|Swelling inside ears & hearing impairment
||[Nov. 2nd, 2014|02:56 pm]
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About a week ago I was sick with a throat infection. I briefly took ampicillin (similar to penicillin) to treat it even though I'm more into natural remedies, because of the severity of the infection and how much pain it caused in my throat.|
After a couple of days my symptoms were gone, but at the same time I began to notice a reduction of hearing in both ears. I'm assuming the infection has now spread to this region and is causing swelling, but the funny thing is I have absolutely no other symptoms, including no ear pain whatsoever.
People are telling me that I need to return to the ampicillin treatment in order to be completely done with the infection. But I don't prefer to do this for two reasons:
1. Penicillin-related drugs tend to make me feel bad, because they tend to contain sulfur to different degrees, which I'm allergic to.
2. For awhile I was taking aspirin consistently, which led to burning in my stomach and what seemed to be other symptoms of an ulcer. A little online research led me to the conclusion that I needed to stop taking aspirin completely and also cut out any other anti-infammatory drugs. This seemed to solve the problem. But recently taking the ampicillin, it seemed to aggravate the problem again, despite the fact that according to the research I've done, ampicillin does not seem to be anti-infammatory. As a side note, these stomach problems of mine would also cut out the possibilty of taking ANY sort of anti-infammatory medication.
And so, my question is, does anyone know any natural treatments that I can employ to treat the infection and/or the swelling inside my ears? I think that this time medications are right out, but I need to do something to help my body.
I am especially interested in treatments for swelling, as I'm not entirely sure I have an infection anymore. After all, it seems that an infection would be accompanied by some sort of pain.
Thanks very much for suggestions.