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Difficulty in swallowing and ringing in the ears - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User :   I just took busmuth subsalicylate for nausea and almost immediately experienced ringing in my ears and now I am having difficulty swallowing.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read the query
Doctor :   Do you also have acidity?
User :   i was very gassy
Doctor :   As in any gastritis?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you vomit?
User :   no
Doctor :   Are you on empty stomach right now?
User :   no had a slice of pizza about 25 minutes ago
Doctor :   May I know your age,sex and occupation please?
User :   20 male billing specialist
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   bismuth subsalicylae
Doctor :   is usually used as an antacid
User :   ok. the main purpose of this query is to address the difficulty swallowing.
User :   can this be a side effect of the bismuth
Doctor :   did you have similar complaints earlier on taking the same
User :   i dont understand your question
Doctor :   I meant did you have the same problems of difficulty in swallowing earlier also on taking the same medicine?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   the difficulty swallowing came after taking the medicine and i have not experienced this sensation any time in the past from taking this medicine
Doctor :   difficulty in swallowing is not recorded as a side effect of bismuth salicylate
Doctor :   but the ringing in the ears is observed .
Doctor :   Hence,i suppose you should not worry about it
Doctor :   I suggest you to drink a couple of glasses of hot water
Doctor :   which will relieve the difficulty in swallowing
Doctor :   Did you follow what i suggested?
User :   i should not worry about an allergic reaction to the medicine?
Doctor :   An allergy will have many more presentations
User :   should i take zyrtec if i have it, or i should not bother
User :   ok
Doctor :   as in wheeze, diffculty in breathing, rashes , etc.
Doctor :   you can take it if you have itching/rashes
Doctor :   or if wheeze develops
User :   ok.
Doctor :   So, stop bismuth
Doctor :   have hot water
Doctor :   and take ZYRTEC
Doctor :   if rashes/itch develops.
User :   ok thank you very much. Lastly, is there anything I can do for the nausea since I wont be taking the bismuth
Doctor :   You can take PRILOSEC 20 mg
User :   ok.
Doctor :   That should suffice
User :   thank you. you have answered all of my questions
Doctor :   Pleasure here
Doctor :   Bye for now
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