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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Hi
User :   For the last few days i have been hearing some irrtating noise in my right ear. this generally occurs during night
User :   sound is some what like some thing is knocking from inside
Doctor :  
Is it bothering you a lot in the night
Doctor :  
Is it making you non sleepy
User :   this gets quite irritating as i have to wake up late for studying
User :   no not at all
User :   when i wake up its all gone
Doctor :  
So it does not ring when yuo are conscious
Doctor :  
and wake up from the sleep
User :   some times in the afternoon
User :   but just for 5-6 mins
User :   at night it gets more severe
Doctor :  
Any injury to the head or the face?
User :   no
Doctor :  
Does it start suddenly or gradual?
User :   i had taken Cetirizine,then it stopped for a day and again it started
User :   generally at night after 12 it usually starts
User :   also it started the day when i was drinking cold stuff at night
User :   since then it is continously occuring
Doctor :  
Did you take any tablet
User :   Cetirizine
Doctor :  
Did you take any pain killer
User :   no painkiller
Doctor :  
Sometimes the drugs like Cetrizine can increase the problem
Doctor :  
so do not take them
User :   ok
Doctor :  
unless examined by the doctor
User :   so what should i do?
Doctor :  
What is your age
User :   26 years
Doctor :  
I think this is normal
Doctor :  
and has no reason most of the time
Doctor :  
As this is not quite bothering you in sleep
User :   also i have to go back from office late at night every day,and it gets cold at night
Doctor :  
You should avoid cold as I was about to say that
User :   i took Cetirizine because i thuoght it might be because of cold
Doctor :   Cold blocks the tube btw the ears and the nose and thus the ringing can occur

User :   is there any medicine i should go for?
Doctor :   right now no

User :   because i have to wake up late for studying and it bothers mostly at night
Doctor :  
If it is really bothersome I suggest you a physical examination by the ENT
Doctor :  
Whenever yuou have this problem, Catch your nose and blow the air out
Doctor :  
throught the mouth
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Do not blow too hard
Doctor :  
THis is called valsalva maneuvre
User :   i will try this
Doctor :  
This will unblock the tube
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :  
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User :   ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
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