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Ear congestion and vertigo...ear infection?

Asked by jess22402 (17points) October 6th, 2011

For the past few days I have had episodes of vertigo (at least once a day) and pretty bad ear congestion on and off (to the piont of barely hearing). I have had ear infections in the past but usually accompanied by a dull ache in the ear which I do not have now. Today I tried putting several drops of peroxide in my ear but now my ear is more congested! I had read that’s a home remedy for infections. Not sure what to do and I really don’t have the cash for a presciption. Any advice??

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marinelife's avatar

If it is an ear infection and it is left untreated, it could go into the mastoid bone requiring surgery. Go to a doctor.

JLeslie's avatar

Borrow some money and get a prescription. Tell the doctor money matters, and you need an antibiotic that isn’t a fortune.

MissAnthrope's avatar

Not all ear infections are accompanied by pain. Also, not all ear issues are infection related. I would see a doctor ASAP to find out what the deal is… as has been mentioned, letting it linger could cause much bigger complications.

If you have a Wal-Mart or Target near you, they have a lot of generic prescriptions for $4, including common antibiotics.

SpatzieLover's avatar

You don’t have to go to a doctor for this. There are nurse clinics in many drug stores and malls. Most clinics have zero wait time.

filmfann's avatar

Ear Congestion and vertigo sounds like water behind the eardrum. Do you have a cold?

cheebdragon's avatar

I had an ear infection like that a few years ago, it didnt hurt or anything, but it made me very lethargic and it felt like I was walking around with a strobe light inside my head…my vision was very choppy…...if that makes sense?.

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