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Suffering from Ear infection and Spondylosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   hi I have spondylosis right down my neck I have had earache off and on for 2 weeks know could they be related please
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hi there can you help me please
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   female and 62
Doctor :   any discharge from your ear ?
User :   no
Doctor :   any fever ?
User :   no
Doctor :   do you have any other medical problems ?
Doctor :   like diabetes or high blood pressure ?
User :   CDK stage 3 and I take Ace inhibitor for blood pressure
Doctor :   he earache is confined to which ear ?
User :   left
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any visual changes ?
Doctor :   or spinning like sensation ?
User :   no but I do have a ringing in my ear
Doctor :   ok well you do have symptoms of an mild infection
Doctor :   that has nothing to to with your spondylitis
Doctor :   all you need to do is to see a ENT and you will be prescribed a antibiotic course
Doctor :   and it will go away in no time
User :   which antibiotic would it be?
Doctor :   usually ammoxicillin is the drug of choice
Doctor :   and is very effective
Doctor :   dont worry its nothing serious
User :   thank you so here would not be any connection with my spondylosis then?
Doctor :   no not at all
User :   thank you bye bye
Doctor :   its purely a mild ear infection
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   bye bye
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