March 2013, July 2013 January 2014, may 2014, had a red ear canal,and an open wound on antitragus that continually scabbed up and I picked it, so it bled. I now have it again since July 14. First three times diagnosed as cellulitis of ear and given cephalexin suspension 250mg for 10 days. may 2014 diagnosed as otitis externa and only given neomycin-Polymyxin B sulfates-hydrocortisone ear drops. This time haven't done anything. should I do something? What if I do nothing. how can I prevent this. can I be getting this from using earbuds daily for my music at gym?View Thread
Can anyone tell me what I have or what meds I can take for symptoms I have had for about a week. Have cough since 5/13,nasal congestion,runny nose, and sneezing since 5/19.Wednesday and Today nose seems to run like a faucet. Just got over otitis exteRna diagnosed 5/16 at Walgreens clinic. Had antibiotic ear drops for that. Have tried nasal decongestant spray for two days with no relief. I sound really snotty when I breath through nose. Sometimes at night I feel Nauseated. Should I get this checked out? Who to see? no insurance. Walgreen's Clinic ok?
Asked walgreens pharmacy chat and they suggested allergy meds was at walmart yesterday and ended up purchasing equate loratidine 10 mg allergy meds. this was the cheapest medicine. will this be ok?View Thread
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?View Thread
Have had nasal congestion since 11/30. Also have a cough that comes and goes. Have had a scab(dry skin build up) twice on bottom edge of left nostril. Now have dry skin inside left nostril and pain/tenderness of right nostril and thick greenish nasal discharge when I pick it out. Should I go get this checked out & how soon? Who should I see? have no insurance. Would a Walgreens clinic be good enough for this?View Thread
last Wednesday started having nasal congestion, Friday-Sunday only had left facial pain near cheekbone. Monday started having a sore throat with pain swallowing and tender glands in neck and mild dry cough. Still have sore throat/tender glands/stuffy nose, but now dry cough sounds worse. Cough is worse in the evening-night time.
Any ideas on what I could have? Should I go get this checked out. If so, Would going to Walgreens clinic be sufficient, I have no insurance and this would be cheaper for me?View Thread
Do I have a sinus infection or sinusitis? Have had sore(Dry Skin) on bottom of left nose opening since Last Friday, hurt when I stretched the nose. Always picked the dry skin, been using petroleum jelly on bottom of left nasal opening. Now have nasal congestion(Stuffiness) and facial pain/tenderness on left cheekbone area.What Should I do? See a doctor? Don't have insurance or a PCP. Lately when I need a doctor, go to Walgreen's Take Care Clinics because usually cheaper than a regular doctor.View Thread
Can anyone tell me if I have an ear infection or cellulitis of the ear? I have a lot of scabs in the cymba area of my left ear since last Thursday. I keep picking it all out a few times a day & sometimes a little blood comes out. Is this a good idea? it also is painful when I touch that area or try to sleep on that ear. Any ideas on what to do for my ear, see a doc? Currently have no insurance, but trying to get through job.View Thread
I recently had cellulitis of my right ear again. the last time I had it was march 2013. Both times I went to walgreens and doc said I had cellulitis of the ear(Skin infection). Both times was on cephalexin 250mg for 10 days. I went to doc July 24, and my anitragus still has a sore on it that keeps scabbing up and I always want to pick it off, and when I do it bleeds a little. is this a good thing? How can I fix this, and how can I keep my right ear from getting cellulitis again?View Thread
use ear plugs. My three nieces and one nephew all had tubes put in. They all wear ear plugs when swimming. my one sister's pediatrician made them custom fit to the kids ears ear plugs for swimming. Her son, got them when he was 22 months and they are just now starting to fall out. My younger sister used plugs when bathing her daughter, she hasn't had the tubes more than a year and one is already falling out, and one already fell out. they all have had no problems with water getting in.View Thread