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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi Doctor
User :   Did u get my earlier msg
User :   i am having dull hearing problem on right ear
User :   since 3 days
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I had throat infection and ear pain last week, I consulted ENT specialist and got relieved from both
User :   but dull hearing persists on right ear
Doctor :   Ok
User :   please suggest what should I do
Doctor :   Do you mean that your hearing has reduced or do you feel a ringing sensation in that ear?
User :   hearing is reduced, very mild ringing as well
User :   but not continuous ringing sensation
Doctor :   I would like to know about few details on your previous symptoms.
User :   sure
Doctor :   May I know the exact date that you had the ear pain and for how many days did you have those symptoms?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yeah, give me a min
User :   it started on 22nd night
User :   i had pain for 2 days
Doctor :   Ok
User :   on 23rd onwards I started usingmedicine
User :   augmentine 625
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you also have this hearing difficulty when you had those symptoms?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Now, do you have nasal congestion?
Doctor :   Do you have sorethroat/fever?
User :   no
User :   i have mild throat pain when i swallow somthing, started from this noon
Doctor :   Do you have eardischarge?
User :   not visibly
User :   i feel some liquid sensation when i rub ear
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   25
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes/hypertension?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Based on the description of your symptoms, you are probably having otitis media.
Doctor :   This refers to inflammation of the middle ear.
Doctor :   The commonest cause for it is infection. Trauma being the next commonest.
Doctor :   It may have resulted as a continuation of your previous illness or due to a fresh infection.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Since you do not have fever, the nature of infection may probably be a virus.
Doctor :   I shall suggest you few measures that may be helpful.
Doctor :   1. Since the present nature of infection is viral type, it will be a self limiting one. Hence you need not worry.
User :   okay... :)
Doctor :   2. Watch out for these symptoms.
Doctor :   Ear pain, if the discharge becomes profuse or you notice pus discharge from the ear, high grade fever.
Doctor :   3. Incase you develop any such symptoms, you would need antibiotic therapy or more specific treatment based on examination findings.
Doctor :   In such instants, you would need to consult an ENT surgeon.
Doctor :   4. Chewing and swallowing helps to some extent in relieving the discharge and inflammation.
Doctor :   Hence you can try swallowing, or use of chewing gums regularly for a few days.
Doctor :   5. Try to keep your ears dry and do not apply water into them.
Doctor :   keeping the ears dry means the use of cotton buds and do not insert and foreign bodies into the ear.
User :   Ok, I had ear discharge earlier when I had pain last week
Doctor :   Lastly if your symptoms persists or if you notice severe ear discharge, do not hesitate to consult your doctor or an ENT Surgeon.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes
User :   Can I use 'oflacin' ear drops for time being?
Doctor :   Since you do not have ear ache, or fever, I would suggest you to avoid the use of oflacin ear drops.
Doctor :   Since you have ear discharge, the use of ear discharge is advisable only after you have been examined by a doctor.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   do u know any ENT specialist . I hope you are from Bangalore :)
Doctor :   Give me a minute.
Doctor :
Doctor :   you can consult any of them based on the proximity to your location.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query.
User :   no
User :   thanks a lot doctor
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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