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jszaradowski posted:


Have a cough that comes and goes since. Now have a red outer ear and tenderness on anti-tragus. Also small hole(cut) on bottom of helix. Went to Walgreen's clinic Friday Jan. 3 hoping to come out with antibiotics, but not so. It is nou Monday Jan. 6 and still have red outer ear and cut on helix. Nurse practicioner diagnosed ear as abrasion to head, could that be right? She also thought I got the cut from putting myheadband in my hair. she told me just to put antibiotic ointment on the cut twice a day for 5 days and to call Wagreens clinic phone number or come back if not better in 2-3 days. I know it ain't that because the last two times March and July 2013 had same problem. The Walgreen's nurse practicioners diagnosed as cellulitis(skin infection) and prescribed antibiotics.

Should I be concerned with diagnosis? Should I get it rechecked? Should I have prescribed antibiotics? What should I do if not better in 2-3 days? Will just using antibiotic ointment fix my ear?
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