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Having ear block and taking drops and steam. But no improvement. Suggest the cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Nov-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:dr that day i asked foe ear block
User:if you remember
User:today is the 3rd day
User:i am using the drop and taking steam
User:but a very little improvmnt is there
User:still i can hear my voice
User:in the left ear
User:should i continue the drop and steam?
Doctor:Have you developed any new symptoms?
Doctor:such as ear ache, ear discharge?
Doctor:Are you able to hear on both sides normally?
Doctor:Has your nasal congestion and cold improved?
Doctor:Do you have sorethroat / headache?
User:nasal congestion is not much
User:sometimes hvng headache
Doctor:Do you experience ringing sensation in your ear?
User:no whenever i am talking i m hearing my own sound
User:pls suggest me a solution
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Like I said in my previous chat abnormally hearing own voice on one side more than the other suggest
Doctor:there is either blocked ear or there is fluid collection behind the ear drup.
Doctor:Fluid collection persists untill nasal congestion lasts.
Doctor:Steam inhalation and chewing a gum was meant to reduce nasal congestion as well as draining the fluid from the ear through the eustachian tube.
Doctor:I am not sure if you are doing the steam inhalation thrice a day and chewing gum regularly.
Doctor:I would suggest you to continue both these remedies
User:taking the inhalation only once b4 going to bed
Doctor:you can stop soliwax ear drops for now.
Doctor:If you don't feel better with three times steam inhalation and chewing gum
Doctor:you can visit a local doctor
Doctor:who can examine your ear
Doctor:and diagnose what exactly is abnormal.
Doctor:The next specific treatment will be based on physicial findings.
Doctor:Have you followed what I suggested?
User:whenever i am holding my nose as giving a litle presser
User:pressure its giving a relief
Doctor:what you do is known as valsalva maneuvre
Doctor:This method releases the blocked and congested eustachian tube
Doctor:and reduces the symptoms.
Doctor:The same principle works when you swallow something.
Doctor:*that was the reason
Doctor:why I suggested you to chew a bubble gum.
Doctor:I am not sure if you did that too.
User:yes doing it
Doctor:Deep steam inhalation also helps in reducing this congestion.
User:ok i will stop the drop take the inhalation
User:and chew a gum
Doctor:If you have been doing both this regular steam inhalation and gum chewing for 2-4 days
Doctor:the problem should reduce
User:then will update you on mnday
Doctor:You can visit the doctor if they don't improve.
User:thank yo so much
Doctor:You can follow up on monday.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:thank you
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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