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    Staph Infection
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    Auburn34 posted:
    I have had pain in both ears for almost a year now. Not constant pain, just pain to the touch. My ENT diagnosed as possible "Swimmers Ear", then TMJ. I've been on various drops that really haven't worked. Finally, while at urgent for a sinus infection, I mentioned it to the doctor. She took a culture and determined that it was Staph. She put me on different drops which really haven't helped. I'm now on OTC drops that really don't seem to be doing anything. I have no dischage and really no discomfort unless I touch it with a Q-tip (which I've been told not to use, and I don't). No discharge or anything, really just the concern that it could become worse.
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