Hi Blair, I understand your concerns. You might want to call your Oncologist first before you see your general practitioner. My onc treated me for anything I had during my chemo treatments. They will know what to give you that won't interfere with your chemo drugs AND you won't have to go in that germy office! :). Hope you feel better soon. Hang in there. Hugs!8
Blair I also got a raving earache after my first treatment. Turned out it was swimmers ear (from water getting in my ears in the shower). We can't fight off bugs that we can when our immune systems are strong. I haven't had an ear infection in thirty years so it came out of the blue. Hope you have meds now and feeling better.1
Thanks so much for taking the time to answer ;)0
I agree -- call your oncologist. He/she is the one who should be treating you for anything you need in terms of antibiotics. Get it quickly so that you won't have to delay treatment. As long as your blood counts are good and you don't have a fever they should treat you as scheduled.0
Hi Blair, so sorry to hear about this, on top of chemo! Call your onc first, like Diana recommends. If you're concerned about germs (as I was -- paranoid, actually), wear a mask and disposable gloves. Who cares what you look like?
Whether your chemo is delayed depends on your onc, first and foremost. Your blood work may say something, too, especially your white cell count. But I'd go to the onc not an internist. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon!
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