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Strep throat with whooshing sound in ear. Not cured by antibiotic. How to get relief?

i have had strep throat for two weeks now. My ear is driving me NUTS . My pulse is relentlessly whoosh whoosh shooshing in my ear... not that there is pain- just a full feeling in there. Its the non-stop woosh woosh of my pulse loudly in my ear that bothers me more than the fact that 2 rounds of anti biotics hasn t cured it and my strep. Please help advise on what can be done for this annoyance, and maybe a different dose of antibiotics (they now put me on zithromax and augmentin together) hhheeellppp! Thank you!
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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I am Dr Ravinder Sharma ENT surgeon
On the basis of the information provided it appears that your problem may be because of
1. Acute otitis media - It refers to acute infection of ear usually secondary to throat infection. The antibiotic that you have taken may not be effective for it because of resisitance.
2. Glomus Juglare tumor - It is a benign vascular tumour arising in the middle ear. The association with pulse and tinnitus is suggestive of this condition. There will be no response with antibiotics in this case.
3. Secretory otitis media - It is the sterile collcetion in the middle ear usually after an attack of infection of upper respiratory tract . Antibiotics may have resolved pus but collection in ear is giving this presentation.
In my opinion you require a ENT consultation, tympanometry and audiometry for the correct diagnosis.
I hope this answers your concerns. Feel free to contact me if you have any qrery about it

with regards
Ravinder Sharma

Answered: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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