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Eustachian tube blockage and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hi..
User :   i have a ear problem..i hear crackling sound from my ear..
User :   when i swallow..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   which ear
User :   both..
Doctor :   DO you have any pain ?
User :   no..
Doctor :   or ear discharge?
User :   means..??
Doctor :   means , any pus from your ear
Doctor :   or such thing
User :   no.
Doctor :   Do you have any ringing sensation in your ears
User :   ya..
Doctor :   have you had any recent cold or cough
User :   no..
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have this problem from past 5 years..
Doctor :   As your symptoms it is looking like eustachian tube block
Doctor :   or narrow eustachian tube
User :   can others hear this sound..
User :   ok
Doctor :   because of this you can hear tickle soumd when swallow
User :   ok..
Doctor :   and sometimes you can feel fullness in your ears too
User :   ya..

Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   are you back ?
User :   YA..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   proceed
User :   so can other's hear this sound or only i can here..
User :   hear.i mean.
Doctor :   if anyone comes close to you while swallowing they can hear at times
User :   i feel other's can hear clearly..
Doctor :   Again it depends on the block
Doctor :   severity
User :   ok...
User :   what r u remedies for it..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you said you are having this problem since long back , right
User :   ya..
User :   since 5 years..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any chronic allergies?
User :   chronic???
Doctor :   from childhood
Doctor :   or for many years
User :   no..
User :   no allergies..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what you have to do is
User :   ya..
Doctor :   you have to do frequent chew movements to keep open your eustachian tubes
Doctor :   you can do it by
Doctor :   chewing bubble gums frequently
Doctor :   by blowing ballons
User :   blowing ballons..???
Doctor :   ya
User :   at times i hear this noise from my jaws also..
User :   and also when i swallow hard i don't hear this noise..
Doctor :   it is quite common to hear this sound from jaw because of the joints over that regoin
User :   ok..
Doctor :   so chewing bubble gums , blowing ballons keeps the eustachian tube patent
User :   ok..
User :   will do that..
Doctor :   Eustachian tube connects oral(mouth cavity) cavity and ear cavity
User :   ok.
Doctor :   if it is open normal pressure maintained in ear chamber , then there will be no symptoms like ringing sound or full ness
Doctor :   if you get any cold / allergy , you have to get treated at the earliest possible time
User :   ok..what should u do abt it then..
User :   how different it is from tinnitus..
Doctor :   because of cold mucosal swelling will occur which aggaravates the block of already structurally narrowed eustachian tubes
User :   ok.
Doctor :   tinnitus is continuous ringing sensation in ear , which is because of infection of inflammation
Doctor :   it is usally associated with earache or ear discharge
User :   ok..tinnitus is continous and eustachain is at times is it..
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Tinnitus even averts you from daily routine by its annoying nature
User :   ok ok..
Doctor :   in eustachian tube blockade you will hear hmmmmmmmm sound
Doctor :   which is because of closed ear cavity
Doctor :   like the sound which you hear when you close your ears
User :   i can hear only cracking / ringing sound..
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   you do not have any earache or ear discharge
User :   no..
User :   i don't have.
Doctor :   so we can assume it to eustachian tube blockade
User :   ok..
User :   should i get audiometry test done..
Doctor :   no need of it
Doctor :   Do you have any hearing loss
Doctor :   ?
User :   no..
User :   i can hear clearly..
Doctor :   it is the test which is useful to differentiate different types of hearing loss
Doctor :   it is nothing to do with your problem
Doctor :   a simple x ray can clear your doubt
Doctor :   SO, did you register to do list in your mental hard disk
User :   will this blowing ballons and chewing gums .. help me permenantly or it will solve temporarily
User :   what..
User :   ??
Doctor :   yes,definitely
User :   did'nt get u..
User :   how long will i take this to solve the matter
Doctor :   i mean did you register them in your mind
User :   oh!! ya
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you will see the effect within 3-4 days
User :   ok
User :   how many chewing gums should i chew in a day..
Doctor :   no dont do that like a duty
User :   and how many ballons should i blow..
User :   ok..
Doctor :   just chew them while you are doing your work
User :   ok..
Doctor :   chewing gum is enough
Doctor :   no need to blow ballons
User :   ok..
Doctor :   i mean one of them is enough
User :   ok..
User :   do u deal with diet also..
Doctor :   and if you are patient enough , do luke warm salt water gargling for couple of days
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   we do
User :   ok..
User :   will do that..
Doctor :   but is usually takes us 24 hours to prepare diet chart according to person s specific needs
User :   ok..
Doctor :   i mean your food habits
User :   within 24 hrs .. or more than 24 hrs.
User :   i have taken a package for 24 hrs..
Doctor :   ok
User :   so..
