For the last days I've been having a pain in my left ear. The pain comes and goes, it's not all the time but when I have it it's very unpleasant. I have days when I wake up and I feel pain not only in mu ear but around the head as well. I never had something similar before. It feels like I have something inside of my ear.
I also have some back problems, the right side of the shoulder-blade. I feel it, like something in my shoulder-blade needs to be adjusted.
I have problems with finding doctors that speck English. Whenever I go they can't really tell me what's going on with my health because we can't understand each other. This said is it possible to find someone that speaks English so we can understand each others.
Many thanks for your help.
Dear Kristina, thank you for writing to us. Unfortunatelly, it is difficult to judge exactly, what might be causing your problems. It may easily be one condition such as blocked cervical spine or the surrounding muscles causing pain in the shoulder blade and headache, the ear aches can be also connected, but this is more likely caused by an infection. It might be inner or outer ear problem, both are very painful. As it is weekend, you might try to help yourself using usual painkillers such as Ibalgin 200mg -400mg 3 times a day at least 6 hours apart not exceeding 1200mg in 24 hours. It should help with your back, head and ear too. At the pharmacy you can get the ear drops for pain, e.g. Dolorgit, but please ask them, there are more options available, they will be able to advice you. Apply warm compresses on the painful area around the shoulder blade. You could try Voltaren gel twice a day. If you had blocked nose lately, you might try to irrigate it with Vincetka nasal spray and try Nasivin for three days, which could help should the pain in the ear be caused by the fluid inaide. I will ask our nurses to get in touch with you shortly and help you find an English speaking ENT specialist and orthopaedic doctor too. Should your pain get worse, you have severe headaches, nausea or vomiting, fever or you experience any discharge from your ear, go to the emergency at the nearest big hospital. Almost all the young doctors speak English well enough.