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Ear infection? Really?

For the first time in my adult life, ear infection.

This makes sleep a problem, as well as making hiccuping, coughing, sneezing, and anything else which might affect the pressure in my ears unexpectedly painful.

Started being painful mid-Saturday.

Today, got a script for antibiotics, instructions for use of ibuprofin to potentially help it pass on its own, and will use the antibiotics only if that doesn't work in a couple of days. Also, heat (which I was already doing).

So, quite tired.

On the plus side, the doctor I talked to suggests that maybe I would benefit from the use of Advair (I think? I may be remembering wrong) to help reduce the congestion that I always have in the winter. That would be nice...

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corwyn_ap
Jan. 27th, 2014 09:13 pm (UTC)
How is the humidity in your house? I find I get more colds etc when the humidity is below 40% RH.
wispfox
Jan. 28th, 2014 03:42 pm (UTC)
Well, I run a humidifier in my bedroom all night, which definitely helps. It would prove difficult to humidify the entire house, though!
omly
Jan. 27th, 2014 11:23 pm (UTC)
Well at least there is a reason behind it and you can address it. Hope you are feeling better soon.
wispfox
Jan. 28th, 2014 03:49 pm (UTC)
You definitely speak truth! And thank you. :)
jasra
Jan. 27th, 2014 11:54 pm (UTC)
What omly said! I'm glad that you have meds. Advair would help breathing be easier.
wispfox
Jan. 28th, 2014 03:49 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Breathing isn't awful, but constant congestion (and the corresponding post-nasal drip) is irritating.

Eh, we'll see. And thank you. :)
blk
Jan. 28th, 2014 03:40 pm (UTC)
Oof, that sounds totally not-fun! I hope you can get some peaceful sleep soon.
wispfox
Jan. 28th, 2014 03:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :)
squirrelitude
Jan. 28th, 2014 06:47 pm (UTC)
Ugh, ear infections. I used to get them all the time as a kid, and I'm still rather susceptible to them.

Heat is *wonderful*. I tend to use a "bed buddy" (flannel tube filled with rice, microwaved) curled into a torus with a towel over it. It doubles as pillow and hot-pack.

I hope it passes quickly!
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