Doctor :   we will try our best to give you the diet schedule in best possible time
User :   thank u..
User :   coming back to my ear problem..
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have this problem from past 5 years..i do chew at times..but its like many years passed by..
Doctor :   one more thing check your ears for any cerumen (glue)
User :   what should i do..
Doctor :   clean it up , if you find any
User :   so i wanted a garunteed result..
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   i can understand the chronicity of your problem
User :   thank u ..
Doctor :   The above mentioned instructions are normal remedies
Doctor :   you have to try them for 3- 4 weeks
User :   ok..
User :   will do that..
Doctor :   eventhough if you find good results with that , i advise you to have a physical exmination by doctor to get know more about your condition
Doctor :   So that you ca avoid future complications
User :   i have just shown today..but my doctor said to have an audiometry test done..
Doctor :   if you find any hearing loss , then only you need an audiometry
User :   no..
User :   i can hear properly
Doctor :   so,no need of it
User :   ok..
Doctor :   At different timings you can come across different doctors
User :   whats ur timing..
Doctor :   But they get to know about your condition by seeing your chat history
User :   ok..
User :   i wanted to know abt my diet also..
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am 69 kgs and my height is 5'1"
Doctor :   mention your age /height /weight /veg-nonveg-egg
User :   i need to reduce 20 kgs..
User :   veg and egg
Doctor :   ok
User :   i want to reduce this weight 5 months time.
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am 24 years..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   your ideal weight should be in between
Doctor :   52-56 kilograms
User :   ok..i want to reduce to 48 kgs..thats my goal..
Doctor :   it makes you sick
User :   ok..
Doctor :   you can lose 13 kgs
Doctor :   over 5-6 months time
User :   ok..
Doctor :   thats a good and healthier option
User :   thats ok..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   we will work on your diet plan and exercise plan
User :   ok..
Doctor :   and we will email you at best possible time
User :   thank u so much..
Doctor :   Did you fill the feed back form
User :   ya..
Doctor :   ok
User :   do u also deal with skin and hair problems.
User :   ??
Doctor :   yes
User :   its like a home doctor..
User :   nice..
Doctor :   thank you
User :   ok .. i had thick its really thin.. but i want it to grow thick and my hair r short..what should i do..
Doctor :   Are you taking proper nuticious diet ?
User :   i do take proteins like curd .. butter milk..moong..etc
User :   its on regular basis..
Doctor :   you should eat Egg good amount of protein
User :   ok
User :   what else
Doctor :   And vegetables like cucumber
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have dandruff?
User :   i do apply oil on consistent basis..yes i have dandruff..
User :   there is no hair loss its fine..but..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how many hours after applying oil do you take head bath?
User :   overnight
User :   at time a day also
Doctor :   Do one thing
Doctor :   Take head bath after 2 - 3 hous application of oil
User :   i apply olive oil..and badam oil..
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Take a scalp massage(head)while applying oil
Doctor :   which improves blood circulation
User :   i do that..
User :   there is lady who does massaging for my head..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and avoid exposure to dust by covering it properly
User :   ok..
User :   will do that..
Doctor :   you can take vitamin tablets too
User :   like..
User :   which tablets should i take..
Doctor :   biotin
User :   ok..
Doctor :   biotin forte 10 mg once daily
Doctor :   before going to bed
User :   ok..
User :   will this help..
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok..
User :   anything else u suggest before going to the next problem.
Doctor :   proceed to next problem
User :   i have sun tanning on my hands and legs..
User :   how should i remove that..
Doctor :   how do you travel usually
User :   also i had pimple in my early times..
User :   so there r red scars should i remove that aslo??
Doctor :   ok
User :   on my bike..
Doctor :   ok
User :   i apply sun cream now.
Doctor :   it is better to wear hand gloves which cover until your arms
User :   ok..i do that..
User :   now i want to take care of it..
Doctor :   applying sun screens also do good , but still wearing gloves is the best method
User :   ok..
User :   anything else..
Doctor :   choose good cosmetics before applyig them on your skin
User :   ya..
User :   i do that.
Doctor :   because most of the cosmetics available in market makes your skin glow temporarily , but on chronic usage they make your skin dry and lifeless
User :   ok..
User :   what should i do for my scars..
Doctor :   avoid facial bleachings , if you are using any
Doctor :   try good and natural face packs
User :   ok..
User :   like what??
Doctor :   like face pack with cucumber juice / some fruits availaable at your house
Doctor :   otherwise there are lot of products available in market
Doctor :   you can use any one of them
User :   ok..
User :   thank u for ur valuable time..i will wait for the mail for diet..
Doctor :   ok
User :   thank u..
Doctor :   thank you .
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   ok..will d othat..
User :   bye..
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