Our expert says:
An outer ear infection (otitis externa) does not usually respond to systemic antibiotics. The eardrops your ENT prescribed should be the better option. If however there has not been a response, one should exclude the possibility of an infection resistant to the antibiotic drops already prescribed. To exclude /confirm this, you should visit your ENT for another look at the ear. It is also possible that you need an ointment to be put in the earcanal, in order to turn the infection oround. After such a prolonged treatment course, it is necessary to exclude a fungal infection.
The only way to do this would be with a follow up appointment and re-assessment.
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