I have a middle ear infection doctor gave me a prescription for amoxicillin, need second opinion?

I’m a 24 year old female. I have a really bad earache. I went into an insta care on Saturday for it, and the doctor told me I have a middle ear infection. He gave me a prescription for amoxicillin and told me to take Ibuprofen and use heat packs on it to help the pain. Two days later, I am in excruciating pain. My ear hurts to the touch, and the lymph node next to my ear is really swollen. I can’t open my mouth without it hurting. I am wondering if I got the wrong diagnosis, and if there is something else I can do to relieve the pain. Thank you,

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Ayman Darrag
5:23 pm

Pain in your ears and swelling of adjacent lymph nodes is a strong indicator of ear infection nothing else but it seems your infection is severe enough so it is not responding quickly to antibiotics, keep on your treatment with a sharp schedule and avoid air currents ..if 5 days after starting the antibiotic passed and there is no improvement then see your doctor again..

Ahmed Fawzy
7:16 pm

I think it is a correct diagnosis with wrong treatment, I recommend doings culture to check the bacteria type, take an anti inflammatory it will help with pain more than common analgesics
Good Luck

Ahmed Fawzy
7:17 pm

Unless you have a tooth root infecting and it was misdiagnosed (not sure how can this mistake be done)

Masr Fawzy
7:53 pm

normally if its middle ear problem, so ibuprofen should be enough and pain should be at least decrease in intensity , he examined ur ear or he just told u the diagnosis??
U do not have any pain in the teeth or the jaw??

Anyways , I recommend u to consult ENT doctor..

5:17 am

i think the diagnosis is perfect but the doctor needs to step up ur antibiotic.
Instead of amoxycillin,use a broad spectrum antibiotic.
if there is a ear discharge,then the fluid can be sent for culture and sensitivity.

Dr.Honey Arora
7:08 am

Thanks for the query..

The symptoms are pointing towards ear infection only..
You can be advised higher antibiotics like Augmentin [ amoxicillin +clavulanate} and along with Ibuprofen you can also be advised stronger painkillers like Tramadol.
Also antibiotic and analgesic ear drops and decongestant ear drops like Xylometazoline also..

Hope this helps..