Cabin Crew with otitis media
Hello, I’m a cabin crew. Last week I didn’t realize I was flying with a flu and it developped into a middle ear infection. After not being able to unblock my ears despite trying everything, I decided to go to an ENT specialist. He told me that I had a small infection and I should be fine in 3 days. He prescribed me an antibiotic of 400mg (once a day), a nasal spray and a decongestant pill. With no improvement after 3 days, I decided to visit another ENT specialist. I told him despite the medication, I my condition hasn’t improved one bit and he told me the exact same thing; altered some of my medication (prescribed me a new antibiotic of 500mg, twice a day) and told me I’d be fit to fly in 3 days. It has been 6 days now and my ears are still blocked. Am I not responding to the antibiotics? Is there a way to manually release the pressure inside my ear except surgery? How long will it last?