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merched posted:
Dear WebMD,
I am 58 and never had problems with ear infections. Nearly 4 mos ago I got a severe throat infection, lost my voice for 1 wk, never had this before. then my voice came back but I got an ear infection in my rt ear which I've always known has a too narrow eustacian tube. 2 bouts of antibiotics did not solve it so I had my ear drum perforated and the infection cleaned out. This still did not solve pressure problems and ear aches (esp with on windy days). 2 bouts of cortisone steroids later I still had pressure issues, albeit no pain anymore. Concave eardrum (too low pressure in middle ear) and I had 2 long flights to take, was pretty scared. so I got a tube put in. I am now nearly a month later and alot of the weird hearing my voice inside my head, blocked feeling and bad hearing loss I experienced initially after tube placement have subsided. I do notice I have some hearing loss. I wear ear plugs when showering and otherwise avoid water. But I have a persistant low level ear ache that I can't shake. My ENT never prescribed antibiotic ear drops. My ENT is in Europe, all the treatments were in Europe. I am now in the US and will be for the next 6 months. What can I do to stop the ear aches? there is no drainage, never was. Thank you
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