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Suffering from Otitis media, sleep disorder - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help u?
User :   i have otitis media from last 8 years
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i have taken antibiotic treatment so any times but it didnt cured
Doctor :   OK
User :   i feel heaviness in my left ear
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status:
User :   age 28 yrs, executive, single
User :   banglaore
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :Have you had any similar problems in the past?
Do you have any other health problems?
Diabetes/ high blood pressure/ Asthma/allergies etc?
User :   last month due to a long antibiotic treatment i ot allergy
Doctor :   What antibiotic was it
User :   i got skin rashes badly which comes and goes off often
Doctor :   So usually you only take antibiotics?
User :   so that i stopped having antibiotics and now i am taking counsultation from a dermatologist he has presctibed me Levocetrizine, loratadine and renitidine
User :   antibiotic was ciprofloxacin and tinidazole
Doctor :   What kind of discharge do you have usually
User :   no along with antibiotics i had decongestants also
User :   discharge is not for the ear but in morning sometimes i get my throat blocked
User :   and nose blocked sometimes
User :   and if i ve anything cold or curd my ears get blocked
Doctor :   Have you ever done a tympanocentesis
User :   so that from last two months i have stopped having cold items but it also didnt work
Doctor :   What symptoms do you have when u have otitis media
User :   i dont know what is that but i got audiography two times and it was normal
Doctor :   Do you have any kind of liquid coming from the ear
User :   blockage of ears, evertimes i need to clear the throat everytime when the infection is severe
User :   no nothing comes out but from the eustacian tube i feel like something is coming down or sometimes it is blocked
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   For otitis media which is long standing and chronic the definitive treatment is surgery
User :   but is it safe
Doctor :   Yes it is a safe surgery
User :   it will hamper my future performance?
Doctor :   Or else the other treatment is antibiotics with ear drops for the pain
Doctor :   You could also try tympanocentesis which is a minor procedure
Doctor :   Where the fluid inside is aspirated
User :   that i had, i had an antibiotics course for 10 days each with diferent antibiotics for a month with ear drops also but it aslo didnt work
User :   ok
Doctor :   It is a long standing problem, and antibiotics are used to control the disease during each attack]
Doctor :   The next thing is aspiration of the fluid
Doctor :   Otitis media if not treated can lead to other problems like hearing loss, dizziness etc
User :   this procedures is done in which hospitals in bangalroe ?
Doctor :   If you want you we can fix an appointment with an ENT surgeon for a complete examination to decide the best modality of treatment
User :   ok can you give me contact details
Doctor :   If you confirm your number one of our doctors will get back to you with a hospital near your are
Doctor :   Ok, we'll get back to u, Bye for now
Doctor :   Yes
User :   are u a psychiatrist
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Do you have any problem we can help you with?
User :   i was searching for a psychiatrist
Doctor :   May I ask for what problem?
User :   i have a simple from of sleep disorder
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What type?
User :   i do get sleep in office timing can you suggest me any treatment
Doctor :   You feel sleepy at work?
User :   yes
Doctor :   How long have you been facing this problem?
User :   even when i get up in the morning i dont feel like a complete sleep
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor/Taken any medication for your problem?
User :   1 and half year
User :   no not yet
Doctor :   Do you sleep well at night?
User :   mostly i sleep at 11.30 or 12 and get up 7.30 am
Doctor :   Do you have disturbed sleep or deep sleep?
User :   i feel very drowsy even sometimes in afternoon while driving i feel like if i will close my eyes i may fall down
User :   i never get up in the night so u can say i have a dep sleep
Doctor :   Do you have nose block in the night?
User :   yes
Doctor :   How many times
User :   while sleeping i cannot come to know but morning usually i feel it blocked
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Sleep disorders have many reasons and finding and treating the cause is importan
User :   i have a problem of otitis media from 8 years is it interlinked with that
Doctor :   People who have nose blocks usually have a condition called sleep apnea which causes ppor quality of sleep
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   Which makes them feel drowsy throughout the day
Doctor :   Only after treating that condition can we rule out other causes
Doctor :Do you smoke/drink alcohol/Any other habits?
If yes how much/how often?
User :   i used to but just becouse of otitis media i ve stopped
User :   i drink once in two months
Doctor :   Do you have a lot of stress / depression
User :   just becouse of otitis media i am going into depression
User :   i do get tensed very easily
Doctor :   Depression is another major cause of sleep disorders
User :   ok
Doctor :   We will mail you across some tips to regularise your sleep pattern
Doctor :   Also you need to get you otitis media treated and see if that is the cause for your disturbed sleep
User :   ok even i get severe upper back pain after reading for 15 minutes while sitting
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you work in IT sector
User :   no but i have a job of sitting in front of computer
Doctor :   Ok, so there are some things you need to follow to avoid back ache , we will mail across that
Doctor :   I hope you got your answers. Bye for now.
Doctor :   Hi
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