My daughter who is 22 yrs. old. Is in great pain. The doctor has prescribed Amoxicillin and Cortiporin ear drops. However, until the medication kicks in. The pain has her in tears. We would appreciate any suggestions.
How to relieve ear infection pain while waiting for amoxicillin to kick in?
Question posted by colorfulpapa898 on 19 Dec 2011
Last updated on 28 February 2017 by Doodlebird81
I just wanted to say thank goodness for this thread because right now I'm waiting for the antibiotics to kick in and the pain I've just felt in my ear whilst putting my baby in his cot made me help out and cry tears! I think the pressure of leaning down did not help the matter. I'm just trying to get in a comfortable position in bed then im going to take the amount of ibuprofen suggested for my pain and I hope I get some sleep tonight. Xxx
Laying the affected ear on a heating pad, or even better, one of those moist heat packs that go in the microwave can help ear pain a bit. I've used this method myself when I had an ear infection and when my kids have had them. Taking a decongestant llike Sudafed and an OTC pain reliever helps too. Poor girl, earaches are miserable. If these measures dont help then you might need to call the Dr for a few days of an opioid pain reliever like Tylenol#3 or Vicodin.
Try Ibuprofin-about 600-800 mg. I've been prescribed pills that were that size and took them 2/day. Once I had 5 boils in my ears at the same time. I covered my head with a pillow and screamed and screamed. Your poor daughter has my sympathy. if she starts having lots of trouble, talk to the doctor about a thyroid screen-that can cause her problem-that's what caused mine.
good luck and bless you
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