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Had throat infection, hearing ringing sound in ear. What could be the cause? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hi, XXXXXXX here
User:I had throat infection few days back and i am fine now.
User:but, i hear rining sound in my right ear now.
Doctor:Can you explain further - if you have any other symtoms?
User:while i had throat infection, i had consulted a doctor, he had gave me nasal drops to use.
User:for couple of days i felt sound is getting blocked, and now i feel ringing sound.
User:no other symptoms
Doctor:Is there any hearing deficits / ear discharge or earache now?
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:but, i feel little hearing deficits exist because of rining sound
User:otherwise no other issue
Doctor:The ringing sensation you have is termed tinnitus in medical terms;
Doctor:it usually accompanies or follows an ear/upper respiratory infection
User:another point: there is some white particle in my ear, my wife told me about that
Doctor:this doesn't worry me, if you do not have any other associated symptoms.
User:when i informed the doctor he told me that infection might hv spread from throat to ear
Doctor:That's right.
Doctor:Infection can spread from the throat to the ear
Doctor:and this is responsible for the ringing sensations.
Doctor:However as you are on treatment for the throat infection, I will not worry if the symptoms is restricted to ringing sensation alone.
Doctor:As when you are cured of throat/nasal infection
Doctor:the ringing sensation also would stop.
Doctor:However if you develop other symptoms like ear ache, ear discharge or hearing difficulties it needs to be checked.
User:is that white particle in my ear fungus?
Doctor:The white particle may be a discharge or wax/
Doctor:Wax may also cause the ringing sensation.
User:how do i clean it?
Doctor:You can put DEWAX drops one drop in both the ears two times a day for five days
Doctor:Current recommendations are against self probing of ear. So as you put drops it softens the wax and is easy for removal by expert
Doctor:Since the external canal is exposed to dust, it is prone for easy infection. The wax captures the external agents adds more problems
Doctor:*simple infection
User:where can i get my ear cleaned around BTM Layout?
Doctor:You can find an ENT specialist, if you want we can help you find a good one too
Doctor:You can use our other service, FIX AN APPOINTMENT
User:Thanks for the informaion.
Doctor:Do you have any queries that I assist further
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me.
Doctor:Bye for now
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