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Surgery for ear infection and sinus problem - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   sir iam suffering from ear ache
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am using antibiotics
User :   ceptal cf , enzomac
User :   ear drops
User :   but i dont see result
User :   during night time pain is unbearable
Doctor :   may i know ur age and how long have u had this issue ?
User :   day time i am fine
User :   age is 26
User :   i am facing since 1 week
User :   i consultant ent specialist last week
Doctor :   did u have such issues before ?
User :   and they prescribed above medication
Doctor :   did the doctor find any problems within the ear like discharge ?
User :   hmm i used to have discharge right from childhood
User :   and he had xray of nose
User :   and found sinus
Doctor :   did the doctor find any perforation of rhe ear drum ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   this indicates that you have chronic suppurtive otitis media and chronic sinusitis
User :   my doctor is out of town and he will be back in 2 days
User :   is there any thing i can do right now to eliminate pain
Doctor :   the pain is due to some ongoing inflammation in the ear
Doctor :   may i know what drops are u using ?
User :   otocin 0
User :   ceprolacen
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what about any pain killers ?
User :   enzomac
Doctor :   In that case, take urgendol tablets twice daily for the pain
Doctor :   enzomac will not be enough for the pain
User :   ceftal also im using
Doctor :   also you can take some sedatives to help you sleep
Doctor :   thats not a pain killer
User :   what are they
Doctor :   ceftal is an antibiotic
User :   yes
User :   is the name of tablet urgendol?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   the medicine name is tramadol,
Doctor :   the alternatives are ultragesic
User :   ok will these help in relieving pain
Doctor :   yes they will definitely
User :   is there any combnation of pain killer and sedative
Doctor :   You can take SINAREST
Doctor :   but they will not be much effective
Doctor :   as tramadol
User :   one more thing how dangerous is this chronic otitis
Doctor :   you need a surgery to fix it
Doctor :   or else , it will keep on recurring and progress to mastoiditis and other complications
Doctor :   once a tympanoplasty is done, it will help to clear the infection
Doctor :   and you will have no more symptoms
User :   is tympanoplasty is nme of surgery
Doctor :   yes , it is
User :   is sinus cause of ear discharge
User :   my doctor said treating sinus will fix this issue too
Doctor :   ear infections can spread to the sinuses
Doctor :   and this can cause recurrent sinusitis
Doctor :   yes , your doctor is right
Doctor :   but since the problem is long standing
Doctor :   and you have a ear discharge
Doctor :   the chances of repeated infections are high
User :   in that case is tymnoplasty necessary or sinus surgery is necessary
Doctor :   YES, the best solution is surgery, that is tympanoplasty
Doctor :   sinus surgery is not needed
User :   will tympanoplasty fix sinus
Doctor :   YES , once the ear infection is cured, there will not be any severe episodes of sinus infections
Doctor :   AND THE only way, to cure the ear infection , is SURGERY
User :   and one more thing is how complicated is surgery
Doctor :   THIS IS A simple surgery, done in 45 min to 1 hrs
User :   ok
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