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Precautions for ear block in cold - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hello xxxx. How can I help you
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   my brother who is 28 yrs old, has ear blockade problems, he went to an ENT who thought he might have ear wax
Doctor :   ok
User :   but after using waxonil for sometime, he got better but whenever he has a cold, the problem reoccurs
User :   what do u suggest?
Doctor :   IT is normal for anyone to have a feeling of ear block in a cold
Doctor :   This happens because there is a tube- Eustachian tube
Doctor :   connecting the Middle part of the ear[ behind your eardrum] to the throat
User :   ok so what should he do?
Doctor :   In a cold the tube gets closed because of the swelling
Doctor :   When he has cold - he can do steam inhalation at home- this will give him relief
User :   or should he go for wax removal also?
Doctor :   He also has to make sure he consumes plenty of warm fluids when he has cold
User :   oh ok
User :   any other precautions?
Doctor :   If he generally has an ear block- even when he does not have a cold- then yes
User :   ok
User :   thanks a lot doctor
Doctor :   do not use earbuds- its very bad and pushees the wax back into your ears
Doctor :   welcome
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   thats it
User :   thabks once agin
Doctor :   bye. Have a nice day
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