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Does anybody know if Otitis Externa can be the cause of neck and face numbness / tightening? In other words, can it affect the nerves in the face? I'm quite scared.
I was diagnosed 2 days ago with Otitis Externa and I was prescribed Amoxicilin antibiotics (500mg every 8 hours for 7 days). I was also told to take 1gram of paracetamol every 8 hours.
Aside from some ear discomfort and various aches around my head, I hadn't been feeling too bad. But a few hours ago, I started to experience pain/tightening at the back of my neck, and then a similar numbness sensation predominantly on the left side of my face in different places. It seemed to come on quite quickly, and includes a tightening feeling on the side of my face, a little on the top of my head, and now I seem to have a constant tight feeling on the medium left part of my neck. I still have a slight discomfort in my ears, but I really don't know if this is all related... I hope it is but I'm wondering if anyone has ever experienced anything similar as a result of Otitis Externa?
I doubt it is a reaction to the antibiotic because I have used it various times in the past without problems. If anyone could suggest anything, please let me know.
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