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Have had flu infection. Got hearing loss in one ear. Is this normal?

Hi had the flu for a month which left me deaf in my left ear . I went to my g.p. who checked my ears out and said they had no excess wax , or any infection . She suggested menthol chrystals but when i bought them it didn,t say how often to use them . Can you advise please .? its been 5 weeks now and my hearing is about 50 per cent ,is this normal? Thank
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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Flu can have serious effects on the ears as the connection between the nasal cavity, ears, and mouth.
But loss of 50% hearing isnot a usual thing have a hearing examination for that.
Have complete treatment for the flu that includes
1. An antibiotic such as Augmentine 625 mg twice daily for 05 days.
2. An oral decongestant such as Loratidine and in cominabtion with pseudoephedrine by the name of Telfast D twice daily for 05 days.
3. With the combination of ear drops such as Otoflox 0.6% 5 drops in the morning and 05 in the noon.
Also avoid yogurt, cold things and fried food.
Take good rest and soft diet.

I hope I am sucessful in solving your query If you have more you can ask me.
Take care
Dr. Azhar Sattar
Answered: Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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