It's been a week since I saw my doctor and he prescribed an antibiotic (amoxicillin) "just in case" but told me it would probably go away on its own. So I didn't take it. I saw him a few days later for something else and he confirmed that it was still infected and that I should consider the antibiotic since it didn't seem to be going away on its own. I said that I would rather not risk a yeast infection and he said that there were worse things antibiotics could do to me than give me yeast problems. Thanks for that, doctor. So I still didn't take it.
Over the weekend I started putting drops of breast milk in my ear, and it felt great at first, but then it felt yucky, and today I woke up with my ear feeling very plugged up. It has been a week. It has not gotten better. From what I have read, delaying treatment can lead to longterm hearing damage. I think I need to take the antibiotics.
Antibiotics are safe to take while breastfeeding, right?
I know I need to find a probiotic to take as well and I have no idea how to choose one of these. I am scared of getting thrush or a yeast infection (I struggled with constant yeast issues until 5 years ago).
I don't even know why I'm posting here, but I am frustrated and scared.
Now mom to DS1 born January 2010 and DS2 born December 2014!
12/08 (6 weeks),
1/13 (11 weeks), &
12/13 (9.5 weeks)