Had a throat infection now have a middle ear infection

Patient

Q: Had a throat infection now have a middle ear infection has lasted 2 weeks been on two lots of antibiotics and chemist ear drops no help what should I do?

Doctor

A:   Thanks for consulting ATD.

Throat infection associated with ear infection most commonly associated with Eustachian tube block. This may lead to tympanic membrane rupture and deafness if not attended properly. Since already used two sets of antibiotics without relief, consult an ENT specialist immediately. May require deep acting antibiotics along with anti-inflammatory medicine to control it.

Hope this helps you.

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