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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi this is AAAAAAA
User :   I'm working in D E AAAAAAA
Doctor :   hi AAAAAAA nice to see u here
User :   I wanted to chat on one of the problems i have
Doctor :   sure please proceed
User :   I generally cannot travel long distance in car or bus
User :   not more than an hour i guess
User :   i vomit
User :   mostly because of the motion of the vehical
Doctor :   i guess u have motion sickness
Doctor :   and u need medications to control this symptoms
User :   i dont have any problem travelling in train or bike
User :   when i say motion, i meant the movement of our body when we sit in the vehical
Doctor :   that is what is called motion sickness
User :   like moving up and down
User :   ok
Doctor :   motion in relation to the body
User :   actually it start with mild head ache
User :   and then after sometime i vomit
User :   so just wanted to know if it something to do with nerves
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   23
Doctor :   this is nothing to do with nerves
Doctor :   this is to do with ur inner ear canals
Doctor :   which detect the body balance
User :   something related to ear?
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok
User :   i have problem with my left ear
User :   since childhood
Doctor :   what you need is a medication called Cinnarizine, which is a prescription medication '
User :   ok
User :   is it anyway related to the problem i have in my ear
Doctor :   presence of long sstanding ear issues will cause labyrinthitis and this can present as you have now
User :   ok. i always feel there is something in my left ear which gets in the way when try to clean the ear
User :   i consulted ENT a lot of times and he always cleans saying its normal waste and there is no problem
User :   there was some problem with this particular ear in childhood as well
Doctor :   u mean to say wax ?
Doctor :   thats is ok
User :   i think some pus got created in the ear and had a lot of problems with it
Doctor :   u need not worry
User :   yes wax
User :   so now its related the ear?
Doctor :   you can use dewax solution in the ear to get rid of the wax
Doctor :   wax results due to destrution of hair and skin in the external ear canal
Doctor :   normally wax is recycled and thrown out
Doctor :   but due to prior infeciton this process is altered and stoped
Doctor :   this results in wax collection in the ear
User :   ok
User :   so is there a better way to clean the wax in the problematic ear?
User :   i mean where wax is not getting cleaned automatically
Doctor :   yes ,
Doctor :   use dewax lotion in the ear
User :   name of the lotion is dewax or is there any specific name that i should ask for in the shop
Doctor :   Dewax is the tradename
User :   ok
User :   what can we do for the actual problem of vomiting during travelling
Doctor :   you need prescription medications for motion sickness
User :   u mean i should consult doctor for that?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   the exact dosage and combination of medicines will depend on examintion
User :   any specialist?
Doctor :   and after assessing the severity
Doctor :   ENT doctor OR a general physician will do
User :   ok
User :   and even the head ache is also because of the motion sickness?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   the medication for motion sickness comes in combination
User :   will it be a one time treatment?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   i mean take medication for sometime and i wont have the problem for ever
User :   ?
Doctor :   you may need to take the medicaiton as and when u need it
User :   ok
User :   one more thing which is related
User :   even when i travel on bike
Doctor :   ok
User :   mostly happens when its sunny
User :   i get head ache and then get the feel of vomit
User :   but its when i travel long distance
User :   so its also related to motion sickness?
Doctor :   thats also a variant of motion sickness, and u get stressed when exposed to extreeme sunlight
Doctor :   and heat
User :   ok
User :   how is train journey different from this?
User :   i will very much normal when i travel in train
User :   will be*
Doctor :   probably when in the train, when u look outside the window for a long time and u may have the same feelings
User :   so if i cover my ear completely during travelling i will be alright?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   covering the ears have no value here
Doctor :   closing your eyes and keeping a level head will help
User :   ok
User :   i thought its something to do with air getting into ears
Doctor :   no
User :   ok
Doctor :   its not due to air in the ear
User :   ok
User :   can you brief in probably a couple of sentences about what exactly happens here and where the problem lies
Doctor :   the issue is due to to labyrinthytis
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   yes
User :   ok thank you
User :   if i have another issue can i ask here or should i start a new chat?
Doctor :   YOU can continue
Doctor :   her it self
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do u have any other query ?
User :   yes almost in every JAN i will catch up with cold and cough
User :   could be because of the whether
User :   and cough doesnt leave me for weeks together
User :   everytime i have to consult a ENT to take medication for few weeks
Doctor :   ok
User :   can we do anything about it
Doctor :   prophylactic medications can be taken to reduce the severity
User :   i generally come back home from office late in the night and that could be one of the reasons
User :   this time i'm covering my ears and nose with monkey cap
User :   but still it affected me
Doctor :   you will need to get examined to rule out conditions like chronic sinusitis or any persistant ear infections due to a perforated ear drum
User :   ok
User :   as i said i consult the ent doctor almost every year in JAN for the same problem
Doctor :   in that case , you just have a seasonal sinusitis due to the winter
Doctor :   and this is a very common in many people
User :   you mean i should continue doing that? :)
Doctor :   yes
User :   or is there a better way to handle it
User :   like prevention
Doctor :   take a course of antibiotics for one week in that season
User :   can you help me with the name of the tabs
User :   probably i will try it this time
Doctor :   dolo 650
User :   dosage?
User :   i mean how should i take it
Doctor :   once a day for 5 days
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   u r welcome

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