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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi,
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Sir, i have hearing problem
Doctor :   ok
User :   i cant hear properly in my right ear?
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   22,male,accountant
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often?
User :   No sir.
Doctor :   since when did you have this problem
User :   and if i roam outside in open air. my right ear gets blocked. then i can't hear properly.
User :   Since 3 months
Doctor :   ok
Do you have any other health problems?
Doctor :   ok
User :   No sir.
Doctor :   do you have common cold?
User :   in winter season i get cold problem
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does the hearing problem
Doctor :   increase when you have cold?
User :   yes.
Doctor :   you probably have middle ear infection
Doctor :   do you have any discharge
Doctor :   from the ear,
User :   OK. But if i cover my ear by putting cotton , i dont get ear block problem
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   try clearing your nose
Doctor :   either by blowing it
User :   Yes sir. some months back i was getting ear pain.
Doctor :   or by staem inhalation
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   if it does not subside
Doctor :   ear infection can be treated with medications,
User :   ok sir.but now iam not able to hear properly.
Doctor :   try steam inhalation atleast thrice a day
Doctor :   if it does not subside
Doctor :   you can consult an ENT surgeon
User :   i went to Audiologist.he suggested me to wear hearing aid
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was this?
User :   2 months back. But i dont like to wear hearing aid.
Doctor :   there are cochlear implants
Doctor :   if you dont like wearing an aid outside
Doctor :   the implant lies inside
User :   but it is very expensive. it is very difficult for me.
Doctor :   you can try a natural supplement called GINGKO BILOBA
User :   what is this?
Doctor :   this increases circulation to ear
Doctor :   and has anti oxidant properties
User :   is this not too expensive?
Doctor :   yes it may be
Doctor :   expensive
Doctor :   but it could be useful
User :   where i can get this?
User :   ok sir.
Doctor :   Please fill this feed back form that i send, and do inform me when done.
Doctor :   are the details correct?
User :   yes sir.
Doctor :   i suggest you consult a good ent surgeon
Doctor :   for further options
Doctor :   that you can have
Doctor :   anything else?
Doctor :   are you there?
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