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Treatment for ringing in ear due to blocked Eustachian tube - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I have a ear problem
User :   possible blocked eustation tube
User :   but only on my left side
User :   Hello?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello, I have a blocked eustation tube on my left side only
User :   no pain but ringing
Doctor :   Ok since when are you having it AAAAAAA .
User :   3 days
User :   occurs mostly at night
User :   but used to fix itself
Doctor :   are you having any Blocked Nose.
User :   no no blocked nose
Doctor :   ok.
User :   i tried the excersice to clear the tube
User :   it pops but closes back up
Doctor :   You have it only in the night
User :   used to
Doctor :   or through oout the day..
User :   this time it wont clear itself
Doctor :   ok.
User :   used to be when i woke up
Doctor :   Early morning.
Doctor :   only .
User :   yes
User :   but today it never cleared up
Doctor :   Can you tell me in detail about your condition
Doctor :   As to what are you feeling and how did it start and
User :   when i go to sleep I start to feel stuufed up
Doctor :   are you having any other symtoms..
User :   lately
User :   no
User :   I never had any allergies before
User :   but recently
Doctor :   Did you ever suffer from Sinusitis.
User :   when i go to sleep i start to feel stuufed up
User :   never had sinusitis
Doctor :   Have you tried Valsalva Maneuver..
User :   no headaches or ear eaches
Doctor :   To clear your Block..
User :   yes
User :   the manuever pops ear
User :   but it just closes back up
Doctor :   and that has not helped this time..
User :   no excess wax when cleaning weither
Doctor :   did you try the Steam Inhalation
User :   it did not help this time no
User :   no
User :   I did not try steam
Doctor :   Ok you may try that since that will help you too
User :   I have sleep apnea and use a CPAP device
User :   was wondering if that may be causeing it
User :   however I have had the machine for 6 years
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   When was the last time you consulted the ENT surgeon..
User :   ENT?
Doctor :   With regard to the same
Doctor :   Ear nose and Throat surgeon.
User :   my primary care sent me for a sleep study
User :   was retested one year ago
Doctor :   Sleep care study may not be of much help since they will only lok into your sleep pattern
User :   my machine is set for 16 ccm water cloum
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   It will require an examination By the ENT surgeon and then based on his Findings it will be the next step further..
User :   i took a claritin in hopes the blockage was allergy related it didnt work
Doctor :   there are conditions that will be clear only after examination hence
Doctor :   do not try taking any OTC medicines for teh same
User :   ok
Doctor :   since it will only delay you hospital visit and
Doctor :   may be delay treatment
Doctor :   too
User :   I should go to the hospital??
Doctor :   Yes else see the Doctor in his Clinc
Doctor :   if yo are comfortable there
User :   what could it possibly be?
Doctor :   Middle Ear infection Due to Serous Secretions
Doctor :   Or Polyp causing the occlusion..
User :   ok
Doctor :   Please fill this feed back form that i send, and do inform me when done.
User :   so go to outpatient at the hospital
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   send form again
User :   done
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   thank you this has been very good
Doctor :   Thanks for Consulting Health care Magic.
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