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    Default Holy @#$% my ear

    Right before I fell asleep this morning, my ear suddenly felt crippling. I have been fading in and out in a haze since then (it is not 9 am). I have a god damn paper to finish and this isn't allowing me.

    I can't remember the last time I had really intense ear pain. How do I tell if it is swimmer's ear, or an ear infection?
    Excuse me, but does this smell like chloroform to you?

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    Hmmm, I've had lots of experience with inner ear infections. Those usually make the whole side of your head hurt, especially when you move your jaw. Sometimes it throbs. If it's intense and localized, I've never ran into that before, except as a secondary symptom to the previously mentioned.

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    Ouch, I don't know what to do. I feel like curling up into a ball and dying, and that is really saying something for me.

    Do I have to go to a doctor? Will it go away? I think I have a mild cold- could mucus have leaked into the wrong spot? There is a slight pain at the back of my throat as well, like an itching.
    Excuse me, but does this smell like chloroform to you?

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    Forums are not the best place to ask for medical advice..



    My ear infections always come after having a cold. If you go to a doctor and you do have an ear infection, they'll prescribe antibiotics, and probably no painkillers other than the ones you can get over the counter. If you don't go to a doctor, your body may be able to fight it off, or it may just get worse. Your ear canals may start swelling up and filling up, and they may have to clean it out with a waterpik type of thing.

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    OBVIOUSLY THEY AREN'T THE BEST PLACE

    I can't exactly go to a doctor- I mean I could. But I'm in Boston! I'll just wait it out. Take a hot shower and some ibuprofen.
    Excuse me, but does this smell like chloroform to you?

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    Go directly to Doctor, do not pass go, do not collect 200 dollars.

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    From my experience it should just go away on its own after you enjoy its delightful pain. Funny, you could of actually got it FROM your shower due to you possibly having deep ear canals. The water can get trapped in them and if not emptied out cause ear infections.
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    [blah blah, not a doctor, free advice is worth about what you pay, blah blah]

    The general recommendation for avoiding an ear infection once one's ear is stopped up (short of antibiotics or other prescription meds) is to take decongestants to promote draining of the ear. In the US, pseudoephedrine is the only effective generally available decongestant. Since it is used to make illegal drugs, sales are tracked so you may have to go to a pharmacy (even though it is over the counter) and present your ID. Keep in mind that pseudoephedrine is a stimulate and some people taking it feel jittery and may have a harder time falling asleep.

    When the laws about pseudoephedrine went into effect, some popular brands switched to Phenylephrine (used in Sudafed PE, for example), which seems to be no more effective than a placebo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antimony View Post
    Right before I fell asleep this morning, my ear suddenly felt crippling. I have been fading in and out in a haze since then (it is not 9 am). I have a god damn paper to finish and this isn't allowing me.

    I can't remember the last time I had really intense ear pain. How do I tell if it is swimmer's ear, or an ear infection?
    I think you have an ear infection from the sound of it, if you got a sore face and jaw or your balance is effected its a dead cert.

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    I've experienced this a lot...you definitely have an ear infection. Do you feel intense pressure as well, or just pain? Does your ear feel congested? Seymour is right...blast that thing with decongestants. If the pain suddenly subsides and there is some discharge from your ear, get to a doctor immediately - that means your eardrum has ruptured from the pressure. I've had this happen twice and your symptoms sound exactly like what's happened to me both times. I don't want to scare you, it doesn't have to be a big deal. But if that does happen, you DO need to see a doctor. Good luck
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