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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have hearing loss problem,my hearing fluctuates.the problem usually start with heaviness in the back side of head,with giddiness,crackling sound is heard in the ear.please recommend solutions?
Doctor :   hello
User :   hello
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender ?
User :   40yrs female
Doctor :   since when you have been experiencing this problem ?
User :   since 2002 ocasionally,it has been improvng with diff treatments
Doctor :   and what all treatments you have been on?
Doctor :   and what all medications ?
Doctor :   are you with me ?
User :   in 2002 dr abrol prescribe medler,hearng improvd.2003 jan loss of hearng noticed visited fortis hospital dr prescribe antibiotic n antiallergic medicene hearng improved.oct 2004 dere was sudddeen loss of hearng dr abrol prescribed omnicatrol with stugeron n hearng 2005 hearng loss again medicene repeated by dr abrol but hearng improve slightly.dr sharma consulted at aiims he prescribed vertin with solerbin 4 1 month n hearng improve to comfortable 2006 summer vertin was taken to no effect,omnicortrol was also taken but hearng did nt improve to comfortable level,dr change medicene from omnicotrol to wysalonhearng improved.
User :   in 2007 again hearng loss occured above med did nt gve much effect
Doctor :   i see that you have been responding to the antibiotics
Doctor :   were any tests taken ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   what tests and the reports ?
User :   mri,hearng test taken .mri was clear.
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   well since the tests were normal
Doctor :   it seems you have been suffering from a ear infection that's quite persistent
Doctor :   is the hearing loss on both ears ?
User :   hearng in one hear is almost neglible,while secnd fluctuates
Doctor :   i will suggest you to undergo A CSF ANALYSIS
User :   plz clearfy
User :   u there?
Doctor :   CSF stands for cerebro spinal fluid ... if one does suspect meningitis which is the inflammation of meninges covering the brain. the symptoms do come as hearing loss. since you are responding to antibiotics and your MRI is clear ... thats the next best step which will help us to pinpoint the cause
Doctor :   yes i am here
User :   any thing else any medication
Doctor :   the reason i suggested you this test was as it will tell us WHAT is causing it
Doctor :   and then based on that
Doctor :   we can direst SPECIFIC antibiotics
Doctor :   to cure you
User :   ok thnk u sir
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   well i am glad since you are responding to antibiotics it looks like more of a infection and that can be treated completelt
Doctor :   just get this CSF evaluation done
Doctor :   dont worry you will be fine
Doctor :   take care of your self
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