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Left sided hearing difficulty, pain in blinking eyes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help yuo?
User :   hello, my left ear just went numb on the outside and is slightly painful on the inside, and in the blink of an eye, i lost about three-fourths of my hearing from my left ear. my right ear is still working fine. any ideas?
Doctor :   ok
User :   as for causes, it might or might not have been trauma-related, because it happened as i was clearing out earwax.
Doctor :   have you had any other medical problems in the recent past?
User :   not that i can think of.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you had any chicken pox infection
User :   i mean, i'm slightly overweight and have asthma, but i'm not diabetic, i have no recent health issues, etc.
User :   and i think i've never had chicken pox.
Doctor :   okay
Doctor :   You are having hearing loss and mild pain inside your ear, right?

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