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Suffering from sinus infection and Asthma. Whom should I consult?

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My wife is suffering from sinus infection and Ashthma (mild).. now she is having cold due to that she is not able to hear properly... Which doctor to should i go?
Should i consult to Chest specialist or to ENT (Ear nose throat).... Please suggest
Posted Sun, 16 Jun 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Sumit Bhatti 1 hour later

Thank you for your query.

1. You should consult an ENT Specialist.

2. A cold may lead to blockage of the Eustachian Tube which connects the ear to the nose.

3. This may lead to a pressure change or fluid build-up in the middle ear leading to decreased hearing.

4. Medication such as anti-allergic, decongestants and mucolytics along with steam inhalation and decongestant nasal drops will help.

5. Her sinusitis may be treated later.

I hope that I have answered your queries. If you have any further questions, I will be available to answer them.

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