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Date : 01-Mar-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Practicing since : 2003
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I am suffering from bad cold since last 5 days
User:initially it was running nose
User:I assumed it to be viral & took medication as suggested by the chemist like SumoCold, ChestonCold & some antibiotics.
User:Running nose stopped but the cold is not getting any better.
User:Currently my ears are jammed & feeling weird sensation on the left part of head, starting from left nose, left eye, forehead & left back side of head along with body pain & weakness.
User:Please help
Doctor:Are you running fever?
User:no fever as of now
Doctor:May I know your age?
User:its 26 doctor
Doctor:Do you feel ear ache or have ear discharge or hearing impairment?
User:Yes, ear ache is there & hearing is lowered as compared
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:The symptoms you describe suggest ongoing inflammation.
Doctor:Ear, nose and throat are connected via eustachian tube.
Doctor:You need to perform steam inhalation three times a day. Continue sumocold as you have been taking for few days more.
Doctor:In addition, I also recommend that you chew gums frequently to drain secretions from ear out.
Doctor:If things don't improve or if you develop more pain and fever
User:I missed one thing doctor
Doctor:you need to visit an ENT surgeon for evaluation.
User:last night while having dinner, suddenly I felt some fluid sensation near to my eye & nose junction & soon after some water drained out through nose
Doctor:The sinuses are also probably affected leading to the left sided headache and the drip.
Doctor:Steam inhalation and sumocold would help with it.
Doctor:The measures I suggested are for symptom relief alone.
User:ok doctor
User:thanks for the help
Doctor:Since you have already used antibiotic
Doctor:It may be masking an underlying bacterial infection.
User:ChestonCold works the same as Sumo cold?
Doctor:So without a physicial examination and tests we cannot determine the type of infection.
Doctor:Avoid taking antibiotics without talking to a doctor in future.
Doctor:I would prefer sumocold since it has some pain relief benefits.
User:ok doctor
User:thanks for your time
Doctor:Try these measures along with steam inhalation for couple of days.
Doctor:Steam should be taken 3-4 times aday.
Doctor:See the doctor if it doesn't help.
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
User:no doctor, that will be all
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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