I have a friend who has just found out she has osteomyelitis in her ear. She went on a cruise and her ears started hurting. She went to the doctor, but apparently, the infection was something they couldn't treat on board ship.
She is going to have to see her Ear, Nose and Throat doctor for the two or three times a *week* for the next two months! She is on heavy-duty antibiotics and the doctor has placed a shunt in her ear to aid draining. This is nothing to mess around with. It's a really bad thing to have!