(Closed) I can’t decide if I should go to the doctor or not

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would go to the doctor; ear infections suck. You can spend weeks putting vinegar, peroxide, etc., in your ear and it slowly get better; or you can go to the doctor and have releif within a few days.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m not a huge one for rushing to the doctor but if it’s been that long and it’s still bothering you this much, I would say go in.  

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

I would see a doctor.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

what type of pain? burning? throbbing? dull? pressure/fullness? sharp/stinging?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ummm if it has been going on for awhile and it still hurts I would think you would want to go to the doctor to know why your body is telling you something is wrong.  Just go to the doctor since you have the insurance:)

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Go to:

http://www.webmd.com & click on “symptom checker”

That will tell you possible causes.

I’d see a doctor, after a few weeks you should definately go! Too long than it may develop something serious. Plus it’ll help make you feel better 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I looked it up for you, but it wouldn’t let me copy/paste :(.

I use webmd.com when I’m sick or if something’s off. Its helped me a lot, so I highly recommend it.

I’d still go to the dr tomorrow thou. You have insurance so it won’t cost you too much!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Just go to the doctor.  No big deal, they look in your ear and can tell immediately if it’s infected or not.  If it’s infected they’ll give you an antibiotic and it will clear up in a couple days.  I’ve gotten ear infections after getting water stuck in my ear in the shower before.  I’ve had a million ear infections… and I let one go untreated in highschool and it got out of control.  I have scarring on my ear drum that has led to slight hearing loss in that ear (not sure if it’s from the infection, but I assume so).

Post # 12
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2867 posts
Sugar bee

I agree with all the previous posters, especially MaggieGirl.  I ruptured my ear drum in grade school and have some minor hearing loss.  Not worth it to let it go.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

ear infections can cause hearing loss, go to the doctor.

Post # 14
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375 posts
Helper bee

@thefiancemeenah: <— is absolutely right! 

A trickle of water may have gotten into your ear from a shower and all it takes is a little bacteria to brew up a nice little infection.  Given the time it’s been since your symptoms have set in, go to your doctor ASAP.  Your body is giving you warning signs, don’t ignore them! 

I average one ear infection a year, usually around January-February.  My ear infections are 99% of the time due to seasonal allergies.  No matter the cause, I always have it treated with simple drops. 

I hope you get to feeling better soon!

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Def see a dr! I once had an ear infection SO BAD and couldn’t even tell! And it almost damaged my inner ear. Not something to mess around with

Post # 16
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18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Go to the doctor immediately!  You probably have an ear infection and the best way to clear that up is an antibiotic.

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