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My ear infection (Is there a REAL Doctor out there?

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  • Posted By: PoeticCelt
  • September 20, 2007
  • 05:49 PM

This severe ear infection has been active for a very long time…… A primary Care Doctor, I believe and suspect, incited this infection by putting “dirty” examination tools in my ears and/or putting ear wax removal drops in my ears which I protested against.…… I had no EAR difficulties prior to the general-exam visit with this 'medical person'. (Early 2007)

In March 2007, the infection got to such a point that I had to go to the ER for medical assistance. There my ears were flushed out with Peroxide/water via syringe which caused my throat to burn and choked me, which brought me to my knees. I was sent away with Amoxicillin 500MG cap and Ciprofloxacin 0.2%HC 1% OTIC SUSP.

Since this time I had been treated by that hospital physician, #1 Dr. XXX, (Chief ENT Physician) at the large hospital with various combinations of vinegar/water solutions to include other solutions as Acetic Acid 2?ALUM ACET 10.79% OTIC SOLN; various antibiotics: Amoxicillin Trihydrate 500MG ,azithromycin (6 pill treatment) and Clindamycin HCL 300MG…. None of which has aided me, for the infection rages on.

I do experience balance instability, dizziness, periods of hearing loss, perforations, pain in ears and in the throat, head aches, pressure at times quite intense within EAR and the top and frontal portion of the skull, weakness and taste differences; which causes much stress; for I am in stress.

My concern is with Chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma as I am aware infections in the middle ear can spread deeper inside the inner ear, causing hearing loss and dizziness, but serious complications include brain infections, such as an abscess or meningitis. Also may cause injury to the facial nerves and facial paralysis.

I am seriously concerned about the status of this chronic infection and the rather strange negative reactions I am experiencing; which is all new to my general physical health.

Please do help me in earnest to combat this illness. To this day….there has been no real improvement. Apparently “something” is raging on which no-one has identified yet. For me this is an agonizing Limbo.

* Acetic Acid 2% in Aqueous Aluminum Acetate Otic Solution
6 Drops in both ears 4X per day (Worsened condition). Stopped/Notified ENT Doctors.

Doctor #2 My ear infections are worsened again just two days after #2 ENT Specialist used Boric Acid powder at my last visit June 26, 2007.
My ear fills up with a golden-yellowish fluid (approximately every fifteen minutes) and will run down my face if I do not wipe it away. The greater amount of fluid is in a fluid state, but a portion does seem to set somewhat as a gel.

Most recently, within the last few days, I get a sudden choking reaction (which is a new reaction) across from the left ear canal within my “throat”. Choking quite continuously for about five minutes and difficult to breath during these episodes and abnormal hearing sounds and bangs.. I now also was informed I have had two EAR infections: 1 Bacterial & 2 Fungal. Even now at present (September 11, 2007) my own voice sounds rather muffled and alien to me.

No treatment (quite non-caring attention) by either 'Physician' has rendered any solution to end my plight.
I am hopeful a skilled Physician will read this give this matter attention and advise me correctly. Thank you!

NOTE: I have all Med Records from the #1 Doctor available.

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  • I had severe ear infection before which lead to eardrum perforation and surgery . I found that the HOUSE EAR CLINIQUE in Los Angeles is the best place and I want to suggest you to check with them since they have all the best ENT of the country plus the best labs and most advanced techniques for treatments.you can find them easily in web.good luck.the survivor
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 10, 2007
    • 05:09 PM
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  • Oh my goodness! I just experienced the "goop" from the boric acid foaming up and runing down my face also. I was researching this online to see if that was normal. Let me know what you find and I will keep you informed of what I find out also.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 12, 2008
    • 07:43 PM
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  • I had similar problems, and finally went to an ear,throat and nose specialist. He detected what others hadn't seen for a year... a tumor in my ear. It was extensive, and the surgery lasted 5 hours. The good new, no facial paralysis, most of the hearing returned, even tho I lost 2 of the three bones. Next summer he is going back in to put prosthetic bones, to restore my hearing.I learned not to mess around with ear problems. It is just too dang close to the brain to self medicate ear issues. I thought I had swimmers ear for a year, because I swam, but there was something else going on. I hate to think of what could have happened. So, find a specialist, a good one, and get to the bottom of your problems. Good luck, don't postpone anymore!!!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 14, 2010
    • 02:00 PM
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  • Note to the person who mentioned on 2010 at 1 PM. Have you fixed the bones now? I did the same ear surgery in India which is called as the Mastoid Surgery and it again lasted for 5 hours. After few months, I went to a hill station and I got my other ear pain for which I did another mastoid surgery. On the first though I got my bones removed. Even though its almost there, my doctor is not advising me for artificial ear bones or hearing aids. He just says you can manage with this till you get 65 which is 35 years away!. Thoughts?
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