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Pain and ringing in ear after severe cold and fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Your Question was: i am having ear pain after having server cold nd fever. Also, there is a continuous ringing sound in my ear for close to a week now. I took Veratin-16 but it has not reduced at all. Kindly advice me whow to get rid of the infection in my ear.
Our answer is: Hi. Thanks for the query. Viral Rhinitis (Cold) or bacterial infections can lead to the blockage of an auditory tube that connects the nasal cavity with the middle ear. It can also lead to an ear infection in later days. The symptoms that you mentioned represent that. The ear infection can sometimes lead to the ringing sensation. We recommend that you consult an ENT specialist as you need to undergo a few tests and direct examination along with antibiotics. Meanwhile you should 1)avoid cold weather, 2)avoid possible irritants like loud noises and smoking, 3)manage stress and 4)reduce alcohol intake.
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User :   i hav consulted ENT specialist regarding this
Doctor :   Ok
User :   dey hav given me Cefoclox and MucoDyne
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i had met d doctor again last sat nd he is askg me to undergo some tests at some test centers
User :   my cold has reduced conisderably
User :   nd i dont hav fever as well
User :   i feel less block in d ear but
Doctor :   Ok
User :   still d block has nt cleared...
User :   i want to konw hw long it wil take fr dis to be all right
Doctor :   The tests are possibly for the ringing in the ear
Doctor :   I suggest that you continue the medicines given by them
User :   the ringing has come down as well
Doctor :   and then do steam inhalation with Sinarest caps or a few drops of menthol oil
Doctor :   They probably want to test what caused the ringing.
User :   i dont have dat steam inhalation facility.. so i m taking d vicks inhaler
Doctor :   The steam inhalation will reduce the ear block to an extent
Doctor :   You can boil hot water and inhale thatDoctor :   afte adding the Sinarest or menthol
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