Help! My sister has ear pain for more than a week!!

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My 15 year old sister's right ear has ear pain for more than a week and it started with a very SEVERE pain and pus leaking out with a little blood. Sometimes she said she can't open her mouth wide enough to eat as it was painful. It's been a couple of days and pus isn't leaking much. It's now fluid and some kind of a skin discharge, i'm not really sure what it is. The pain has been decreased for a couple of days because she took antibiotics pills. It is still painful but she said it's bearable. What should i do?

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    Diana;

     

    I would like to believe if your older sister is on antibiotics that she has seen a doctor for this problem to get them.  If she is not seeing a doctor, she should.  Different antibiotics can be for different types of infection.  What one may work for some type of infections, Others do not.  When it comes to ear problems, especially when there is a discharge of fluid, puss, or blood, you should see a professional (just an opinion). . 

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    See a doctor and if the pain increases while under treatment from the doctor, see an Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist. If pain is severe, always let the admin know at the ENT clinic so they can give you an urgent appointment. Sometimes you need the infection suctioned out of your ear to aerate it. Only an ENT can do this.
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      She has already seen the doctor a few days after it happened. The doctor gave her some painkillers and an ointment for skin infection. She finished the painkillers from the doctor and stopped applying the ointment because she said she doesn't think her ear is infecting of skin infection. There's no pain anymore but at times the pain will come back with a sharp pain but it only lasted for a moment. There's still some fluid leaking out usually at night and in the morning.

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      Diana;  I am glad things are looking better.  I know when I had my ear issue over a year ago, I like many turn to the internet for answers to things we don't understand and know.  While i gained more knowledge than I really wanted to know regarding the issue.  I had to filter out the issues that looked simular but were actually not what was going on within me.  That is a hard task with all the information out there.  I also know some individuals who have unused antibotics sitting in their medicine cabnets thinking they will work for EVERYTHING (as far as infections are concerned).   When you mentioned blood, that concerned me, and that is why I asked about a doctor. 

      When it comes to the ears, I would still revisit the doctor for a follow up or even a referral to an ENT to make sure it isn't something more serious  that really needs to be addressed in a more special skilled practice.  At 57, I really didn't expect to go to bed one night, only to wake the next day TOTALLY DEAF.  All I had was 10 % of my hearing.  I initially started using HEARING AIDS that I got on the internet to be able to get upwards of 60% of my hearing.  But after being told by my regular doctor that it was never coming back, and I would have to live with it.  That is why I insisted from my PCP (Primary Care Physician) for a referral to a specialist (an ENT).    I know for an old man some would say (Oh Well, Live With It ), but for youngsters today to have to live with that.  Not way.  Again, glad things are looking up.  Have a Happy New Year. and be well.

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      If there is fluid leaking then it hasn't resolved. She needs to continue treating the ear. Maybe see another doctor if you are not happy with the treatment from her current doctor.

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