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Blocked ears due to cold. Any cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 20-Oct-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Practicing since : 2003
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User:hello doctor
Doctor:Good morning,
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i was suffering from cold from 1 week from yesterday its completely back to normal but
User:from today morn, my left ear is closed...
User:it feels numb
User:an echo sound is continuously coming how can i cure this, wat is the reason behind this
Doctor:Generally with cold, the ear can also be infected
User:but now cold is completely back to normal right
Doctor:or the tube which connects the ear and the back of the throat can become swollen
Doctor:or blocked
User:is there any serious problem
Doctor:even though you don't have cold right now
Doctor:the infection may still be there
Doctor:If there is no pain in the ear, I don't expect anything serious
Doctor:but it needs to be looked at to see if there is anything in the ear
User:no pain but blocked completely blocked
Doctor:once the infection clears out then you will feel better
User:okay it doesnt become any serious issue right
Doctor:some times the blocked sensation can also be due to wax impacted in the ear
User:s i would check it today
Doctor:I will not be able to say 100% it will not become serious as I do not know the exact cause for the blockage
Doctor:You should get yourself examined by an ENT doctor to see what is the reason
Doctor:once that is found out we can discuss the treatment
User:okay ill check it out today if i have the same problem even tomo i would contact a doctor...
Doctor:your doctor will be able to advise you the right medicines based on the clinical findings
User:can i use the eye drops for ear
Doctor:I would advise not to use any drops until you consult an ENT doctor
Doctor:you can wait and see for one day
Doctor:if there is no improvement, then consult the doctor
User:okay but for one day i am feeling tired n uncomfortable
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor:if you are feeling uncomfortable, you can consult the doctor today itself
User:thanku for spending ur precious time with me, i hope u remember me wen i text tomo again...
Doctor:sure, I will remember you, if I don't then don't hesitate to remind me of this
Doctor:Thank you for chatting with me
User:thanku doctor
Doctor:have a good day
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