Conditions with symptom: 'earache'
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Hi i have had tonsillitis for over 3 weeks antibiotics not worked. I am worriedas neck pain and earache now. I am at my wits end. Please can anyone tell me how long this will last.
I have not been able to get wax out of my ears for over 15 yes now. When I was 4 yes old I had terrible earaches and my tonsils and atnoids were taken out. Didn't have another earache until the age 33!! My hearing is muffled a lot and my inner ear feels "fuzzyish/tickle" sometimes. Also like a stream of liquid is on its way out and nothing is ever there.?.?... Where is all of my ear wax?
I recently had four bouts of tonsilitis, cleared up now but my left tonsil is still bigger than the right and I have earache left side? What could be causing this?
Hi, A week and a half ago I went deaf in my left ear and then took earache. My doctors prescribed 500 mg of amoxycilin and these have not worked, I have been back to see my doctor today and he has given me Otomize and Clarithromycin to take for 14 days, I am still deaf in my left ear and the pain is now dull. I am due to go my honeymoon on sunday and im flying, the doctor has told me my hearing will come back in the next 4-6 weeks,the doctor has also told me I will experience pain when flying and has given me a decongestant spray, is there anything you can do to help?
Can anyone help me, im a 44 yr old lady, 3 months ago i developed an ordinary earache which lasted for 3 weeks and was on antibiotics for that kength of time, then a red spot appeared on my left ear which developed into a painful ulcer, at that point i was hospitalised and put on iv antibiotics for a week then discharged, the pain never eased nor did the ulcer go away and by next morning another one popped up and i was readmitted again.During the course of the next 8 weeks which i spent in hospital that left ear grew several painful ulcers. I was taken to theatre and had biopsies done and had some of the smaller ulcers taken away only for them to grow back as quick and more of them.The oncologist was called in to help deal with my pain as it was unbearable and he put me on a morphine patch, 12 hourly slow release msts and an oral solution of morphine 4 hourly.Then the ulcers in the mouth, jaws and throat started, numerous amounts of them making it unbearable to eat or drink.After a couple of weeks with them being treated with mouthwashes and gels and sprays i realised that each time i managed something to eat my tummy was burning me and so was the food on the way down which i had put down to indigestion.I requested a scope to be done, so at first so as not to be too invasive they did a scope up my nose and down the back of the throat they found an ulcer had got into the septum and ate a hole straight through it.Few days later my left eye started itching and felt grainy when an ulcer popped up on my eyelid.It was at this point that the 8 weeks was up in the hospital that i started asking to go home because no antibiotics or antiviral treatments was stopping what was going on and every swab, blood test, biopsy ct scan and x ray wasnt leading them to any kind of diagnosis, I was just being kept there on morphine for my pain.I came home 2 weeks ago today, my right ear has 4 nasty ulcers in it, my scalp has at least 20 open sores, both the backs of my ears are raw high rigged and weepin,the ulcers in both ears are oozing green pus out of them constantly,the skin is coming away from all my finger nails and their oozing pus aswell, there are sores down my cheeks, neck and face . They tell me to watch out for my toe nails and my genital area which thankfully is free of ulcers so far. They are testing me now for behcets syndrome even though its not presenting itself like iit does in the text books. To date all tests are inconclusive,they dont seem to be linking it to my arthritis which is also kicking up regardless of the morphine or my vertigo or my asthma. My life has come to a complete halt over the past 3 months and ive been written off work for at least a year.My husband and grown up teenage kids have been a tower of strength to me, particurlarly my husband who like everyone has his own worries but is always there to pull me out of the dark hole i feel im in with no diagnosis and without that no treatment for this disease.Has anyone with behcets got symptoms like mine or got my symptoms and have a name for their disease or syndrome. My heart goes out to you all on this site, you know when you have pain yourself its hard to feel someone elses pain.My sincerest thanks to all who take the time fo read this or to answer it
Hi Margaret I have suffered from Behcets for the past 20 years. For the mouth I have a steroid mouth wash and for my ears I spray the brown steroid in hailer in them, for skin lesions (genitals and under finger nails etc) I use a steroid cream. Mine started with genital ulcers and progressed to eyes, ears and mouth. Although Behcets (Silk Route Disease) is rare in this country there are excellent support networks. The Behcets Society is wonderful. Behcets is a Rheumatology condition. Prof. Haskard at Hammersmith Hospital is one of the top in his field with regards to Behcets. Last year I was rushed to hospital with 2 DVT’s in my right leg and a clot in my brain. Behcets normally appears in your late 20’s. As Behcets is in the immune system it is hard to detect in blood tests. I have been unable to travel to work for the past 12 months and have to take oral steroids; unfortunately the treatment is also hard to cope with. The Rheumatology team at King’s College Hospital has been absolutely fantastic and extremely knowledgeable. Once they can confirm what you are definitely suffering from and start the correct treatment, then for the majority of the time, life will be normal. Just make sure that you are being looked after with regular checks. Rest when you need to and try and exercise when you can. I wish you well, you are not alone. Even though I have had the hardest 12 months of my life, I can tell you it is not bleak. Don’t give up, stay strong. I will be thinking of you.
Hi Margaret, I was diagnosed in 2001 with behcets, aged 36. I saw a dermatologist.I had a positive skin biopsy. Basically they inject a little saline water under your skin, leave it for 24 hours, then do a biopsy. Mine went bad/ulcerated. It only happens if you have Behcets. However, not every behcets sufferer will get a positive test, so its not definitive. Its very frustrating I know and you feel helpless at times. The problem is no behcet sufferer has exactly the same symptoms, and as its rare, it must be difficult for the doctors. I feel for you. I have had ulcers in various places mouth, throat, tongue, ears, lips, genital, eyelid etc since 1999, and I still have them now. What I can tell you is that I have learned to live with them, and I guess your body becomes more tolerant, I don't feel as much pain as I used to 10 years ago. Also I have spells when I feel almost normal! I see specialists on a regular basis, and they deal with whatever problem I am presenting at that time. Difflam oral rinse is very good for mouth and throat pain, it numbs it, I use it before I eat. Also betnesol tablets as a mouthwash. Try not to get too depressed, it makes your pain all the more painful! Brown steroid inhalers are excellent for genital ulcers. Life isn't easy, but I always think there is someone worse than me, so I try to stay positive. Its good you have support. You could try contacting the Behcets Syndrome Society for advice? I did when I was first diagnosed. I wish you good health and happiness. You are not alone.
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