Last year around this time, I was just getting over a bad sinus infection and it suddenly turned into a painful ear infection. My ear hurt so bad I could barely do anything and I spent most of 3 days holding a heating pad up against it. It made me feel so bad for Kora and Logan for every ear infection they ever had when they were little – it hurt horribly!
I finally broke down and went to the doctor. By this time my ear was also so plugged I couldn’t hear out of it properly. They sent me to get my hearing tested. After the testing they told me, “you have some hearing loss in that ear.” No kidding!
They prescribed a dose of steroids, which they seem to prescribe for everything these days, and told me to come back in a month if it wasn’t better. I have no idea if the steroids helped or if it was just a waiting game, but eventually my ear did unplug and the pain went away.
However, today it’s trying to make a comeback. It hurts terribly again and I’m about to go get the heating pad. I’ve been feeling a bit under-the-weather the past couple of days, but blamed it on the change of seasons, the weather, and allergies. Now I’m thinking I might be headed toward another bad ear infection. Ugh.
So I’m asking for help from you all.
Since everything I read online regarding earaches is for children and doesn’t seem to apply, does anyone have any advice about how to lessen the pain of an adult earache?
My ear thanks you in advance!