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    No relief for my ear infection
    An_254675 posted:
    I have had an ear infection for three weeks. Lost my hearing the second week. Was on augmentin for 7 days and nothing happened. Went back to Dr. He cultured the gook coming out of my ear and changed me to Septra. The culture showed I had a staph infection in both ears. I have been on Septra twice a day for 13 days, antiobiotic ear drops for 17 days and yellow/green gook still coming out of my ears. Hearing still 98% gone! I also have tubes in both ears which were put there in Sept. When I wake up my pillow is wet and my ears are squishy with fluid. About to lose my mind!!! What do I do now? I am 62 years old and never had ear infections as a child. The tubes were put in my ears because I could not equalize pressure. Thank you.
    schine05 responded:
    I'm now deaf in one ear after a virus infection and they say a hearing aid will probably not help due to the poor quality if sound I have left. I can hear bass sounds and what I hear is faint and tinny. I also hear a constant strong rushing sound with high pitched ringing in that ear. I'm 69 years old. I don't think any of this is reversible. I hope you get some relief and that your situation can be corrected or that hearing aids can help once the infection is gone. I'm thinking about getting a 2nd opinion since it's hard to just accept that this is the way its going to be and they can't do anything about it. Good luck and I hope you get better and get to a point where you can adapt and find some comfort.

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