Sinus Infection Causing Inner Ear Problems

I went to the doctor yesterday and found out that…surprise, surprise!  I have another sinus infection.  But this time, as an added bonus, it has caused “massive amounts” (doctor’s words) of fluid to build up in my right ear and there is a little fluid built up in my left ear.  This is where the cold, wet feeling and the sensation of something crawling, or moving, has been coming from. 

The doctor gave me Omnicef to take twice a day for 10 days and she hopes that this time the infection will not return.  I had a really bad night.  I have so much pressure in my head, it feels like it’s going to blow.  I was awake until almost 6 a.m. this morning because of all of the pressure and head pain.  I can’t lie down because the fluid is draining into my throat and it’s making me feel sick to my stomach.  I hope the antibiotics start to kick in soon and the fluid and pressure decreases. 

So where does all of this fluid that is built up go?  Will the antibiotics dry it up or will it drain out of my ears and nose?

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  1. That’s really annoying, hope the antibiotics will start to kick in to stop your problem.

  2. Shayne says:

    Its possible that it is just air moving around – I thought I had water in my ear but the last ent said its not water that it must be air – once I heard this – I started thinking air instead of water and have now figured out if I move my jaw to one side or the other then hold heating pad on one of the ears with the ear facing downward while keepomg jaw to the side and taking deep inhale then pinching nose and slowly exhaling but not hard u can hear the ears pop – repeat on other side and with any luck symptoms will either go away or lessen at least for the time being.

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