On going ear problems, doc told me glue ear?!?!?

Posted , 3 users are following.

hello i am new here and looking for some advice, i am 25 years old, and have been dignosed with glue ear by my gp, with further trip to ent on the 30th of november, i have alot of pain in my ear, fullness, burning sensation, hearing dullness, i have had 2 ear infections in last 2 weeks, and still getting alot of pain been having problems for 12months now, just really need it sorted i havent heard of anyone having this problem uless been a child which is why i am looking for help and advice, what causes it and how can i help it, i have 2 children and sometimes the noise drives me crazy nothing i can do about them as they are 3 and 11 months, just looking for advice on how to mange with it, what treatments you reived. ect

0 likes, 12 replies

Report / Delete

12 Replies

  • Posted

    Have you had a swab? Was there anything you can think of that happened before your ear went bad, like swimming or getting any moisture in the cannal? There is a productive ear bacteria that can only be irradicated with a certain type of steroid. Do you have any discharge? Last question, are you in the UK?
    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Hello thank u for your reply I am in the UK, no swimming or moisture only thing I associate my ear with is giving birth to my son I have had continues problems since then. Haven't had any treatment for it waiting for ent appointment. I don't have any discharge now did when had ear infection last week

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Is possible that you damaged some blood vessels in your ear, possibly causing infection. Pain would suggest infection is still about or maybe a rupture in the Drum which could occur during labour? It's a tough one, are you going to an ENT specialist or to a GP?

       

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Hi Pistal dont mean to hijack this post.... smile .... i've had ear and throat pain for a few days.. went to the doc and he adv that the wax in my ear is blocking the ear drum..... so he syringed it..... however i am still feeling alot of pressure in the ear..... which makes me feel bit dizzy and so tired sad .... and miserable..... i evn hava chest infection..... chest is tite and im just so uncomfy.... my throat feels uncomfy .... i went to the ENT and they looked and said the ear is fine... but its not.... sad

      any ideas wot it cud be??

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Thats what I keep asking them but getting recurring infections apparently definitely nota iinfection now I had problems immediately after labour as couldnt stand my baby crying had phone appointment and was given migraine tablets then (year ago now), at the moment the more I do the more pain I am getting ended up in tears just doing house work. I am seeing ent end November but gp said it will be glue ear
      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      When you go to ENT, they may use a Micro Vacuum to clean your ear to get a better look. Is you have dammaged the inner Ear, this could be a little bit painful. I would suggest taking a couple of pain killers before you go. They may not have to do this, they may see the problem straight away. I'm not 100% sure, but it sounds like you have damaged your ear and it's not healng due to infection, you control the infection, still not healed, infection comes back. If it is glue ear, (which usually only lasts a few Months not a Year?) they will try to unblock the tube going from the Ear to throat. Either way, ENT should give you an answer there and then. Did they ever perscribe you Penicillin and/or any form of steroid? 

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      its more the side of the neck down that feels tender.. and then i get this anxious feeling in my chest .... im going back to theENT .... to a different one but im so scared they gonna say nothing's rong when something is!!!!! sad

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Sounds a lot like your glands are swollen. This could be a good sign as your [color=#222222]lymph nodes often swell and feel tender when fighting a virus. If you do have a Virus, there is not to much you can do about it and it should be gone on it's own by a couple of Weeks, max. This would explain a number of your symptoms including Ear ache, sore throat and dizziness. This could also be the source of your Anxiety. If you are finding it uncomfortable/painfull when you swallow, I would say this is the case. Did it feel worse after you had your Ears[/color] Syringed?

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Thank you for your help, I am not able to have penicillin as allergic but have another type which last two occasions hasnt worked and had to have something else after
      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Ask them to take a swab if they have not done so already. I hope you get it sorted. It gets very frustraiting when it's painful and affects your hearing, more so when you have little ones. Sometimes a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel helps when you lie your ear on it.

      Report / Delete Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up