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Date : 08-Nov-2014
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User:I have an ear infection. As, the weather is too cold these days.. i had a very uneasy feeling in my ear. I tried cleaning my ear. May be i pressed a little had on outer ear lobe.. its swollen now and the outer ear hole seems to be blocked. Its paining severely. Can i get some quick medication to reduce the swelling ?
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User:outer ear is swollen..
User:can i get something for reducing the swelling ?
User:I have an ear infection. As, the weather is too cold these days.. i had a very uneasy feeling in my ear. I tried cleaning my ear. May be i pressed a little had on outer ear lobe.. its swollen now and the outer ear hole seems to be blocked. Its paining severely. Can i get some quick medication to reduce the swelling ?
Doctor:Since when are you having pain?
Doctor:any discharge from ear?
User:oh.. y'day.. i had some pain..
User:today i can feel.. that one ear.. is blocked..
Doctor:Ok
User:i cant hear properly beacuse of the blockage..
User:also.. i cant chew anything..
User:its paining. behind the ear lobe..
User:near the neck..
User:no discharge..
Doctor:Ok
User:may be i hurt some bone near the outer ear ?
User:coz.. i could feel that way..
Doctor:ok I suggest you medication with paracetamol with serrotopeptidas ecombination twice a day
User:is it a tablet ?
Doctor:Do not try to clean your ear it prone to infection
Doctor:Yes you can get this tablet at local pharmacy
User:ok..
Doctor:It is used to reduce inflammation
User:will it reduce the pain also.. feels like it might burst open my ear ?
User:this problem will it affect my ear-drum ?
Doctor:It will reduce pain and swelling
Doctor:i also suggest you try to chew a chewing gum which help to open ear tube
Doctor:Do you have cold?
User:no.. i dont have cold..
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:Good
User:but the weather in XXXXXXX is very chill..
User:may be because of it ?
Doctor:yes I know
User:i am currently taking microbact-500mg for acne..
Doctor:Ok
User:will it affect in some way.. if i take this tablet u mentioned ?
Doctor:No
Doctor:sorry I did not get you
User:ok.. because while they prescribed me this tab.. they had asked me.. if i have ear discharge or something.. so..wanted to confirm..
Doctor:Ok it will not
User:thanks..
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:so nothing serious about this problem no then ?
User:?
Doctor:Nothing serious if pain persist then better visit a doctor for ear examination to rule out infection
User:ok..
User:thanks..
User:thats all i wanted to ask..
Doctor:Thanks
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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