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How Many Ear Infections is Too Many Ear Infections?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by matthewbrown, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. matthewbrown

    matthewbrown Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Harwich, MA, USA
    One, of course. But I'm on my second one in three months, and the first one involved labyrinthitis and consequent extreme vertigo. I'm off to the ear, nose and throat specialist soon after the failure of this last round of antibiotics.

    One positive: My last rock gig didn't require ear plugs -- I already was so plugged up and ringing with tinnitus they weren't needed!
    Second positive: I'm not a child, so, not much pain...
  2. Antibiotics are rather unsuccessful in eradicating recurrent middle ear infections (otitis media) long-term unfortunately. [Steroidal drops are very successful at preventing a ruptured eardrum when it's very painful & swollen/inflamed].

    I had a very similar problem. A naturopath recommended I go off eggs, cut right back on sugar and start taking probiotics again. It's worked very well and I've been virtually trouble free for 2 years.
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  3. matthewbrown

    matthewbrown Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Harwich, MA, USA
    That's good to hear. The steroids were what helped the first infection. And probiotics are a good follow-up to the treatment i'm on now. IDK about the eggs, though...
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  5. I had an ear infection a few years ago that didn’t quit, even after three rounds of different antibiotics.

    The next attempt at a cure was the specialist swabbing some mercurochrome around in there. BAM! Better a day or two later!

    Hope your cure and relief comes soon!
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