I have a middle ear infection doctor gave me a prescription for amoxicillin, need second opinion?

I’m a 24 year old female. I have a really bad earache. I went into an insta care on Saturday for it, and the doctor told me I have a middle ear infection. He gave me a prescription for amoxicillin and told me to take Ibuprofen and use heat packs on it to help the pain. Two days later, I am in excruciating pain. My ear hurts to the touch, and the lymph node next to my ear is really swollen. I can’t open my mouth without it hurting. I am wondering if I got the wrong diagnosis, and if there is something else I can do to relieve the pain. Thank you,

6 Comments on “I have a middle ear infection doctor gave me a prescription for amoxicillin, need second opinion?

  1. Pain in your ears and swelling of adjacent lymph nodes is a strong indicator of ear infection nothing else but it seems your infection is severe enough so it is not responding quickly to antibiotics, keep on your treatment with a sharp schedule and avoid air currents ..if 5 days after starting the antibiotic passed and there is no improvement then see your doctor again..

  2. Hi
    I think it is a correct diagnosis with wrong treatment, I recommend doings culture to check the bacteria type, take an anti inflammatory it will help with pain more than common analgesics
    Good Luck

  3. Unless you have a tooth root infecting and it was misdiagnosed (not sure how can this mistake be done)

  4. normally if its middle ear problem, so ibuprofen should be enough and pain should be at least decrease in intensity , he examined ur ear or he just told u the diagnosis??
    U do not have any pain in the teeth or the jaw??

    Anyways , I recommend u to consult ENT doctor..

  5. hi,
    i think the diagnosis is perfect but the doctor needs to step up ur antibiotic.
    Instead of amoxycillin,use a broad spectrum antibiotic.
    if there is a ear discharge,then the fluid can be sent for culture and sensitivity.

  6. Hi..
    Thanks for the query..

    The symptoms are pointing towards ear infection only..
    You can be advised higher antibiotics like Augmentin [ amoxicillin +clavulanate} and along with Ibuprofen you can also be advised stronger painkillers like Tramadol.
    Also antibiotic and analgesic ear drops and decongestant ear drops like Xylometazoline also..

    Hope this helps..

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