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Stiffening of the ear drum - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my left ear feels like in has air inside,
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   helo
Doctor :   Any do you have such sensation ?
User :   it just feels like air inside my air, i got sick this past week
Doctor :   Can you perform a test for me on yourself now ?
User :   ok
Doctor :   take deep breath and exhale the air by closing the nose and mouth and tell me what you feel in the ear ?
User :   nothing, the air stays in there,
Doctor :   Do you hear a clicking sound ?
User :   no
Doctor :   and pressure inside you ear ?
User :   my hearing on that side sounds a little muffled
Doctor :   Did you feel pressure inside the ear while performing the test ?
User :   not really, i did get a headache though, lol
Doctor :   ok , i get that
Doctor :   these results are obtained when there is stiffening of the eardrum ( Tympabnic membrane )
Doctor :   and yes muffled hearing is due top the same reason too
Doctor :   I suggest you to visit an ENT specialist
User :   ok
Doctor :   and ask him for a Otoscopy test and confirm the findings
Doctor :   The treatment of the condition depends on the severity of stiffening
Doctor :   and causes of stifenning would be recurrent sub clinical ear infection
Doctor :   stiffening*
User :   ok, thank you
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
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