Chronic ear infections

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In desperate need of help!

I have suffered from ear ache since the age of 4 , throughout my teenage years I still suffered about 4 a year but after my son was born the last four years I have been getting ear infections every 2 months , ear drops do not help clear them up and make them worse. I have been backwards and forth to ent departments and seen numerous people. The doctors just send me to a&e now because they have no idea why I keep getting them.

I was was eventually told I have to live with it. I have to go to the ent every two months , my ear infection get so bad my hearing goes. I keep my ears very dry and do now swim.

please can someone help or give me advice on what the cause could be,

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    Hi kate12666, sorry to hear about your recurring ear infections.

    This link might be of interest to you:

    http://patient.info/doctor/otitis-media-with-effusion

    What other symptoms besides ear pain are you experiencing? Does the infection

    affect your larinx as well? Are both ears affected?

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      Thanks for the link  and they haven't diagnosed anything other than chronic ear infections  but this is because they don't know why it keeps coming back and I have to live with it which is easier said than done when you can't hear anything and have a toddler to look after. They have gotten worse over the years but no one seems to know why. 

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    Hi again, I think you would get more replies by reposting your question on the 'ear problems' group: 

    http://patient.info/forums/discuss/browse/ear-problems-3342

    The more specific details you mention the more relevant the replys are going to be.

    You could describe the ear pain, for example if it comes and goes or if it is permanent, if it gets better with pain killers. Is it localised to your ears only or is it diffuse? Also you could mention if you get fever and other symptoms like a sore throat or runny nose. Do you have or had a perforated eardrum and pus coming out of your ear/ears? How was your ear infection treated? These are a few suggestions of the top of my head. 

    Good luck and sorry I could not be of more help. 

     

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