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    Extreme ear pain after cleaning
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    RSears82 posted:
    So I went to my family doctor 2 days ago because I was unable to hear clearly out of my left ear. He explained I had wax in there that needed cleaned out. He used an instrument that squirts water into the ear to clean the wax out. He cleaned both sides. Now, going in to the appointment, my left ear was very slightly sore. Not very bad at all. But now, after having it cleaned, it hurts extremely bad pretty much all day. Last night was the worst pain I've ever felt. I couldn't sleep. It was as if someone was driving a nail into my ear. I've tried Advil, Tylenol, etc. It helps very little. I called my doctor and left a message for a return call and I haven't heard back. Any advice to ease the pain until I see the doc or do you have an idea what may be the issue? I'm even having trouble biting down all the way because it feels swollen in my jaw and behind my ear. Thank you for reading.
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