing could ... [snip!] ... die, plus it's stuffed haha. I just can't wait to talk to my doctor. I've never said those words in my life, either. LOL."
Quoting AA&L:" I do remember that stuffy feeling now6 that you've mentioned it. I kept plugging my nose and blowing trying to pop my ears for relief only to be in worse pain. "Oooooh, I stopped trying to pop them because it was either completely useless, or it was like getting shot in the ear. But it still occasionally pops itself if I do certain things, or just randomly. And once again, like being shot. Lol I don't even remember the last time I had an ear infection, I've had maybe 3 in my life maximum, and it was all before I was even 12 so I have no clue what it felt like
Quoting AA&L:" I had never had one before that I could remember. I've used qtips and earplugs my whole life... and this ... [snip!] ... given the ofloxain drops and cipro. I don't think you can have the cipro being pregnant and all, but maybe try different drops?"Oh wow, lucky you lol.
Quoting Jamie & Babygirl (::" Oh wow, lucky you lol. And I really hope I don't have both, as I sit here right now I can feel my right ... [snip!] ... that works I'm going to cry. I want them to feel better at least before the baby's here so I can focus on one thing at a time."