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ear pain and hearing trouble, on Tamiflu, sick for a week.

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I have had the flu for about a week, I have been taking Tamiflu, and yesterday and then again today, I am experiencing pain to my left ear, could it be connected to the flu symptoms? I have had swollen glands in my throat on the left side, not sure if that could be causing the problems with my ear or not, it is affecting the volume in which I can hear out of that ear, and it is so sore.

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replied March 8th, 2012
Cold, Flu and Viral Infections Answer A32532
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Viral infections are usually benign, ‎and subside within 7 to 10 days with conservative management.

The pain in the ear could be due to inflammation, associated with infection and the enlarged lymph nodes. Collection of fluid within the inner ear can also cause such symptoms. For the time being, you can try to relieve them with anti-inflammatory medications ‎like advil or motrin.‎

In case they are not helping, you may need to consult your doctor for a examination to rule out bacterial secondary infections and if needed treatment with antibiotics.

I hope this helps.

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