Ear Infection gone bad

Posted by abopp2022 @abopp2022, Sun, Nov 24 5:30pm

Ok so I had a double ear infection last week and she prescribed a steroid shot and Allegra D. I am getting worse and now I’m dehydrated, I have a rash on my upper arm on the left side, my kidneys hurt soo bad, I blacked out this morning and had a fever last night. I’m scared and I don’t know what to do. Like I went to the Er today, and he prescribed me nausea and antibiotics but I can’t get them till tomorrow. I don’t feel good, and I’m super dizzy and my mouth is soo dry but for some reason I can’t make myself drink water or cranberry juice or electrolytes. I’m drinking fluids but idk what to do.

Hi @abopp2022 those symptoms sound frightening and confusing. @hopeful33250 has had odd symptoms come from ear infections and may be able to offer you support as you search for answers.

Did the doctor at he ER give you any thoughts on why they think these symptoms are happening? Do they think it is just the ear infections still?

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@ethanmcconkey

Hi @abopp2022 those symptoms sound frightening and confusing. @hopeful33250 has had odd symptoms come from ear infections and may be able to offer you support as you search for answers.

Did the doctor at he ER give you any thoughts on why they think these symptoms are happening? Do they think it is just the ear infections still?

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He said the fluid that was in my ears, moved to my sinus cavities. But my ears still hurt. These dizzy spells scare me though. I get my antibiotics tomorrow. To see if they help, and if they don't within a week, to go back for blood tests.

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Sorry you are unwell. Maybe ask if you could take something other than Allegra. I know I cannot take it, as for some reason it gave me some odd side effects. I do take other allergy things without problem. Ask your Dr before changing though. Sinus infections can make you feel mighty unwell and dizzy. See a Dr again and try to sip some hot tea or clear soup to stay hydrated. Also, can help to clear sinuses.

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Hello @abopp2022

I am glad that @ethanmcconkey invited me to this conversation. Yes, I too have had ear problems that result in dizziness and nausea. It sounds as if you are on the right track with antibiotics for the ear fluid and ear infections. This is a good start. If your symptoms continue you might also request an MRI to see if there is any pressure on the nerves behind your ear or in the brain.

If you are comfortable sharing more, is the dizziness worse when you move your head up and down or sideways or is it all the time?

Once the infection clears up, you might ask for a referral to a physical therapist who specializes in Vestibular Therapy. They can give you exercises to help deal with the dizziness.

Will you continue to post and let me know how you are doing?

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Hi, @abopp2022 – I've had a double ear infection before, most memorably after scuba diving training in a lake. I was in so much pain at midnight one night I was literally screaming, which was probably a bit of a surprise to my husband as newlyweds. The pain was excruciating.

I do remember that physicians start treating ear infections with the most benign medication that may work, and then they go to a more potent medication if that does not work. The first treatment prescribed at the ER in the middle of the night was not sufficient to take away my significant pain, though it dimmed it a little, and so I had to go back again for more treatment.

Did you get your nausea medication and antibiotics today? If so, are they helping at all?

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