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Ear infection, had flu - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had the flu, and then 15 days from the beginning of the flu a very painful ear infection. The Dr said I had very red tubes and ear drum. I recieved rociphen and am now on Cephalexin. My Question is I am still congested, but when I blow my nose the infected ear whistles. Others can even hear this. Any ideas why, and is this something I should be very concearned about, or not?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi, Pls. give me few seconds to go through your query.
Doctor :   May I ask you a few more questions pertaining to your problem ?
User :   sure.
Doctor :   May I know since how long you are having this problem ?
Doctor :   I mean ear problem
Doctor :   not the cold.
User :   The whistling and popping in ear about 2 days.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you see any ear dischrage ?
User :   No
Doctor :   Since when have you been taking Cephalexin ?
User :   This is the 5th day.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   So you have been taking Cephalexin since last 10 days ?
User :   No. I started on Saturday. This is the 5th day. I also recieved a rociphen shot.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have any more rociphen shots prescribed ?
User :   No.
Doctor :   Do you also have sinusitis, rhinitis and lightheadedness ?
Doctor :   Do you have cough, fever and expectoration ?
User :   It is mostly just congestion on the right side. Same as infected ear
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   No fever, cough.
User :   I thought I was getting over the flu and then Bam!
Doctor :   Not to worry, but I feel you should be continuing the antibiotic a bit longer.
User :   I have three days left.
Doctor :   Just discuss the same with your treating ENT to prescribe it or a combination for 4 more days.
Doctor :   That is good.
Doctor :   It will reduce by then.
User :   I have never had the whistling before. Any ideas on why?
Doctor :   If there is no pus in your right ear, it indicates it is healing.
Doctor :   It is because your euschtachian tubes got blocked and are now opening up.
User :   I've not had pus, and it was very painful at first. Now no pain.
Doctor :   It will compltely reduce in two to three days.
User :   Wonderful. It is so weird. I was afraid I had perforated my eardrum
Doctor :   If you have any pain, just take an Advil Tab. 5oomg. once SOS when you have pain.
Doctor :   Pus drains out if it gets perforated as teh infection from the nasal-oral cavity or pharynx comes out of teh ears after rupturing the ear drum.
User :   I was also perscribed ear drops. Do you think I can stop those now? I think they were mostly for pain
Doctor :   Dont worry you will be fine.
Doctor :   No, I was about to advise you the same.
Doctor :   Please continue till the whole infection subsides.
Doctor :   Are using Ciplox ear drops ?
User :   neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone.
Doctor :   Ok, That is fine.
Doctor :   Please go ahead.
User :   Three times a day. Yuck! I can't hear very well.
User :   But I will.
Doctor :   Please do not get exposed to cold climate, cool beverages.
Doctor :   Take care.
User :   Thank you so much I am so glad to hear it's not a rupture
User :   Good bye
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   bye for now.
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