You do need to be re-examined, but not at the ER. You should try and see an ENT specialist or at least, a primary care provider in their office. The ER is really not the right place to properly diagnose and manage these things. While the ER is great when you have life-threatening, true emergency, things like ear infections (or possible ear infections) are often triaged low in priority, and quickly "treated and streeted". I don't know if you were misdiagnosed or not, but have seen numerous misdiagnoses come from those quick ER examinations.
Yes, you could have been misdiagnosed, or improperly treated. Since eardrops are NOT the treatment for middle ear infections (unless you have an eardrum rupture or have tubes), I am suspicious when I see BOTH an oral and an eardrop prescribed. I call this "shotgun treatment". The antibiotic may not have been proper or the correct dose, or not needed at all (if you really didn't have a middle ear infection). You could have an Eustachian tube problem, in which case, the antibiotic or ear drop would not help.
Skip the ER. Go directly an ENT if you can, or at least, see a primary care medical provider who will spend more time with you and get to the bottom of this ear issue.
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