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Cortisporin Random Stinging chest tightness
EarInfection posted:
I am a 28 year old male, a few days ago I developed a Sinus Infection that in turn lead to a wax build up in my ear. I did not treat the Sinus infection with antibiotics just over the counter nasal spray. When I started taking Cortisporin after my ear was cleaned out by a doctor. It still feels like the liquid is staying in there and there is still wax after the 2nd day of use. I have random stinging every once in a while, not frequently. It feels like I have a bit of chest tightness that goes away.. almost like a stress knot. My left arm seems to be feeling a slight pain in the muscle area, though I do not know if this is related. The outside of my ear seems to be very sensitive with slight pain coming from the Tragus and the Anti-Tragus. During this time I attempted to flush my ears out with water using a syringe, while it worked it still felt like there was a build up within the ear. Should I continue taking this medication or should I stop, Should I attempt to flush it out because it still feels like it is within my ears. Should I go back to my doctor?
Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
Your chest pain is the most concerning to me....chest tightness and pain in the left arm could be cardiac, and have nothing to do with your other array of symptoms. Since I do not know anything about you, not even your age, I would strongly suggest that you get this immediately assessed.

There are no rules that state that all symptoms must somehow be connnected to one, universal disease or condition. I suspect your ear symptoms are an separate issue. Yes, you can have a residual wax dam, trapping water or Cortisporin, but I would need to examine your ear to make that call.
Rod Moser, PA, PhD replied to Rod Moser, PA, PhD's response:
Oops...I do know your age, but not your medical history. While a cardiac event would be less-likely in a younger, heatlhier man, it would still be wise to check it out.

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