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Tinnitus in ear - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   I have a constant ringing in my ears
User :   How do i know you're actually a doctor?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am
User :   How can I be assured...not an attack on you, just want to know I'm getting the most for my $
User :   is there video capability?
Doctor :   i am sorry we dont have video capabilities
User :   oh, ok. that's too i have any assurance that you're a doctor before we begin?
Doctor :   if you want i can send in my medical credentials to you
User :   you know doc, sorry to be a pest. But i would really appreciate that
Doctor :   and also if you are not satisfied we will REFUND your money
User :   okay, great
User :   so onto my ears
User :   I have a horrible ringing everytime i am in a quiet environment
Doctor :   sure please go ahead
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please
User :   26 yr old male
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when
User :   about 10 years
User :   probably from concerts?
Doctor :   what makes it worst and what makes it go away ?
Doctor :   or is it constant /
User :   it is the worst when everything is quiet
User :   usually before bed
User :   im worried it will get worse as i get older. What do you recommend?
Doctor :   so you are been exposed to loud music ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   and have you got any tests done ?
User :   yes I have, and no hearing loss reported
Doctor :   any dizziness ?
User :   sometimes
Doctor :   and eyesight changes ?
User :   nope
Doctor :   was CT OR MRI done
User :   nope
User :   what is an OR?
User :   ohhh, OR...this is very confusing without video or your voice
Doctor :   CT or MRI
Doctor :   sorry
Doctor :   auditory brain stem response (ABR), a computerized test of the hearing nerves and brain pathways, computer tomography scan (CT scan) or, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scan) may be needed to rule out any serious condition
Doctor :   but like you told me the cause does lies in exposure to loud music
User :   could i have you review those reports if I go and get them?
Doctor :   yes sure i can do that for you
User :   great! where are you located?
User :   is there any medication that might help?
Doctor :   i am located you can email your reports and we will get back to you
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY
User :   okay, I would love to do that. But a quick question about medication (is there anything I can take?) And could you please send your credentials to YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   i am sorry that this being a online consultation its illegal and unethical to give your prescription medication . hope you understand tht
User :   sure...can you even tell me the name of a medication?
Doctor :   the cause of the condition first need to be found. tinnitus can be due to a number of causes
User :   interesting. Okay.
Doctor :   what you can do is
Doctor :   1) Avoid exposure to loud sounds and noises.
Doctor :   2) decresase your salt intake
Doctor :   3) exercise also helps
User :   Okay great
Doctor :   4) avoid aspirin
User :   interesting
Doctor :   you do need to see a ENT physician for further tests
User :   is there a way you could suggest the name of a Dr. to see near me?
Doctor :   CT and MRI are important
Doctor :   sorry i wont be able to help you in that
User :   Not that it really matters, but are all the doctors on this site licensed in XXXXXXXX (or other countries)?
Doctor :   yes
User :   Cool, so a doctor in India can be licensed in America? That's nice to know
Doctor :   we are here to guide you and give you correct medical information
User :   one quick question about asprin, why avoid that? What makes it harmful for this?
Doctor :   aspirin has a side effect of causing ringing in the ear
Doctor :   and in your case can make it worse
User :   but i never take asprin
Doctor :   thats why i told you to avoid it
User :   right. okay. thank you very much. have a good day
Doctor :   you too take care
Doctor :   your welcome

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