- Sep 2, 2009
I came down with an ear infection couple of weeks ago, inatially I used some home made collodial silver, it got a little better, kinda held it's ground but didn't go away (probably din't use it long enough) I went to my PCP (the MD is alternative and holestic) anyway, she prescribed amox-clav and Neomycin/poly/hc drops, over the next couple of days it seemed to get worse, the canal swelled shut and pain increased, the doctors office said the symptoms could get a little worse before it gets better. Another day goes by and the pain is terrible now, I cant sleep, in to much pain, my holistic MD won't prescribe lots of drugs, pain pills and xanax are just a few, anyway no pain meds so Im taking the otc ones at double recommended dose just to make it, pain was terrible. Thought I would get a 2nd opinion and went to a walk in clinic that got good reviews, say a nurse practisioner and reviewed all my info and how it has seemed to get worse but he agreeded with my PCP and said it "should" get better in a few days. I used the drop again that night and the pain shot through the roof and I thought "this should not be happening" so maybe I'm having an alergic reaction to the drops. Now my ear canal is swellon shut and Im out $400 (not made of money) and I'm worse!! Just had to share this wonderful story. Now Im back I guess to collodial silver, is there anything better to try? Would really like to get the swelling down, tried a hot water bottle, seems to help some, but makes the pain a litle more as the whole side of my head is tender.