I woke Thursday with dull throbbing in my right ear. It has gotten worse. I have a 101 F fever, my outer ear is swollen so bad I can't even fit a music ear bud in, I think the throbbing is still there but my ear is so blocked I can't feel anything in my canal, but there's a stinging in what I think is the back of my ear. Chewing / hiccups feels like my ear is tearing, I also have pain in the right side of my throat. I made a doctor's appointment for monday but I can't sleep and the pain won't even fade after taking 800mg ibuprofen. Should I go to the ER?
Yes you should go to the ER because they will have medication to give you that is stronger than Ibuprofen you can also head on over to an Urgent Care clinic as long as you go during hours open, but your best bet is probably heading on over to the Emergency Room!
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