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had to stop the cataflam because it's triggering acid reflux

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I've been having some pain in my left ear recently, I thought it was a furuncle but I was told by the doctor that I have Otitis externa. I have really sensitive skin and I think it's because I started sharing earphones recently. I got cataflam and some ear drops prescribed by the doctor. But I have had to stop the cataflam because it's triggering acid reflux, this evening I noticed a slight nose bleed. But it's almost 2 hours and it's getting worse. What should I do?

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replied June 19th, 2014
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A47572
Hey dear!

Cataflam is prescribed by doctors for pain control. if it is causing severe reflux then your doctor should have (or may have) prescribed an anti-acid drug like PPI. But the nose bleed is not symptom of Cataflam side effect. Cataflam side effect is VOMITING BLOOD . You can stop cataflam if your otitis externa pain is gone (or bearable)and you can replace it with some other over the counter medication like Paracetamol (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen. Then visit your doctor again so he can look at your nose problem. The same ENT doctor will look at it and see is there any pathology inside or not. Most common cause of epistaxis (nosebleed) is nothing just benign. Just put cold water over your head while episode of this nosebleed and you will be good to go :)

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