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Should I go to urgent care for middle ear infection?

Should I go to urgent care for middle ear infection?

If you’re suffering from a fever, severe pain, or if your symptoms have lasted for more than 24 hours, you should seek professional treatment before the infection gets worse. A local urgent care center or walk-in clinic is a great place to receive same-day treatment with no appointment.

What did the doctor say about an ear infection?

The doctor looked at my ear and said, “No, there’s no ear infection, but there’s some wax in there. Let’s have the nurse clean it out.” So she cleaned my ear — and ruptured my eardrum. From there everything spiraled downhill. Over the next few days I started having pain in my jaw.

Can a child go to the ER for ear pain?

However, ER docs are not Jacks (or Jills) of all Trades – they are not pediatricians, ENTs, or dermatologists. They do see a lot of pathology, but when it comes to basic, primary care issues, many miss the boat. A child seen in the ER with ear pain is most likely going to be diagnosed with a “middle ear infection” and given amoxicillin.

When to go to the ER for a sore throat?

8. Patients are advised to go to the ER. Call your doctor’s office about an hour before they are ready to close, perhaps on a Friday, and try and get an appointment for your sore throat. The receptionist, with little or no medical training in most cases, will send you to the ER.

When is the best time to go to the ER?

Although ERs are obligated to see anyone who comes through those big doors, they are under no obligation to hurry, or put the itchy rash in front of someone who has just been in a serious car accident. True, you can go to the ER at 3 AM and be seen, but it is far from convenient care.

The doctor looked at my ear and said, “No, there’s no ear infection, but there’s some wax in there. Let’s have the nurse clean it out.” So she cleaned my ear — and ruptured my eardrum. From there everything spiraled downhill. Over the next few days I started having pain in my jaw.

Why do I have shooting pain in my left ear?

Hello, I have peircing pain that shoots by my left ear then goes away comes back for a few seconds and goes away. I went to the ER thinking it was a massive ear infection. It was the weekend my doctors office was closed. I was shocked to find out my ears were clear.

What to do if you go deaf in one ear?

‘That’s why, if anyone finds themselves suddenly deaf in one ear, and especially if there is dizziness as well, you need to go immediately to A&E.’ On my holiday in Spain, I was unaware of all this. For two weeks after my visit to the doctor I would lie on one side, squeezing drops into my bad ear, waiting for the ‘infection’ to clear.

When to go to the ER for head pain?

For anyone who has extreme sensitivity to the head area ,and find a rash similar to roofing shingles ( overlapping bumps ) Get to your doctor/ ER for proper diagnose. It is also my understanding the med word is coming out with a new more effective shingle vaccine.