I have been dealing with a massive ear infection for six weeks. It started to spread and caused a sinus infection a few weeks ago. It also caused my ear drum to rupture. Just when I think the infection is under control, it starts to flare up again.
I have already completed three rounds of anti-biotcs and one round of steroids.
Yesterday, the infection started to cause problems with my facial nerves and I developed Bells Palsy.
The left side of my face is numb and I have very little control over the muscles. I can’t taste anything on the left side of my tongue. I can’t smile on the left side of my face. However, the worst part is I can’t close my left eyelid all the way shut. I can get pretty close if I squeeze really hard, but it is difficult.
As you can imagine, my eye is very dry. I have to use eye drops frequently and at night I have to tape my eyelid closed.
The doctor gave me another prescription for steroids and some anti-viral medications. Hopefully, that will knock out the infection for good.